Articles

Decision nears on fate of freed-slave sculpture

Controversy has swirled around a piece of art commissioned for the Cultural Trail’s $2 million public art program. What ultimately happens to Fred Wilson’s “E Pluribus Unum” sculpture of a freed slave could alienate local African-Americans who oppose it or draw the scorn of national art critics.

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Dentist driven to draw blacks to profession

When Jeanette Sabir-Holloway entered dental school at Indiana University in 1976, she was one of only three black students in a class of 120. She would be the only African-American to graduate with her class four years later.

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100 Black Men chapter recognized for service

MINORITY BUSINESS 100 Black Men of Indianapolis Inc. was named the outstanding chapter in the areas of education and mentoring at the 23rd Annual 100 Black Men of America Inc. conference. The four-day event held late last month in Atlanta attracted more than 3,000 people, including U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and New York […]

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Celebrate contemporary heroes, too

When it comes time to celebrate African-American History month, wouldn’t we be better served with profiles of young, living role models we can talk to—heroes who can talk to us? Let me submit for your consideration Mercy Obeime.

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Ceiling was gone before Obama

It is my wish, Dr. Patterson, that at some point you will realize that American society, warts and all, has provided you with the opportunities that have landed you where you are today.

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