In a press conference Friday morning outside the Indiana Statehouse, black legislative leaders outlined their suggestions for immediate action that elected officials could take in the wake of ongoing protests of police brutality and racial injustice.
Sikh group wants probe of gunman’s possible supremacist link
The Sikh Coalition’s request came a day after Indianapolis police released a report stating that an officer who seized a shotgun from Brandon Scott Hole’s home after his arrest in March 2020 saw what he identified as white supremacist websites on Hole’s computer.Read More
Home dedicated to LGBTQ young adults set to open in Indy
The state’s first dedicated homeless shelter for young adults who identify as LGBTQ will open its doors this year in Indianapolis, providing services that advocates say are desperately needed.Read More
Inside a tech firm’s quest to bolster gender diversity
Genesys launched a companywide gender-diversity-and-inclusion campaign early this year and has made measurable, albeit small, progress since.Read More
Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg is applauding African-American leaders in his home city for “speaking their truth” after a protester disrupted an event held to demonstrate black support for the mayor in South Bend.
That might come as a surprise to those who associate the annual event with its higher-profile entertainment, like concerts, celebrity basketball, films and much more. But, in fact, many companies also use IBE’s business conference and exhibitor event to network or access capital.
Republican mayoral candidate Jim Merritt said Tuesday that he plans to walk in Saturday’s parade “as a private citizen, not as a candidate for mayor” and that his “intention for walking in the pride parade is to show others that, over time, my opinions have progressed and theirs can as well.”
Organizers of the Disrupt Indy—Midwest Tech Diversity Conference said they’re aiming to come up with “actionable solutions.”
Ahead of an inaugural tech-diversity conference next week, Angela Smith Jones, Indianapolis’ deputy mayor of economic development, spoke with IBJ about tech jobs and inclusion.
Christoper Handberg will begin his role after a period of growth for the not-for-profit community group.
The not-for-profit for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth announced Tuesday that it has reached 70 percent of a $2.6 million capital campaign that is getting support from former Angie’s List CEO Bill Oesterle.
The Indianapolis Public Library Foundation has received a grant from the Lilly Endowment to help it digitize more than 1 million pages of city archives and create a center to study African-American writing and culture.
Advocates on both sides of Indiana's debate over the rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents were unable to make recommendations Tuesday to a committee of lawmakers considering the topic.
Indiana state lawmakers plan to convene Tuesday to discuss what recommendations should be made for the upcoming legislative session regarding rights for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender residents.
The Indianapolis-based company is accused of discriminating against families by imposing occupancy limits regardless of square footage.
Unemployment for black people in Indiana stood at 7.7 percent in the first quarter of 2016 versus 4.4 percent for white people.
Only 1 percent of the events booked over the last year at the Indiana Convention Center asked for gender-neutral bathrooms, but hospitality experts say it’s a big and growing issue.
The study factored in K-12 education, health care and incarceration costs. But advocates say undocumented immigrants also add to the economy by paying taxes and purchasing goods.
The group calling itself Indiana Competes includes the Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce and will lobby the General Assembly to adopt protections on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity.
Freedom Indiana named a campaign director on Wednesday and plans to start hiring workers for state outreach, hoping to spur political leaders to expand Indiana’s civil rights protections.