The No More Violence▪No Shots Fired ‘Kill’em With Kindness’ Crusade Cook-Out

The No More Violence▪No Shots Fired ‘Kill’em With Kindness’ Crusade Cook-Out

 

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This event is our response to the recent teen tragedies within our beloved city that has dramatically unsettled our children’s emotions and has caused immeasurable trauma within our innercity communities. (https://youtu.be/OBcHBJmuIf8).

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – The No More Violence -No Shots Fired Crusade invite volunteers to join us for the ‘Kill’em With Kindness’ Crusade sponsored in part by IN-N-OUT Burgers on Monday, June 25, 2018 starting at 12 noon at the Sycamore Pointe Apartments 2201 Sycamore School Rd, Fort Worth, TX 76134.

Contact Ms. Patricia Allen with No More Violence at 972-805-7648 or Rev. Kyev Tatum at 817.966.7625.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – In an effort to share love to overcome the recent teen tragedies across our communities, No More Violence, Inc., has teamed up with In and Out Burger and No Shots Fired Fort Worth to launch the ‘Kill’em With Kindness Crusade’ in partnership with the Atlanta King Center’s LOVE FOR HUMANITY:
50 Acts of Service or Kindness Campaign. This free health and wellness event is scheduled for Monday, June 25, 2018 at 12:00 noon at the Sycamore Pointe Apartments.

We invite you to come and share with the residences as we spread love, peace and understanding. Contact Me. Patricia Allen with No More Violence at 972.805.7648 for more information on becoming a member of the Kill’em With Kindness Crusade.

We need as many collaborators as possible. Thanks, Patricia Allen and Kyev Tatum

Initial Sponsors:

▪No More Violence Link: www.nmvyouthconvention.com

▪MLK 50 Forward: www.mlk50forward.org

▪The CommuniVersity Peacemakers:http://www.amblp.com/a-communiversity-civil-rights-and-fair-housing/

▪It Takes A Village: www.ittakesavillageinc.org

▪Fort Worth Midnight Basketball League: http://www.amblp.com/chapters/ft-worth-texas/

▪All Pro Dad Fort Worth: www.allprodad.com

▪Real Dads Read: www.realdadsread.org

▪ South Fort Worth Blues: https://www.fwweekly.com/2010/08/25/the-south-fort-worth-blues/

A COMMUNIVERSITY- civil rights and fair housing

A COMMUNIVERSITY- civil rights and fair housing

THE COMMUNIVERSITY, USA COLLABORATION WITH DR. GARY E. LACEFIELD AND REV. KYEV P. TATUM, SR. A learning brunch with legendary fair housing Professor Dr. Gary E. Lacefield of Tarleton State University and Civil Rights Advocate the Rev. Kyev P. Tatum, Sr., Southern Christian Leadership Conference at New Mount Rose Baptist Church 2864 Mississippi Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104 on Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 10: 30AM▪Brunch $15, Contact 817.966.7625 to RSVP.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Conflict between the police and people from marginalized communities is a constant in many of our affected neighborhoods. The tension is continuously causing adverse community experiences and straining what little trust exists among the families in the community and the police who are responsible for ensuring that the neighborhoods are safe. Community leaders, law enforcement leadership, as well as, the ‘City Fathers’ are praying that the leadership on all sides of the breach are looking for sustainable, positive strategies to help change these conditions.

The CommuniVersity, USA Collaboration is a solution-driven construct that combines the skill sets of the church, community, city, and academia to help resolve conflict, build relationships, reduce crime, and improve the quality of life of individuals that live in these communities and the people who provide the security in these impacted neighborhoods.

From housing to employment, to gaining support and access to the proper education and mental tools, CommuniVersity-Texas’ mission is to help develop an environment that provides the tools, experience, and education for the community and law enforcement. The resulting strategies will be to not only prevent, de-escalate, and resolve conflict but to do it in a manner that does not cause the community to lose their dignity but increase their self-worth.

This is a collaboration between the president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Rev. Kyev P. Tatum, Sr., and Dr. Gary E. Lacefield, a professor and the Director of the Institute for Mediation at Tarleton State University’s School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies. We invite and encourage other stakeholders committed to building community capacity through education, mediation, and reconciliation to join and support our cause to establish a new norm for our children.

Organizers will spend the next few months developing a course of action for this innovative approach to creating and implementing reasonable and sustainable solutions to address problems within our city. Building peace, harmony, dignity, respect, and trust will be the goal and legacy of our great City.

