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Reading is fundamental

It’s fair to say that my immediate family’s financial resources were relatively scarce when I was a child. Fortunately, we never went without meals...

Looking to the past to inform and direct the future: A glimpse into Butler University

Watch week 11 podcast here. It is back to school, college move-in, and families are saying their goodbyes. Children welcome newfound freedoms, and trepidation is...

Time to abandon legacy admissions

I was a first-generation college student. Even at a very young age I understood the importance of obtaining a degree, and I always had...

State budget inadvertently funding school-to-prison pipeline

In the biennial budget, the state has appropriated $800 million more in cash for revised upward estimates for the Westville Correctional Facility rebuild. This...

Don’t call it a comeback, I been here for [50] years…

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOv4h1UC1g8 Hip Hop turned 50 this week, and like LL Cool J said, don't call it a comeback. It has been here for years. As...


The abbreviation BPM has several meanings. There’s “Beats Per Minute”. That usually refers to one’s heartbeat, but it can also refer to musical beats....

Why we need diversity programs

Attempts to erase Black identity and history predate colonization and slavery, but recently, some ideologues and elected officials have doubled down on attempts to...

Book bans & public libraries

"They be our national treasure / they be / our priceless charge" (A Dark and Splendid Mass 47-48) are the lingering words of Mari...

Banks addressing Black business debt aversion is good business and good for city

Addressing debt aversion due to poor relationships between banks and the Black community is good for banks and the city.   The Biennial Black Business...

In a small town

Around the time of Bacon’s Rebellion in Virginia (1676-1677), the word “white” appears in a legal document for the first time in our history...


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