Former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of second-degree unintentional murder, third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter in the explosive case that triggered worldwide protests and a furious reexamination of racism and policing.
Indianapolis Public Schools struggles to recruit racially diverse staff, review shows
IPS is not alone in the struggle to hire and retain staff of color. School districts in Indianapolis, throughout the state, and nationwide also have labored over trying to recruit teachers and other staff of color.Read More
NCAA’s Emmert agrees to review after more charges of inequity
Amid mounting pressure from players, coaches and administrators over differences between this month’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments, NCAA President Mark Emmert on Tuesday wrote that he would be calling for “an independent review.”Read More
Booing, jeering, hallway altercations mar House debate on school district boundaries bill
During the Indiana House session on Thursday, a bill concerning school district boundaries that some are calling racist sparked an emotional and angry debate in and out of the chamber.Read More
Dozens of Newfields employees sign letter calling for ouster of Venable
The letter said staff members spent four hours Monday “listening to members of senior leadership attempt to explain themselves, their actions and their plans,” but were left feeling “more distrustful and confused” about their future after the meeting.Read More
Authorities say they don’t yet know, and might never know, the reason 19-year-old suspected shooter Brandon Hole opened fire at his former workplace, but the attack has created unease in the Sikh community.
“The more people we see—women, people of color, people of diverse backgrounds in positions of authority—I think the more it advances society for all of us,” said Dr. Don Brown, an IU alumnus and major donor.
In her current post as president at Kennesaw State University in Georgia, Pam Whitten appointed a task force to address racial challenges and opportunities on campus and created the Radow Institute for Social Equity to find solutions for dealing with social justice and inequity issues.
Eli Lilly and Co. included in its proxy statement an intricate graphic breaking down the presence of women and minorities in its overall workforce and in management.
Conservative lawmakers in at least 28 states have introduced legislation to ban or limit transgender athletes from competing on teams or sports that align with their gender identity.
The cheap-chic retailer will also add products from more than 500 Black-owned companies across its aisles and help Black vendors expand their sales in big-box retail.
A trio of men’s basketball players asked NCAA President Mark Emmert to abide by, and enforce, Title IX gender equity rules and to create a waiver that would let college athletes start earning money from use of their names, images and likenesses this year.
Lawmakers raised questions about the organization’s role in fueling inequity in college sports, a sign that scrutiny of the Indianapolis-based NCAA is likely to expand beyond this month’s men’s and women’s basketball tournaments.
The initiatives include creating a $20 million endowment for the acquisition of works by marginalized and underrepresented artists, and diversifying the board of trustees so it can be more representative of the city.
On Friday in Indianapolis, Lisa Byington will become the first woman to call play-by-play for an NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament game.
Jordan went to DePauw University in Indiana, where he was the only Black in his class and one of five at the college. Distinguishing himself through academics, oratory and athletics, he graduated in 1957 with a bachelor’s degree in political science.
The 44-page report, made public Friday, examines the events of May 29 through June 1, when social justice protests took over the streets of downtown Indianapolis following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.
Wednesday’s report card from The Institute for Diversity and Ethics in Sport looked at racial hiring and gender hiring for the 2019-20 season across college sports, including leadership at the Indianapolis-based NCAA headquarters.
The Indiana Black Legislative Caucus called Tuesday for lawmakers who sparked confrontations with Black legislators last week to face reprimands and for all lawmakers to undergo mandatory anti-bias training.
Rose-Hulman professor Carlotta Berry is among the leaders of Black in Engineering, a network of about 400 Black engineering and computer science faculty that is spearheading an initiative to inspire positive change, share experiences and stand in solidarity with activism efforts for Black people in America.
The letter comes in the wake of a controversial job listing in which the Indianapolis art museum and nature center described a need to diversify its patrons while “maintaining the museum’s traditional, core, white art audience.”
The museum said the description—part of a post seeking a new director for the Indianapolis Museum of Art, which is part of the complex—comes out of an effort by Newfields to be “truly inclusive.” However, it said the wording was “divisive rather than inclusive.”
Roz Brewer will be the only Black woman leading a Fortune 500 company when she joins Walgreen’s on March 15.