My group National United Youth Council Inc backed the family of young man of the Linden football team because we believe his story and oppose the lynching campaign.
I viewed that video of the helmet incident over 20 times and found a logical explanation.
When those two lines men on opposite side decided one going to have the advantage that’s what happen.
Immaculata football player appeared on film lunging his helmet when you freeze frame Linden linesmen hand is on side of helmet while being pushed back.
As you see the video the helmet comes off and his arm swings as he tossing helmet in frustration and clips his opponent head.
The player through his hand up looking for a penalty flag against linden player.
The four officials converse and decided to hit him with a unsportsmanlike like call and a15
yard penalty .
He was not ejected from the game because Refs didn’t feel it was not that serious because the hit player didn’t act as if he was seriously injured. According their statements.
The overblown aftermath:
Immaculata Coach and others launched a effort to get this boy suspended from school, kicked off the team, and thrown in Jail.
So far they been successful.
They used political pressure through YouTube, and social media and the Press to make this thing beyond the sport itself. They been successful so far.
The National United Youth Council Inc response is to not make this incident into a Lynch mob effort to destroy this kid life.
We NUYC do not condone any form of violence on or off the field of play. However we support fairness, reconciliation, and the opportunity to forgive. That have not happen yet…
We will take even a more higher road on this issue in school sports and demand fair and equal treatment across the board. Not when it benefits a select elite group.
I pray for both of these young men that they can get a more humbling and learning experience that benefits them both.
Salaam Ismiall Director National United Youth Council Inc.
NJ News conference of football incident
12 noon Gather East Orange corner of Central Ave. and Grove Street (near gas station) to Newark to Irvington Grove Street to Lyons Avenue (brief prayer stop) to Elizabeth Avenue to Hillside North Broad Street to Elizabeth Broad Street (court house steps brief stop) to Roselle St Georges Avenue to Linden St Georges Avenue to Rally at 4th Ward Park.
Salaam Ismial Founder National United Youth Council Inc.
Celebrates 30 Years of Service
Thursday, October 18
Polish Club Banquet Center
625 Pulaski Street Elizabeth New Jersey 07202
Dinner- Dance- Trio Band – DJ Cool Will
UYC Awards 30 Medals of Honors
Honorees Include :
Rev. Al Sharpton (National Action Network), Muhammad Ali (Muhammad Ali Educational Center),
Ilyasah & Malaak Shabazz(Malcolm X/Dr. Betty Shabazz Center), Russell Simmons (Peace Keepers Organization), Raymond Lesniak (NJ State Senate)
(A portion of the proceeds to benefit ‘Someone’s Daughter Inc.’)
Tickets $35.00 Reserve Seats $60.00
For More Information Call: (215) 316-7952
Former waitress at the Towson, MD Applebee’s has filed a discrimination and harassment complaint.
Letter to the Editor: New Brunswick Patch
Mayor Jim Cahill
Re: Seeking Peace in Honor of Dr. King
The United Youth Council Inc. encourages your attention to the growing
discontent in the community with police, youth and your leadership.
Street violence in the city is at a upsurge and the highest its been in many years
while the poor, black and youth are becoming more ostracized and meaningless under your administrative watch.
On Saturday January 14, 2012 we will hold with local organizers a statewide march for peace in honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
In 1968 we lost two great leaders, Dr Martin Luther King Jr., and Senator Robert F. Kennedy, both violently gunned down by assassin’s bullets.
They both spoke out against the war, poverty and racial injustice.
And both became great leaders our youth can follow and mimic their method to seek justice.
You heard the many great speeches of King:
“An injustice any where is a threat to justice everywhere,” he said
And Robert Kennedy said:
“Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope, and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring, these ripples build a current which can sweep down the mightiest walls of oppression and resistance.”
These great men of honor is in all of us who stand by what’s right even when we are wrong.
I ask that you be that of right for the people you serve.
Executive director of the Elizabeth-based National United Youth Council, an organization that has been outspoken against violence in New Brunswick
By Jennifer Bradshaw New BrunswickPatch
The National United Youth Council will host a “Youth/Community Summit” to discuss police and street violence from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Progressive Lodge, 186 Hale St.
According to a release from the organization, the program will feature a myriad of speakers and guests discussing street violence, acts of police violence and corruption and community activism.
A panel of police officers from New Brunswick, Plainfield and Elizabeth will answer questions from the audience.
Dominique Sharpton, daughter of national activist Al Sharpton, who spoke in New Brunswick on Nov. 17, will moderate a panel discussion, according to the release.
Keynote speakers include National Action Network Youth Director Victoria Pannel, National United Youth Council Director Salaam Ismial, and rapper Young Tuddlez, who will also give a performance.
Brenda Flanagan, Staff Reporter, MY9TV.COM
It’s all over YouTube, brutal brawls featuring girls. They punch, gouge, cut and stomp. This isn’t a cat fight it’s a war!
Nia Manning with United Youth tells us, “All the girls are raged and they want to just hurt each other.”
Nia Manning’s 15 and saw her best friend get shot to death a year ago. She says teen tempers are primed to explode. Telling us, “They want you to do something, they’re WAITING for you to do something”
Fights on the street get posted immediately and erupt over anything, but they also hide a deep insecurity.
Nia explains, “Everybody wants to be somebody! Everybody wants to be on top!”
Girls committing violent crimes barely a blip on society’s radar 20-25 years ago. But by 2007 juvenile court cases for girls had more than doubled and arrests for assault are up 233%.” Nowadays, lots of cops stand guard and try to keep the peace when many high schools let out. Surveys show girls now perpetrate 1 in 4 violent episodes at school compared to just 1 in 10 a generation ago.
Psychologist Jeff Gardere tells us, “A lot of the young girls who are being brought in by their parents have been suspended for acting out physically. They see it as being tough, boys who are watching it are getting some sort of sexual titillation out of it.”
And posting it on YouTube or Facebook. Counsellors at a statewide teen help center called 2nd Floor say social media gives angry teens instant access to gossip, insults and schemes — 24/7.
Ismail Salaam heads United Youth Council, grownups and teens trying to offer alternatives to violence in 15 cities across NJ. It’s a tough sell. He says, “They want Benjamins, they want the look, and the pressure of social networking puts that on them.”.
I’m Brenda Flanagan, The 10 O’Clock News.