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  • News

    Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General

    Statement by the President on the Confirmation of Loretta Lynch as Attorney General:

  • News

    Community organizations honor homicide victims

    Last year, Indianapolis had 135 criminal homicides. That unenviable number landed the Circle City at the number nine spot on The Daily Beast’s list of America’s Top 10 Murder Capitols for 2014.

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    IMPD officers train to provide overdose meds

    “These people aren’t simply high, they’re not breathing.”

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    Police accountability

    Within the past couple years, stories of young African-American males killed by white police officers have multiplied. In 2012, 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed in Sanford, Fla. by white neighborhood security officer George Zimmerman. In August of 2014, 18-year-old Michael Brown was shot and killed in Ferguson, Mo. by white police officer Darren Wilson.

  • News

    African-American jockey breaks records, competition at Indiana Grand

    During summers in Creston, S.C., while most kids his age talked about becoming doctors, lawyers and astronauts, Malcolm Franklin already knew what he wanted to do with his life. Not only was the 11-year-old secure in his decision, he practiced his skills everyday on the racetrack.

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    'Drowning in a sea of heroin'

    As the Juvenile Division Chair of the Marion County Superior Court, Judge Marilyn Moores has witnessed many devastating cases, but none like those that have come into her courtroom recently.

  • Local

    Jay-Z Announces 2015 Scholarship Program

    The Shawn Carter Foundation Scholarship provides financial support to high school students as well as undergraduate students entering college for the first time. The purpose of the scholarship is to help under-served students who may not be eligible for other scholarships.

  • Local

    Joe Hogsett announces Indianapolis summer jobs initiative

    Former federal prosecutor Joe Hogsett announced today his plan to convene Indianapolis non-profit and corporate partners to launch a comprehensive Summer Youth Employment Initiative in 2016. Citing the rise in violent crime over the last three years and last week’s Your Life Matters action plan, Hogsett said that Indianapolis must act quickly to provide young people productive opportunities during the summer months.

  • Local

    IMA unveils 2015 lineup for Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series

    Nearly four decades after the series kicked off in 1976, The National Bank of Indianapolis Summer Nights Film Series continues to offer one of Indy’s most unique outdoor film experiences, set against a backdrop of art, nature and a starry sky.

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    Three individuals charged in $2 million fraudulent lottery claim

    Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry announced today the Marion County Prosecutor’s Office has filed charges against three individuals involved in the fraudulent claim in October 2014 of a $2 million Hoosier Lottery prize. The winning lottery ticket is believed to have been falsely redeemed by Ashlee Campbell, then fiancée to Joseph Parsley, who was associated with the owner and manager of Parsley’s Liquor, which at one time was an authorized Hoosier Lottery retailer. 

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    Free, face-to-face legal advice Tuesday, April 14

    Without the guidance of a lawyer, navigating the judicial system can be both intimidating and confusing.

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    AKA-NAMI Impact Day: Behavioral Health Event

    The Mental Health Subcommittee of Alpha Mu Omega chapter invites you to attend the AKA-NAMI Impact Day.

  • Sports

    Time for Bird to rebuild the Pacers

    There is a consensus amongst a number of my colleagues and even some of those in the Indiana Pacers organization that I do not like Larry Bird. Yes, I have criticized him in the past, but I actually do like him as a person, even though I’m not nearly as enamored with him as a basketball executive as Pacers owner Herb Simon clearly is. For the record, Bird has always been polite to me, and generous with his time. We are roughly the same age, and as a result, both have fond memories of how physical the NBA used to be. Heck, I even bought a pair of those suede green Converse high tops he made fashionable in the 80s, so do not tell me I am simply trying to grind an axe with the man, as that just isn’t the case.

  • Sports

    Tips to improve your golf skills

    “I love to play golf, and that’s my arena. And you can characterize it however you want, but I have a love and a passion for getting that ball in the hole and beating those guys.”—Tiger Woods, PGA and Masters champion.

  • Sports

    Stadium bill wins approval from Indiana Senate

    The Indiana Senate voted 46-3 in favor of an amended version of House Bill 1273, which would lay the framework to secure an 18,000-seat multipurpose stadium in downtown Indianapolis. The stadium would serve as a permanent home for all Indy Eleven Professional Soccer games and potentially more than 30 other sports and entertainment events to be held every year on the Indiana University campus of IUPUI.

  • Religion

    10 men Christian women shouldn’t marry

    As women, we grow up dreaming about whom we’ll someday marry. We watch countless romantic movies and read fairy tales about Prince Charming. We have Pinterest boards for planning the big wedding day. We make lists of traits we’d love to see in a future husband, longing for Mr. Right. Often our expectations loom big. In our quest for the happily ever after, we may begin to feel like we have to settle.

  • Religion

    Black educators needed to teach 'Human Lives Matter!'

    The beauty of America is best seen on paper within her beautiful documents, the Constitution and the Bill of Rights, but still America is so racially divided that all Americans to various degrees are racist. It may be the subtle white racism that is realized when we truly discuss “white privilege,” or it may be the super nice African-Americans who smile in the face of their white counterparts yet despise them because the dominant culture, religion and economics in America—as it is now—disfavors African-Americans.

  • Religion

    The ugly history behind 'religious freedom' laws

    From Ava Duvernay’s award-winning film to President Obama’s speech at the Edmond Pettus Bridge, America has remembered Selma this year. We have honored grassroots leaders who organized for years, acknowledged the sacrifices of civil rights workers, and celebrated the great achievement of the Voting Rights Act. At the same time, we have recalled the hatred and fear of white supremacy in 1960s Alabama.

Indiana Music and Entertainment Museum Pop-Up Event

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Recorder Reports: Racial Impact Statements

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Recorder Report: Deborah Asante talks 'Star Midnight'

Deborah Asante, founder of Asante Children's Theatre explains the story behind "Star Midnight."

Recorder Reports: Bloody Sunday 2015

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