Dr. Gary E. Lacefield is an Assistant Professor and Director of the Institute of Mediation, Arbitration, Strategic Studies & Forensics in the School of Criminology, Criminal Justice, and Strategic Studies, at Tarleton State University (a Member of the Texas A&M University System) Dr. Lacefield is considered an expert in the fields of Mortgage & Finance Fraud and Conflict Resolution (Mediation & Arbitration).

Dr. Lacefield represented the United States government from 1990-1999 as the Senior Civil Rights Analyst and Supervisor of Investigations for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Throughout this period, he negotiated the twelve civil rights settlements involving housing providers in HUD history totaling over 10 billion dollars. Dr. Lacefield investigated over 600 cases, reviewed advocacy group grants, and has performed over 800 mediation’s (https://youtu.be/3FjUUj1xLKc ).

For the past thirty-one years, Dr. Lacefield has worked in both the federal and private sectors regarding financial regulatory related issues.

He also acts in an advisory capacity on housing issues to numerous national corporations, builders and lenders.

Nominated in 2001 for the United State Assistant Secretary for Fair Housing and Equal Opportunity enforcement, Dr. Gary E. Lacefield is credited with settling the 12 largest civil rights fair housing cases (at the time) in the history of Housing and Urban Development, worth over ten billion dollars. He is considered the Babe Ruth of of fair housing, the godfather of mediation and the 10 billion dollar civil rights superhero. I’m proud to call him brother, friend and mentor,” Rev. Tatum said.

Gary has either been deposed or testified in over 190 cases as an expert in mortgage fraud, banking, and finance related cases. In the 44 criminal cases where Dr. Lacefield was the expert for the state or Assistant United States Attorney – the prosecution won every case.

“I’m proud to call him brother, friend, and mentor,” says, Rev. K.P. Tatum, Sr., President, Southern Christian Leadership Conference (SCLC) in Fort Worth and Chief Action Officer, CityVision Services.

An educator, trainer, and leading authority on facilitated communication, Dr. Lacefield is an expert in Corporate programs that promote reconciliation ▪Settlement ▪Understanding involving disputes related to labor management issues. ▪EEO complaints ▪Partnerships ▪Criminal matters ▪ Business Communication ▪ Mediation ▪Conflict resolution ▪ Arbitration ▪Negotiations ▪ U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development ▪ Real Estate Settlement Procedures Act ▪ Fair Housing Act.

Industry Quote “Gary Lacefield, a former HUD investigator, said the numbers are an obvious red flag about Allied that regulators should have acted upon. “I see no reason,” he said, “why they shouldn’t have been hammered.”

Born and reared in abject poverty, Reverend Kyev Tatum knows first-hand that “it takes a village to raise a child.” By focusing on advocacy, academy, and access to the economy, Rev. Tatum has built a reputation of “getting things done” at every level of public affairs and civic engagement. As President of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Rev. Tatum has promoted the causes of civil rights, human rights and economic development in traditionally disadvantaged and underserved communities for over 25 years. He was recently featured in the award winning environmental documentary Dear President Obama – The Clean Air Revolution is Now.

A native of Fort Worth, Rev. Tatum is a proud graduate of Green B. Trimble Tech High School in Fort Worth, Texas and the College of Public Affairs and Community Service at the University of North Texas in Denton, Texas. He is the founder of the new Dad’s Laboratory of Discovery and the Texas Preparatory Charter Schools in San Marcos, Texas in 2000.

A charter member of the Texas Interagency Council for Addressing Disproportionality and Disparity for the Health and Human Services Commission, Rev. Tatum has served as a subject matter expert for many boards, commissions and councils. He serves on the Fort Worth Police Policy Advisory Committee, Tarrant County Truancy Reform Committee and the Tarrant County Criminal Justice Steering Committee. He was a coauthor of the groundbreaking Fort Worth Police Department Equaity and Equality for Everyone 3E Action Plan.

Recognized at the 2015 Community Image Awards as the Man of the Year for the Arlington- Grand Prairie Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., Rev. Tatum was also recently recognize by the Fort Worth Black News during their 20th Anniversary Celebration.

In 2006 and 2010, Rev. Tatum was honored by the Fort Worth Weekly as their Servant of the People and in 1997, he was one of the youngest recipients of the Texas Trailblazers for the Texas State Conference of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (Texas NAACP).

