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Indy’s Labor Day legacy: Understanding its past for a better present and future

Indianapolis first observed Labor Day on Sunday, September 19, 1886.

‘Under the Skin: The Hidden Toll of Racism on American Lives and on the Health of our Nation’ 

On Sept. 19, the Indy Chapter of the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE) is hosting a networking, Q&A, book signing and give-a-way. 

101 candles and counting: Indianapolis minister celebrates 101st birthday

Inside the sanctuary of Martindale-Brightwood's Harvest Christian Fellowship Church Aug. 13, a minister preached in the pulpit a day after turning 101 years old.

Gen Con BIPOC Lounge offers safe space for minority gamers

Gen Con, the largest and longest-running tabletop gaming convention in the nation, hosted over 70,000 attendees at the Indiana Convention Center Aug. 3-6.

Lincoln Exhibit: Highlighting Black leaders during Lincoln’s presidency

“Influencing Lincoln, The Pursuit of Black Freedom” is the new exhibit on display in the Indiana State Museum.

Member of ‘Central Park Five’ is running for office

NEW YORK (AP) — Some consider Yusef Salaam a folk hero as a member of the "Central Park Five," the group of teenagers wrongly convicted of raping a white jogger in a brutal attack 34 years ago. Now he's banking on his painful past to help win a seat on the New York City Council. Salaam says he offers a new voice that can speak about his community's pain. His opponents are two state lawmakers who have had a long history in politics and say he doesn't know enough about how local government works. Nevertheless, they acknowledge that they will have to overcome Salaam's celebrity and public knowledge of his experience in the justice system.

PHOTOS: 4th annual Community Peace Walk

The annual Community Peace Walk is a celebration of young Black voices in the Martindale-Brightwood community speaking on issues that are important to them.

Hidden history and freedom: Indiana’s unsung heroes of Juneteenth

Garland H. White was born into slavery in 1829. Congressman Robert Toombs, who went on to serve in the Confederacy as a general during...

Juneteenth events: 31st annual Eiteljorg Indian Market and Festival  

The Eiteljorg will be hosting their annual Juneteenth and Jazz Community Celebration this Saturday, June 17 at the museum.

Landscapers creating a neighborhood sanctuary on Indy’s eastside for Juneteenth 

The family-owned landscaping business Heath Outdoor plans to transform the outside area of Mackida Loveal & Trip Outreach Center (MLT) this Juneteenth.   The company implements...

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