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A Supreme Mess

Remember, not so long ago, when Republicans pretended to dislike “judicial activism”? Well, a couple of weeks ago, the Republican-led Supreme Court decided that...

Richard Nixon Was Correct

How many times have you heard that phrase? I’m guessing that it’s not been frequent, but it’s true in at least one instance. In...

More than skin deep

The brilliant Harlem Renaissance writer and anthropologist, Zora Neale Hurston, is frequently cited for her aphorism, “All my skinfolk ain’t kinfolk.” Hurston was referencing...

New world orderless

At a meeting with Western powers in November 1956, Soviet General Secretary Nikita Khrushchev delivered a speech in which he warned his Cold War...

The Cost of Free Speech

It is fair to say that Salman Rushdie, the widely celebrated author, is one of the world’s foremost champions of free speech. Rushdie, who...

No More Excuses

Remember Shirley Sherrod? Relatively few people do. Ms. Sherrod was hired in 2009 to work for then President Barack Obama’s USDA as its Georgia...

Indianapolis nonprofit celebrates 30 years of empowering men and their families  

A buff-brick building sits on a busy one-way street near Downtown Indianapolis. It is swallowed by a host of maple trees, the Indianapolis Children’s...

Affordable Housing Initiative Helps Recruit, Retain Black Teachers in Education

INDIANAPOLIS: The Educate ME Foundation is assisting Black educators achieve homeownership through its Teacherville initiative. This program aims to reduce the barriers to homeownership...

Crimson stain

In a stunning reversal, Dr. Claudine Gay abruptly abdicated the presidency at Harvard. Having done so, the first Black president of America’s most prestigious...

When the shooting stopped

After six months of savage fighting, soldiers on both sides were firmly ensconced in their respective trenches. Bullets had incessantly rifled through the air....
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