Monthly Archives: June 2017

My Sista’s Business… Walker & Company

Walker & Company Empowers Women to Embrace Their FORM with New Hair Care Line for Women

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By In Her Shoes Contributor: Brianna Arps, @briannaarps

The folks that gave us Bevel have some huge news to announce — Walker & Company has just launched its first women’s hair care line named FORM.

Building off the company’s mission, founder and CEO Tristan Walker alluded to the fact that developing a wide assortment of premium products for women was always a top priority.

“Since the company’s inception, we’ve been working to bring this collection to life as part of our commitment to making health and beauty simple for people of color,” he stated. “We understand the huge opportunity in this vastly underserved market and have a proven track record of bringing health and beauty products to market that both fill a void, and more importantly, work.”

Unlike other systems designed to treat our various hair textures, according to Walker & Company FORM takes a more “personal approach” towards helping women identify a customized hair care regimen by first offering online consultations.

Once the survey is complete, FORM clients are matched with specific products and offered helpful instructions to enhance their experience.

But that’s not it — if interested, users are also invited to physically send in a hair sample that is then analyzed to ensure each recommended FORM product will suit their unique needs. Yes, this covers everything from split ends to shrinkage. So fancy!

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FORM’s lineup from left to right: Detoxing Shampoo, Gentle Shampoo, Moisturizing Conditioner, Restorative Conditioner, 3-in-1 Leave-In Lotion, Elongating Curl Creme, Defining Curl Gel, Hydrating Style Creme, Shielding Heat Serum and Moisture-Sealing Pomade.

The entire FORM collection includes ten products that start at $22, with the most expensive retailing for $32. For those especially worried about ingredients, you’ll be happy to note each item is formulated without sulfates, parabens and phthalates to continuously improve your hair health over time. And do you see this gorgeous packaging?

While you can’t make a purchase in stores yet, make sure to visit to learn more!

Summer Celebration Highlight – Purchase your Tickets Today!

Johnny Gill honors Babyface at his Induction into Songwriters’ Hall of Fame
Both Will Perform During Music Heritage Festival Series
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Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds
inducted into the Songwriters
Hall of Fame
Congrats to Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds on being inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame last week.  Babyface along with the brilliant singer Fantasia will perform for Indiana Black Expo’s Music Heritage Festival II on July 15th at Bankers Life Fieldhouse.  Chante Moore rounds out the line up to what will be a soulful night. Doors open at 6:30 pm.
Johnny Gill (pictured upper right with Babyface) was on hand to honor “Babyface” because he worked with all him on his debut album Rub You the Right Way.
Johnny Gill headlines our Music Heritage Festival I FREE Concert at American Legion Mall, July 14th at  6:00 pm.  Gill will be joined by Atlantic Starr and Zapp Band


Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds singing My My My
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“Things I’m Lovin Lately” June 2017

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Look It Actually Has a flower In It!!!

Winkylux Flower Lip Balm


Bestselling lip stain! This balm stain applies on clear then reacts with your skin’s pH levels, uniquely creating the perfect shade of pink lips just for you. Each Flower Balm contains a real chrysanthemum in the color of your choice. Not to mention, it’s coconut scented, giving it an aroma so enticing you’ll want to wear it every day.


