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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....

Poetic justice?

On Jan. 6, we witnessed an insurrection in our nation’s capital. Violent supporters mesmerized by the inflammatory words of Donald Trump, a United States...

Institutional racism is real

When Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a segregated bus to a white man in Montgomery, Alabama, on Dec. 1, 1955,...

Heaviness and hope

The start of a new year comes with a sense of hope, a clean slate and reflective thoughts of the past. To put it simply,...

Dennis Murphy: Our path forward: Ensuring trust, equity in health care

The COVID-19 pandemic has laid bare persistent, systemic racial disparities in communities across the United States, including the lasting effect of inequality in medical...

Letter to the Editor: Please get your flu vaccination

Vaccines are one of the most important measures we have to protect ourselves against infectious diseases. According to the World Health Organization, vaccines are...

The myth of the perfect victim

“The victims were Black, and the reports are so written as to make it appear that the helpless creatures deserved the fate which overtook...


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