INDIANAPOLIS — Honoring history and looking forward to the future — those are the two goals the City of Indianapolis hopes to accomplish in the area that was once the epicenter of Black Indianapolis. Indiana Avenue is a historically Black commercial and residential corridor. It runs from 16th Street to Capitol Avenue. The Urban Legacy […]

INDIANAPOLIS — It’s hard to believe there isn’t already a mural of a woman who is an icon in Indianapolis and around the world. In October, that honor will finally come to Madam CJ Walker. A mural honoring the beauty products legend and patron of the Walker Theatre downtown is set to be released on October 13th. […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Central Library in Downtown Indianapolis is home to the Center for Black Literature & Culture (CBLC), but you don’t have to even be in the State of Indiana to access one of its newest community resources. On Tuesday, the CBLC debuted interactive kiosks that allow uses to see videos, 3-D images and […]

  INDIANAPOLIS — Family nurse practitioner Taquita Taylor is making Indianapolis health care history. She’s celebrating one year at Children’s Express Care Clinic, the city’s first Black-owned pediatric clinic — and as such, she’s paving the way in her own community. “It’s still really unbelievable. Every day I am like, ‘Wow, I have a clinic. […]

By Next February, a mural depicting the life and accomplishments of Madam C.J. Walker will be on display in the Civic Plaza at Indianapolis International Airport.


While Elvis Presley became the face of Rock ‘N’ Roll, the true genius behind the art form was Chuck Berry. Berry passed in his home last Saturday at the age of 90, leaving behind a legendary influence that stretched far beyond rock music. Berry was born October 18, 1926 in St. Louis, Mo. The future […]

Can you spot all her nods to Black history and culture through her fashion?


NBC News Los Angeles reports the Los Angeles United School District is investigating a teacher who gave a word problem to 7-year-olds that featured slaves, cotton picking, “masters,” the "missus," and the “Big House.”

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 […]


The overwhelming success of the film Hidden Figures, starring Taraji P. Henson, highlighted three African-American women who were instrumental in propelling the U.S. space program. The state of Arkansas has a hidden figure of its own in Raye Montague, who is the first person to design a U.S. Navy ship using a computer. Montague was […]


Oscar Holmes broke three color barriers in his lifetime, although he never set out to become a pioneer. Holmes was not only the first Black air traffic controller, he was also the U.S. Navy’s first Black commissioned officer and the military branch’s first Black pilot. Holmes was born January 31, 1916 in Dunbar. W. Va. […]

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich recently said America committed a "national sin" against African Americans, adding that the country has a long way to go in achieving racial equality and awareness under President Donald Trump.