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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

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 […]

One Year Old’s Death on Indy’s East Side Sparks Outcry against Gun Violence

A one year old girl became the latest victim of gun violence in Indianapolis. In the early morning hours of Thursday March 29th, an as yet unidentified suspect fired several shots into a house on Indianapolis’ East side. An unnamed woman was shot in the shoulder, and was reported to be in good condition at […]

Indianapolis “March for Our Lives” Protest Draws Record Crowds

The Indianapolis youth-led “March for Our Lives” protest took place this Saturday from 11 am-2 pm.  Due to the weather, the event, originally intended to be a march, was moved inside the Statehouse, where thousands of people were in attendance.  The line to get in stretched around the block as early as 10:30 am, and […]

March For Our Lives – Monument Circle – 11:00 a.m.

March 24th 11:00-2:00 In the wake of the recent tragic Parkland, Florida school shooting, students and concerned citizens across the country have been calling for gun control legislation. Students have been organizing marches all across the country, including in Indianapolis. This Saturday, March 24th Hoosiers will gather to show their support for gun control legislation […]

Kennedy’s speech, King’s legacy resonates across generations

But we have to make an effort in the United States. We have to make an effort to understand, to get beyond, or go beyond these rather difficult times.” – Robert F. Kennedy, April 4, 1968 Abie Robinson was an angry young black man in 1968. Just returned from Vietnam. He came home to a […]

The Rise and Fall of Stephen J. Clay

Stephen J. Clay resigned as City-County Council President last week shortly before the February 19th Council Meeting. His rise to power was surprising to say the least, brought about by alleged backroom deals with Republicans, as well as the support of four Democrats who backed his bid for the Council Presidency. His six weeks as […]

A Teacher and Mother on Parkland: Why? There’s No Neat Answer

In the aftermath of the horrific shooting in Florida last week, there has been much hand-wringing, blaming of parents, and teens taking charge. Everyone is asking why all this is happening and coming up with solutions ranging from the rational (tighten up gun regulations, get rid of assault weapons) to the irrational (arm all the […]

“Snatched: A Passage to Madness” Invites Reflection on Forgotten History

    “You are always auditioning.” “Who is Amilcar Cabral?” “Bring me something.” “This is important work–learn it.” “Fill the room with your voice!” “Does anyone have anything they want to show me?”   Deborah Asante, a force of nature, challenges a room full of actors, ranging from elementary-age up to 40, to know the […]

For Yet Another Year, Indiana Does Not Feel That A Hate Crime Law is Justified.

By Mary Ann Felt Thanks to Indiana Senate Republicans and social conservative lobbying groups, another year will pass without a hate crime law in our state.  Indiana is currently one of only FIVE states in the country without any form of hate crime law on the books.  Only five states out of 50 and the […]