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Racial disparities in pools remain prevalent as swimming season begins

Memorial Day weekend is the beginning of pool season, but racial disparities regarding swimming and pool safety continue for Black people. According to the Centers...

Panel to discuss maternal, infant mortality

Every year, nearly 100 Hoosier women die during or shortly after childbirth. Black women are three to four times more likely than white women...

‘It makes our jobs harder’: police in emergency rooms

Two African American custodial workers at Indiana University Health Indianapolis were arrested last year by IU Health police on suspicion of a drug deal. They...

Breaking the stigma: Mental Health Awareness Month

For many people, the fear of being judged prevents them from seeking mental health care. For African Americans, that stigma is often heightened. Historical...

Women in NAACP Committee to host virtual forum

The Women in NAACP Committee will host a virtual forum from 6-8 p.m. May 20 on the Greater Indianapolis NAACP Facebook page. Attendees are...

City recommends loosening COVID-19 restrictions

Starting June 7, Marion County will loosen COVID-19 restrictions, including capacity limitations and the mask requirement for fully vaccinated individuals. The move follows recent...

Panel to discuss maternal and infant mortality

Hoosier mothers face one of the highest maternal mortality rates in the nation. For Black women in Indiana, the rate of death within the...

Record label joins local partners to feed Hoosier families

Atlanta-based record label Quality Control Music and the recently-formed Betty Brooks Foundation have partnered with Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) and Growing Places Indy to...

Reimbursement for COVID funerals

Families with a relative whose death was caused by COVID-19 may be eligible for reimbursement of funeral costs. Families can receive up to $9,000...

IU Health follwing new recommendations after death of Susan Moore

Note: This story has been edited to include an interview with IU Health CEO Dennis Murphy. Dennis Murphy, president and CEO of Indiana University Health,...

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