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John Lewis Event Recording Now Available Online!!!!

Congressman John Lewis’ event at the IU Auditorium is now available for viewing online from the Community Access Television Services (CATS) website: http://catstv.net.  Scroll down on the right til you get to 9/21/2015 and it’s just like being there again.    If you’d like a DVD of it, you can get one from CATS for […]

Carrie Parker – first African American woman to enroll at Indiana University

By Dina Kellams Friday, July 24, 2015 So this past week I had one of those moments at work where I was reminded that: My job is awesome. There are always new discoveries to be made. My job is so so so very awesome. I was spending some time with the Library’s subscription of the NewspaperArchive (if you […]

Family Says North Carolina Teen’s Hanging Death Was A Lynching

Family Says North Carolina Teen’s Hanging Death Was A Lynching

(pictured above is Lacy’s mother) The family of North Carolina high school student Lennon Lacy, whose death this summer was ruled a suicide by a state medical examiner, is now saying they believe the 17-year-old was murdered. Lennon Lacy’s body was found hanging from a wooden swing set in a mobile home park near his […]

Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s Father Expresses Solidarity With Bay Area Protesters

Michael Brown’s father spoke in San Francisco on Monday evening, where he urged students to get an education and told of his own recently learned lessons on police violence. “It really didn’t hit hard until it hit my own backyard,” Michael Brown Sr. said about the killing of his unarmed son in August by a […]

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

This Is What It Looks Like When New York City Erupts With Cries For Justice

  Demonstrators flooded New York City’s streets Saturday afternoon and into the evening, swarming the NYPD headquarters and demanding an end to racial injustices across America. More than 50,000 individuals joined the protests, according to some estimates. “For over three hours we marched throughout Manhattan with the survivors of police brutality and homicide,” said Synead […]

Tamir Rice’s Death Declared A Homicide

Tamir Rice’s Death Declared A Homicide

The death of a 12-year-old Cleveland boy fatally shot by police in November has been formally ruled a homicide, according to a Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s autopsy report released on Friday that found he was struck once in the abdomen. Tamir Rice, who was black, was shot on Nov. 22 by police responding to a […]

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

#WhiteCoats4BlackLives

Medical students from more than 70 schools on Wednesday protested racial profiling and police brutality through the social media initiative #WhiteCoats4BlackLives. Hundreds of medical students wore white coats at “die-ins” and other protests on campuses to spotlight racial bias as a public health issue. The medical students joined others who have demonstrated since grand juries […]