Anthony Beckford is the son of Afro-Carib parents from Jamaica. He is a single Father, published author, music artist, community advocate and the President of Black Lives Matter Brooklyn. Anthony is a former City Council candidate for the 45th District in Brooklyn. Anthony is the founder of Save Our Youth Initiative, which has a sole purpose to engage with youth in underserved communities to minimize their chances of being involved in gun and gang violence and to provide much needed resources and services to them and their families. Anthony has recently been voted in as one of the newest Executive Committee Members of NYPAN.