Tag: violence

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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A bridge past community violence

| October 1, 2013

I am so pleased that the community group that sprang forward out of the violence and difficulties that we have experienced this past year in our city is using the name, Building Bridges to a Better Community.

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Arrest made in Lillie Street homicide

| September 12, 2013

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 […]

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Premiere of Tasha DeNae song “Shine”

Premiere of Tasha DeNae song “Shine”

| September 11, 2013

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!

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Skeptical handcuffed son shot himself, grieving mother files suit

Skeptical handcuffed son shot himself, grieving mother files suit

| September 4, 2013

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.

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Gun violence leading cause of death of black children and teens

Gun violence leading cause of death of black children and teens

| August 14, 2013

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.

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