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If you want to pursue a four-year college education with a scholarship and continue your athletics, take a look at the military academies or ROTC programs. 

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Media has a hold on the way history has been written and how herstory will be written and whether memorializes or massacres, commemorates or crucifies, it has long lasting impacts on how communities understand themselves. A lack of access to particular media channels also means lack of acces…

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I had the fortunate experience of earning a belt in Brazilian Jiujitsu, courtesy of Dragonfly Elite Martial Arts, one of the only Black-owned-and-operated Brazilian Jiujitsu spots in the nation. The founding origin of the fighting style is Japanese. Ju, in Japanese, stands for gentle and Jit…

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In July 2017, I wrote about Indianapolis’s attempt to reform the police after the killing of Aaron Bailey.

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Ten year financial planning is what most financially successful people use to stay wealthy. Their meticulous planning affords their families financial freedom for generations. How many of us plan our food strategies out for our family? Just like most Americans live paycheck to paycheck, most…

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Allow me to re-introduce myself, my name is Tevin Studdard. My childhood was spent between Haughville and 46218, and IPS and private school. My perspective and outlook on life were very different yet balanced. I saw everything from my cousin Ruben win “American Idol” to my cousin Antwyn's re…

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This week, Indiana will enter Stage 3 of reopening the economy, and a few more businesses will open while following social distancing and hygiene guidelines. However, entrepreneurs to enterprises are eager to restart, but it is a given that it will not be business as usual. In this phase, ma…

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Things are not normal, but they’ve never been normal for Black people in America. Throughout our history in this country we have worked together cooperatively to resist and build economy and community.

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When Max, from Indianapolis, first connected with Project Azul, he was unemployed and eager to build a better future for himself and his family. Max was anxious for employment, especially because his family was facing eviction and his transportation was unreliable. The workforce development …

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I often look to the wisdom of past and present revolutionary leaders to get motivated in my own work. As a child, I witnessed the moment Nelson Mandela walked out of prison for the first time in 27 years. I will never forget the smile on his face. How his left hand grasped his wife, Winnie’s…

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In this week’s Bacon Bits we will continue the conversation of producers and consumers. The Black community has a very unique opportunity to rebuild and change the trajectory of our success in America. Our future success requires a mindset shift that challenges what we believe is even possible.