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Abdul Hakim-Shabazz

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About the Show

Abdul-Hakim Shabazz has been covering and writing about state and local government in Indiana since 2004. Overall, he has more than 20 years of experience in writing and talking about the issues that affect real people.  He goes beyond the headlines and tells you not only what’s happening, but why it’s happening.  
 
In addition to WIBC.com he writes in the Indianapolis Star, NUVO Newsweekly, and TheStatehouseFile.Com.  He’s also a frequent panelist and contributor to RTV 6’s Indianapolis This Week and Inside Indiana Business.  
 
Abdul is also the editor and publisher of IndyPolitics.Org, which has been recognized by the Washington Post two years in a row as one of the best political blogs in the nation.  
 
Abdul earned his degree in broadcasting and journalism at Northern Illinois University.  He has a Master’s Degree in Public Affairs from the University of Illinois and a law degree from St. Louis University. He serves as “Of Counsel” at the Indianapolis law firm of Lewis & Wilkins.  
 
But wait there’s more. Abdul is an educator. He serves on the faculty at both Ivy Tech Community College and the University of Indianapolis.  He teaches speech for Ivy Tech and business law at UIndy’s MBA program.

More posts from this author

Back when I was an undergrad one of my jobs was being a math tutor. I did it for a couple reasons, the money was good and I liked helping other students. While most students were usually pretty good to work with, there was always the one or two who wanted you to do the work for...
(I originally wrote this last December, but with all the talk about "raising" the minimum wage, I thought it might be good to repost it.) As you all know I am not a big fan of raising the minimum wage, because I frankly feel if you want to make more than minimum wage then you...
“Is Abdul a journalist? A commentator? An entertainer? A gossip-monger? All of the above?” That was a fair question raised by my colleague Brian Howey of Howey Politics Indiana in his recent column about changes in Indiana news media titled “Media, When the going gets weird…” In...
Although the big legal news in Indiana last week was the 7th Circuit’s unanimous opinion striking down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage there was another legal proceeding taking place that was just as important, the State Supreme Court heard arguments over the...
For some reason, some rather misguided people got it in their heads that making $15 an hour for a quarter pounder with cheese, large fries and a Diet Coke is the best way to lift someone out of poverty. Frankly, I think those people are on crack. Now with that said, a while back...
As I sit down and write this post there are 62 days and some change left before Election Day hits. And if you take a look at the political landscape, despite some economic data to the contrary, things seem really dismal, at least that is the public perception. According to Real...
There are two important dates I am keeping on my calendar, August 26 and September 5. September 5th will mark my fifth wedding anniversary to the Lovely Mrs. Shabazz. (Please note all presents have been purchased and evening plans put in place). And August 26th is the day the...
The ISTEP+ test scores are in and guess what, despite the crocodile tears of the status quo, students continue to make improvements. As you may have seen, according to the Indiana Department of Education 80.7% of Indiana students in public schools passed the English/Language...
I think I am one of a handful of people in the Indianapolis area to attend both Indiana Black Expo as well as the Brickyard 400 this year so score one for true diversity. In essence, the two really aren’t all that different. You have tons of people coming to enjoy an event,...