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Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District

Cyntoia Brown recently spoke with students of the Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD).

Brown was convicted of murdering and robbing Johnny Michael Allen, who had bought her for sex. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 51 years. The governor of Tennessee granted her clemency in 2017, reducing her sentence to 15 years.  Since August, Brown has been free and sharing her story through documentaries and books – and talks with students.

NY Trend NYC Owner & Publisher Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams pictured with Cyntoia Brown at speaking event in Greenburgh, NY.

Dr. Traci E.Alexander, event coordinator,Jaime Long,Cyntoia Brown Long pose with Dr. Tahira Dupree Chase. Superintendent of Greenburgh Central School District.

GCSD students who attended the event pose with an autographed copy of Cyntoia Brown’s memoir.

GCSD students and staff filled the schools theater to head Cyntoia Brown speak.

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New York Trend is a weekly news publication that focuses on issues and lifestyles of the African & Caribbean American communities throughout the New York metropolitan area and Nassau and Suffolk Counties of Long Island. It is a respected and well recognized news publication that has been in existence since 1989. Owner, Publisher and Executive Director, Dr. Teresa Taylor Williams has been at the helm of this award-winning publication since its inception. New York Trend continues to be the only black woman-owned, metropolitan newspaper in New York and Long island. New York Trend is the largest black-owned newspaper throughout Nassau and Suffolk counties.

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