People's Press Indy
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond
People's Press Indy
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond
People's Press
A brand new, collaborative, democratic media source for Indianapolis and beyond

dear Gemini (Perspective: Living with Bipolar Disorder)

dear Gemini, some people say that you are two faced, but I disagree. I say you experience life in duality. I say you walk on the edge of a two-sided coin, and at any point it can flip either way. sometimes you’re heads and sometimes you’re tails and you don’t have much say over which […]

The GOP 2018 Indiana Senate Primary: Who Will Prevail?

            By Jeff Turner Indiana’s November Senate race may well be one of the most important in the nation in the Democrat’s quest to gain control of the U.S. Senate. The Senate currently stands at 51 Republicans, 47 Democrats, and 2 Independents who caucus with Democrats. Democrats would need to […]

“You are missed”: Indianapolis project offers hope through writing to those lost through suicide

“If I died nobody would miss me.” “Everybody would be happier if I were gone.” During depression your mind “tells you all these lies … when in reality, so many lives are shattered after they lose somebody they care about,” writes the coordinator of a local campaign, “What Happens After Suicide.” In response to her […]

Earth Day Indiana Festival 2018: Raising Awareness of Environmental Issues

By Jeff Turner The Hoosier Environmental Council hosted the 2018 Earth Day Indiana Festival Saturday at Historic Military Park at White River State Park. The event featured live music, local food vendors, kid’s activities, a 5K run/walk, and over 125 exhibitors. People of all ages were present, all sharing a common interest in safeguarding the […]

Indy Day of Action: The Fight Against IPL’s Proposed Rate Increases

By Jeff Turner The Sierra Club hosted the Indy Day of Action Saturday at the Indianapolis Interfaith Church. The subject of the event was the proposed rate increases by Indianapolis Power and Light (IPL), which services most of Marion County. Due to the weather the event was largely held inside and included phone banking and […]

America’s Ongoing Obsession with Controlling Your Uterus: The Saga Continues

By Amy Foxworthy Forty-Five years ago, the nation’s highest court determined that a state cannot ban abortion before viability, or, the point at which a fetus can live outside of the womb, and that states cannot enact restrictions that create an “undue burden” on a woman seeking an abortion. This “undue burden” standard was decided […]

Perspective: Group Discussion on White Privilege

By Jeff Turner On April 3, 2018, the Butler University Diversity and Advocacy Committee hosted an event. The topic was white privilege. Since Butler is less than three blocks from my house and I was free that evening, I decided to attend. It proved to be an extremely worthwhile experience. There were over sixty in […]

Indiana Fails Miserably for Women and Families; Ranks Among Worst States In New Study

By Amy Foxworthy If my children were to bring home a report card that looked like this: D, C-, D, D+, D+, F, we would at the very least sit down and have a talk. Changes would be discussed and implemented; punishments may even be enacted.  I would hire tutors; I would spend time wondering […]

Kennedy King Memorial Institute Commemorates 50th Anniversary of MLK’s Death

By Jeff Turner On April 4th, 1968, precisely fifty years ago, Martin Luther King Jr. was assassinated outside of his hotel room in Memphis, Tennessee by James Earl Ray. Riots erupted in major cities all over the country as a result. However, in Indianapolis, there were no riots that night. Many attribute this to a […]

Washington is The Latest State to Ban Gay Conversion Therapy for LGBTQ Children

By Amy Foxworthy Washington just became the latest state to ban the abusive practice of conversion therapy for LGBTQ minors. This means, no licensed healthcare provider can perform conversion therapy on anyone under 18 without legal consequence.  Ten other states and the District of Columbia currently offer some sort of similar protections. Maryland passed a […]