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Sotomayor’s appointment may save Troy Davis’ life

As Judge Sonia Sotomayor presents herself before members of the Senate Judiciary Committee this week, during what seems to be a very positive confirmation...

Get it together and do what’s best for your children

Parents are the key determinants of how a child is raised, and sometimes even how that child is perceived by certain members of society....

Legislative losers: African-Americans, Indianapolis schools and Indianapolis’ mayor

African-Americans in Indiana, especially Indianapolis, were losers when the state budget passed in the sudden death legislative session last Tuesday. The vicious way the...

STDs are impacting too many in our community

When it comes to the topic of sexuality, I find that many issues are still off limits. This came to light recently when I...

Judge Payne

It’s the middle of the night and some Indianapolis children are in crisis. Their parents have been accused of a crime, suffered harm or...

Reflecting on MJ, welcoming change for the city

Last week the world lost the greatest entertainer of all time. Never before has a musical icon catapulted to the level that Michael Jackson...

After the apology — pass the Conyers bill

I am not sure how I feel about the United States Senate unanimously passing a resolution apologizing for the historic mistreatment of African-American people....

Community policing doesn’t work if police play favorites in the community

An article in Saturday’s Indianapolis Star said that community leaders are trusting the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) in the wake of police misconduct...

Accolades to Iranian women for taking a stand

Prior to Iran’s election, early reports showed that the presidential race between incumbent Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and opposition leader Mir Hossein Moussavi would be closely...

CITIZEN JOURNALISM: Young black artists challenge stereotypes

When speaking of young males, young males of color and specifically young males of color living in low-income and public housing sections of the...


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