From Me To You~With Love…

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From Me To You With Love….

When I first started The Evolution! Society Blog January 2013, I didn’t know how far it would bring me. It started as a hobby during that time as an outlet, I was struggling with a failed relationship, crossroads in my career and having difficulties adapting to new surroundings as being a new mom. Little did I know that more than 5 years later it would help mold me into the strong confident woman I am today. The Evolution! Society not only brought some amazing people in my life, it has offered me one of a kind and life changing opportunities.

I always said I would continue to do this until it was no longer my passion and that day has come. I took awhile to think about it and without getting into too much detail, I have decided to close the site down indefinitely.  I struggled with the decision to close The Evolution! Society, because for 5 years we have grown not only as a group but also as individuals.  Many of us are embarking on new personal and professional paths, and new projects

But before we part ways, I want to personally thank the many readers who helped to grow The Evolution! Society into the well known brand it is today….and we are still growing. Without your support none of this would have been possible. I want to offer you a sincere thanks for being a part of this journey, but there’s a big silver lining here. The Evolution! Society will still be in the community full-time making partnerships with organizations dedicated to elevating the careers of young entrepreneurs through community building, events and incredible online resources.

So you see we are not saying good-bye, just see you later on another platform level ~ we are taking our community by storm. I know many of you will be upset about the site closing but I hope to inspire you all to live your best life on your terms and continue to reach new goals that YOU set for yourself.  With that being said our last day on this site will be March 1, 2018, until then rock with us and go down memory lane to review history posts. As always you can catch us on our many other platforms that will still be accessible on a daily basis.  There will be new weekly posts, community news, up to date pics, new outlet for adventures and more. We look forward to staying connected with you and grow with us in a whole new beginning!

Positive Mind…Positive Vibes…Positive Life


“Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/

Event  & Community Relations Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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“My Life, My Vibe” January 2018

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Welcome To 2018

Looking ahead, I will keep it short and sweet. Around this time many people are creating their vision boards, writing their new year’s resolutions, or simply planning for 2018. I have yet to start any of that because I still have some unfinished business with 2017. So in order to prepare for 2018 I need to reflect on what took place in 2017. So here is how I set my goals for 2018. What I add to this list is based on my reflections, prayers, and conversations that I’ve had that have been enlightening. These categories are not particularly in any order of importance with the exception of the first four:

  1. Spiritual- my relationship with God as a Believer in Christ
  2. Relational- my relationships with people (family, friends, acquaintances, etc.)
  3. Financial- my relationship with money
  4. Health and Wellness- my relationship with my physical body
  5. Career- my next steps to move forward and my current responsibilities
  6. Educational- “learning begins at birth and ceases at death”- challenging myself intellectually
  7. Blog- my plans for The Evolution! Society Brand
  8. Community Involvement- giving back to others- developing a spirit of generosity
  9. Character Building- How can I become a better me?
  10. Leisure/Self-Care- Doing things that I enjoy and that make me feel awesome!

So these are the areas of my life that I reflect on when developing goals for the new year and also when developing my vision board. I create a table and list a few bullet points for what I want to do throughout the year pertaining to those areas. Some categories can have somewhere between 3-5 bullet points, others may have one. I just depends on what I want to accomplish. I keep it posted near my night stand and jewelry board so I see it constantly.

How do you prepare for the New Year?

Monthly Affirmation:

“The Good Life Project”~ Take Action

Monthly Challenge:

Tap Into YOUR Source of Energy


“Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/

Event  & Community Relations Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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Music Mixx….Gene Moore


 Gene Moore: “Coming Home” [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

by elev8 Staff

Gene Moore
Source: Motown Gospel

Have you ever had a moment where you kind of felt disconnected and yearned to be back in the presence of God? In “Coming Home,” Gene Moore speaks of a Father and son relationship that he wants to build up – something we all can relate to.

“There was a point when I had a shift in my mentality, where I realized it was time to get it together,” Moore said. “God told me that I didn’t need to be perfect to come back home, that He’ll do the perfecting part…just get closer to Him.”

Watch his performance of “Coming Home” below in the latest Motown Gospel Music Session.

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In case you missed it, Elev8 and have teamed up with Motown Gospel and one of their newest talents, Gene Moore, to premiere new videos for music off his debut album (The Future) every week throughout this holiday season.

