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Racial hate born of helplessness

Racial hate born of helplessness

| April 23, 2014

By Brenda Robinson Life’s tough, isn’t it? Professionals, theologians, lay people and just plain folk have tried for centuries to make sense of senseless crimes whereby innocent people are murdered, for no understandable reasons. Among those puzzling murders are those labeled “hate crimes.” And, when a gunman opened fire at a Jewish Center and an […]

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Crime & Safety Report: April 23-29 Edition

| April 23, 2014

Motorcyclist injured in single vehicle accident FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:55 a.m., April 18, Fort Wayne police officers responded to the report of a single vehicle accident involving a motorcycle in the intersection of Main Street and Watkins Street. On arrival officers found an unresponsive adult male down in the middle of the street near his […]

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Drug ring busted in “top” Philly schools

Drug ring busted in “top” Philly schools

| April 23, 2014

Once again, a story surfaces to show that the nation’s drug problem is not confined to any one area of our landscape or to any one socioeconomic group. Some argue that “profiling” is a valid and valuable law enforcement tool but it doesn’t always work. We can’t help bet wonder how many of the nation’s […]

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Shiloh Missionaries to host brunch

| April 22, 2014

FORT WAYNE—The Missionaries of Shiloh Baptist Church, 2200 Covington Road where the Rev. A.A. Walker is pastor, is scheduled to host a Brunch at 10 a.m., May 10. The theme for the brunch is “The Virtuous Woman.” The scheduled guest speaker for the event is Gwendolyn Walker of Cornerstone Church. The cost for the brunch, […]

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Do certain areas attract hate groups?

Do certain areas attract hate groups?

| April 22, 2014

We seen it in various areas, especially in some western areas during recent years—folks have developed enclaves of those who hate based on race. Some people even have gone as far to try to bring back charters requiring towns to be all white.  But, is it the fault of the people living there or is […]

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Mayor resigns after announcing views sympathetic with white supremacist friend

Mayor resigns after announcing views sympathetic with white supremacist friend

| April 22, 2014

No doubt, the U.S. still has a long way to go regarding race relations. Still, it is encouraging to note that a significant amount of people will stand up and protest what they consider to be racist sentiments from public officials and that their voices sometimes are heard loudly and cleary. Mo. mayor resigns after […]

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Blogger suggests Pistorius took ‘acting lessons’ to prepare for trial

Blogger suggests Pistorius took ‘acting lessons’ to prepare for trial

| April 22, 2014

The U.S. has had its share of “celebrity” trials that have caused a ripple effect on how justice is meted out as well as given the public the perception that the rich and famous are not subject to the laws as the rest of us.  We don’t think it’s much of a stretch to think […]

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Gangbanger dead after being shot trying to attack witness in Utah courtroom: authorities – NY Daily News

Gangbanger dead after being shot trying to attack witness in Utah courtroom: authorities – NY Daily News

| April 21, 2014

There will come a day, it seems, that witnesses no longer will be intimidated. Perhaps this was a prelude to more efforts to protect witnesses against organized criminals and domestic terrorists. Gangbanger dead after being shot trying to attack witness in Utah courtroom: authorities Siale Angilau — believed to be a member of the Tongan […]

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‘Wishing For a Family That I Don’t Have’

‘Wishing For a Family That I Don’t Have’

| April 21, 2014

By Cassandra Porter, JD Special to Frost Illustrated Knowing that thousands of children in Indiana will not be adopted this year breaks my heart. Each and every child deserves a secure and loving upbringing. Unfortunately, that is not always the case. Children (specifically a large number of teens) all across America are waiting to be […]

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More than 230 children seized in Nigerian conflict

More than 230 children seized in Nigerian conflict

| April 21, 2014

As terrorism becomes more of a “tool” for advancing political agendas around the world, there appears to be more and more opportunities for humanity to express its more monstrous side. Perhaps we’re missing something, but it is beyond our comprehension that kidnapping children for any reason would curry sympathy for a cause. Child molesters and […]

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