By Denise Porter-Ross Leathers—As we reminisce about how things were in the past, we must be willing to make some changes to take the steps necessary to build a prosperous future for the next generations.
LET’S DO BETTER Despite this community’s efforts to eradicate or at the least diminish the killing of young black males, the senseless violence continues. And, making the violence more heartbreaking, young black males are killing and maiming each other. In addition, to some degree, parents, relatives, friends, mentors and community individuals, groups, and institutions have […]
FORT WAYNE—The Rescue Mission and the Fort Wayne Urban League are partnering together to host a Community Forgiveness and Reconciliation Symposium on October 16, 2013 at 6:00pm. The event will take place at the Urban League (2135 S Hanna St., Fort Wayne, IN 46803). “We find ourselves grieving the loss of 33 members of our great city. The Urban League and The Rescue Mission are […]
Reports courtesy of Mike Joyner, Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department FORT WAYNE—At approximately 2:23 a.m., Sept. 11, the City of Fort Wayne Police Department responded to the 3100 block of Lillie Street in reference to a shooting. Officers arrived on scene and located a male victim in the north/south alley between […]
The song is a testament to overcoming all struggles of life and persevering through any tribulation. Whether it be a lost of a loved one, drug addiction, crime or any other battle that we as a people have to fight, it is essential we strive for our inner lights to SHINE and let LOVE submerge the darkness!
JONESBORO, Ark.—The mother of a young, black man fatally shot while handcuffed in the back seat of a police cruiser has filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against two Jonesboro Arkansas police officers, their chief, and the city.
A report titled, “Protect Children, Not Guns 2013,” paints a grim picture of the national gun violence epidemic that is the second-leading cause of death among all children ages one through 19. Only car accidents claim the lives of more children and teenagers than guns.