Tag: violence

Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

Ending community violence requires long-term solutions

| July 20, 2016

By Jonathan Ray Special to Frost Illustrated The recent shootings in Fort Wayne raises complex and confounding questions and in response many people have attempted to define the problem narrowly focused on symptoms rather than solution that cause community change. Focusing on changes that are solely focused on symptoms is like the story of the […]

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Community cries out for ‘No More Bloodshed!’ in Houston

Community cries out for ‘No More Bloodshed!’ in Houston

| December 4, 2015

Group addressing black-on-black violence, murders By Jeffrey L. Boney Special to the NNPA News Wire from the Houston Forward Times HOUSTON—According to national ratings (NeighborhoodScout.com) the neighborhood near Cullen and Scott in Houston’s Sunnyside is being considered the second most dangerous neighborhood in America. This past July, police were called out to investigate after a […]

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Black women face increased violence

Black women face increased violence

| October 2, 2015

By Jazelle Hunt NNPA Washington Correspondent WASHINGTON (NNPA)—Black women were murdered at more than double the rate of white women in 2012 and almost all (92 percent) of these women knew their assailant, according a report titled, “When Men Murder Women” by the Violence Policy Center. The annual study, now in its 17th year, “examines FBI […]

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‘Stand Against Violence’ with ‘We Say No!’ Sept. 2

‘Stand Against Violence’ with ‘We Say No!’ Sept. 2

| September 23, 2015

FORT WAYNE—Bishop Malcolm Howell said he knows a clear pathway to curtailing the violence that plagues our community. It isn’t programs;  jobs and education alone won’t do it. “We need God!” explained Bishop Howell—plain and simple. That’s why Bishop Howell and other concerned members of the clergy and the community are inviting the public to […]

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Activists take to streets as Baltimore records 100th homicide of year

Activists take to streets as Baltimore records 100th homicide of year

| June 3, 2015 | Reply

By Kamau High Special to the NNPA from the Afro-American Newspaper One day after the 100th homicide in Baltimore was recorded, a group held a rally calling for people to get involved in stopping the violence wracking the city. About 40 activists gathered on N. Pulaski Street and Edmondson Avenue in the Western District at […]

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Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

Some folks working to cure the plague of violence in the community

| May 12, 2015

Frost Illustrated Staff Report In recent weeks, Frost Illustrated has devoted significant attention to the rash of police killings of unarmed black men around the nation and protests aimed at holding rogue police officers and out of control police departments accountable for their actions. We also took the time to point out that black on […]

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Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

Celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March

| May 1, 2015

By Benjamin F. Chavis Jr. NNPA Columnist On Oct. 16, we will commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Million Man March. In the subsequent two decades black Americans have experienced great triumphs, tragedies and tribulations. This anniversary of the Million Man March will have a special meaning and significance for Black America and all who […]

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One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

One dead, one injured in Greene Street shooting

| April 10, 2015

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 10:30 p.m., April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 1300 block of Greene Street in reference to a shooting investigation. As officers arrived on the scene, they located two victims suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Paramedics arrived on the scene and administered medical attention to the victims before […]

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Credit prayer, God with reduction of city homicides

Credit prayer, God with reduction of city homicides

| February 7, 2015

By the Rev. Arsben D. Jennings Special to Frost Illustrated My name is Reverend Arsben Dennis Jennings and I am not addressing my accomplishments here in the city of Fort Wayne for egotistical or self-centered or boastful, proud reasons.  I simply want to point out progress that has been made in this community that may […]

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France’s history of violence

France’s history of violence

| January 27, 2015

By Bill Fletcher Jr. NNPA Columnist In the aftermath of the killings of staff at the Charlie Hebdo magazine in Paris, there has been near universal outrage, and correctly so. The murders were brutal and indefensible, and whether coordinated or not with any terrorist organizations, were acts of terror. Yet, there is something very disturbing […]

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