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Black History Matters 2021

Bill Mays soared in business and saved the Recorder

Bill Mays, whose philanthropic and business footprints stretched all over Indianapolis, prioritized the advancement and preservation of the city’s African American community. His two...

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...

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...

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...

Whitley Yates is ‘unbought and unbothered’

Whitley Yates couldn’t understand as a 12-year-old why her grandfather would send her to live at a children’s home. It didn’t make sense for...

Art kept her ‘above water.’ Now it’s her full-time job

Shaunt’e Lewis was the student in school who would rather doodle on everything than actually do the assigned work. She was always the creative and...

Kelli Jones wants tech to work for Black people, too

Kelli Jones sees a two-sided problem when it comes to making sure Black business owners can take advantage of the opportunities in technology. First, many...

IU Health doctor chose medicine to help people

Lauren Nephew decided in third grade she wanted to become a physician. Not because it’s what she grew up around — there were no...


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