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Shabazz: Poll: African American attitudes on crime, COVID-19 and charter schools

When it comes to crime and public safety, a clear majority of registered African American voters in Marion County think the city is less...

Library environment far from tranquil for many Black employees

The allegations leveled by Indianapolis Public Library employees regarding the CEO, Jackie Nytes, and the culture of the library demonstrate something is amiss. That’s an...

Boyd: Smokescreens and mirrors

I recently received an email. It’s not unusual for me to receive emails as I receive a large amount every day. However, this email...

Smith: The nuances of ‘Uncle Tom’

For nearly as far back as I can recall, I have been familiar with “Uncle Tom.” Of course, that is the name of the...

Boyd: ‘Tears of relief’

Yesterday I cried. The tears that streamed down my face weren’t tears of joy; they were tears of relief.Relief that the man who murdered George...

Smith: Breathing a little easier

“He mattered because he was a human being.” Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison delivered these solemn, simple, sermonic words at a press conference following the...

Don’t limit Indiana students

I’m disappointed in the Indiana General Assembly. In their effort to make things better for Indiana high school students, they may be doing the opposite. This...

It’s getting hot in here

“We will bury you!” Thus proclaimed then-Soviet leader Nikita Khrushchev — via his translator — at the Polish Embassy in Moscow in 1956. Twelve...

Voter suppression efforts continue

The right to vote is central to democracy. It’s what makes our country so great. One person, one vote. Your vote counts. Your vote...

Protecting a real Black princess

I watched Oprah’s interview with Prince Harry and Princess Meghan. (I don’t know if they still have these official titles, but I don’t care...
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