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Community land trust: a proven model to address Indy’s housing crisis

The COVID-19 pandemic aggravated an already severe housing crisis. As property values and housing costs skyrocket downtown, lower-income residents are pushed further out to...

Smith: The Black movie theater experience

“A wistful desire to return in thought or in fact to a former time in one’s life, to one’s home or homeland, or to...

Shabazz: Yes, I got shot

Although there are very few things that surprise me in this world, I have to admit I was a bit taken back by some...

The implications of Dr. Martin Luther King’s life to American education today

As we commemorate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s birthday, I am often struck by portrayals of his relevance through excerpts of his speeches and...

Smith: Mocking Dr. King’s legacy

In a few days, those of us who actually know — and who genuinely embrace — Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s legacy will endure...

Abdul-Rahman: Advocating for environmental justice in Black communities

As we embark on a new year, I’ve had time to reflect on what I experienced in Glasgow, Scotland, at the 2021 United Nations...

Smith: Moving forward is (can be) painful

Like many, I put on COVID weight. Thirty whole pounds to be exact. I didn’t recognize myself in the mirror. My clothes fit differently....

Shabazz: A resolution for 2022

To be honest, I’ve never been a big fan of New Year’s resolutions. Why wait until Jan. 1 to lose weight, start paying off debt,...

Smith: Facing mortality

“It’s time for a biopsy.” My doctor spoke those words calmly, though not necessarily solemnly. He added, in his matter-of-fact manner, “It could just...

Jones: Impressions of schooling

My mother is a fierce warrior for education. She is not a teacher or principal. She has never worked in the State House or...


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