Though racial discrimination exists, it is nowhere near the barrier it once was. The relevant question is: How much of what we see today can be explained by racial discrimination? This is an important question because if we conclude that racial discrimination is the major cause of black prob…
Is Michael Brown the next Oscar Grant III? Kendrec McDade? Ervin Jefferson? Sean Bell? Is his case just like any other African American male gone too soon due to the bullet from a white police officer's gun? The one thing that all of these young men that have died has in common is they were …
While reading the first chapter of Jason Riley's new book, "Please Stop Helping Us," I thought about Will Rogers' prohibition-era observation that "Oklahomans vote dry as long as they can stagger to the polls."
No matter what happens, it always seems like the black community is stuck at the bottom being examined, judged and ridiculed. The black culture always seems to be in the same position it was in yesterday, the day before that and the day before that.
Black History Month was something I looked forward to growing up. I remember being in the classroom and learning about Harriet Tubman, Garrett Morgan, Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Martin Luther King, among others, and being proud to be black.
INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago, presided Thursday over the unveiling of two busts of trailblazing African-American Hoosier politicians, now on permanent display in the Statehouse.
"Why is your daughter black?"
SAUK VILLAGE | On Feb. 8, Wagoner School kicked off Black History Month by welcoming Mama Edie and Mama Vivian.
Lake County Prosecutor Bernard Carter spoke strong words about personal responsibility last week.
INDIANAPOLIS | Time is running out for Indiana Supreme Court Justice Robert Rucker, a Gary native, to get on the November ballot and retain his seat on the state's high court.
Businesspeople in meeting
FloWalking is a low-impact, natural technique that reprograms your body's motions to enable you to walk as correctly as possible. Not only will this help increase the benefits of exercise, but it will also help you as you move through your day.
Teenage texting is up; epic phone calls are down
DECATUR, Ill. | The outside of the African American Cultural and Genealogical Society looks considerably different than it once did.
Portrait of medical staff
Senior African American couple riding bicycles, focus on man
The media have been making a lot of the victory of Karen Freeman-Wilson as the first black female mayor in Indiana.
EAST CHICAGO | Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana's East Chicago Katherine House Club at 2009 E. 138th St., in conjunction with the John Will Anderson and Hammond clubs, will host a mentor recruitment, retention and honoring event Saturday.
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