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Community Outcry In Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon — Dozens of Black Clergy, Community Leaders, Elected Officials, City Officials and residents gathers at the legendary 4th Street Playground, Saturday morning for a to express a Community Outcry! The outdoor Town Hall Meeting, sponsored by host pastor, Rev. Dr. Stephen W, Pogue of Greater Centennial A.M.E. Zion Church, Bishop C. Nathan Edwers of Friendship Worship Center, Rev. Dr. Darren Morton of Macedonia Baptist Church, State Senatorial Candidate Rev. Edward Mulraine of Unity Baptist Tabernacle, Rev. Troy DeCohen of Mount Vernon Heights Congressional Church and Black Westchester Magazine, invited the community and the youth to come out and let their feelings be heard.


Music was provided by DJ Cranberry of Hotskull Entertainment, Greater Centennial church members manned the grill, Discovery For Justice and others set up tables the gate on the 4th Street side as one speaker after another addressed the crowd on the need to end the senseless gun violence plaguing our streets and work toward better police-community relations.




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1 Comment on Community Outcry In Mount Vernon

  1. Danette Chavis // August 1, 2016 at 4:41 PM //

    Thank you writing the story. I wish more stories were published on efforts to end gun violence along with those in the community who voice a demand to see it all end. As one who fights against the murders committed by police – there is often confrontation demanding advising we care more about police murders then the killing of our own in our community. To hear some tell it – you’d be led to think the efforts to end violence were non-existent! And this is so far from truth. What’s non-existent is equal publicizing of those attempts! Thank you for doing so.

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