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Expo should drop out of concert biz Indy’s schools need detailed dropout data

In the early 1980s, a group of major Indianapolis companies, institutions and organizations gathered at the old Stouffer’s Hotel on North Meridian Street at...

Try some tender, loving care

Indianapolis is slowly making its way up the “America’s Deadliest Cities” list. I remember a point in time when Gary was repeatedly cited as...

Expo has to do some major damage control

Overall, Indiana Black Expo’s Summer Celebration ran relatively smoothly. There were no major instances of crime or violence, nor were there as many infractions...

Starbucks disrespect of our community and Black Expo observations

In a week when strengthening Black-owned business was a major topic at Indiana Black Expo, Starbucks stuck a dagger into Indianapolis’ African-American community. Despite...

From PUSH to ‘nuts’ — Jesse Jackson’s incomprehensible gaffe

It was a stupid mistake. A hurtful verbal gaffe that insulted African-Americans almost as much as a 1984 remark insulted Jews. Just as he...

Judging youth by the clothes they wear

Perception is everything. Whether it’s fair or not, oftentimes the way people perceive others to be determines the way in which that person treats...

Mayor Ballard and some Black ministers share credibility gap with community

The problem with asking for direct command and control of the police department is eventually you have to take responsibility. That’s what happened to...

Standing up for Michelle Obama

Michelle Obama, wife of presumptive Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama, is a highly skilled and respectable woman. So much in fact that she graduated...

Texas gunslinger was judge, jury and executioner

I have a comparison for you. Currently there is an African-American woman serving life in prison for shooting and killing the man who molested...

The Star wants black politicians to waive their constitutional rights

The Editor of Indianapolis Star was agitated. I ran into Dennis Ryerson, the Star’s vice president and editor at the start of an off-the-record...


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