Tag: rape

Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

Men serve up vigilante justice to avert attempted rape attempt; alleged perpetrator left battered

| July 26, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 1:35 a.m., July 20, the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the area of the 1400 block of Greene Street in reference to a possible attempted rape investigation. As officers and  paramedics arrived on the scene, they observed a male adult laying on the ground unresponsive. Paramedics provided medical attention to the […]

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How to direct a prejudice through language

How to direct a prejudice through language

| May 28, 2015

By Harold A. Maio Special to Frost Illustrated Using the word ‘stigma’ creates a stigma and perpetuates it There are many ways to project a prejudice. Among the cleverest are methods that assert a prejudice while appearing to be against it. That technique is widely employed, and seldom recognized as an assertion. “CMHI removes the […]

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Beyond survival: Life after rape

Beyond survival: Life after rape

| March 18, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt Washington Correspondent LAST IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)—“On May 15, 1995, two men ran up behind me as I approached my apartment building, and one of them pointed a gun at my head. In the hour that followed, I was blindfolded, gagged, tied face down to my bed, and raped by both.” […]

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The loud silence of rape survivors

The loud silence of rape survivors

| March 11, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent FOURTH IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–An online survey of sexual assault survivors conducted as part of this series vividly captures the fear and reluctance black women rape survivors exhibit about sharing their ordeal with others: From a young woman, drugged and raped by a man she met at a […]

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Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

Some faith leaders victimize rape survivors again

| March 4, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent THIRD IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–Simone Oliver had always been called, as they say in the religious community. She was active in the Baptist church throughout her youth, playing piano for the youth choir and even ghostwriting sermons for several pastors as a teen. She loved Scripture, loved preaching, […]

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Rape’s other victims

Rape’s other victims

| February 24, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent SECOND IN A SERIES WASHINGTON (NNPA)–The first time Tiffany Perry learned about her conception, she was too innocent to fully understand the gentle explanation her mother was offering, too young to process such a heavy and complicated behavior. What she distinctly remembers is watching “Oprah” with her mom a […]

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Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

Rape and the myth of ‘the strong black woman’

| February 10, 2015

A woman gets raped every two minutes in the U.S. According to the U.S. Justice Department, nearly one of every five black women–19 percent–are raped each year. Many experts suspect those figures severely understate the problem. For example, research by the Black Women’s Blueprint Inc., a New York City-based civil and human rights organization of […]

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‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

‘Friends’ desert Bill Cosby when he needs them most

| November 26, 2014

By Raynard Jackson NNPA Columnist “Hey, hey, hey (in my best Fat Albert’s voice), please listen to what I have to say. My friend Bill Cosby is in trouble today.” Even Fat Albert knows Bill Cosby is getting a raw deal. As a public relations/crisis management professional, I have worked with some of the biggest […]

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Thanksgiving eve holds extra risk of sexual assualt

| November 25, 2014

Courtesy of the Sexual Assualt Treatment Center FORT WAYNE—Thanksgiving eve, sometimes known as Black Wednesday, is traditionally the biggest bar night of the year. “It’s not just folks in their 20s who are enjoying a beer or a cocktail the night before they Indulge  in  turkey and dressing,” local bar owner Steve Gard said. “The […]

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Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

Drone war on Somalia fails to protect women raped by ‘defenders’

| September 10, 2014

(GIN)–A U.S. drone war on the insurgency in Somalia has overlooked the war on women–specifically the abuse, rapes and attacks on women and girls by AMISOM—the African Union Mission in Somalia, a new report by Human Rights Watch has disclosed. In its report titled “The Power These Men Have Over Us,” the New York-based Human […]

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