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Advocates for Indiana inmates to call for clemency

A group that advocates for Indiana inmates will host an event July 25 to advocate for clemency for a man convicted of murder in...

Despite community backlash, council approves more funding for IMPD

A tense interaction between community members and the city-county council led to the removal of members of Indy10 Black Lives Matter during the July...

Local Democrats praise American Rescue Plan, call for passage of PRO Act

Local Democratic Party leaders and voters gathered at the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Indianapolis headquarters July 8 to explain the benefits of the...

Judge: Indiana must continue federal unemployment benefits

By CASEY SMITH Associated Press/Report for America INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A Marion County judge ordered Friday that Indiana must continue the federal government's unemployment benefits, putting...

Study: Indiana more gerrymandered than 95% of country

Indiana’s electoral maps are more partisan than 95% of the country, according to a study released by Women4Change Indiana. The nonpartisan advocacy group commissioned a...

Former library board member: City-county council aware of allegations

This story has been updated to reflect the full statement from city-county council President Vop Osili and a statement from library board member Hope...

How ending federal pandemic unemployment programs could impact Black Hoosiers

In April 2020, when Indiana’s unemployment rate hit a record high of 16.9%, Tamarria Fernandez’s food service job was among the casualties. Fernandez, a cafeteria...

Indiana Poor People’s Campaign demands to end poverty and homelessness

Indiana Poor People’s Campaign held a press conference June 7 asking Indiana legislators to support the Third Reconstruction resolution, a 19-page document addressing issues...

Indianapolis Housing Agency to receive $1.5M to assist homeless

Indianapolis Housing Agency announced it will receive $1.5 million to provide Emergency Housing Vouchers to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming...

IBLC to hold town halls

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) will discuss the 2021 Legislative Session during three virtual town halls. The town halls will be 6 p.m. June...


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