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INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
Recently, I overheard a conversation concerning newly appointed Pope Francis. We all know about the debate concerning the terms Latino or Hispanic.
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."
It’s that time of year again. Black History Month -- when schools across America adorn their hallways with African-American icons and Civil Rights champions. When classrooms discuss Martin Luther King’s powerful “I Have a Dream” speech and appreciate the courage of Rosa Parks and others.
Julie Contreras holds a shell with burning incense as she participates Friday in a prayer vigil outside the School City of Hammond administration building. The group prayed for an end to racism against Latinos in Hammond during the vigil from noon to 5 p.m.
Julie Contreras, of the Indiana Latino Agenda, holds a shell with burning incense Friday during a prayer vigil outside the School City of Hammond administration building.
Julie Contreras, left, of the Indiana Latino Agenda; Patricia Maciel, of Blue Island, Ill.; Daniela Asso Maciel, of Mexico City; and Daniel Munoz, of Zacatecas, Mexico, pray for an end to racism against Latinos in Hammond during a vigil Friday outside the School City of Hammond administratio…
It all started one boring Saturday when I was idly scrolling down my wall on Facebook, to see if there would be anything that was even the minutest story that could hold my attention even if for a minute.
HAMMOND | Dairy Dip in Portage has been dismissed from a federal racial discrimination lawsuit filed by three customers who claim to have been detained by police while at the business on Sept. 19, 2009.
May 14, 1961, Anniston, Ala. — Passengers of this smoking Greyhound bus, some of the members of the "Freedom Riders," a group sponsored by the Congress of Racial Equality (CORE), sit on the ground after the bus was set afire by a mob of people who followed the bus from the city. The mob met …
HAMMOND | Lake Central School Corp. officials deny accusations they violated the civil rights of a 17-year-old Middle Eastern student, federal court records filed Wednesday show.
Our society is structured to accept our heritage. A boy is taught to accept his great grandfather was from Germany and hated every person who was not blonde haired and blue eyed. A girl is supposed to remember the hateful actions a white man made to her grandmother.
As part of its effort to highlight its 2010-11 class, the Society of Innovators of Northwest Indiana has selected Russell Edwards and Christine Hisick as its July Innovators of the Month.
HAMMOND | Monday's School City of Hammond board meeting was quieter with fewer in attendance than the May 9 meeting when more than 300 Latinos packed the administration building alleging discrimination and racism at Clark Middle/High School.
Taunts of "snowflake" and "honky" and KKK references peppered Lois Sinder's days working in an all-black department at an East Chicago health center between 2005 and 2009, according to court records.
It has often been said that racism is the Achilles heel of Northwest Indiana. For years it seems it was a topic never discussed but always present. Is the tide changing? While we have a long way to go, I do think some good things are beginning to happen.
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