Tag: domestic violence

THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

THE RELIGION CORNER: Why residual effects of domestic violence cause some to snap

| November 2, 2014

By Lyndia Grant Special to the NNPA from The Washington Informer The late Farrah Fawcett earned Emmy and Golden Globe nominations for her portrayal of Francine Hughes in the 1984 television movie “The Burning Bed.” The TV adaptation shows flashbacks while Francine stands trial for murder after she snapped one day. She poured gasoline around […]

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THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

THE RELIGION CORNER: Domestic violence finally front-page story

| October 15, 2014

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 […]

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Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

Verizon announces community HopeLine drive to honor domestic violence survivors

| October 8, 2014

Collection proceeds pledged to YWCA Northeast Indiana FORT WAYNE—Some might call it a hotline but for many, it’s a lifeline that lives to its name—a HopeLine. And, thanks to a partnership between a visionary human service agency, community-minded business and a caring political leader, that program will be able to spread even more hope. On Oct. […]

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NFL case sparks debate on spanking

NFL case sparks debate on spanking

| October 8, 2014

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, […]

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Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

Report finds gender-based violence ‘too costly to ignore’

| September 25, 2014

(GIN)–On the heels of the Ray Rice scandal in the U.S., a new report by the accounting firm KPMG says that violence against women in South Africa costs the country between $2 and $4 billion yearly. The lost funds could pay wage subsidies for all unemployed youths, build half a million houses, or give healthcare […]

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NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

NFL domestic abusers get tap on wrist

| September 22, 2014

By George E. Curry NNPA Columnist The NFL–which has been referred to as everything from the National Felons League to, in the cases of players, Not For Long–has imposed a lifetime ban on Ray Rice yet rarely disciplines other brazen offenders. And when a team takes the rare action of disciplining a player for striking […]

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Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

Society still struggling with justice for victims of domestic violence

| August 13, 2014

By Brenda Robinson When NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced the penalty for Baltimore Raven Ray Rice’s domestic violence infraction against his wife, men and women were outraged. Separate from the legal punishment, the NFL was expected to render a penalty. And, the NFL did. Rice was suspended for two games and fined $530,000. Was that […]

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Sign about beer, domestic violence raises ire of some

Sign about beer, domestic violence raises ire of some

| May 28, 2014

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 […]

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Recent Fort Wayne homicide rates for women different

| October 15, 2013

FORT WAYNE—While, nationally, black women fall prey to homicide at three times the rate as their white counterparts (click here to read the full story), locally, statistics show a different trend in the Summit City. According to data supplied by Richard Wurm, analyst for the Fort Wayne Police Department, more than half of the women […]

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Fort Wayne, Allen County area working to curb domestic violence

| October 15, 2013

Frost Illustrated Staff Report FORT WAYNE—Former Fort Wayne Police Department Deputy Chief Dorotha “Dottie” Davis is a nationally recognized expert on domestic violence with regard to law enforcement. Davis, who now heads up security for Fort Wayne Community Schools after retiring from the police department, has been teaching law enforcement professionals, prosecutors and judges on […]

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