Tag: larry gist

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

Race or love gone bad: 15-year-old assaulted in what NAACP says is possible hate crime

| June 19, 2017

“Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.”—Old English proverb Editor’s note and warning: The following story contains explicit language that can be deemed unsuitable for younger readers. Also, several juvenile names have been shielded to comply with privacy laws dealing with reporting on juveniles who might be involved in a criminal justice proceeding. NEW […]

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Fort Wayne NAACP, Urban League report joint success on violence in Black Community

Fort Wayne NAACP, Urban League report joint success on violence in Black Community

| December 28, 2016

Interview with Larry Gist, president of Fort Wayne Branch NAACP By Eric D. Hackley ERIC HACKLEY: Concerning the issue of black on black violence, what exactly happened between you and the Allen County Prosecutor’s Office? LARRY GIST: During this past summer, we challenged the prosecutor for failing to do her job.  Since there had been […]

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Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

Citilink installs special seats honoring Rosa Parks

| December 10, 2016

By Betsy Kachmar Special to Frost Illustrated FORT WAYNE—Fort Wayne Citilink is marking the 60th anniversary of an event that put public transportation at the center of America’s struggle for civil rights. Rosa Parks earned her reputation as the mother of the civil rights movement by refusing to surrender her seat on a bus to a […]

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Local NAACP to host state conference Oct. 21-23 at IPFW

Local NAACP to host state conference Oct. 21-23 at IPFW

| October 16, 2016

FORT WAYNE—NAACP Branch 3049 of Fort Wayne and Allen County is scheduled to host the NAACP State Convention in Fort Wayne, from Oct. 21 through Oct. 23 at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne’s (IPFW) Walb State Union, 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. This marks the third time in 65 years that Fort Wayne has hosted the […]

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NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

NAACP, Black Church focus on HIV/AIDS, girls, young women

| March 3, 2016

FORT WAYNE—The NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County Branch 3049 is scheduled to host the Black Church & HIV: The Social Justice Imperative “National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness seminar, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., March 10 at Parkview Field Upper Level Suite in downtown Fort Wayne. The scheduled guest speaker for the event is First […]

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Women in NAACP Breakfast provides blueprint for community revitalization

Women in NAACP Breakfast provides blueprint for community revitalization

| March 3, 2016

Photo provided by Erma Belt Staff Report FORT  WAYNE—To revitalize our community, residents must get involved in shaping our future, engage young people and set a positive example for a next generation of leaders, Cherise M. Dixie told the audience at a recent Black History Month brunch in the Summit City. A crowd of about […]

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‘Join Our Gang’ group offers gathering on jobs, education, homeownership for those seeking way out of streets

‘Join Our Gang’ group offers gathering on jobs, education, homeownership for those seeking way out of streets

| December 8, 2015

FORT WAYNE—The word “gang” conjures up a host of negative connotations, particularly when it refers fortunes and fates of black youth in this community and nation. But, some months ago, a different kind of gang formed in Fort Wayne—one determined to cut a pathway to a better future for young people. And, they once again […]

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Gala attendees talk role models for youth

Gala attendees talk role models for youth

| December 2, 2015

By Eric Hackley These interviews will be featured in an upcoming Self-Empowerment Book centered on students who attend the Fort Wayne Urban League After School Program.   Interview with Paulina Williams-Washington, former middle and high school HackonomicsTV student interviewer/activist is now a nurse, educator and grandmother. Eric Hackley: I’m so glad to see you tonight. […]

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Presidents all

Presidents all

| November 26, 2015

 

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National NAACP’s Shelton spearheads organization’s federal policy advocacy

National NAACP’s Shelton spearheads organization’s federal policy advocacy

| September 2, 2015

FORT WAYNE—One of the National NAACP’s top officials is scheduled to visit Fort Wayne early next month as part of local NAACP fundraising and community awareness efforts. Hilary 0. Shelton, director to the NAACP’s Washington Bureau and senior vice president for Advocacy and Policy., is the scheduled guest speaker for the NAACP Fort Wayne/Allen County […]

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