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The history of the Martindale-Brightwood neighborhood will come alive at the 37 Place Community Center on Feb. 29, thanks to collaborations from Indy Fringe, Harrison Center for the Arts and six Great-tri-archs — people who have been in the community for decades. 

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When Robert Cotton moved to Valparaiso in 1969, his family was the first Black family to ever live in the town. At 11 years old, Cotton was aware of the dichotomy of the town; some residents met his family with vitriol, others with love and support. Coming of age in a predominately white tow…

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Gospel music is a tenant of Bishop Leonard Scott’s life, both as a man of faith and as the founder of one of the oldest gospel labels in the country. Now, Scott wants to bring traditional gospel songs to a younger generation through the Gospel Challenge. 

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Only about 11% of children’s books are about African or African American characters, according to a 2018 analysis from the Cooperative Children’s Book Center School of Education at the University of Wisconsin.

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Earl and Ro Townsend understand Valentine’s Day can be stressful for a lot of people, and that’s why they came up with the idea to host BLACK, a three-course meal in a laid-back setting at Cleo’s Bodega and Cafe on Feb. 14. 

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Not many get excited about filling out the census, and some may avoid it altogether due to a lack of understanding of what it is and how their information is used. Indianapolis-based artist Tasha Beckwith is looking to change that. Beckwith, 37, was one of two local artists chosen by the Ind…

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It would be nearly impossible to sufficiently tell the story of Nina Simone in a single performance, and that’s not what Will and Justin Sears-Watson are trying to do with their new production, “Nina Simone, High Priestess of Soul.”

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Girls Inc. of Greater Indianapolis will host nationally renowned speaker Tererai Trent as part of its 50th anniversary celebration 7 p.m. Feb. 10 at Clowes Memorial Hall on Butler University’s campus, 4602 Sunset Ave.