INDIANAPOLIS — African hair braiding dates back centuries. “It originated in 3500 BC,” Tempest Golden, the assistant campus director at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Fishers, told WRTV. She teaches the history and styles of African hair braiding. Braiding was how African tribes indicated their tribal nation, age, marital, and class status. Braided […]

  INDIANAPOLIS — This month, WRTV is shining a light on the achievements of African Americans in our community’s past and present. We’re hearing from the first Black woman in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s 15-year history to graduate from the FBI National Academy. Commander Ida Williams shares the impact she hopes to make on […]

African American women under 35 have breast cancer incidence rates two times higher than Caucasian women of the same age. African American women have a 31% breast cancer mortality rate – the highest of any racial group. The second most common cause of cancer death among Black women is Breast Cancer . African American women […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A 14-year-old boy suspected of shooting and wounding another teenager in an attempted carjacking in September was arrested after last week’s shooting outside the Ben Davis High School football stadium, police said Tuesday. The 18-year-old suspect in the Ben Davis shooting allegedly gave the gun to the 14-year-old that was used in the […]

  So…getting an artificial Christmas tree may be a headache this holiday season as supply chain disruptions interrupt shipping and cause prices to increase by 20 to 25 percent. According to a Wall Street Journal report, some retailers in the U.S. are raising their prices this much to keep up with shipping costs. Overall, the […]

GREENWOOD — This week’s hot weather is adding to a problem for some Central Indiana neighborhoods. Garbage pickup from Republic Services of Indianapolis has been delayed for two weeks in some areas. Andrew Carman is one of their unlucky customers. “They’ve been a day or even two days late before, that’s not uncommon,” Carman said. […]

Popeyes is looking to end the chicken war it started among numerous fast-food restaurants in 2019 over chicken sandwiches. The company announced the “We come in piece. 8 piece” campaign on Tuesday to coincide with the launch of their chicken nuggets. Popeyes is planning to donate the cash equivalent of one million nuggets from its […]

This week the ladies discuss the shocking moments from the Wendy Williams & Salt n Pepa biopics, their posthumous Verzuz wish list, & Chris Tucker getting paid peanuts for his iconic Friday role!


Duke Bootee, a name who OG Hip-Hop heads will recognize as one of the writer's Grandmaster Flash & the Furious Five's classic "The Message," has passed away. He was 69.

The Mega Millions and Powerball jackpots are still quite juicy after there were no jackpot winners for either this weekend. No one hit Mega Millions jackpot Friday which has led the jackpot to jump in value to around 376-million for the next drawing Tuesday night, December 29th. Saturday’s Powerball had no jackpot winner which pumps […]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=35vi8hZPYLg Willie Moore Jr. is ready to share his story on an even bigger platform. The nationally syndicated radio host, TV personality, entrepreneur, and social media influencer has not been shy about his upbringing in the past but he is now ready to delve even deeper. Moore is slated to release a docu-film about his […]