Jada Bee from the Core Council of Bloomington Black Lives Matter. (Dave Askins/Beacon)
Indiana gubernatorial candidate and state senator Eddie Melton. (Dave Askins/Beacon)
Dana Black, deputy chair of the Indiana Democratic Party (Dave Askins/Beacon)
“Up in Indianapolis the whole talk has been about whether or not senator Jim Merritt, who is the challenger [in the mayoral race], and mayor Joe Hogsett—if they have a black agenda for our community,” Dana Black told about three dozen people gathered in Bloomington’s city council chambers last Saturday.
Black is deputy chair of the Indiana Democratic Party, and she was delivering the opening remarks for a panel discussion titled “The Power of the Black Vote.”
It was the second annual such discussion, hosted by the Monroe County Black Democratic Caucus and the Monroe County Democratic Party.