After accounting for all the federal relief payments, the so-called supplemental poverty measure declined to 9.1% in 2020—the lowest on record and a significant decline from 11.8% in 2019.
Milktooth chef Brooks apologizes for controversial online post referring to anti-semitic myth
High-profile local chef Jonathan Brooks, who is Jewish, said the Instagram post that prompted a social media backlash was meant as a joke. But local leaders of the Jewish community say referring to the anti-semitic trope of blood libel is potentially dangerous and never proper.Read More
Lilly, Anthem, other major businesses announce pledge to advance racial equity
The pledge “to hold their organizations accountable for driving measurable progress in advancing racial equity” was signed by numerous major employers and organizations in central Indiana.Read More
Protests in Indy likely this weekend, but IMPD optimistic businesses aren’t at risk
Local officials say a few small protests related to the Breonna Taylor grand jury decision are planned this weekend in Indianapolis, but there’s little expectation the demonstrations will give way to destructive rioting like they did in May.Read More
Black leaders say it’s time to formulate black agenda
A broad coalition of faith-based groups, black elected officials and civic leaders are turning to this year’s mayoral race as an avenue for bold discussions about racial problems.Read More
Tamara Cypress—of Black Onyx Management, Indy Black Businesses Matter and Indy Accomplice—discussed with IBJ the progress that’s been made on equity and inclusion problems and the challenges that still exist.
The most important example of CICF’s innovative approach to community philanthropy is its journey toward equitable opportunity for all and dismantling systemic racism.
The Anthem Foundation and LISC Indianapolis on Tuesday announced a major initiative to provide more equitable food access, starting with one Indianapolis neighborhood.
At Eskenazi Health, Tedd Grain, who had been at LISC since 2009, will be tackling food access issues, economic mobility and other social factors that affect local residents’ health status.
In Louisville, two police officers were shot and wounded after the decision. Demonstrators marched through the streets of New York, Chicago, Washington, D.C., Atlanta and Philadelphia. A small demonstration in downtown Indianapolis remained peaceful.
Officials in Louisville and communities throughout Kentucky, Indiana and Illinois are preparing for more protests and possible unrest as the public nervously awaits a decision on whether police officers in Breonna Taylor’s shooting death will be charged.
Marion County has a much higher percentage of households than the rest of the state that rent their homes instead of owning them, according to a report issued this week by the Indiana University Public Policy Institute.
Democratic incumbent Joe Hogsett and Republican state Sen. Jim Merritt participated in a discussion about homelessness at the Coalition for Homelessness Intervention and Prevention annual fundraiser and awards presentation on Wednesday evening and were asked about what they would each do to improve the homelessness situation in Indianapolis.
Indiana University’s James Madison is “marginally optimistic” Americans have the fortitude to tackle what could grow to become an emergency ranking with the Civil War, the Great Depression and World War II.