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Abdul Hakim-Shabazz

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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.

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Just when Indiana lawmakers thought they were past the controversy regarding the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA) a religious group plans to call on them to revisit the issue. The Indiana Pastors Association says it will deliver a letter to the Governor and lawmakers on...
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You know what the big takeaway was from this week’s past controversy over the Religious Freedom Restoration Act (RFRA)? No, it wasn’t the adage “it’s not what it is, it’s what it looks like.” Nor was it “be careful what you pray for, you just might get it.” No, the big lesson...
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Abdul sits down with a pair of guests to figure out what went down at the rally, as well as opinions of Glenda Ritz and her future.
With a major statehouse rally planned today in support of Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz, the state Teacher’s Union recently released a poll that has some interesting results when it comes to charter schools and standardized testing. The poll of 600 registered...
Here’s a thought on this Valentine’s Day, marriages should only be valid for seven years at a time. I’ll let you catch your breath. Now let me say that again, marriage should only be valid for seven years at a time. I got to thinking about this the other day while doing some...
As some you know one of the things I do for a living is teach at the college level. Well, a couple of years ago I thought about applying for an adjunct faculty position at Indiana Wesleyan University. I thought it would be fun to teach in a new environment. I met all their...
[Cue the Apocalyptic Music] When the House Education Committee voted this past week 8-3 to allow the State Board of Education (SBE) to choose its own Chair rather than have Superintendent of Public Instruction Glenda Ritz automatically chair the meetings you would have sworn the...