Sunday, March 7, 2021
Op-Ed As faith and community leaders, we were so grateful to see legislators come together a few weeks ago and take serious steps to improve health equity across the state. As faith-based leaders and community organizers, we applaud the unanimous decision of our state legislators to officially start the process...
By Delta Jones-Walker As Charles Dickens so eloquently wrote, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.” As we continue to grapple with the seemingly endless pandemic, searching for the silver linings can prove beneficial. Take mortgage rates for example -- they’re pacing for a record...
By Vernon A. Williams You would think that coming out of the social uprising of 2020 that schools across the country would explore ways to make inclusion and equity staples of the nation’s reinvigorated education system. Of course that’s idealistic, since we know the exclusion of African-Americans from every aspect of...
It Might Get You Better Results By Harry Alford III As entrepreneurs, there are a lot of things that we don’t know. It’s challenging to get on a pathway that you believe will bring you to the result you want. I’ll tell you a little secret, that pathway doesn’t exist. Every...
By Vernon A. Williams While there are great Black Americans who have contributed to the landscape of this nation in significant ways - who are located from coast to coast - we often ignore or minimize the significant achievements of historymakers with roots right here in the Hoosier State. Many of them are more highly regarded away from...
By Julianne Malveaux I got my first COVID vaccination last week. No big deal, an achy arm, but otherwise, just like a flu shot. The young lady who administered the shot smiled and said, “after you get your second shot, you can get back to normal.” I wanted to ask her what...

THE HORSE HE RODE IN ON

By Oscar H. Blayton “Good riddance to bad news and the horse he rode in on.” That’s a saying in the corner of the world where I spent my early youth. We have rid ourselves of the bad news that was the Donald Trump presidency, but more bad news could ride in...
By Julianne Malveaux It took only one day, one inauguration, for the shift between pessimism and optimism. Just one day to anticipate new opportunities, new possibilities. The skies opened up on the day that President Joe Biden and Vice-President Kamala Harris were inaugurated, and the sun of truth and light...
By Charlene Crowell As President Joe Biden begins his term of office, the nation and much of the world are waiting and watching to see how his promises become policies and practices that relieve long-term and widespread suffering. In his January 20 inaugural speech, President Biden said, “The American story is...
By Vernon A. Williams The transition of sports hero, legend and activist Henry “Hammering Hank” Aaron last week was a pleasant reminder of my lifetime love for baseball - affectionately adopted as the national pastime. My first major league game was in the third grade when Gary Cub Scout Pack 8...