SEE ALSO: Gene Moore – “Recover” [EXCLUSIVE VIDEO]

Profound, beautiful and deeply personal, Gene Moore, opens both his heart and soul on his debut album, THE FUTURE. An exceptional blend of vocals and heartfelt lyrics, THE FUTURE, is a strong entree into music as Moore is being heralded as one of the brightest new voices in music. His smooth, gospel-inflected sound sets him apart from today’s popular climate of praise and worship fare.

Moore teamed up with a host of like-minded writers and producers on THE FUTURE who helped bring his musical testimony to life. The 8-track album is constructed beautifully with uncomplicated production, which allows Moore’s vocal talent to shine. It is an album that is easy to listen to while offering a full picture of who Gene Moore is. With tunes that are based around love, light and healing, THE FUTURE is inspirational, powerful, and relevant.

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My Sista’s Business…..Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: 75 Black Women-Owned Brands to Shop

Holiday 2017 Gift Guide: 75 Black Women-Owned Brands to Shop

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The annual In Her Shoes Holiday Gift Guide is packed with 75 gift ideas in 15 meticulously curated categories to empower, inspire, and help you and the loved ones you’re gifting stay fly. Find the perfect holiday shopping ideas for everyone on your list – your wellness-obsessed bestie, fashion-loving client, sophisticated boss, and even your tough-to-shop-for mom. EVERY single brand listed here is a Black woman-owned business. You’ve read all the impressive stats about how we are absolutely slaying the world of entrepreneurship. Our magical powers are limitless and as the fastest growing group of small business owners in the country, it’s important that we continuously pour back into each other’s dreams. Supporting a Black woman-owned business gives us the resources to create generational wealth, jobs, and opportunities in our community. WE are our sister’s keeper and sustainability is key. Let’s buy, love, and support these brands that were created for us, by us.


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“My Life, My Vibe” December 2017


Happy December Everyone,

I Am Back, did you miss me I’ve missed you guys. It’s been rough these last few months between my work, balancing lif, & this blog. My goal was to balance it all and I can but I often let insecurities and self doubt get in the way, if one failed I felt as I have failed everything instead of tweeking what needs to be worked on, I thru in the towel on EVERYTHING too soon. I know how challenging it is to get a business off the ground while maintaining the daily routine of getting dinner on the table, making sure the kids are in bed on time, and still making time to nurture your relationship with your significant other. It’s a lot to ask of one woman, and sometimes we have to be ok with letting little things slide while we keep our eyes on the big picture.

So in light of this month’s theme, “The Good Life” you’ll be seeing a lot of fresh content that you have been asking for regarding lifestyle changes and how to adapt. “When life gives you lemons make grape juice and sit back and watch the world ask how you did it.” (Tori Truax).  As you’ve probably noticed over the years, my team and I tackle themes along to each month letting you know what to expect when it comes to content and conversations that pertain to the entrepreneurship empowerment, lifestyle trends, art/cultural events, community workshops and small business start-ups. I love to see people prosper and live out their best life, all the while struggling in my own unbalanced life.

Everyone wants and deserves to be happy after all that’s all we are looking for in this thing called LIFE. Come January I will be hosting a new podcast and conducting interviews with people who are living their best life as part of “The Good Life Project 2018”. I also I want to recognize all you multi-tasking business mavens here by featuring a mompreneur bi-monthly, and community game changers of the month there will be a chance to be interviewed by me and have your business featured here on The Evolution! Society…more details to come.

I can’t wait to meet all you mompreneurs and community engagers!  Plus we will still include your Motivational Mondays, Wellness Wednesday and “Things We Are Lovely Lately.  So go out and catch life with some gratitude this season….we look forward to seeing you out in the community …stay tuned and be inspired…many blessings!

We look forward to being of continued service to you and I hope you will enjoy the benefits of our new co-op networking community. Please let us know what you’re doing in your business and community, your feedback is very important to us! Positive Mind…Positive Vibe…Positive Life

What do you plan on doing new this month?



Monthly Affirmation:

“The Good Life Project”~ Take Action

Monthly Challenge:

Tap Into YOUR Source of Energy


“Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/

Event  & Community Relations Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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EBONY Magazine Power 100


From Donald Glover and Dave Chapelle to Dwayne Johnson and Viola Davis, check out our EBONY Power 100 ‘Entertainers of the Year’ for 2017, presented by Cadillac!




Hosted by Deon Cole
EBONY will recognize Black Brilliance
at this star-studded event.

Follow #EBONYPower100 on Facebook & Instagram
for photos and videos live from the event

Join to be first to know about celebrities and entertainers appearing at EBONY Power 100

Circle City Classic

Don’t miss the Circle City Classic®
Football & Cheerleader Clinic
Sunday, September 10, 2017.
Registration is now open to youth ages 8-14 to register for the Annual Circle City Classic® Football & Cheerleader Clinic.  Local area football players will have a chance to learn offense, defense, proper technique, throwing, catching and much more form the Indianapolis Colts coaching staff, while college and profession teach the fundamentals  of cheer and dance, including conditioning, sideline cheers,
stunting and more.

Saturday, September 10, 2017

3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Indianapolis Colts Complex

7001 W. 56th Street

Indianapolis Colts Practice Facility

We are happy to partner with the Indianapolis Colt’s again this year.  Participants will practice at a state of the art practice facility.  Giving attendees an experience of a lifetime.

Buy One Get One Free $10.00 Tickets!

Don’t Miss the opportunity to purchase  tickets, buy one get one free (BOGO), for $10.00 each  day of the Clinic only. Your child MUST participate in the clinic to be eligible for the BOGO. Your final opportunity to purchase the BOGO ticket will be on the day of the clinic!

We look forward to seeing you!
Call 317.923.3051  for more information or register by using the link below.
Indiana Black Expo Inc. | 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Circle City Classic All Black Affair

Indiana Black Expo’s All Black Affair is the OFFICIAL after party for CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC®.  Make your way to the Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza and party with celebrities in town for CIRCLE CITY CLASSIC®.  Live performance by Hip Hop Rapper Juvenile.
Saturday, September 23, 2017
10:00 pm to 3:00 am
The Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza
201 S. Capital Ave.
Indianapolis, Indiana 46225
Tickets are $30.00 (limited quantity)
no refunds
Indiana Black Expo Inc. | 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Motivational Monday 8/7

Circle City Classic 2017

Affordable Tickets are Available
The Circle City Classic® Cabaret will take place on September 22, 2017 in the Indiana Farmers Coliseum at the Indiana State Fairgrounds. This year’s lineup includes Stephanie Mills, Will Downing, S.O.S. Band and Midnight Star. “Due to a favorable partnership this year with the Indiana State Fairgrounds, IBE is excited about its ability to offer more affordable tickets for the show. It is a wonderful opportunity to provide a concert to our community with four of our favorite R&B bands with tickets starting as low as $25.00,” said IBE President & CEO Tanya Bell. Cabaret tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 9, 2017.
Shuttle service to and from the Indiana State Fairgrounds will be provided to transport downtown guests for $5.00. To secure shuttle service, ticket buyers should visit  Additional parking lots are the Fairgrounds will also be open for parking.
PERFORMERS: Stephanie Mills, Will Downing, S.O.S. Band, and Midnight Star
DATE: Friday, September 22, 2017
TIME: 7:00 pm
LOCATION:  Indiana State Fairgrounds
1202 E. 38th St., Indianapolis, Indiana 46205
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25.00! VIP floor tickets are $100.00 (limited availability) and non-floor seats are $25.00, $35.00 or $50.00! Tickets go on sale Wednesday, August 9, 2017 at (800.745.3000), the IBE Box Office (317.925.2702) and the Indiana Farmers Coliseum Box Office (317.762.0126).

To purchase CABARET tickets please click HERE!
Click HERE for 2017 Circle City Classic® Cabaret
Most Frequently Asked Questions

ABOUT INDIANA BLACK EXPO: Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with twelve chapter affiliates in the State of Indiana. IBE hosts Summer Celebration and the Circle City Classic®, its annual fundraisers, which fund several year round programs, including The College and Scholarship Fair, State of Our Black Youth Initiative, Statewide Education Conference, Parent Leadership Academy, OpportunIndy Initiative, Tech Zone, Youth Leadership Summit and Youth Media Institute.