8408572578_8115581d34_c

The gun violence must stop, and here’s what we’re doing about it

We must stop killing each other. Because if we don’t win that battle, none of our other wins will matter.

We can’t keep going through weekends like the one we just had, where nine shootings left 3 dead and eight wounded. We can’t keep going through years where the level of gun violence is higher than the last. We can’t celebrate new holidays when almost every day is peppered with gunshots.

We must stop killing each other. Because if we win on voting rights and there’s no one left to cast a ballot, none of it will matter. If we win on the minimum wage and the workers have all died of gunfire, none of it will matter. If we win on police reform but our young folks are not here to see it, none of it will matter.

We must stop killing each other, because if one person is killed and someone retaliates, then someone else is killed and someone retaliates, we will all have our vengeance, but we won’t have our lives. And all that revenge won’t matter.

We must stop killing each other. So today, ManUpPHL will start restart our Listening to the Streets program. We’ll bring in a group of young men to talk about what they believe can stop the gun violence in Philadelphia. And, over eight sessions, we’ll listen to them, mentor them, provide them with therapy, and prepare them for work. Along the way we’ll pay them a $240 stipend, and at the end we’ll connect them with a job offer and a mentor.

If you know of a young man who could benefit from this, call us at 267.748.7818. That’s 267.748.7818. Or check out our link at manupphl.org. Because we must stop killing each other, and if we’re going to stop the shotting, we must start with the lives that are at stake.
Photo: Violence memorial. By Blue MoonBeam Studio

Leave a Comment
placeholder_advertisement

Recent Posts

Recent Comments

Subscribe for More

The look on this border agent’s face as he grabs this #Haitian migrant at the border says it all. I am so hurt to see Black people treated this way. It looks like a scene out of #Roots.
My son and I carrying on the tradition. We just watched the @philadelphiaeagles win the first game of the season 32-6. We bleed green. Eagles for life baby!
Setting up now for Hope 4 Philly. We have free groceries for the community. Enough for hundreds of people. We start at 11. It’s all at 1858 E. Washington Lane, Pennypacker School and it’s all free! @classixphilly @rnbphilly @gccphilly
Join me and @ClassixPhilly for Hope 4 Philly, on Saturday September 11th from 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E Washington Ln. Free groceries, kids cuts, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel, hot dogs, cotton candy and more. It’s all brought to you by @gccupdate, Brown’s Family Shoprite, BRN, and more. ⁦
At Hershey Park and I think this woman Kelly Ann Conway, #Trump’s former liar in chief, walking around like she didn’t try to burn down America.
After a pandemic, floods and gun violence, Philly needs hope. Join us on 9/11 at Hope 4 Philly - 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E. Washington Ln. Free groceries, hot meals, cuts for kids, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel ministry and yes, cotton candy. @onwurd
Hope 4 Philly is Sept. 11th from 11a to 3p at Pennypacker School, 1858 E. Washington Ln. Free groceries, hot meals, cuts for kids, school supplies, jobs, healthcare, gospel ministry and yes, cotton candy. After a pandemic, floods and gun violence, Philly needs hope. Join us on 9/11.
This is  #BlackLove. My wife and I on the beach in Negril, Jamaica.
Join us at @barbersonbroad at 1220 N. Broad St. w/ @gethealthyphilly and @classixphilly and get a free haircut from Noon to 2 pm as we help brothers defeat #hypertension in our community. Come through!!!
Tonight at 11 @Manupphl will be featured on @nbcphiladelphia Channel 10. Fighting #gunviolence a life at a time. Tune in!
Today after 7 years of featuring her sharp commentary on my shows I finally met ⁦‪@iamroxannejones‬⁩ in person. We broke bread (ok we ate everything but the bread) and plotted our takeover of the media universe. Lol! Great times! @onwurd
Having a ball hosting at #WawaWelcomeAmerica with @ClassixPhilly 107.9 at #Philly City Hall. #IDanceMinistry is killing it!
0 0 votes
Article Rating
Subscribe
Notify of
guest
0 Comments
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments