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Conformity fuels the willful ignorance from which progress can never grow. Indiana’s legislature must first break the mold before they can ever expect real change worth having. 

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Earlier this week, our nation saw one of nature’s biggest events. We bore witness to a total eclipse of the sun. For about 2 minutes, areas of our nation were left in the dark during daylight hours as the moon passed right between the Earth and the sun. For about 2 minutes, we all bore witne…

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Events in Charlottesville have finally alerted my colleagues in the legislature, as well as Gov. Holcomb, to the possibility that hate crimes legislation is needed in Indiana. For the past five years, I have advocated for increased penalties for crimes committed on the basis of bias toward a…

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The events that occurred in Charlottesville, VA this past weekend have been seared into our collective minds. Images: Torch wielding Klansmen, unhooded, surrounding a church threatened chanting vile, racist hatred; fully armed militiamen there to “protect” those gathered for what they hoped …

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The unemployment rate fell again last month. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the U.S. gained 209,000 jobs and the unemployment rate is fell to 4.3 percent. However, according to blackdemographics.com, the unemployment rate for the Black community was 7.7 percent. It seems the jo…

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It was in a place of mourning that we Portlanders learned an all-star lineup of the worst White America has to offer would soon decamp in our mild-mannered city. The new knowledge promised to transform the pain into something more useful. But what? All anyone knew is that the need for remedy…

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In recent years, Planned Parenthood has come under attack by extremist politicians in government at both the federal and state levels. These politicians wish to eliminate funding for family planning and block Planned Parenthood’s participation in public health programs. Among their ranks are…

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It has been 240 years since the Declarations of Independence was signed and we still haven’t reached the status of those words, “We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men and women are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain inalienable rights; that amo…

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If you spent every day in high school learning about people who don’t share your race, culture or ethnicity, you might be more likely to turn off and tune out. Sound familiar?

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In many cities across America Black parents are struggling to raise their children in circumstances that are not friendly. In some cases there are failing educational systems, low employment, contaminated water, violence, racism, crime, police brutality and many other issues that weigh heavy…