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Tasha Jones

Poetry in Indianapolis: impact, influence and empathy

April is National Poetry Month, and Indianapolis’ poetry scene has deep roots in Black culture. Indianapolis-based poets Etheridge Knight and Mari Evans were both well-renowned...

Commentary: Corporate colonialism

It is May 27, 2023, nine months into Dr. Colette Pierce Burnette’s tenure, and the gallery is bustling with a noticeably more diverse crowd....

Big mama is gettin older, it’s time to talk

America is aging, a natural consequence of increased life expectancy and decreased birth rates. Witnessing the demographic transformation leaves one to testify to the...

Harriet Tubman’s descendants come to Indianapolis

"Oh, Harriet!" Natasha Spence's poem saturated the venue as people stood to their feet testifying in agreement as she unfurled why Harriet Tubman's contributions...

Dear God

Dear God, Are these wars and rumors of wars? Please forgive me if I am wrong for asking. At every turn, there is suffering...

What’s really the problem?

The education of Black children, or the right to educate Black children, has been a continued fight in the United States. To be a...

There will be no dimmed lights, we comfortable.

We showed up in droves, wearing ALL of the glitter, sequence, feathers, and metallic offered; in my case, sequence and feathers. We marched to...

Be nimble!

Psst! "Keep this between me and you; we are building in the cloud, so they cannot burn it down." These words stood erect in...

Celebrating Reginald L. Jones Sr. Day

The Indianapolis Recorder would like to recognize the life and work of activist and trailblazer Reginald Jones Sr. The legacy and advocacy of Jones dates...
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