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March 12, 2012

Brooklyn Bodegas Selling Fake Weed to Kids

Several stores in the Bed-Stuy community have a new product on their shelves, Dead Men. Right next to candy and snacks popular with children, this new item is being “smoked” by kids all over the neighborhood. The ingredients  are unknown and their is no address or name of a manufacturer.

A similar product popped up in store in Ohio. Many children became sick, with some cases of serious illnesses and one death.
If you see this product in stores near you, please take a picture and inform us at the Brooklyn Movement Center. We are investigating the source and health risks of what young people in community are referring too as fake weed.

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Monifa Bandele

Monifa Bandele

Monifa Akinwole-Bandele is a blogger, human rights activist, community engagement consultant, and a co-founder and coordinator for 10 years of the Black August Hip Hop Project, an international activist/artist alliance, with ties in Cuba, South Africa, Tanzania, Venezuela and Brazil. Black August is one of the many programs of the Malcolm X Grassroots Movement (MXGM). As an activist with MXGM, Monifa works on issues of police brutality and political prisoners. Monifa currently serves as the food and economic security campaign director for MomsRising.org, an organization of more than one million members, and the senior training advisor for the National Coalition on Black Civic Participation (NCBCP). Prior to joining NCBCP she led a national campaign to expand voting rights to people with felony convictions in 15 states as the national field director for the Brennan Center for Justice Right to Vote Campaign (RTV) effectively expanding voting rights to more than 250,000 people. A little known fact about Monifa is that her first husband was the artist formerly know as Prince! ;)

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