Tag: gangs

Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

Chicago’s black community stunned by latest police shooting

| September 6, 2016

By Erick Johnson (The Chicago Crusader, NNPA Member) Chicago police have shot another teenager and gangs are allegedly planning to retaliate for his death. For years, racial tensions and gun-violence in Chicago have been brewing, but this summer, the city is on the verge of boiling over with police shootings, homicides and rising discontent with […]

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Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

Former Detroit gang member now gang peacemaker

| June 12, 2016

By Michael H. Cottman, Urban News Service Ray Winans, once affectionately known as “Killer Ray,” is helping reduce gun violence in Detroit—one gang member at a time. The 37-year-old former gang member is an unconventional activist who mediates among gangs, police and federal prosecutors while encouraging young black men to end their lives of crime […]

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Phil Ferguson of the Boy Scouts

Phil Ferguson of the Boy Scouts

| February 11, 2016

By Eric D. Hackley I am now speaking with Phil Ferguson, outreach coordinator with the Anthony Wayne Area Council of Boy Scouts of America. Eric Hackley: How long have you been working to build a Boy Scout troop with Fort Wayne Urban League youth? Phil Ferguson: I took over about three years ago. Before then, […]

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‘Known’ gang member arrested after police siege

‘Known’ gang member arrested after police siege

| June 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 3:10 p.m., June 23, detectives with the Fort Wayne Police Gang and Violent Crimes unit received information that Ku-La Lwin, 21, a known gang member, was inside of a house in the 3200 block of Warsaw Street. Detectives knew that Ku-La had an active warrant, was known to be armed, was on parole, and had […]

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‘Come join our gang’

‘Come join our gang’

| April 1, 2015

Community groups make appeal to end violence, offer alternatives and support to young people FORT WAYNE—There’s a powerful new gang combing the streets of Fort Wayne. But, unlike the classic definition of a gang, this organization is not out to cause mayhem but to stop it. This past Friday, the Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch of […]

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Getting beyond the confines of ‘four square blocks’

Getting beyond the confines of ‘four square blocks’

| September 24, 2013

Diego Morales’ TEDx Macatawa presentation on growing up in Chicago and leaving behind the ghetto of the mind

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New approach deeded to dismantle street gangs

| April 17, 2013

By Harry C. Alford | My brothers and sisters, we have an extreme problem that needs urgent fixing. I would like to see black elected officials become more active about addressing this problem. It is my firm belief that withdrawal programs are not the end solution…

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