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Why no plan from Jefferson Shreve to partner with Black leadership on moving city forward?

Mayoral candidate Jefferson Shreve affirmed that he would not have a plan to work on Black issues faced by the Black community in a...

Ruling paves way for longer sentence in George Floyd’s death

By AMY FORLITI MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A Minnesota judge has ruled that there were aggravating factors in the death of George Floyd, paving the way...

4 ex-cops indicted on US civil rights charges in Floyd death

By AMY FORLITI and MIKE BALSAMO MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — A federal grand jury has indicted the four former Minneapolis police officers involved in George...

Boyd: ‘Tears of relief’

Yesterday I cried. The tears that streamed down my face weren’t tears of joy; they were tears of relief.Relief that the man who murdered George...

Smith: Breathing a little easier

“He mattered because he was a human being.” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison delivered these solemn, simple, sermonic words at a press conference following the...

Expert: Chauvin never took knee off Floyd’s neck

By AMY FORLITI, STEVE KARNOWSKI and TAMMY WEBBER MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Officer Derek Chauvin had his knee on George Floyd’s neck — and was bearing down with...

Civil rights icon ‘visits’ Children’s Museum

In the wake of continued civil unrest, Ruby Bridges took part in a virtual conversation with the Children’s Museum of Indianapolis to discuss current...

We hurt, we cry, and we continue to ask why: The killing of George Floyd

June 12, 2020 marks the 57th anniversary of the killing of my cousin, Medgar Evers, who was shot in the back in his driveway...

Police reform revisited again?

In July 2017, I wrote about Indianapolis’s attempt to reform the police after the killing of Aaron Bailey.This piece could have been written yesterday....

Working to create equity in IPS

As a Black man, father, son and husband, I continue to grieve the violent deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Dreasjon Reed, and the...
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