Anthony Beckford is a Single Father, U.S. Marine Corps Veteran, Community Advocate and Activist. He has worked alongside Councilman Jumaane Williams and many other Elected Officials and Community Organizations in regards to Gun Violence, Mental Health, Housing and many other issues in the community. Anthony Beckford is the Leader of the Brooklyn Sector of Copwatch Patrol Unit, which is a police accountability group that documents police interactions in the community as well as protests, and is a Vanguard of the community. He is also the President and Co-Founder of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn.
As a Community Advocate, Anthony Beckford has been one of the most consistent in the work that he does. He has fought for Affordable Housing, Immigration Rights, Women Rights, LGBTQ Rights, Adequate funding and resources for our children's public schools as well as Police Accountability. He helped the community shut down a racist Nail Salon in East Flatbush, where three Black Women were viciously beaten with broomsticks and acetone thrown in their faces to blind them. Beckford, was the initial Advocate who came to the aid of Ms. Ann Marie Washington, an Afro Caribbean Woman from Trinidad, who was the victim of a viscous hate crime at the Church Avenue B/Q Train Station. He also helped to raise over $10,000 to help pay for her medical expenses. He has helped find many missing community residents, especially missing Women in the community. Recently, Mr. Beckford has been advocating against the brutal attack on Yasmine James, who was the young woman that was attacked in the viral video at a McDonald's in Florida. Beckford, has been on the frontlines in various movements such as Families Belong Together, Black Lives Matter, New York Health Act and the Housing Justice Movement alongside Flatbush Tenant Coalition and other Housing Organizations.
As the son of Immigrant Parents from Jamaica, he has always been fighting for the rights of Immigrants.
He has been standing alongside the residents in his community, who are from Haiti, Jamaica, Trinidad, Grenada, Guyana, Barbados, Africa, Mexico, etc. He is also the Founder of the Caribbean Unity Alliance.
As a Single Father of a young daughter, Anthony Beckford, stands up for the community, but also stands up for Women Rights, the Adequate Education of our chikdren and Parental Rights.
Anthony Beckford is a member of various Democratic and Progressive groups such as; Democratic Socialists, Ernest Skinner Political Association, Brooklyn Young Democrats, Black Caucus of the Green Party, New Kings Democrats, Muslim Democratic Club of New York, NYPAN, BPAN, CBID, Lambda Independent Democrats, Brooklyn Progressive Alliance, Obama Foundation's "My Brother's Keeper" and many others.
Anthony Beckford is the leader that the community can always depend on to help fight for their rights and to continue to protect the community.
Anthony Beckford with City Councilman Jumaane Williams
Anthony Beckford with NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer
Anthony Beckford with NYS Attorney General Tish James
Anthony Beckford with Congresswoman Yvette Clark
Anthony Beckford with NYS Senator Kevin Parker
Anthony Beckford standing up against R.E.B.N.Y.
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