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  • 8 things you didn’t know about Mardi Gras

    Mardi Gras might conjure up images of parades in New Orleans, brightly-colored beads and an insane amount of partying.  But there’s rich history behind the festive occasion that gets lost in all the celebration. Mardi Gras didn’t originate in New Orleans, for one thing – the holiday predates the existence of the United States.   And although it has always been about partying, at least to some extent, the celebration also has Christian significance.   To mark Fat Tuesday, here’s a list of […]

  • Lifelong educator Carole Craig advocates for underprivileged kids

    This is the second in a series of stories celebrating Black History Month. In partnership with Indiana Black Expo, we’re highlighting local African Americans who have made an impact in Indy through their professional work, community involvement, volunteerism and more. INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – Carole Craig credits a long line of teachers, colleagues and mentors with contributing to her success as a lifelong educator. Her family story has also been a source of inspiration. In 1930 at age 11, her mother […]

  • Educator, speaker and author Robert Jackson works to empower local youth

    This is the first in a series of stories celebrating Black History Month. In partnership with Indiana Black Expo, we’re highlighting local African Americans who have made a significant impact in Indy through their professional work, community involvement, volunteerism and more.  INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. – When Robert Jackson started out as an Indianapolis Public Schools teacher 20 years ago, his motto was “No More Excuses.” He didn’t let students feel sorry for themselves or let their life circumstances define their futures, […]

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