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Teenagers aren’t terrible, we’ve just neglected them

This article originally appeared in the February 25, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper  When I was a teenager (about 10 years ago) there was always something for me to do. I was privileged enough to have the opportunity to participate in a multitude of activities at Ben Davis High School (marching band, speech Read More

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Yes, the body cam bill definitely has some issues

This column originally appeared in the January 28, 2016 issue of the Indianapolis Recorder Newspaper.  Let me preface this by saying I am not an expert on law or politics. I would, however, consider myself a concerned citizen. Last week, several local and statewide organizations voiced their frustrations surrounding House Bill 1019, a piece of Read More

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Humanizing Victims of Violent Crime

Please forgive the use of the word ‘humanize’ in my title. I don’t mean to imply that victims of violent crime are inhuman, or less human than those who haven’t been victimized. However, after visiting a homicidal crime memorial last week and listening to the stories of those who have lost family members due to Read More