Early this morning, thousands gathered for Newark’s Annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk at Military Park in Newark, NJ.
Sponsored by the American Cancer Society, supporters were given the opportunity to donate money to save lives by helping people get well, stay well, find a cure, and fight back. Mayor Cory Booker led the pack, and charged walkers to celebrate the fight against Breast Cancer. Together Newark has successfully raised about $152,000, and the number will continue to grow.
“Create more pink with your green. That’s more research, more services, and more survivors because of your generosity.”~American Cancer Society
Find out how you can say yes to a breast today by visiting http://makingstrides.acsevents.org/
Special shout outs to #teamsayyestoabreast @Jihana, @Keshia, @Shanieah, @Aaliyah, @Krista, @Vicmarie, @Jennifer, @Alexis, and our special Team Captain @Eleise.
2 Snaps & A Twist for everyone who helped create another birthday.
Sooo, I know you all may have seen this already, but I just love this little video. Beyonce was spotted in West Orange, NJ dancing at a block party. She was visiting Jay-Z’s mom.
2 snaps for the pumps! Get it B!
To my understanding, violence has been at an all time high for the past decade. My research reveals that majority of the violence that takes place streams from individuals between the ages of 15-25. Unfortunately, my research does not reveal the reasoning behind such turbulence. It perplexes me as to why one of the smallest towns in the state of New Jersey could carry one of the worst reputations in the entire country.
As a fellow Irvington resident myself, I am not at all appalled by the reputation that Irvington has carried thus far. I am however, scared for the future. Every time I think that violence related issues will pass, they only seem to get worse. Just this past weekend, 2 young men were shot and killed in a matter of 48 hours. Granted, I do not fully know the situation of either killing. –But what I do know is that NOBODY deserves to die. Like rapper Biggie Smalls once said, there is no coming back from death. Again, the killing in Irvington needs to cease once in for all!!!
Snap Worthy Solutions:
-Tighter Police Force-2 snaps!
-More Neighborhood Watches-3 snaps!
-More recreational facilities (i.e. skating rinks, bowling alleys, movie theaters)-4 snaps!
-More late night “Street Sweeps”-5 Snaps!
-Extended advocacy and mentorship programs for adolescents-6 Snaps!
-More peace rallys, community service opportunities, etc.-7 Snaps!
In closing, residents of Irvington have become fed up with the amount of violence that has been the core issue of destruction in this town. Something needs to be done and it needs to be done ASAP! The clock is ticking….