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Not here for it

Ever since President Joe Biden spoke of unity in his inauguration address, the word has been ubiquitous. Everywhere I turn, it’s there: Unity. I’m not...

What censorship is — and isn’t

The First Amendment enshrines one of Americans’ most cherished rights. What we usually refer to as “free speech” is foundational to our democratic republic....

Black community should consider the vaccine; I did

So I did a thing. I got the COVID-19 vaccine dose No. 1.  Me. Well educated, informed, afraid and adamant that I would not. It took...

Colorblind is not a good goal

The other day I heard someone say he was taught not to notice race or color and isn’t that the goal? I’ve heard this...

Can Democrats work with … Democrats?

What happens when the dog catches the bumper that he’s been chasing?I vividly recall the jubilation that I felt as my then-wife and I...

Compliant leadership costs corporations more than $190 billion

Have you ever heard the phrase “comfort zones are meant to be broken”? In our human mindsets (often tainted by years of “programming” within...

Our country is better than this

On Oct. 20, 2020, Dr. Chaniece Wallace, a vibrant 30-year-old pediatric chief resident at Indiana University’s medical school, died of postpartum complications. Her death,...

The crisis of white squatters rights

The white-on-white crime events of Jan. 6 at the U.S. Capitol was an eye-soaring squint into the internal class contradictions of white supremacy. More...

New Big Hackberry Nature Trail takes shape with Waterway collaborations

Reconnecting to Our Waterways’ (ROW) waterway committee volunteers meeting monthly to determine fun, positive and unique ways to connect the community with the waterways...

Improving health care for Black women

I am a patient of the Indiana University Health System, and I can very honestly share that I’ve had extremely positive experiences and outcomes....

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