He can give you money, connections and a name to drop. And though his status as the most powerful black businessman in the city has not shielded him from the glare of controversy — especially surrounding his investment adventures in nightclubs and bars — if you’re an up-and-coming entrepreneur, he’s the man to know. Just ask him.
Before March Madness, there was Hoosier Hysteria. In 1955, Oscar Robertson and the players of Crispus Attucks became the nation’s first all-black team to win a state high-school athletic championship. Here, in their own words, Robertson and his teammates recount that momentous season.
The Ten Point Coalition aims to reduce gun violence and black-on-black crime in the city’s urban core, yet it is the group and its leader, Rev. Charles Harrison, who find themselves coming under attack.