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Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is always a good time to reflect on where we’re at as a country. The progress we’ve made or haven’t made since Dr. King’s life. How well we do with regard to civil rights of humankind is a good barometer of how far we’ve come.

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In the last five years payday loan companies have drained $322 million out of the Indiana economy in fees and high interest rates, making huge profits off the backs of the poor, mostly affecting those in our urban areas and predominantly people of color, thanks to the Indiana legislature, wh…

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At about this time last year I shared my frustration regarding the ways in which Martin Luther King Jr. is generally “remembered” and “celebrated.” In part I wrote:

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The other day I learned about something so inspiring it caused me share it on social media as well as send texts of the link. I couldn’t believe it when I read it. It was something I never thought about so I never knew I needed it until I read about it.

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That phrase comes to mind as America witnesses an inter-governmental standoff regarding President Donald Trump’s impeachment. The Constitution gives the House of Representatives the sole authority to impeach a president; it affords the Senate the sole authority to place on trial a president …

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In the selection of new IMPD Chief Randal Taylor, Mayor Joe Hogsett has appointed only the fifth Black person to run a law enforcement agency in the city’s nearly 200-year history; and while this history is important, what matters more at this moment is the future of IMPD and its relationshi…

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It will be 2020 in just a few hours, and yet I feel like I’ve unknowingly and unwillingly traveled back in time to a period in the 1900s before the civil rights movement.

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I recently came across the story of an Oregon grandfather who bought a small school bus for Christmas so he can take his 10 grandchildren to school. The children are excited for winter break to end so they can take their first ride to school on the “Grandfather Express.”

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December is a time when many of us are fortunate enough to gather with our friends and family. I encourage you to take this opportunity to talk to your family members, especially elders, about their memories from growing up. Who is the oldest ancestor they can remember? What is the ancestor’…

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“Just don’t make it sexist, dad.” Such was my 14-year old daughter’s admonition when I shared with her that I was writing a column about Megan Thee Stallion, who is also known as “Meg Thee Stallion” and “Tina Snow.” (Note: “Thee” is pronounced “The.”) For the uninitiated, Megan Thee Stallion…

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With 2020 just a couple of weeks away and the governor, Indiana lawmakers and even some county and local governments spelling out their legislative agendas for 2020, I figured I may as well jump into the mix and offer up a few thoughts on what I think lawmakers should also pursue next sessio…

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 Nikki Haley has quite a résumé, especially given her age (47). She is the immediate past U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations — a position that only 30 Americans have held. Haley is also a former governor of South Carolina — the only woman (and person of color) who has held that office. Ti…

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I do not pay attention to beauty pageants. I remember watching them on occasion as a kid, but that was back in the dark ages, you know when you had to watch what your parents watched and there weren’t a million channels or subscription services.