Indiana Black Expo Announces New Talk Show

Indiana Black Expo Announces New Talk Show
Set to Debut on June 25, 2017 on WHMB TV40,
The Expo Show Will Highlight Critical Issues Impacting the Community
INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Black Expo announced today that it will launch a new talk show, The Expo Show, hosted by IBE President & CEO Tanya Bell.  Set to launch on Sunday, June 25, 2017 at 2:30 PM, each 30 minute episode will inform viewers about critical issues impacting the community.  The show will also share initiatives and programs of IBE that happen beyond its major fundraisers throughout the year.  Radio personality and Youth Media Institute Director Tony Lamont will oversee the program as senior executive producer.  The show is produced by local middle and high school students in IBE’s Youth Media Institute and it will be taped at IBE’s headquarters in the YMI Studio.
The First Two Episodes
The first episode will tackle the issue of violence and highlight information about IBE’s I Am Your Brother. I Am Your Sister. Conflict Resolution Initiative that launched on June 12, 2017.  Guests include Pastor Denell Howard, Founder of Evolve and Mr. Greg Meriweather, Founder of Black on Black Network.  The second episode that will air on Sunday, July 2, 2017 will discuss featured workshops and topics at the Indiana University’s Education Conference presented by the Indiana Civil Rights Commission.  The Education Conference will take place on Thursday, July 13th at the Indiana Convention Center.  The conference currently has 670+ educators and administrators registered from across the state of Indiana.  Guests for the show include Commissioner Teresa Lubbers with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education and Shawn Bush, Director of Student Services with MSD Lawrence Township.
“We are floored with excitement to have our youth in our YMI program produce a television show that informs the community on critical issues impacting our families as well as IBE year-round programs and initiatives,” said IBE President & CEO Tanya Bell.
“We’re ecstatic to have “The Expo Show” as a part of WHMB TV40’s “local line-up”. This show will be a big part of our station’s mission to serve and impact the Indianapolis community.  When you have powerhouse hosts like IBE President Tanya Bell and radio legend Tony Lamont, you can expect a good show with great chemistry!” Vaughn works to develop local programs at TV40 and serves as host of the station’s community affairs show, “Inside Indy”.
About Indiana Black Expo, Inc.
Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) statewide organization with 12 chapter affiliates.  The mission of IBE is to serve as a voice and vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African-Americans.  IBE is known for its two major fundraisers, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic®.  IBE provides year round youth and family programs, including its Indiana College & Scholarship Fair, Summer Internship Program, Circle City Classic® Scholarship Fund, State of Our Black Youth Report and Initiative, Parent Leadership Academy, Youth Media Institute, Statewide Anti-Tobacco Initiative, Education Conference, Youth Leadership Summit, Employment Opportunity Fair, and Minority Business Conference.  IBE is currently responsible for the implementation of OpportunIndy as part of former President Barack Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper Program.
WHMB TV-40, the flagship station of LeSEA Broadcasting, is a full power television station serving the Indianapolis, Indiana market. Having signed on the air in 1972, we take pride in the fact that WHMB is the longest continuously-operated Christian television station in the nation. In 1997 WHMB was honored by the National Religious Broadcasters as the “Television Station of the Year” Our slogan “Worry FREE TV” holds true to our programming and commercials as we deliver the best in Christian, family and sporting entertainment. WHMB has broadcast High School Sports for over 20 years, and typically produces and broadcasts over 80 games a year. Our station tower is located in the northwest section of the city with our broadcast signal reaching over one million households throughout central Indiana.
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Black Music Month SNLG Song of the Night — AM 1310: The Light


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Jay Z Did A Good Thing…

As Jay Z and Beyonce welcome twins according to Beyonce’s dad on Twitter today, Jay Z is also doing something great for other dads on this Father’s Day, he is bailing out dads who can’t afford bail. He says, “As a father with a growing family, it’s the least I can do, but philanthropy is not…

via Jay Z Bails Out Dads For Father’s Day — 106.7 WTLC

Black Music Month – Artists We Miss

There are some artists who transcend time and some who transcend their physical presence on the earthly plane. These artists died too soon and in ways so completely unexpected that we mourn their loss to this day. These were the tremendous, iconic talents who in their varying ways, touched millions with their creative gifts. We…

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‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’ STAR Said Playing 2Pac Was Dope BUT I’M MOVING ON! — 106.7 WTLC

The guy who’s playing Tupac Shakur is already calling it quits when it comes to reprising the role in any other movies. We got “All Eyez On Me” star Demetrius Shipp Jr. – he was clearly excited about the movie and the positive reviews he’s getting. So, we asked if he’s down to do what his co-star Jamal Woolard has…

via ‘ALL EYEZ ON ME’ STAR Said Playing 2Pac Was Dope BUT I’M MOVING ON! — 106.7 WTLC

#BlackGirlMagic: Zendaya Slays On July Cover Of ‘Vogue’ — Black America Web

Zendaya is having a pretty dope summer. Not only she is starring in the anticipated Marvel franchise film Spider-Man: Homecoming, but she’s also scored her first-ever Vogue cover—and she looks stunning. For the July issue of the fashion Bible, the Disney actress, shoe designer and activist slays in a white Calvin Klein halter dress adorned in black and yellow feathers.…

via #BlackGirlMagic: Zendaya Slays On July Cover Of ‘Vogue’ — Black America Web

Joe Torry Remembers Tupac Shakur, Talks All Eyez On Me Movie! [VIDEO] — 106.7 WTLC

When it comes to actor/comedian Joe Torry, it’s safe to say we know for his many roles in many movies and tv shows. However, one of his first big screen roles and still one of his most popular roles to date, is his role as “Chicago” in the classic hit film “Poetic Justice” which also…

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