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Big or small – anti-litter efforts keep our waterways and communities clean

Do you know what happens to that cup, straw and lid that is tossed out a car window and lands in the street? Unless...

What do far east side residents want at former Oaktree Apartments site?

Paula Barrett never lived at Oaktree Apartments on the far east side but wasn’t a stranger to the area. She occasionally had to drive...

How ending federal pandemic unemployment programs could impact Black Hoosiers

In April 2020, when Indiana’s unemployment rate hit a record high of 16.9%, Tamarria Fernandez’s food service job was among the casualties. Fernandez, a cafeteria...

‘They have no hope’: Local officials, community differ on how to solve soaring homicide rates

When Paula Stone got into an argument with her 90-year-old neighbor last October, she thought the tension had hit its peak. A few weeks...

Black-owned firm leading architecture, engagement for prominent projects

Meticulous Design + Architecture, a Black-owned firm, is one of the leaders on two major projects in African American communities in Indianapolis, and its...

Naloxone disparities a matter of life and death

Out of 10,000 doses of naloxone — a lifesaving drug which can reverse an opioid overdose — distributed throughout Indiana, only one dose went...

Founding CEO of Fathers and Families reflects on a legacy

Dr. Wallace McClaughlin’s father was a struggling minister who experienced racism, poverty and a broken health care system in the Jim Crow South. He died of a stroke at 60. McClaughlin was...

Book review: ‘Dear Black Girl: Letters from Your Sisters on Stepping Into Your Power’

There’s some mail for you. And it’s not the e-variety, either; it was brought by a human, carried down the street and left at your...

Out and proud in school

At Fishback Creek Public Academy there were about 25 students in Mr. Cooper’s fifth grade class. Circular tables filled the room, and among the...

Food truck promotes community health, generational wealth

If you find yourself at the green and black food truck outside Cleo’s Bodega, there’s a good chance you’ll see 7-year-old Zanaya Slack peeking...

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