year : 2018 67 results

Employee volunteerism continues to grow

A total of 850 OneAmerica employees from Indianapolis, Milwaukee and Appleton, Wisconsin, and San Diego volunteered more than 2,500 hours during the company’s fifth annual Week of Caring. The Week of Caring impacted more than a dozen United Way agencies and nonprofits while also spotlighting first responders. Volunteers performed a variety ...

Diversity and inclusion efforts

Why diversity and inclusion is important and how to start By Brittany King When Dr. Harvey Middleton — the first Black cardiologist to practice in Indiana — moved to Indianapolis in the 1930s, he wanted to put his medical degree to good use. He practiced briefly in Tennessee and Anderson, Indiana, but wanted to make a larger impact. ...

Gurinder Singh Khalsa

One man’s resistance made way for all Sikhs in U.S. By Grace Michaels Gurinder Singh Khalsa was destined to make a difference in the lives of others. Positively impacting those around him was something he literally began doing the day he was born. “At one point when my mother was pregnant with me, there were some relations with ...

What diversity and inclusion mean to you

Indiana residents explain why diversity and inclusion are important By Sarah Jameson Felder What diversity and inclusion mean to you Indiana residents explain why diversity and inclusion are important By Sarah Jameson Felder Diversity and inclusion isn’t just a term du jour for many Hoosiers. They represent both in their every ...

Affirmative action

Administration Repeals Affirmative Action Guidelines for Colleges By MARCIA REED-WOODARD Earlier this year the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) banded together to repeal affirmative action policy guidelines used by colleges and universities to consider race as one of a variety of determinants in ...

A lesson in taxes

New business tax deduction is more complicated than we thought By BRITTANY SABALZA The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) of 2017 will change the way businesses have previously been taxed. Most changes from the TCJA will go into effect in the 2018 tax year and will end in 2025 if the provisions are not extended by Congress.  “Small ...

South Bend

French explorer and industrialist roots created this city By Jaylon Jones Full of exciting stories of explorers, settlers and industrialists, South Bend, with a population of 266,709, is the fourth largest city in Indiana. In December 1679, French explorer Robert Cavelier, sieur de LaSalle arrived at what is now Riverview Cemetery. Later ...

Why care matters

How to overcome the caregiving crisis By ARI CAMPBELL Across the country we are experiencing a crisis — a caregiving crisis. Individuals with disabilities are the largest minority in the U.S., comprising about 20 percent of the population, and baby boomers, the largest generation in the country, are aging. These two groups do or will ...

Finding the Divine 9

Perfect Apparel grows from internet to brick-and-mortar storefront By Sarah Jameson Felder After joining the Black Greek Organization, Kappa Alpha Psi, Willie Mathis realized it was difficult to find apparel with his fraternity’s logo. It wasn’t just Kappa Alpha Psi, it was that way for any Black Greek Organization, also called the ...

5 Indiana-made products

This isn’t your traditional kombucha. Circle City Kombucha put a modern twist on an ancient drink — a fermented tea that’s full of good-for-your-tummy probiotics. Circle City Kombucha is made from reverse osmosis filtered water, organic tea and 100 percent organic juices. It’s a low-sugar drink that’s lightly caffeinated and has ...