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Monday, July 13, 2020 at 9 PM

Darian Benson, Side Effects Public Media

African-Americans across the country are dying from the new coronavirus at a much higher rate than whites. Experts have a lot of explanations, but they also say more data is needed. In Indianapolis, a new no-cost testing program hopes to increase COVID-19 testing in African-American communities.

Marion County, the county that covers metro Indianapolis, is setting up free test sites to address health disparities.  It started Thursday in Arlington Woods, a predominantly African-American neighborhood that is the county’s biggest hotspot for COVID-19 cases. 

Report: Indiana Ranks Fifth Worst For Black Homicides

May 31, 2019

A new report from the Violence Policy Center, or VPC, finds Indiana has the fifth worst rate of African American homicides in the nation.