Resource Links:

▪https://www.referralkey.com/riskmitigationgroup

▪http://cyberfuturefoundation.org/GaryLacefield.html

▪http://www.sourcemediaconferences.com/MF08/speaker4.html

▪https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20030313005105/en/HUD-Official-Named-Futures-Board

▪https://mentis.uta.edu/explore/profile/gary-lacefield

▪https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20030313005105/en/HUD-Official-Named-Futures-Board
▪http://www.cityvisionservices.org/about-us.html |

Kyev Tatum Links: W: https://northtexan.unt.edu/content/my-brothers-keeper | Black Panther Self Image Interviews:

KXAS: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Black-Panther-Fever-Hits-North-Texas-Inspires-Youth-474142653.html

WFAA: http://www.wfaa.com/mobile/video/news/black-panther-sparks-cultural-conversation/287-8010270

Rev. K.P. Tatum, Sr.
P.O. Box 523
Fort Worth, Texas 76101
817.966.7625, kptatum1@gmail.com

CommuniVersity-Texas 1 Dr Gary Lacefield CV update June 2017

CommuniVersity-Texas 1

Community Leaders Call for Firing of Fort Worth Officer Who Punched Man

“We commend the District Attorney on the selection of Mr. Russell Wilson as the Special Prosecutor in this case. We now have an obligation to make sure that he receives all of the community support he needs in order to receive a conviction in the case of defendant Jon Romer,” says Rev. Kyev P. Tatum, Sr., president of the Southern Christian Leadership Conference in Fort Worth, Texas.

Two African-American leaders in Fort Worth on Thursday called for the firing of a police officer who was recorded on video punching a man in the face with no apparent provocation.

Officer Jon Romer was indicted two weeks ago, accused of official oppression and perjury, over an incident that happened at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital in November 2016.

NBC 5 obtained video of the incident Wednesday.

“It’s the climate of this city,” said Rev. Michael Bell, one of the police department’s most vocal critics. “What will give a police officer the confidence to go up and just cold cock somebody? That’s the climate we’re in. Our community is under siege by police.”

Videos Show Indicted FW Officer Punching Man in Face[DFW] Videos Show Indicted FW Officer Punching Man in Face
An indicted Fort Worth police officer punched a man in the face who had just been discharged from the hospital after the man called him bro according to videos of the incident obtained by NBC 5.(Published Wednesday, March 21, 2018)
The department took Officer Romer’s badge and gun the day he was indicted.

But he hasn’t been fired.

“Why is Romer still a police officer, even on restricted duty?” Bell asked.

Videos Show Indicted FW Officer Punching Man in Face

Another activist, Rev. Kyev Tatum, made the same point.

“He definitely deserves to be fired now, but he should have been fired a long time ago,” Tatum said.

The incident happened the month before another video involving Fort Worth police sparked racial tensions — the controversial arrest of Jacqueline Craig, a mother who reported a neighbor had assaulted her young son.

EXCEL BEYOND JAIL: Cornbread Hustle and Midnight Basketball League Team Up To Change Lives 100 Days at a Time

Hope To Ignite the Entrepreneurial Spirit Back into the Innercity of Fort Worth. “Empowerment Not Entitlement Inspires Enterprise.” Rev. K.P. Tatum, Sr.,

We are excited to announce our new partners at Cornbread Hustle, a Dallas based social enterprise organization that has a focus on helping previously incarcerated people find hope and opportunity. We would like for each of you to consider serving as sponsors for this important work. Please call me at 817-966-7626 at your earliest convenience.

Our goal is to launch this partnership publicly in December 2017 with a January 2018 enrollment date for the classes. Thank you for your consideration.

Rev. K.P. Tatum, Sr.,
Commissioner
Fort Worth Midnight Basketball League
8717 Garden Springs Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76123

One Fort Worth Thanksgiving Celebration!

Tis The Season To Be Thankful featuring Members of the Retired NBA Players Association on November 20, 2017 at 3000 Las Vegas Trail starting at 10:30am

Mr. Willie Davis and Members of the National Basketball Retired Players Association are providing a $1000 challenge grant towards 100 Thanksgiving Baskets to help galvanize community support for the families living on the impoverished Las Vegas Trail.

The Fort Worth Midnight Basketball League and Real Dads Read Community Challenge is currently looking for comnunity partners and supporters to help raise the $1000 match for the grant.

Any gift, large or small is greatly appreciated.

We would love to you and your organization as one of the Community sponsors.

We have three event sponsorship levels:

$100, $200 and $300

Please let me know as soon as possible as we have a short timeline to meet this grant challenge.

