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Hall of Fame-bound Tamika Catchings and our conversation that affirmed everything

Hall of Fame-bound Tamika Catchings and our conversation that affirmed everything

LET THE RECORD show that I came prepared for my interview with Tamika Catchings. I whiled away days on Lexis Nexis and pored over hazy box scores hoping they'd whisper something new. I did my job -- until I didn't. Fourteen minutes and 52 seconds in, I hadn't asked her one question pertaining to the reason this piece was greenlit, the…

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Honoring extraordinary Indianapolis women

Honoring extraordinary Indianapolis women

The Recorder nominated two local women to receive an award from the Indiana Commission for Women. Indiana’s First Lady Janet Holcomb recently presented the awards to Rupal Thanawala and Tamika Catchings. Catchings, who overcame shyness which stemmed from hearing loss, went on to become a star player in the WNBA and a community leader in Indianapolis. Catchings created the Catch…

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Monumental march encourages voter registration, push for legislative change

Monumental march encourages voter registration, push for legislative change

On the lawn of the Statehouse Sunday, protesters gathered by the hundreds to rally against police brutality and encourage people to vote. As songs like “A Change Is Gonna Come” by Sam Cooke played on the loudspeaker, signs held high and low could be seen expressing support for the black community. “If we register young people to vote, that’s when…

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Tamika Catchings named to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

Tamika Catchings named to Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame

NEW YORK (AP) — Tamika Catchings, Lauren Jackson and Swin Cash are headed to the Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame. The trio headline the Class of 2020. Joining the three former WNBA stars are Carol Callan (contributor), Carol Stiff (contributor), Sue Donohoe (contributor) and Debbie Brock (veteran player). The seven members will be inducted on June 13. Catchings was a…

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Celebrating Black History: Tamika Catchings

Celebrating Black History: Tamika Catchings

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH) — Tamika Catchings is one of the state’s legendary basketball players. If you were to just scratch the surface of her career, you’d see a 10-time All-Star and four-time Olympic gold medalist. She is also a Women’s Basketball Hall of Fame candidate. But, the work she’s done off the court, some would say, matters even more. On the…

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