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AACI holds protest at Statehouse

The African American Coalition of Indianapolis (AACI) and community supporters held a silent protest at the Indiana Statehouse on March 2 in reaction to...

Some COVID-19 restrictions lifted

Allowable capacity in restaurants, bars and music venues will increase March 1. Looking at data in Marion County, Mayor Joe Hogsett and Dr. Virginia Caine,...

City officials unsure when NYU public safety partnership will conclude

Mayor Joe Hogsett announced a partnership with the Criminal Justice Lab at New York University’s School of Law in June 2020 to chart a...

IBLC calls for reprimands, implicit bias training

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) are calling for implicit bias training for Indiana House and Senate members and for Indiana Republican...

Indiana Democrats respond to ‘boos’ and alleged violence from Republicans

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) have been offered bodyguards following two incidents that occurred Feb. 18. According to Rep. Vanessa Summers, D-Indianapolis,...

New diversity czar takes office

When Karrah Herring was named Indiana’s first equity, inclusion and opportunity officer by Gov. Eric Holcomb in November 2020, she was planning ways to balance her work and her...

Tackling infant and maternal mortality in the Indiana Legislature

Roughly 53 out of 100,000 Black Hoosier women die giving birth every year. Fourteen Black babies out of every 100,000 births died in 2019.   While...

State lawmakers override Holcomb’s veto, weaken renter protections in Indy

The Indiana House of Representatives voted Feb. 17 to override Gov. Eric Holcomb's veto of a bill that would undo recent renter protections passed...

Hearing scheduled for bill to change oversight of IMPD

A controversial bill that would give the governor and a state board oversight of the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department will be heard Feb. 16...

Senate puts local renter protections back on chopping block

The Indiana Senate voted Feb. 8 to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of a bill that would have nullified recently passed renter protections in...

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