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After hours of testimony, bill prohibiting dedicated lanes for public transportation passes Senate committee

By BENJAMIN THORP A senate committee voted Thursday to approve a bill that prohibits dedicated lanes for public transportation.  Those opposed to the bill say it...

We need Dr. King’s wisdom more than ever

On January 15th, 2024, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. would have been 95 years old. Each year – and often throughout the year -- we...

Zillow names Indianapolis one of hottest real estate markets for 2024

By BENTE BOUTHIER Indianapolis made Zillow’s top five hottest real estate markets for 2024, ranking behind two cities in Ohio and one in New York. Zillow...

Committees have a lot of power at the Indiana Statehouse: Here’s what you need to know

By REBECCA THIELE Legislative committees are important. They’re the first time bills are heard and often the only times the public can speak for or...

Black entrepreneurs address community health concerns with businesses that focus on wellness

Bad knees forced fitness enthusiast Kendra Blackett-Dibinga to quit her passion of running and training. But those same knee troubles ultimately lead her to...

Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Restore Voting Rights Act

Legislation that would retool and restore the Voting Rights Act was introduced in Congress on June 24.Sens. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Dick Durbin (D-Ill.), and...

Ronald McDonald House Charities offers $100,000 in scholarships

The Ronald McDonald House Charities (RMHC) of Central Indiana will award scholarships to Indiana students through the 2012 RMHC Scholarship program.RMHC offers scholarships to...

IBE youth program to host open house

The Indiana Black Expo, Inc. Youth Video Institute (YVI) is accepting applications for the fall semester and will host an Open House Oct. 13...

Ivy Tech President Thomas J. Snyder and Student Michael Rice selected to attend White House Community College Summit

INDIANAPOLIS –Ivy Tech Community College President Thomas J. Snyder and student Michael Rice have been invited by President Barack Obama and Dr. Jill Biden...

Has Obama lost his Blackness in the White House?

I understand that when Barack Obama took the presidential oath of office on that cold, sunny day in January 2009, he not only became...
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