Tag: violence

The day I became my daddy

The day I became my daddy

| November 24, 2013

In each of our lives, there are those painful moments that mark and define us. They are made of the collective seconds of our pain. These moments are the chisel in the hands of time, forming within us our psycho-social-emotional and spiritual disposition.

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Pastor to begin second 40 day fast to stop violence

Pastor to begin second 40 day fast to stop violence

| November 18, 2013

On Nov. 16, the Rev. Bill McGill, senior pastor of Imani Baptist Temple is scheduled to begin his second 40-day water-only fast as his personal act of intervention to end the rash of violence in our community.

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A plea for justice

A plea for justice

| November 18, 2013

Writer’s fiancé, cousin among unsolved Fort Wayne murder cases—By Valencia Ray, Special to Frost Illustrated—”I have family members who have been murdered and we have not received any justice for them.”

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Voicing a community’s concerns

Voicing a community’s concerns

| November 12, 2013

Building Bridges to a Better Community makes special presentation to City Council

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Anger feeds prison, cemetery

Anger feeds prison, cemetery

| October 31, 2013

Having answers for anger we see in our three-year-olds is a start to helping to stop crimes “that happen” when they get older. Psychiatrists say anger—which leads to depression in children—is real. Recognizing the warning sign in our children early can help save lives.

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Changing our community—one step at a time

Changing our community—one step at a time

| October 24, 2013

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.

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Past time to declare war on black-on-black crime

Past time to declare war on black-on-black crime

| October 19, 2013

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 […]

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Aurora theater shooting survivor to speak at Community Forgiveness and Reconciliation Symposium

Aurora theater shooting survivor to speak at Community Forgiveness and Reconciliation Symposium

| October 16, 2013

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 […]

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Crime & Safety Briefs: Oct. 9 edition

Crime & Safety Briefs: Oct. 9 edition

| October 9, 2013

• Gunshots wound man on Oxford Street • Man fatally shot at Southbridge Apartments • Burglary suspect arrested • Canadian man critically injured in accident, leg amputated onsite

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Crime & Safety Briefs: Oct. 2 edition

| October 2, 2013

• Man dies after Sept. 21 shooting • Man critically injured in crash near day care center • Woman critically wounded in shooting

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