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“It’s far from perfect, but at least it’s a start.” That’s my impeccable assessment of state Sen. Jim Merritt’s plan for Indianapolis’ Black population. Merritt, who is a mayoral candidate, calls his plan “An Agenda for the African American Community of Indianapolis.” He produced it in respo…

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In a span of three days, the Black residents of Indianapolis have an opportunity to have their voices heard in a way that I don’t think I’ve ever seen before. 

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Too many Hoosiers are having to make the extremely difficult and profoundly unfair choice between buying the medicine they need to live or paying for other important necessities like food, clothing or rent. That’s because we are experiencing a nationwide, public health crisis that’s fueled i…

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I am a devout evangelical Christian. I am a proud Black man. I am a loving father. These three identities define nearly 100% of who I am. I tend not to speak the language of “intersectionality,” but I do recognize that who people are — or who we consider ourselves to be — is a composite of m…

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I was all set to write about Marion County interim prosecutor Ryan Mears’ new policy on prosecuting marijuana arrests for one ounce or less. 

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President Bill Clinton implemented the (in)famous “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” (DADT) policy regarding gays and lesbians who served — or desired to serve — in the military. The policy, which later was expanded to “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell, Don’t Pursue, Don’t Harass,” was in effect from February 199…

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Early Sunday morning my sister and I sat in the back seat of an Uber after leaving the Indy Jazz Fest Block Party at The Jazz Kitchen. We chatted about how we stayed out later than anticipated, how much sleep we’d get before we had to tackle items on our to-do list and other non-consequentia…

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Does Indianapolis’ Black community need an agenda? There seems to be a growing chorus that the answer is “yes.”

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In 2009, then-U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder observed that the nation in many instances failed to deal with the issue of race. In Indianapolis, we have not all been cowards in this respect.

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The governor, superintendent of public instruction and some Marion County superintendents have said their piece about the fiasco that was the ILEARN scores. And yes, hold the teachers harmless; but my question is what really changed for our community?