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Black-on-black murder: a 'national disgrace'

Black-on-black murder: a 'national disgrace'

Where is the outrage over the Trayvons in our own communities?

By Larry Miller
Special to the NNPA from the Philadelphia Tribune

The shooting death of Trayvon Martin has been called everything from a national tragedy to a national disgrace; a...

Zimmerman remains in custody


George E. Curry

Investigators say shooter ‘profiled’ Trayvon Martin

WASHINGTON—Two investigators working for Florida Special Prosecutor Angela Corey in the fatal shooting of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin have filed court documents saying George Zimmerman, who was arrested last week, “profiled” the black youth in Sanford, Fla.

Zimmerman, who had been free since killing Martin on Feb. 26, turned himself in to the authorities April 11 and was immediately charged with second-degree murder, which could land him a life sentence.

He appeared in court for...

Don't forget the victims


Nikki Tabron-Booker

Sensationalism surrounding crimes can overshadow healing

By Nikki Tabron-Booker
Special Correspondent

We worry so much about getting justice but what happens after justice is served? What about the victims? What about their families? How do they rebuild and move on? These are questions that are seldom visited. However, we should consider the aftermath of crime and whom it really affects.

There are so many stories such as Trayvon Martin’s or Aliahna Lemmon’s. They are the headliners, current news, media grabbing, heartwrenching stories screaming...

Mayor Henry, Blues Woman of the Year Lockridge featured at Link Up event

FORT WAYNE-Link Up Creative Networking is scheduled to host a networking and social mixer event from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m., April 18 at Calhoun...

Metro announces Fair Housing Conference

The Metropolitan Human Relations Commission 2012 Fair Housing Conference will take place 2 p.m. to 5 p.m., April 20, at the Renaissance Pointe YMCA, 2323...

Marshal shot, suspect killed in Fort Wayne shootout

Reports courtesy of Raquel Foster Public Information Officer, City of Fort Wayne Police Department

FORT WAYNE—At approximately 11:30 p.m., April 9, officers with the Fort Wayne...

Voices of Unity fashion show fundraiser set for May 12

Don't forget the victims

FORT WAYNE—The renowned Voices of Unity choir—a program of the Unity Performing Arts Foundation (UPAF)—is scheduled to hold a fashion show at 4 p.m., May...

Knight Donor-Advised Fund grants $60,000

Fort Wayne —The John S. and James L. Knight Donor Advised Fund through the Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne recently awarded two grants totaling...

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Don't forget the victims

Does anyone remember this? This group photo of women and girls was taken some time ago here in Fort Wayne. It appears to be an...


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