In a sudden move that upset faculty, students, alumni and members of the community, Martin University has fired sixteen employees. The decision, suddenly announced on Friday (October 18), took the university community and general community by surprise.  Students flooded AM1310 The Light’s Friday Amos & Abdul program with calls and complaints of concern.  Callers charged […]

In an unprecedented joint committee of Indiana Senators and Representatives, the President of the company responsible for Indiana’s ISTEP+ Tests accepted responsibility for the botched testing that caused over 78,000 Hoosier students to have their ISTEP test sessions interrupted and disrupted by severe computer problems. At the start of a special legislative Education Commission, broadcast […]

Rep. Paul Ryan, the Republican candidate for Vice-President in 2012, quietly visited Indianapolis’ Martindale-Brightwood a couple of weeks ago to learn first hand about the problems and hopes of African-Americans and African-American men. Rep. Ryan, who’s authored GOP budget plans that some say would harm poor and working class families, especially African-Americans,  visited Emmanauel Missionary […]