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Standing Room Only: Reconciliation Projects — The Vexed Racial Politics of Genetics Ancestry Testing

On September 14, sociologist Dr. Alondra Nelson spoke about racial politics in DNA testing. Dr. Nelson is a Columbia University professor of sociology and the president of the Social Science Research Council. She was also Indiana University’s Institute for Advanced Study Fall 2017 Branigin Lecturer, which was jointly sponsored by the Council for Research on Race and Ethnicity in Society …

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Standing Room Only: Deep Dialogue Part 2

On September 7, the Deep Dialogue project opened in the Indiana Memorial Union with a panel discussion about race, history, community and healing in contemporary literature. The project is sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington and Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, with funding from the Indiana Humanities with support from the …

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Standing Room Only: Deep Dialogue Part 1

On September 7, the Deep Dialogue project opened in the Indiana Memorial Union with a panel discussion about race, history, community and healing in contemporary literature. The project is sponsored by the Writers Guild at Bloomington and Indiana University’s Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs, with funding from the Indiana Humanities with support from the …

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Bring It On – April 24, 2017

Congratulations to the entire “Bring It On!” team for receiving yet another first-place distinction from the Society of Professional Journalist’s “Best in Indiana” awards. The broadcast entitled, “A Conversation on positive community interactions with Indiana State Police” was recognized under the Radio Public Affairs category. Co-anchors Leila Randle and Cornelius Wright joins Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad for a prerecorded interview …

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Bring It On – July 25th, 2016

Harambee (a Swahili word that means, Let us all pull together) is back by popular demand. Harambee was held first in 2002. It is about Afrikan / Black peoples coming together to talk with each other, listen to each other, and explore ways of supporting each other. Harambee events may range from informal affairs lasting a few hours, in which …

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Students Call for Equality Across College Campuses

Today’s feature story explores a recent outcry from college students across the country, who are seeking racial justice and peace on campus. Sit-ins, protests, walkouts and demonstrations occurred on college campuses throughout the last school year. As Maddie Levin reports, IU is no exception. Each Monday during June and July, the Daily Local News is bringing you reports produced through …

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Bring it On – April 25th, 2016

Congratulations to the Bring It On staff on their award from the Indiana Society of Professional Journalists! Cornelius Wright and Amrita Myers are joined by “The Great Eight”, which are: Jada Phelps-Moultrie Shannon McCullough Johari Shuck Nadrea Njoku Tiffany Kyser Jasmine Haywood Demetrees Hutchins Juhanna Rogers This sisterhood of eight Ph.D candidates from the IU School of Education will not …

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Interchange – Brief: Michael Honey on Love, Solidarity, and the Black Freedom Song

Michael Honey discusses non-violent theorist and organizer James Lawson, and John Handcox, the Great Depression-era tenant farmer and union advocate. Honey’s recent short film, Love and Solidarity, is about the work of James Lawson, who served as nonviolent theorist, teacher and organizer for Martin Luther King, Jr. and the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, among others. As a Methodist minister in …

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Interchange – Policing Race in America: Ferguson, Missouri

On tonight’s program, Policing Race in America, we discuss the way racial minorities are denigrated and devalued through institutional violence using the August 9 police murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, Missouri as an example that is all too common in the U.S. Darren Wilson, the officer who killed Brown, is a resident of Crestwood, MO which is 94% White …

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Sage Advice: Sage Steele on Sports Journalism

On Monday, March 24 Sage Steele spoke as part of the IU School of Journalism’s spring speaker series. She is host of ESPN’s “NBA Countdown” and contributes to the network’s “SportsCenter” program. Steele is an IU gradute and has come back to talk about sports journalism and her work in a heavily-male field. This event was recorded on location at …

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