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'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

GARY | It's only fitting that one of the NBA's all-time assist leaders came to  the city to provide another dish — this time to the Gary School Corp.

April 28, 2014 10:00 pm Video Photos

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JOHN KEY: Minorities need historic approach to wealth creation

JOHN KEY: Minorities need historic approach to wealth creation

President Barack Obama’s insistence that America address wealth and income inequality is timely and appropriate given current data indicating the average white family has almost 10 times the wealth of the typical black family.

February 16, 2014 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: One day, I hope, we'll see racial equality

YOUNG VOICES: One day, I hope, we'll see racial equality

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.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am
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June 27, 2013 12:00 am

Former neo-Nazi speaks at Valpo forum

VALPARAISO | His time serving in the U.S. military didn't make him a racist, T.J. Leyden said, but it made him "a better racist."

March 03, 2013 6:13 pm
"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

Tammy Bryant, Hammond | "In some ways it's worse. People are not nice. It's tiring having people complain about their position in life and blaming others. Everybody wants something for free, but no one wants to pay any of it."

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

Kevin Dougherty, Batavia | "It's getting better, especially since I was a kid, that's for sure. It's better than it used to be."

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

Julian Stryczek, Valparaiso | "They've come a long way over the past decades. They've improved due to education and open-mindedness. They're better than they used to be."

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

Dan Burk, Lansing | "They're better than they were 60 years ago. It shows in my kids who don't even see race. I believe that all the races should mix together."

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

Jerry Tucker, Hammond | "I don't think it's as a big factor as before. Just like the gay rights issue, which seems to run parallel, it's much better."

January 20, 2013 12:00 am
"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

"How would you rate race relations in the United States today?"

Eric Smith, Portage | "I'd say fair. I think it's a result of the societies' interaction. I do think there's a whole lot more to be done, but I think it's progressing positively though."

January 20, 2013 12:00 am

Human relations group mulls diversity summit

VALPARAISO | The city's recently revamped Advisory Human Relations Council is exploring ways to continue the conversation about race relations in Valparaiso.

April 24, 2012 10:36 pm
OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's 'Clybourne Park' tries too hard delivering message of acceptance

OFFBEAT: Steppenwolf's 'Clybourne Park' tries too hard delivering message of acceptance

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

October 11, 2011 12:00 am

Jackson: Race separation hurts economy

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The real problems caused by racial prejudice in the 21st Century are not the blatant racially motivated discrimination of old, U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Chicago, said Thursday.

September 02, 2011 12:00 am
NWI racial issues addressed

NWI racial issues addressed

The Quality of Life Council addressed the subject of race in Northwest indiana at a symposium Friday at Bethel Church in Crown Point. The Rev. Raymond Dix, right, speaks during a panel discussion along with Superintendent Tony Lux of the Merrillville Community School Corp., left, Christine H…

December 03, 2010 12:35 pm
NWI racial issues addressed

NWI racial issues addressed

Members of Merrillville High School's Socially Together and Naturally Diverse group recite their pledge at the Quality of Life Council's Race and Its Effects on the Region symposium at Bethel Church in Crown Point.

December 03, 2010 12:35 pm
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