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Smith: ‘This isn’t a hoax. This isn’t a game.’ It’s reality.

I’m confused.  The date was Aug. 11, 2021. The time was 2:25 p.m. I received the following message from my children’s school district superintendent. “We have...

FEAR: Given to you, driven by you — Part One

An examination of Kendrick Lamar’s 'Fear' and imposter syndrome Entering the brightly lit room with sweaty palms gripping a leather notebook, I nervously asked for...

Shabazz: Coming back to America

I was recently asked what it’s like to be me. The pat answer I give is fantastic. However, the person asking the question wanted...

Lichtenstein: Unmasked: remembering a lynching

The postcard of two mutilated Black bodies hanging from a tree remains difficult to look at to this day. The photographer’s eye on Aug....

Why difficult conversations matter

Many people fear broaching the subject of race and even avoid having this difficult conversation. We’re scared of making matters worse, feeling attacked or criticized, coming across...

Gonzalez: How shame halts reconciliation, healing, and unity

I would like to lead this column with a direct quote from author and activist, Jo Luehmann: “You can’t experience what you can’t experience....

25 years of empowerment

According to the Domestic Violence Network, in Indiana, 40.4% of women and 26.8% of men experience intimate partner physical violence, intimate partner sexual violence...

Life worth living: three steps to take toward carbon neutrality

According to the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication, over 50% of Hoosiers are worried about climate, as it continues to be negatively affected by carbon...

Shabazz: The power of peace

There’s a good chance that many of us are surrounded by chaos, rather it be worldly affairs or even in our own homes. You...

Think About It: How to debunk the CRT lie

Critical race theory (CRT) conspiracy mania continues. The hysterical and faulty belief that a graduate level legal theory is being taught to our babies as young as kindergarten...


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