The Indiana University community is greatly saddened by the passing of Indiana community leader and longtime radio host Amos Brown. He was a strong voice of support for the African-American community in Indianapolis, and his all-too-sudden death will leave a great void in the city and beyond. “On behalf of Indiana University, I extend my […]

Triceten Bickford was charged Saturday with battery, strangulation, and public intoxication after the attack on a woman.

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Friday, May 29, 2015. The program featured announcement that the nation’s Black Law Enforcement Executive will have their convention in Indianapolis the week before Black Expo. Plus the program featured an emotion reconciliation and a lesson in Indiana Black and Overall History. And a case of justice long overdue. […]

March Madness fans across the state kick their fan-dom into full gear today as Indiana men’s college teams begin their tourney journey. All five of the Indiana teams in the NCAA Tournament are in the Midwest Region. Notre Dame (Fighting Irish), Butler (Bulldogs) and Purdue (Boilermakers) are in action today as the Round of 64 action kicks […]

Indiana University and Purdue University are fierce competitors in athletics and academics. So why are two Associated Directors of Admission for IU and Purdue working together to identify, encourage and recruit African-American and other minority students to attend school in West Lafayette and Bloomington?  On Afternoons with Amos , Associate Director of Admissions, Community Relations […]

“If Santa is a black man would you let him come down your chimney?” “If Santa Claus is a black man, wouldn’t he only visit the ghetto?” “If Santa Claus is a black man, wouldn’t all the presents be stolen?” These are a sampling of the questions asked in a seemingly racist Christmas display at […]

Indiana University President Michael McRobbie appeared live on Afternoons with Amos to discuss efforts by the University to increase the numbers of African-American students both on the Bloomington campus and on IU’s seven other Indiana campuses, including IUPUI in Indianapolis. Between 2011 and 2013, the number of African-American students enrolled at Indiana University declined by […]

AFTERNOONS WITH AMOS EXCLUSIVE: In the first visit to the African continent by an Indiana University President in over twenty years, Dr. Michael McRobbie is in the midst of a journey to South Africa, Kenya and Ghana.  From Cape Town South Africa, President McRobbie talked live with Afternoons with Amos on a variety of subjects.  […]

More African-Americans are attending college than ever before.  But the biggest challenge isn’t getting Blacks to enroll in college, its making sure they graduate.  And making sure that they’ve studied the college level courses in high school so they need to take remedial courses before they enter college.  On a special two hour Afternoons with […]

Seven years ago, the Indiana University Board of Trustee unanimously supported a drive to double the number of Black, Hispanic and other “underrepresented” minority students by the 2013-2014 school year. However Black and Hispanic students at Indiana University’s Bloomington campus, supported by significant numbers of minority faculty are concerned that IU has backed away from […]