2013-05-03 / Columnists

An Intern’s Take

By Ilyassha Shivers

This has been an interesting week for me personally. First and foremost I apologize to all my readers out there in Wave land. In my article last week I made reference to a storm “When the beach met the Bay.” That storm took place in 1960 not 1958. I want to thank those who took time to email me the correct date especially Mr. Silverberg for his insight and words of wisdom. My dad has always been the oral historian in our family.

As we come to grips with the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy, the Rockaways are attempting to return back to normal. Then again, what is normal? Each week I try to share my thoughts and bring to light some of the wonderful things taking place on our peninsula. If you frequent the good book one of the reoccurring themes is faith. Faith is the ability to believe in the unseen. If you believe the reports of the mainstream media you will think that there are very few -- or no -- good men. The last thing you would expect to see is a bunch of men coming together to make a difference in their community.

F.A.I.T.H., which stands for Fathers Alive in the Hood is a group of young men coming together. The purpose of F.A.I.T.H. is to nurture and develop interpersonal relationships between children, parents, schools and the community. “Our history, in regards to peace walks within the Rockaways, dates back to 2012. Since then we have introduced several initiatives for change in the community such as antiviolence rallies and field trips with youth from the Rockaways,” said Kenny Carter, President of F.A.I.T.H.

A Peace Walk in the Rockaways will take place Saturday May 4th. It will begin at noon at Hassock and Beach Channel Drive in Redfern, and they will be marching to Hammels. Come out and support the movement. For more information you can email fathersaliveinthehood@gmail.com or check them on facebook,

Fathers Alive In the Hood Movement. Tell me what you think. Email your thought or suggestions to shiverswave@ gmail and don't forget to read The Wave.

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