Indianapolis; City-County Council; Indianapolis Commission on African American Males
A commission that explores the social and economic conditions of Black men in Indianapolis presented its first report this week. The Indianapolis Commission on African American Males was established in 2020 by the City-County Council. The commission was originally established in the early 1990’s and revived following the summer 2020 protests over racial equity. The group identified and studied priority issues that face Black men. On the top of the list is a disproportionate rate of homicide. In 2020 more than 75 percent of homicide victims were Black.