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Cash bail system creates inequities for those living in poverty

In 2016, Hamilton County ended cash bail and instead did a “risk assessment” for each case. After evaluation in 2018, officials said the program...

Martindale-Brightwood to get $3.5 million in investments from city

The Martindale-Brightwood community will receive about $3.5 million in investments over the next three years aimed at helping current homeowners and getting more families...

Legislation could heavily impact Black community

Several bills that could have a significant impact on Black Hoosiers have made it through one half of the legislative process and are now...

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...

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