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Black History 2021

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...

David Hampton finds where he can use all of his talents

David Hampton has a good problem. He has plenty of talents, and he knows it.The issue for Hampton, a former pastor and deputy mayor,...

Former IUPUI research analyst moves equity push to state government

After more than five years of establishing herself as one of the great local authorities on social policy and equity, Breanca Merritt followed her...

Allen pushed to create change for black males

Kenneth Allen deserves as much credit as anyone for Indianapolis reestablishing a local commission on African American males. Allen spent four years as chairman of...

Young activists led the way in a turbulent 2020

Following the police-action shooting death of Dreasjon Reed and the murder of George Floyd in Minneapolis, protesters led by Indy10 Black Lives Matter were...

IPS superintendent remembers those who came before her

Aleesia Johnson is the first African American female to lead Indiana’s largest school district, but she’s quick to point out that she certainly wasn’t...


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