racial justice

"Summer Of Racial Reckoning: Episode 3" Airs Monday, Sept. 28th At 9pm On 88.1 WVPE

Sep 11, 2020
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The WNBA stood with major sporting leagues across the country postponing playoff games for several days last week. One Indiana Fever player said part of her role as a professional athlete is to advocate for social justice.

WATCH LIVE: Today's March On Washington

Aug 28, 2020
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The 57th anniversary of the 1963 March on Washington, where Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. delivered his "I Have a Dream Speech," is set for this Friday, Aug. 28. The Rev. Al Sharpton has dubbed this march as the "Get Your Knee Off Our Necks," a name generated from his eulogy at the funeral of slain civilian George Floyd. His death at the hands of police drew people from all over the world into the streets. They were protesting police brutality. Friday, those expecting to attend the march include attorney Benjamin Crump, the families of George Floyd, Beronna Taylor, Eric Garner and others.

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Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus say Gov. Eric Holcomb’s announced steps on addressing racial inequity are a start – but still far from what’s necessary to fix the state’s pervasive problems.

Racial Justice Protesters Arrested In Kosciusko County

Aug 13, 2020
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Indiana State Police report they arrested three protesters from Milwaukee Wednesday for allegedly blocking traffic in Kosciusko County. The protest group is on a march for racial justice from Wisconsin to Washington DC for a national commemoration of the 1963 civil rights March on Washington.  All three were taken to jail and later released. 

One of the group leaders, Frank Sensabaugh, posted a Facebook Live broadcast of what happened.  Sensabaugh also goes by the name Frank Nitty according to media reports out of Milwaukee. 

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Dr. Blessing Ogbemudia graduated from Indiana University’s medical school in May. As he was celebrating with a few friends, he received an anonymous message on Instagram. It contained an audio clip of someone talking about him. 

He says, “Essentially it was saying that, 'Blessing thinks, you know, he’s all that. He just got into medical school because he was Black. And you know why he was called Blessing right? Oh, because his mother was a crack addict.'”

Ogbemudia was shocked and confused. He recognized the voice as a white student at the medical school. 

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Monday, July 20, 2020 at 9 PM

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Almost 100 workers in Indiana drove laps around the Statehouse as part of a national Workers First Caravan for Racial and Economic Justice. It’s sponsored by labor unions across the state and led by the AFL-CIO.

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INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The head of the Indiana Supreme Court is calling for action to improve implicit bias and racial disparity in court systems. Chief Justice Loretta Rush issued a statement earlier this month amid protests and demonstrations following George Floyd's death. In it, she says the "gravity of the events" require a response from the judicial branch.

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Hoosiers who attended the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus’s virtual town hall Thursday expressed concerns about racial justice and COVID-19.