Tag: domestic violence

U.N. days against gender violence—’pointless noise?’

U.N. days against gender violence—’pointless noise?’

| December 9, 2015

(GIN)—“Happy abuser’s day.” That was Tumie Modise, a columnist at the Botswana news magazine Mmegi, railing against the unfulfilled promise of “16 days of activism for No Violence Against Women and Children” as she saw it. The U.N. Women’s event of 16 days winds up this week on Dec. 10—International Human Rights Day. “Personally I […]

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The Brittany Foote story: Domestic violence ends in murder

The Brittany Foote story: Domestic violence ends in murder

| November 9, 2015

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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Domestic violence causes some to snap

Domestic violence causes some to snap

| November 1, 2015

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 […]

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Zonta Clubs of Indiana say No to Violence Against Women

Zonta Clubs of Indiana say No to Violence Against Women

| October 16, 2015

Special to Frost Illustrated INDIANAPOLIS—On Oct. 3, Zonta Clubs of Indiana (Columbus, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Lebanon) met in Indianapolis at Monument Circle to stage a walk to give voice to the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign. Zonta Clubs in Indiana are members of Zonta International District 6. Made up of […]

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First Lady Karen Pence host phone drive through HopeLine from Verizon to assist victims of domestic violence

First Lady Karen Pence host phone drive through HopeLine from Verizon to assist victims of domestic violence

| October 11, 2015

INDIANAPOLIS—First Lady Karen Pence recently announced she is hosting a phone drive with HopeLine from Verizon throughout the month of October to assist victims of domestic violence in Indiana. This is the second year the First Lady has participated in the initiative. “HopeLine from Verizon is an incredible program, and I trust that these donations […]

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Zonta Clubs of Indiana say ‘No to Violence Against Women’

Zonta Clubs of Indiana say ‘No to Violence Against Women’

| September 14, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At 9 a.m., Oct. 3, Zonta Clubs of Indiana (Columbus, Fort Wayne, Frankfort, Indianapolis, and Lebanon) are scheduled to meet in Indianapolis at Monument Circle to stage a walk to give voice to the Zonta Says No to Violence Against Women campaign.  Zonta Clubs in Indiana are members of Zonta International District 6. Made […]

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Indiana State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs to host the Central Regional Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates

Indiana State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs to host the Central Regional Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates

| July 20, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The Indiana State Federation of Colored Women’s Clubs and the Junior Lillian Jones Brown Culture Club of Fort Wayne will host the members of the Central Regional Association of Colored Women’s Clubs and Youth Affiliates.  The Convention will run July 25 to July 29 at the Hilton Fort Wayne at the Grand Wayne Convention […]

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Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

Fort Wayne Black History Conversations: Dorothy Cole discusses earliest memories growing up in Benoit, Miss.

| January 14, 2015

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. […]

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YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

YWCA Northeast Indiana announces winners of 2014 Hope Awards

| November 25, 2014

FORT WAYNE—Every year during Domestic Violence Awareness Month, YWCA Northeast Indiana recognizes those who exhibit excellence in advocacy that reflects their mission of eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all by awarding Hope Awards. A winner was selected in each of five categories: Racial Justice, Domestic Violence Prevention and […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

THE RELIGION CORNER: And justice for all

| November 24, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer It has been nearly three years since God enabled me to keep my radio talk show going, which airs each Friday at 6 p.m. on Radio One’s WYCB AM 1340 in the Washington, D.C. area. The show shares good news about health, inspirational stories […]

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