Sad Events That happened In Newark R.I.P To All The Victims.
Newark New Jersey, the place where the negative always shine brighter than the positive. If you were born in Newark you walk around with a different type of pride. Newarkers are proud people. Although they may not like the violence that occurs daily in the city, residents in the city are still proud to say that they are from Newark. Dealing with a high crime rate, Newark city officials battle with trying to stop constant murders, car jackings, assaults, drugs, robberies, guns, you name it and it probably happens in Newark.
Newark is already on pace to have 106 murders at the end of the year. For years residents been asking what can the city do to bring down the crime rate. Year after year city officials throw numbers at the residents in Newark to give them hope that things are getting better. You might here the Mayor say, carjackings are down 15 percent. Robberies are down 20 percent. The reason for these numbers is to keep you blinded from the truth. The truth is if you had only 100 carjackings in 2015 and 85 car jackings in 2016 then yes carjackings is down 15 percent. The question is, does that mean city officials should take credit for it? There's a lot to consider. Ask yourself when they throw these numbers at you, do you feel safer in the city? If you do then maybe city officials do deserve the credit. If you don't, then maybe just by God's will it just so happened to be 15 less carjackings in Newark and the city of Newark are the ones that take the credit.
So what is the solution? Tougher laws? More police? Wait until the next election and hope the new Mayor will change things? Well maybe if we put more money into our youth we then can change the mind set of the generations to come. After school programs for high school kids where they can earn a few college credit towards whatever they want to major in. Bring back our little league summer baseball programs. Build more Boys & Girls Clubs for our youth. We have to keep them busy so their time isn't occupied trying to find something to do, only to learn street ways and end up hanging with the wrong crowd.
Together we can bring change to our communities and here at FAMMTV we ask each and every person in the city of Newark, join us as we move forward to bring change. It's the little things that count. If you have a story about your child that you are proud of, contact us and we'll share your story. It's time we let our youth know they are stars in the making. We as networks must do a better job of the information we display to our people. If you only see negative you yourself will atttact that energy. Constant stories of murder and violence is not helping at all. There are other ways to make the news in our communities not just by savage acts.
After winning Silver in the 2016 Olympics Shakur Stevenson went to Instagram and Congratulated the Cuban fighter and announced "it's time for the pros". Shakur will not be returning to the 2020 Olympics for another chance to capture his dream.
Already claimed by Floyd Mayweather TMT Promotions, Shakur will trade the chance for gold to cash in. Many expert think Shakur can break all of Mayweather records because he has a style made for the pros. For example, the fight he lost to the Cuban might play out different at the pro level. He surely was the most skilled fighter but the scoring is very different in the Olympics.
Shakur Stevenson has not officially signed with anyone yet, it's against the rules for promoters to sign boxer while they are still active in their amatuer career. Now that he annouced he going pro, promoters will have to have their checkbooks out. He could possibly signed a record setting deal.
Shakur Stevenson dream of winning gold came to and end today. The kid from Newark New Jersey had a chance to do what no American boxer has done since 2004. Today he faced a Cuban boxer, during the fight it was back and forth action. The fight was dead even going into the final round.
During the final round which was very close, 2 judges scored the round for the Cuban boxer while one judge scored it for Shakur. Maybe the judges scored the fight for the Cuban boxer for out working Shakur during the final seconds.
Shakur Stevenson will be bringing home a silver medal. Newark who has been behind their Olympic Gold hopeful still showing Shakur how much they're proud of him no matter the outcome. Shakur now has to make the decision whether to go pro or not. Floyd Mayweather already claimed Shakur is apart of the Money Team. His future looks bright in the sport of boxing and we'll be waiting to see his next move.
For the city of Newark, this Olympics is all about Shakur Stevenson. The city as a whole have not had much to cheer about in a very long time. A city that's filled with crime and violence, is now witnessing first hand a young man dream coming true.
Stories like this create hope for many residents. Hope that Shakur's dream can bring a city together as it is doing right now. Residents throughout the city is showing their support to Shakur and his family. "He can be the spark that change the thinking of all of the kids in the city", one resident said. "Instead of gang banging because they don't believe their dreams can come true, well Shakur is showing them they can".
