Indy INDIANAPOLIS — Many people have been eager to get back to normal since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Crossroads AME Church in Indianapolis is embracing the new normal. “We want to offer as many options as possible for all of our members,” said Jerry Davis, the church’s pastor. “We are convinced that the way […]

INDIANAPOLIS — African hair braiding dates back centuries. “It originated in 3500 BC,” Tempest Golden, the assistant campus director at Tricoci University of Beauty Culture in Fishers, told WRTV. She teaches the history and styles of African hair braiding. Braiding was how African tribes indicated their tribal nation, age, marital, and class status. Braided hairstyles […] INDIANAPOLIS — A bill that would have restricted what Indiana teachers can and cannot say about race, history and politics in classrooms was killed in the Senate Monday. House Bill 1134 was killed in the Senate after it was not brought forward for a second reading. Had it passed, the bill would have required teachers […]

Backlash on the Internet ensued earlier today after a school counselor's letter from Sprunica Elementary in Indiana went viral for allowing parents to sign a waiver permitting their child from being taught lessons "related to equity, caring and understanding differences." INDIANAPOLIS — As a 12-year-old IPS student recovers after being hit by a motorist on her way to school, Indiana law enforcement agencies are cracking down on reckless driving and bad habits behind the wheel. Although the student is expected to be back in class soon, the Indiana Criminal Justice Institute says reckless driving and […] INDIANAPOLIS — Yelp recently released its list of standout Black-owned businesses in food, beauty and home as the “Ones to Watch” in 2022. Pure-Trition, a juice and smoothie bar in Indianapolis, is among the top 15 Black-owned food businesses across the country making waves on Yelp. Aleta Osborn, the owner of Pure-Trition, tells WRTV, […] INDIANAPOLIS — This month, WRTV is shining a light on the achievements of African Americans in our community’s past and present. We’re hearing from the first Black woman in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department’s 15-year history to graduate from the FBI National Academy. Commander Ida Williams shares the impact she hopes to make […]

The Pacers are sending forward/center Domantas Sabonis and guards Jeremy Lamb, and Justin Holiday to the Sacramento Kings in for guards Tyrese Haliburton, Buddy Hield and forward/center Tristan Thompson.

Join us virtually on January 17 at 12:00 p.m. EST for our 40th Annual Day of Celebration for Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. featuring a conversation with Media Pioneer, Cathy Hughes, Founder & Chairperson of Urban One, Inc.💫

Take Action! Click here to learn more from Indiana State Teachers Association The conversation around Critical Race Theory in schools has been a hot topic across the nation and currently here in Indianapolis. Indiana House Bill 1134 Education Matters was written in response to the debates over CRT is and the inclusion of diversity, equity […]

On Wednesday, Dec. 29, 2021 at 2:30 p.m Governor Eric Holcomb and state health officials of Indiana will host a  briefing and provide a COVID-19 update. WATCH BELOW: RELATED:REPORT: Carson Wentz Placed On Reserve/COVID-19 List, Could Miss Next Game More info: READ MORE:

Join us for the Annual Holiday On The Ave: Black Santa Toy Drive Sponsored By Indiana Donor Network. Register today at We are currently taking donations at the following locations: McDonald’s – 4802 W 57th St, Indianapolis, IN 46254 McDonald’s – 5617 N Michigan Rd, Indianapolis, IN 46228 At The Radio Station: Tuesday, December […]