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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...

‘Water Scouts’: local documentary to highlight courageous girls

By KHEPRW Should. Could. Would. Did. These four words encompass the spirit of action within Girl Scouts Troop 2715. In the past year, this group...

Celebrating Black freedom

If you are looking for a place to celebrate Juneteenth with your friends and family, Indianapolis is the place to be. With several events...

Indianapolis Public Library launches summer reading programs

As students begin their summer vacation, the Indianapolis Public Library (IndyPL) announces its 102nd annual summer reading program.  This year’s theme, “Discover,” encourages students to...

New exhibit at Indiana State Museum features murals by local Black artists

A new exhibit featuring murals from local Black artists commemorating the one-year anniversary of George Floyd’s death is on display at the Indiana State...

Local bassist leads from the background, connects musicians

Bassist Ronald Hedrick, also known as Poncho, does not typically stand at the front of the stage when he performs. Instead of soaking up...

Ballroom culture: hidden in plain sight

When people hear the term “ballroom,” they think of a large room where two or more people perform various styles of dance. However, for...

Freetown Village Black History Moment: Gold and Glory Sweepstakes highlighted Black racing

The roar and excitement of cars racing around the track at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway was alluring to many. But Blacks were barred from participating....

What’s In A Name, Indy? Russell Allen Hill

The name “Russell Allen Hill” is likely one that you may not know, but it’s a name that you should. On Nov. 2, 2014, Russell...

Local children’s author draws inspiration from family

Author Sanya Gragg’s new book, “In Cahoots with My Boots,” features a young Black girl learning self-confidence through wearing her favorite shoes. The Carmel...


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