Shakur is now a symbol of hope. The kid with the wide smile and dimples represent change. So yes we need this Gold Medal. It's time for Newark to have something to be proud about. Time for us to have the spotlight for something positive for a change. It's time to see one of our kids be honored on a t-shirt, but not because they're no longer with us. It's time people and just like all Shakur's opponents have found out, Shakur seem to have perfect timing.
Everything is going the way Shakur Stevenson planned. The confident kid from Newark had dreams of a gold medal for as long as he can remember. This kid tattooed Rio on him just to point out how confident he was that he would win gold. He also stated the he was rooting for the Cuban fighter to win because he won gold back in 2012. Shakur do not want the easy road. He want it the way he made it here and that's by earning it. Shakur fight this Saturday at 1:15 pm. You must download the Olympics NBC app to watch the fight or visit nbcolympics.com
Newark City Plex invited family only to watch Shakur Stevenson fight for a Gold Medal in their theatre this Saturday. The event is a invite only access and not open to the public. In fact there is a list and no one is allowed inside unless their name is on that list. The city of Newark is standing behind the 19 year old Shakur Stevenson and doing everything to show the Stevenson, Moses & Guyton family their support. The fight also suppose to be shown on a big screen downtown Newark.
After today Shakur Stevenson will be fighting for gold this Saturday. His opponent who was suppose to fight him today, could not step foot in the ring because of prior injuries. The kid from Newark New Jersey is now one step closer to his dream. Many expert before the Olympics started thought Shakur was our best hope for gold, Shakur is proving them right. The world will be tuning in Saturday to see this young man try to accomplish what no American boxer has accomplish since 2004.
Floyd Mayweather is one of Shakur's favorite fighters. The boxing Superstar flew all the way to Brazil to support Shakur as he try to win a gold Medal for team U.S.A. Mayweather took to Instragram to welcome the 19 year old to the Money Team
Shakur Stevenson has 2 more fights left to win before he can claim the gold medal. We assure with all the hype surrounding him, his only focus right now is to win a gold medal. Shakur born in Newark New Jersey is looking to do what even Floyd Mayweather didn't accomplish and what no American Boxer accomplished since Andre Ward in 2004 and that's win a gold medal.
2 fights down 2 more to go. After his win today, Shakur Stevenson will be bringing a medal back to Newark. While boxing great Floyd Mayweather was watching, Shakur Stevenson who is not only beating his competition but he's doing it convincingly, he put on one of his best performances. After his win today Shakur has 2 fights to go before he wins gold. No matter what happens from here he will bring home a medal. Shakur who is now 25-0 internationally is making history and continue to shine bright for his city and country.
As Shakur Stevenson tries to accomplish what no American boxer has accomplished since 2004, there will be many stories surrounding him. Some true and some false. Although at this moment we don't want to distract him in a time where he should be 100 percent focus on his dream, the Star Ledger put out an article that has his family outraged. Anyone that knows Shakur boxing story, knows one thing. His grandfather started training him at the age of 5. The bond between him and his grandfather is one of a kind. It's beyond boxing.
The Star Ledger reported that Shakur was train half his life by another trainer. Although many people have played a part in Shakur's success, Shakur was under and train with his grandfather in Newark New Jersey until the age of 16 until his mother made the decision to get her son out of Newark New Jersey. Shakur is only 19 years old. The smack in the face was for anyone to take credit for the dream that his grandfather had for him is disrespectful. One man vision became a young kid success. There was times when Shakur wanted to quit boxing and his grandfather refuse to give up his dream for his grandson. These are the stories that the family remember that the outside world will never hear about. It's an example of the faith and hardwork Shakur's grandfather put into his grandson. Before anyone knew of or believed in Shakur his grandfather did.
Shakur's aunt Za'kkiyyah Moses could not believe what she was reading when she read the article. Willie Moses is Shakur's grandfather and also her father. She felt like it was stripping him of all the work he put in. All the years of the two of them driving to every event. All the years of training. All the years of bonding. All the moments they shared before anyone came into Shakur's life. So when they Star Ledger reported someone else trained Shakur, it was totally false. Not only did Willie Moses train Shakur before anyone, until this very day he is still his trainer.
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