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From exclusion to empowerment: Indiana Black lawyers & judges

Prior to 1900, there were very few Black lawyers practicing in and around Indianapolis. The first Black attorney admitted to the bar in Indianapolis was James T.V. Hill, who practiced law from 1882 to 1928 and was active in civic affairs.

Lead poisoning affecting literacy rates in Indianapolis

Indianapolis NAACP conducted lead testing in city schools and found shocking results. (Photo/provided by Gary Holland)

On This Day: Black Panther leader Fred Hampton assassinated

On December 4, 1969, Fred Hampton, a rising activist in the Black Panther Party (BPP), was assassinated in a raid led by the Chicago...

Indianapolis Recorder in Review: A year of triumphs and community impact 

As the year draws to a close, the Indianapolis Recorder looks back on a transformative year marked by remarkable achievements.  

Local organizations partner to raise awareness during National Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Lead poisoning is a public health issue that has affected people tremendously since the Industrial Revolution. Many people, specifically children, face lead-filled dangers daily....

The NAACP hosts 52nd Freedom Fund Banquet 

The Greater Indianapolis Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) hosted the 52nd Annual Freedom Fund Banquet Sept. 21....

Florida criticized for controversial Black history standards

The Florida Board of Education has recently given its approval for new standards aimed at teaching Black history in public schools. However, the decision...

Till (Till you do right by me…)

We entered hushed, our eyes spoke, and with our heads, we greeted hello. Old friends broke the silence by introducing children and grandchildren. Blacks...

Florida’s history standards claim slavery included ‘benefit’ to Black Americans

Florida Board of Education approved controversial new standards for teaching Black history in the state’s public schools. The move has already received criticism from the president...

The NAACP calls on Biden to keep his student loan promise amid congressional and legal challenges

The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) has sent an open letter to President Biden urging him to push forward with...
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