Grab your favorite beach towel, find a cozy spot, and dive into these literary treasures that Karen has handpicked just for you.

It's Summertime! Enjoy this playlist curated for the season.

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair is returning next month, but there’s one safety change that could impact many Hoosiers. Today, fair officials announced anyone under the age of 18 must have a parent, legal guardian or chaperone present starting at 6 p.m. daily. Each adult may chaperone up to six people. However, chaperones do […]

INDIANAPOLIS — Summer slide is a real thing and now that kids are out of the classroom for several weeks, they oftentimes forget what they learned. The Indianapolis Pubic Library wants to help prevent that by bringing back their Summer Reading Program. Madison Wylie, 7, has big goals this summer that include reading for 20 […]

INDIANAPOLIS — As of Thursday, Indy Parks is increasing its lifeguard pay to $13 per hour. The decision was made as a final hiring push before pool season officially opens. More than 40 lifeguards are still needed for hire, but the parks department has recently implemented guidelines so safely open pool using existing staff on […]

INDIANAPOLIS — The Indiana State Fair will return in late July after missing a year in 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s fair will take place from Friday, July 30-Sunday, Aug. 22. A weekend will be added to the front of the fair schedule and the event will be closed each week on […]

This summer, teenagers on the north side are spending their days working, building pride for their community and ultimately staying away from violence.

Serena Williams has never been shy about her figure, and she recently reminded us all why. The Gold Medal Olympic Tennis champ decided to slip into a sunny two-piece and strike a pose. She was feeling her look so much she just had to share! Serena brought all types of sunshine to the pic, serving […]


Food that’s in when School is Out! Program Mission The Summer Food Service Program for Children (SFSP) was created to serve nutritious meals to children when National School Lunch and School Breakfast Program meals are not available. To ensure all children receive proper nutrition throughout the year, SFSP reimburses organizations that prepare and serve meals […]

Essence Festival is approaching, and during July 4th weekend African-American women and their friends will descend upon New Orleans, Louisiana, for a fun-filled weekend of music, beauty, upliftment, education, and more! Whether this is your first time at Essence or you go every year with girlfriends, here are seven "must-haves" you shouldn't forget to pack!

The Regal Summer Movie Express is a 9-week adventure in movie-going! Regal will present selected movies at 10AM each Tuesday and Wednesday for 9-weeks during Summer Break. Popular titles such as The Lego Movie, Despicable Me 2, Minions, Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Road Chip, Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2, The Lorax and more will […]


Do you miss the days of eating freezer pops, chilling with family at the cookout, and playing all day outside? Well, check out #SummerWhileBlack!