Black History Month

FOUNTAIN CITY — Back in the day, Fountain City, formerly known as Newport, served as a center point for freedom seekers escaping slavery. In Fountain City, Levi and Catharine Coffin opened their door to more than 1,000 of them. Soon enough, their home became known as the “Grand Central Station of the Underground Railroad.” Now, […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Yelp recently released its list of standout Black-owned businesses in food, beauty and home as the “Ones to Watch” in 2022. Pure-Trition, a juice and smoothie bar in Indianapolis, is among the top 15 Black-owned food businesses across the country making waves on Yelp. Aleta Osborn, the owner of Pure-Trition, tells WRTV, “I […]

  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 […]

INDIANAPOLIS – Hundreds of times, Sampson Levingston has walked Indiana Avenue. Rain, sleet, snow or shine, Levingston is hitting the pavement sharing Indianapolis’ Black history and so far more than 2,000 Hoosiers and tourists alike have joined him. “Walk and talk — it’s so simple but it ends up having so much meaning when you […]

In honor of February being Black History Month, one mom went above and beyond to teach her 5-year-old daughter about the importance of black women throughout history in very a unique way.  Cristi Smith-Jones dressed up her daughter Lola, each day this month, to recreate photos of iconic black women. Smith-Jones posted the photos to her […]

Most African-American men have to shave. And when they do, they might have Tristan Walker to thank. The financial trader turned entrepreneur is the founder of Bevel, which hopes to solve the irritation and razor bump problem that plagues many African-American shavers. Walker, 32, a Queens, N.Y. native, founded Walker and Company, one of the […]

FREDERICKSBURG, VA – On the road for eight days — part of a national tour for my new book, Shackles From The Deep – and I’m talking to hundreds of grade-school students about the African slave trade, underwater exploration and a 17th century slave ship known as the Henrietta Marie. It’s Black History Month and […]

Tamika D. Mallory entered the social justice arena in a heartbreaking way. She has firsthand experience with the scourge of gun violence. The New York City native, now 36, lost her son’s father, Jason Ryans, to gun violence. Her son was a toddler at the time. That and the fact that her parents were founding […]

The president praised the historical figure during a routable with Black leaders.

@kwellscomm @1067WTLC TLCNaptown.com News & Sports —  Good day to you on this first day of Black History Month…see a black history nugget below in sports. Job growth and ending a food desert is what’s on the menu to feed the Avondale Meadows neighborhood as a Sav-A-Lot grocery store is set to open on Thursday, […]

While Shonda Rhimes has put the world on notice that Black women can run successful TV franchises, women in television’s executive suite ranks have been few and far between with Black women fewer and farther between than anyone else. Channing Dungey’s appointment to the head of ABC Networks is one of the glass-ceiling breaking kind […]

Hollywood is no stranger to getting it wrong when it comes to Black History. From fantasy films to revenge slave dramas, time and again,Hollywood has really tried it. They’ve even re-written African history and removed us from it. When it seems they’ve had the best intentions, some of these films have fallen completely flat. And even when […]