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LIFE Camp, Inc., which enjoys support from the likes of the New York City Council, Russell Simmons, Deepak Chopra, Amare Stoudemire, Macy’s, New York Community Trust, and Cheryl “Salt” Wray, works vigorously to promote the value of LIFE and to reduce teen violence. At the press conference, Ford, along with A.T. Mitchell of Man Up, Inc., Chaz Williams of South Jamaica Cure Violence and Quentin Walcott of CONNECT, was joined by hip-hop impresario Russell Simmons and NYC Council members Leroy Comrie, Ruben Wills and Jumaane D. Williams. Also in attendance was Terrie M. Williams, mental health advocate, psychotherapist and author of Black Pain: It Just Looks Like We’re Not Hurting. They spoke about the need for increased awareness of the gun-related deaths ravaging inner-city communities and detailed the initiatives undertaken by their respective organizations to help combat the epidemic.

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