The state appeals court ruling upheld a suburban Indianapolis county judge’s decision last year that the three groups failed to prove they had faced any harm because of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
City government workers not as diverse as residents they serve
Indianapolis city-county government has work to do recruiting and retaining more minority employees—particularly Hispanic workers—if its staff is going to reflect the population it works for.Read More
Groundbreaking well-being app targets Black women’s stressors
Entrepreneur Katara McCarty says the Exhale app she developed “speaks to the path of women of color.”Read More
Justice center project hitting minority-contracting targets, but are they too low?
Roughly $162 million has been committed so far to minority-owned businesses helping to build the city’s $575 million criminal justice center complex in the Twin Aire neighborhood.Read More
Venture firm opening Indy office to target the overlooked
Cincinnati-based Lightship Capital is opening an Indianapolis-area office within three months to provide underrepresented entrepreneurs here access to a $50 million investment fund.Read More
An emotional Chris Paul, the union president, detailed the events of the previous two days, when players upset by the latest police shooting of a Black man left them considering leaving the Disney campus and going home.
Jones, the groundbreaking co-founder of Black Hatch Fund—a venture capital fund and accelerator that supports Black tech entrepreneurs—has been hired by one of the biggest and best-known venture capital firms in Indiana.
The announcement comes more than two months after Holcomb said he believed the state needed to take action to address racial inequality and injustice.
Marijuana decriminalization, enhanced protester protections and studying racism as a public health crisis are among the more than three dozen other points outlined by the caucus.
A university committee has been formed to review all things named after David Starr Jordan on IU’s Bloomington campus—Jordan Hall, Jordan River and Jordan Avenue, as well as several scholarships, fellowships and other awards.
The Associated Press, whose Stylebook is widely influential in the industry, said Monday it will reject the recommendation of the National Association of Black Journalists and continue to lowercase white in its usage rules.
Effort to infuse diversity into not-for-profit boards helps, but leaders say there’s more work to do
Four years ago, CICF and the Indianapolis Foundation launched a pilot program to try to diversify local not-for-profit boards. Here’s the impact.
Creating new businesses and expanding opportunities for existing Black-owned businesses are key ways to invest in the Black community and help us fight for racial equality.
Organizers on Tuesday announced the formal launch of a business and community task force that will try to address issues facing downtown Indianapolis stemming from the pandemic and social unrest.
Attorney Angela Freeman, who has spent six years on the board of Women & Hi Tech, recommends using diverse committees—rather than leaving the job to one individual—for hiring and then assigning new employees, especially minority hires, to mentors who are invested in their success.
During her six years on the board of Women & Hi Tech—the last year as its president—Angela Freeman has focused as much on up-and-coming young women and schoolgirls as on supporting the not-for-profit’s members.
Francis ponders the role of clergy in combatting systemic racism and calling for social justice, which she wrote about in the 2015 book “Ferguson and Faith: Sparking Leadership and Awakening Community.”
The national uprising for racial justice and social change sparked by the police killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis has prompted new calls for changes in school curriculum that reflect the broad reality of Black America—but there’s no reason that students should be the only ones learning.
The change conveys “an essential and shared sense of history, identity and community among people who identify as Black, including those in the African diaspora and within Africa,” an AP official said Friday.
The NCAA on Friday expanded its policy banning states with prominent Confederate symbols from hosting its sponsored events, one day after the Southeastern Conference made a similar declaration.
we must dramatically reimagine and reconstruct policing. The Justice in Policing Act, introduced this month in Congress, is a good start.
As black people progress in society and climb new heights in media, business and more, it brings a false sense of accomplishment that the work is done. Far from it.
From Nike to Target, dozens of companies are for the first time commemorating June 19, the effective end of American slavery, but the differences in how are stark.