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How Merritt’s Black agenda came to be

When longtime Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt announced his candidacy for mayor of Indianapolis in January 2019, he and members of his campaign team...

How AACI plans to hold mayor accountable

As mayoral candidates spent the months leading up to the Nov. 5 election talking about what their administrations would do for Black people in...

Hogsett wins second term, Democrats gain stronger majority in city-county council

Marion County voters elected Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett, a Democrat, to his second term Nov. 5 and gave Democrats a stronger majority on the...

Mayoral candidates participate in final debate

Three mayoral candidates got one of their last widely publicized opportunities to appeal to voters during a third and final debate Oct. 28 at...

Candidates grilled on Black issues

Mayor Joe Hogsett and state Sen. Jim Merritt talked about issues that affect the African American community in a mayoral debate Oct. 21 at...

A Black agenda for Indianapolis building momentum

Community members and leaders gathered at Galilee Missionary Baptist Church on Oct. 18 to begin building the framework of what a Black agenda should...

Jim Merritt talks ‘Black agenda’

After the first mayoral debate Aug. 29, candidate Jim Merritt told reporters he would develop a Black agenda for his campaign.It’s noteworthy when any...

My “Black agenda”

Does Indianapolis’ Black community need an agenda? There seems to be a growing chorus that the answer is “yes.”During the Indianapolis Business Journal/Indy Chamber...
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