By Lyndia Grant Faith Columnist Special to the NNPA from the Washington Informer Sixteen-year-old Brittany, full of life with a beautiful smile, was a friend of Tyisha Waters. Brittany was murdered this year, her body never found. Early on, Brittany found herself in a violent relationship, one she would come to talk about with her […]
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By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA News Wire from The Washington Informer The purpose of this column is to show how some of us get out of domestic violence successfully while others, like a former co-worker, simply snap. They lose their minds or they kill the perpetrator the way Farrah Fawcett’s character, Francine, did […]
Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.
Overcoming the trauma of abuse ERIC HACKLEY: What are your earliest memories? DOROTHY COLE: I can remember my mom buying flour and cornmeal in 25-pound bags. And, what they did was made me a cotton sack out of the flour bag. I wasn’t allowed to chop cotton, but I was picking cotton at the age of three. […]
By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer Though Ray Rice is guilty of disrespecting his fiancée, this time, it wasn’t a “big secret;” instead, it turned out to be the “big story.” Cameras spy on us everywhere these days. This public display of brutality toward the mother of his child, a […]
By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)–As the NFL’s 2014 season warms up, Minnesota Vikings running back, Adrian Peterson, prepares to face charges of reckless or negligent injury to a child. A week prior, news surfaced that he had spanked his four-year-old son with a switch, resulting in major bruises and lacerations on his legs, […]
We know that some folks have a problem with they call overboard trends toward “political correctness,” but some things just aren’t funny—especially if you’ve lost a child, sister, brother, or dear friend to domestic violence. And, to men who think such things are funny, tell us, how would you respond if someone put their hands […]
FORT WAYNE—Most often, people, including neighbors, friends and family, express shock and surprise when someone in the community is killed in a domestic violence incident. But warning signs leading up to such violence—and even death—usually are plentiful.
Black women are murdered by men, often their present or past husbands or lovers, at a rate that is nearly three times the murder rate of white women killed by men, according to a report by the Violence Policy Center.