Hawk Newsome, a Bronx native, is an activist at the forefront of the New Civil Rights Movement and former County Committee Member of New York’s District 79.
Since the shooting death of Trayvon Martin in 2012 and later with the choking-related death of Eic Garner, and others, Newsome decided to dedicate his adult life to the betterment of his community the nation as a whole. Raised in a devout Christian household, as a youth, Newsome succumbed to the temptations of his environment and dropped out of high school. With the love and support of his family, mentors and athletic ability he was able to push forward and obtain a GED, Bachelors of Science, and law degree.
Among the projects, Newsome is currently involved in is the TV show CopWatch on BET.
Check it out as Hawk Newsome discusses his life, the Black Lives Matter Movement and CopWatch among other items on this wee’s [Un] COrrect New York.