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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 TV40
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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IBE’s Partnership With INHP

Dear Friends,
IBE’s partnership with INHP is a winning combination! Recently, INHP successfully facilitated workshops at our Parent Leadership Academy – as a result, we want more people to get connected with INHP’s home ownership program. Go for the goal of home ownership with INHP.org!  They will connect you with trusted experts who:

INHP is also a resource for down payment assistance, home repair loans, energy efficient upgrades, veterans’ home purchase or repair loans, and more!

Explore what INHP has to offer. Visit INHP.org or call 317-610-4663.

 Just for IBE email subscribers!
Win four tickets to the Saturday, July 8, Indy Eleven game, courtesy of INHP! To enter visit www.INHP.org/IBE and click on the “Enter IBE Ticket Contest” button by 5 p.m. Friday, June 23. Winners will be drawn at random and contacted the week of June 26, 2017. See contest page for official rules.

The Indianapolis Neighborhood Housing Partnership® (INHP) increases affordable and sustainable housing opportunities for individuals and families, and serves as a catalyst for neighborhood revitalization.
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Indiana Black Expo Inc. | 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

PBS Presents Songs of The Summer..A Historical Mixtape

 
In 1958, Billboard launched its Hot 100. Almost sixty years on, how we listen to music and how we track a song’s success may have changed, but music remains a powerful force in our culture.

Every Friday this summer, American Experience will reveal a new addition to their historical mixtape. Listen and read along.  And take a peek at this week’s line-up from 1963. Do you recognize a few names?

Eastside Community Day

Eastside Community Day

Wednesday, June 28, 2017, @ 10 am – 2 pm 
Northeast District Health Office
6042 East 21st Street (Corner of 21st & Arlington)

Join Us For Our First Eastside Community Day! Proudly Hosted by Your Marion County Public Health Department and the Northeast District Health Office.
FUN TIMES! FOOD TRUCKS! GIVEAWAYS! KID’S ACTIVITIES! NUTRITION DEMOS! HEALTH SCREENINGS! AND MORE!

SEE ATTACHED FLYERS FOR MORE INFORMATION
FEEL FREE TO CALL FOR MORE INFORMATION
317-221-7300

English Flyer
Eastside Community Day.pdf

Spanish Flyer
Eastside Community Day-Spanish.pdf

Sip & Share Wine Fest

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Child Advocates Super Hero On The Run

Indy Parks 2017 Summer Concert Schedule

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Indy Parks 2017 Summer Concert Series…

Each year, Indy Parks produces a full season of music, movies, and more for you and your family.

Featuring a wide variety of artistic styles – jazz, classical, blues, and Shakespeare in the Park – Indy Parks is excited to kick off its Summer Concert Series.  From the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at Ellenberger Park to Garfield Park’s Music in the Gardens, we are offering an impressive selection of concerts and artists for all.

Call: Indy Parks Customer Service Center ​

(317) 327-PARK 
Email: IndyParksCS@indy.gov

Download a Summer Concert Schedule

 

 

IBE Summer Celebration 2017…Music Heritage Festival

MUSIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL I
Music Heritage Festival I free outdoor concert features Johnny Gill along with Atlantic Starr and Zapp Band. Bring your friends and family out for a good time at American Legion Mall on Friday, July 14th.  Kick off your Summer Celebration Weekend right.   Showtime 6:00 pm.  VIP seating is available for $40.
MUSIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL II
Enjoy Indy’s own Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds and Fantasia along with special guest Chante Moore for Music Heritage Festival II.  Make your way to Bankers Life Fieldhouse on Friday, July 15th for the hottest concert of the summer.
Doors open 6:30 pm
Showtime 7:30 pm

IBE’S ALL WHITE AFFAIR
THE OFFICIAL AFTER PARTY for
MUSIC HERITAGE FESTIVAL II

IBE’s All White Affair on Saturday, July 15th at 9:00 PM features DJ Kid Capri and Hip Hop artist Mystikal.  Come party with celebrities in town for Summer Celebration weekend.  Tickets are $25 (limited amount).