Please make all tax-deductible checks payable to: It Takes A Village, Inc.,

Together we can help heal the Hell on Las Vegas Trail.

Sincerely,

Rev. K.P. Tatum, Sr.,
Commissioner
Fort Worth Midnight Basketball League
It Takes A Village, Inc.,
8717 Garden Springs Drive
Fort Worth, Texas 76123
817-966-7625, kptatum1@gmail.com

One Fort Worth Thanksgiving Celebration | Tis The Season To Be Thankful featuring Retired NBA Players on November 20, 2017 on Las Vegas Trail. Links: http://reboundmagazine.com/legends-of-basketball-to-give-back-to-the-community-by-distributing-thanksgiving-dinners-to-needy-families-in-nyc/|http://www.legendsofbasketball.com

FORT WORTH, TEXAS – Mr. Willie Davis and Members The Dallas Chapter of the National Basketball Retired Players Association (NBRPA) are teaming up with It Takes A Village, Inc., the Fort Worth Midnight Basketball League Program, Build A Better Hood Program, the Young Gentle Warriors and a host of others to help share in the holiday spirit with some of the families living off Las Vegas Trail during Thanksgiving season.

“We selected Fort Worth because we believe Mayor Price and other city leaders are serious about bridging the gap in the communiy and we want to be a part of cities that are making a difference in the lives of everyone, especially for our most vulnerable children and families living off Las Vegas Trail,” says Willie Davis, President of the Dallas Chapter of the NBRPA and co-founder of Slam Dunk Mentors, a youth leadership program.

Organizers are currently looking for volunteers and matching funds to make this event a special.

“We are honored to have been selected by the Dallas Chapter of the NBRPA as the recipient of this $1000matching grant to help purchase and share thanksgiving baskets to families in need of food during the holiday season,” says Rev. K.P. Tatum, Commissioner for the Fort Worth Midnight Basketball League.

“We selected Tis The Season To Be Thankful because we recognize that in spite our current conditions that we still have so much to be thankful,” says Rev. Tatum

This is the first year the City of Fort Worth has been selected to receive this note worthy service opportunity.

If you are interested in volunteering or if you would like to help with the matching grant, contact Rev. Tatum at 817-966-7625, kptatum1@gmail.com

Ministers Justice Coalition Receives Recognition – 18 years of Committed Service to the State of Texas.

Ministers Justice Coalition Receives Recognition at the Quarterly Meeting of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole in Conroe for 18 years of Committed Service to the State of Texas.

Ministers Justice Coalition Receives Recognition at the Quarterly Meeting of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole in Conroe for 18 years of Committed Service to the State of Texas.

CONROE- A group of concerned clergymen from Fort Worth and Houston traveled to Conroe, Texas to receive words of appreciation from the chairman and commissioners of the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole on Friday, October 20, 2017 at the Eagle’s Nest Ministries.

The Ministers Justice Coalition of Texas is a group of concerned ministers committed to helping the previously incarcerated person on parole with the spiritual, social, mental, physical, occupational, environmental, and intellectual needed to take care of themselves, their family and function in society as productive taxpaying citizens in society.

Lead by Dr. R. L. Rogers as president, this body of Believers have their eyes set on building capacity in order provide more direct services and implement a new case management system.

The members of the Coalition who accompanied Dr. Rogers To Conroe were Bishop B.E.

George, Fort Worth, Pastor Ronald Smith, Houston, Rev. K.P. Tatum, Sr., Fort Worth and Superintendent R.C. Williams, Fort Worth.

“The Ministers Justice Coalition’s mission lines up with the Board of Pardons and Parole’s mission to keep citizens safe and help previously incarcerated people on parole succeed in life after incarceration.

Board Chair David G. Gutiérrez welcomed and commended the ministers for their continued support of Texans served by the Texas Board of Pardons and Parole Dr. Rogers and Bishop George had an opportunity to address the Board.

Leaders with the Coalition are also looking to expand membership across the state to have representatives from every community in Texas serving previously incarcerated people on parole.

For more information on how you can get involved in the Ministers Justice Coalition contact Dr. Rogers at 682-551-6634 or Harvey Avenue Missionary Baptist Church 1257 E. Harvey Avenue Fort Worth, Texas 76104. Link: 1. http://www.tdcj.texas.gov/bpp/brd_members/GutiérrezD.html | 2. https://www.tdcj.state.tx.us/bpp/

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