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Black History Matters

Read Black Poetry During National Poetry Month

April is National Poetry Month. As a former English teacher, I know that poetry is not everyone’s favorite genre. Students simply love it, or...

Black doctor defies the odds and creates more representation in medicine

Dr. Russell Ledet is the only Black man to match into a triple residency program anywhere in the United States in 2022. He’s also...

Capturing local history: Black excellence in education

From the first African American school to the first Black female Indianapolis Public Schools superintendent, the city has a plentiful history when it comes...

3 sisters portray historical Black women 

Dressed in historical gowns and bedazzled in period jewelry, three Indianapolis sisters are on a mission to bring historical Black figures to life through...

Sampson Levingston:Viewing the world through his eyes

Growing up in Indiana, Sampson Levingston always had an appreciation for the state’s history. A graduate of Cathedral High School in Indianapolis, Levingston majored in...

Lauren Gray and her father’s relationship continues to grow as she makes history

Lauren Gray graduated from the fire academy on Dec. 2, 2022, making her the first female African-American firefighter in Fishers. She found inspiration in...

Edward “Babe” Denny’s legacy carries on through generations

Edward “Babe” Denny carried his name with pride — although at first he didn’t have one. As the first Black motorcycle cop in the Indianapolis...

Former Bethel AME pastor assisted with Underground Railroad

Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church is the oldest African American Church in Indianapolis, and its former pastor, Rev. Willis R. Revels played a pivotal...

Indy-based artist Ess McKee is making her mark on the city

Multimedia and visual artist Ess McKee has been creating art in Indianapolis for more than 20 years. McKee was born and raised in Arizona and...

‘Taking up space’: How the Eighteen Art Collective is changing the narrative

Many Hoosiers are likely familiar with the Black Lives Matter mural painted on Indiana Avenue in 2020 — and unfortunately destroyed seven days later...


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