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IBLC legislative agenda emphasizes education, support for students of color

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus announced its 2023 legislative agenda, which focuses on closing the education achievement gap and providing additional support to students...

February recognized as Teen Dating Violence Awareness Month

A resolution authored by Rep. Robin Shackleford, D-Indianapolis, was approved by the Indiana House of Representatives on Feb. 28, declaring February Teen Dating Violence...

Breaux discusses health equity, state of legislature

In her 16th year serving in the state legislature, Sen. Jean Breaux, D-District 34, is calling attention to the need for increased equity in...

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus announces legislative agenda

Legislation proposed by members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) includes restrictions on cash bail for nonviolent offenders, discriminatory lending practices and efforts...

Shackleford: HB 1006: The Great Compromise

When you hear the word compromise, you think of sacrifice, loss and war. While that may be the case in many compromises, House Bill...

IBLC calls for reprimands, implicit bias training

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) are calling for implicit bias training for Indiana House and Senate members and for Indiana Republican...

Indiana Democrats respond to ‘boos’ and alleged violence from Republicans

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) have been offered bodyguards following two incidents that occurred Feb. 18. According to Rep. Vanessa Summers, D-Indianapolis,...

Tackling infant and maternal mortality in the Indiana Legislature

Roughly 53 out of 100,000 Black Hoosier women die giving birth every year. Fourteen Black babies out of every 100,000 births died in 2019.   While...

IBLC announces updated justice reform agenda

The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus (IBLC) provided an update on its justice reform agenda during a press conference. Hoosiers were “given a front-row seat...

Black Legislators alarmed by proposed judicial selection bill

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus are concerned that a proposed judicial selection process would limit the diversity of Marion County’s superior court...
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