 

21 and over.

Pavilion at Pan Am Plaza

INDIANA BLACK EXPO, INC. | 317-925-2702|  http://www.IndianaBlackExpo.com
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Indiana Black Expo Business Conference

Indiana Black Expo Business Conference presented 
by KeyBank®
July 10- 11, 2017
Indiana Convention Center
The 2017 Indiana Black Expo Business Conference presented by KeyBank is an exciting, jam-packed 2-day conference of workshops, symposiums, receptions and networking opportunities held during the first week of IBE’s Summer Celebration. The goal of the Indiana Black Expo Business Conference is to provide a venue to empower diverse business owners, entrepreneurs, and professionals with information and resources that will assist them in achieving financial and professional success.
Workshop presenters and expert panelists will share business opportunities within Central Indiana, universities and college, and state and federal agencies. Business owners and financial representatives will provide strategies on growing your business through leveraging relationships and obtaining financial resources. For executives, presenters will share effective strategies for career advancement by Bringing your “A” Game.
Over the years, the conference has blossomed into one of the premier events of Summer Celebration and offers a wealth of information and opportunity for Indiana’s existing and aspiring business communities. The conference offers something for everyone.
All business conference events are free; however, seating is on a first-come, first-served basis so on-line registration is highly recommended.
Mayor’s Breakfast
WORKSHOP SCHEDULE
Monday, July 10, 2017
8:30 am – 10:15 am
Mayor’s Breakfast
10:30 am – 12:00 pm
City of Indianapolis – Project Pipeline:
Building B2B Connections in Central Indiana
12:30  – 2:00 pm
“Growing and sustaining your business”
2:15 pm – 3:45 pm
Indy Chamber Entrepreneur Service – One Page Business Plan
4:00 PM – 5:30 PM
Bringing Your “A” Game
5:30 PM – 7:30 PM
Professional Networking Reception
TUESDAY, JULY 11, 2017
9:30 am – 11:00 am
Accessing Contracts with Indiana State and Federal Government
11:15 am  – 1:00 pm
“We Are State Educational Institutions” – Universities and College, Centers of Economic Opportunities for Indiana Businesses
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Professional Development Session
2:00 pm – 3:30 pm
Governor’s Award Reception -RSVP required
4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
US Housing and Urban Development and Small Business Administration (HUD/SBA) Resource Workshop – “Federal Partnerships for Entrepreneurs”
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National Urban League On TV One

State of Black America

All-Star Political & Cultural Panel Debates State of Black America on TV One May 31

The National Urban League Wire
From the President’s Desk:

The nation’s leading commentators challenge one another on topics such as job creation, voting rights, and criminal justice reform during the National Urban League’s first-ever national television special: “National Urban League Presents: State of Black America,” premiering May 31, 8pm ET, on TV One.

  • Dr. Michael Eric Dyson is a Georgetown University professor and author;
  • Attorney Angela Rye is a frequent political commentator on CNN and an NPR political analyst;
  • Touré is an American writer, music journalist, cultural critic, and television personality;
  • GOP consultant Paris Dennard is an NPR Political Analyst and CNN Political commentator;
  • Democratic political strategist Symone Sanders served as national press secretary for presidential candidate Bernie Sanders;
  • Journalist Jeff Johnson appears on BET and serves as a national communications consultant;
  • GOP strategist Angela Sailor served as director of the Republican National Committee’s Coalitions Department

Moderating the dynamic discussion is Roland Martin, managing editor of TV One’s NewsOne Now. Urban League Young Professionals and Guild chapters are hosting both live and virtual watch parties – check with your local Urban League affiliate for more information. Join the conversation on social media by following @NatUrbanLeague and @TVOneTV and sharing your thoughts using the hashtag #StateofBlackAmerica.