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Black History 2021

Co-founder of National Black Chamber of Commerce dies

Kayanne “Kay” DeBow, co-founder of the National Black Chamber of Commerce (NBCC), died July 19, 2021 at the age of 63. Her death was...

Nichelle Hayes named ‘Mover and Shaker’

Nichelle M. Hayes, founder of the Indianapolis Public Library’s Center for Black Literature and Culture (CLBC) was named a 2021 “Mover and Shaker” by...

‘I want more women of color competing’: Miss Indiana crowns 6th Black queen

When the emcee named Dyna Martinez as first runner-up of the Miss Indiana 2021 pageant, Braxton Hiser could not contain her excitement because she...

City leaders celebrate 100th anniversary of Frederick Douglass Park

City leaders and community members kicked off the 100th anniversary celebration of Frederick Douglass Park during a press conference July 7. Named after the abolitionist,...

‘Do your research. Celebrate it’: Juneteenth continues to grow

Shelley Covington found out about Juneteenth five years ago when she was working with students doing research on Black history. One of her students...

Indianapolis Recorder wins big

The Indianapolis Recorder won 18 awards at the Society of Professional Journalism Best in Indiana Journalism Awards. The record number of awards is especially gratifying...

Recorder names Chief Marketing and Branding Strategist

The Indianapolis Recorder is pleased to announce Brandi Sasore has joined its team in the role of Chief Marketing and Branding Strategist. Sasore will...

Eleven Fifty Academy Supports Entrepreneurship

by Kara Kavensky  Entrepreneurship is a huge component of technology. In fact, innovation and entrepreneurship are so tightly intertwined, there could not be one without...

Army veteran finds more ways to serve

Melanie Harris had it all planned out. She was going to retire and finally have time to relax. She loves gardening in the summer...

Pop-up park opening will remember Belmont Beach

In the 1930s, the White River — named for the white limestone sand that originally appeared at the bottom of the river — was...


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