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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.


English Flyer
Eastside Community Day.pdf

Spanish Flyer
Eastside Community Day-Spanish.pdf


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
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”

May Charity ~ Pack Away Hunger

This month we are taking our $10.00 funds and donating to

pack away

Life. Hunger steals quality of life. For some it steals life itself. Small children are especially vulnerable, and each day more than 8,000 perish due to hunger related causes.

Changing. Fueled by like-minded community members, we provide meals that have the power to transform lives. Regular access to nutritious food does more than satisfy in the short term. It builds the foundation for a hopeful future.

Nutrition. Superior nutrition in each serving is vital. Our meals carry a powerful vitamin/mineral combination. This newly developed formula is scientifically proven to improve key health factors of the chronically hungry.

Pack Away Hunger is a non-profit organization dedicated to greatly improving the lives of children and others who suffer from hunger and malnutrition. The lack of proper nutrition creates serious health and developmental consequences for individuals and has far reaching implications for communities.  In the United States 15.8 million children do not have regular access to healthy meals (1). In developing countries one out of six children — roughly 100 million — is underweight, the result of acute or chronic malnutrition (2).

In a world with such vast resources, we think this is unacceptable. To achieve our mission, we have partnered with The Mathile Institute for Human Nutrition to develop the most highly nutritious pre-packaged meals available. These meals are scientifically proven to meet the specific nutritional needs of children and other at-risk populations.

We’re not alone in our desire to end hunger. Like-minded community organizations, businesses and individuals join our mission by purchasing the raw materials needed for these meals. The group then comes together to create the meals at a “packing event”. The meals are then distributed to local food banks and pantries or to community feeding programs in emerging nations.

These powerful events are educational and fun! Participants often feel a sense of purpose, knowing the meals they pack with their own hands will meet a significant need for someone in their neighborhood or in a community around the world.

We believe this unique collaboration between nutritional science and community engagement offers a significant way to provide Life. Changing. Nutrition. to those in need.

Please join us to Pack Away Hunger.


Thank You For Your Support!

Community Corner…Employment Opportunity

29th Annual WTHR-TV13 Employment Opportunity Fair
Register online today for the 29th Annual WTHR-TV13 Employment Opportunity Fair (EOF). This year’s EOF will take place on Thursday, July 13, 2017 in the 500 Ballroom of the Indiana Convention Center.
All Employers will receive a 8×10 booth space, 8ft skirted table, identification sign, (2) chairs, and (2)  complimentary boxed lunches with their booth purchase.  This event is open to the public.  Please note last year the EOF event SOLD OUT, don’t miss your chance to be a part of one of the largest career fairs in this area!
CLICK HERE to purchase your EOF Exhibit Space!

Early Bird Exhibitor Application
deadline is March 17th!
Be sure to mark your calendars and save the dates for this year’s exhibition hall – Friday, July 14th , Saturday July 15th, Sunday July 16th. Take advantage of Early Bird rates today.  Standard Exhibit Booths start at $500 for a 10×10 exhibit space a $200 SAVINGS! Corner Booths are $550 and an Island Booth is $650 while they last.  All that is required to secure your space at our EARLY BIRD rate is a 50% deposit before Friday, March 17, 2017.
Thanks again for all you do to make Summer Celebration a success!

Indiana Black Expo | 3145 N. Meridian St. | Indianapolis, IN 46208 | (317) 925-2702|
Indiana Black Expo, 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Community Corner…Message From Bernie Sanders


From: Bernie Sanders

Subject: Join us for an event in Indianapolis to fight for our health care

We can and will bring about the change we need in our country.

These are tough times. The future of our country and planet are at stake. Our job: Fight Back.

Donald Trump and his Republican friends thought it was going to be easy. They would get to Washington and ram through their agenda, taking health care away from 30 million Americans, privatizing Medicare, and defunding Planned Parenthood while giving huge tax cuts to their millionaire and billionaire friends.

Their plans have begun to unravel, but only because of the tremendous levels of grassroots actions we’ve witnessed — town halls overflowing with constituents, rallies across the country, and of course the unprecedented outpouring of activism during the Women’s March.

We cannot stop. On Saturday, February 25th, volunteer-led rallies will be held outside of elected representative offices across the U.S. It is up to YOU to ensure that your Representatives and Senators know the American people won’t sit idly by as Congress sells out working class America. We fully expect our elected officials to do their jobs and represent the needs of the people they were elected to serve, not just the billionaire class.

Please join me and thousands of Americans this Saturday to say “enough is enough” by attending a rally to defend healthcare as a right in your community.

Hands off our Healthcare, Town Hall without Todd Young: Saturday, February 25ᵗʰ in Indianapolis, IN 12:00 pm EST


All across the country, people are speaking out not only to keep the Affordable Care Act, but to expand it. At a time when millions of Americans do not have health care, we should be working to expand coverage and move towards a Medicare for All system, not throw millions off of the health insurance they currently have. The Republican plan to repeal the Affordable Care Act would be devastating – 30 million Americans thrown off health insurance, with many more denied care for pre-existing conditions and unable to afford their premiums and prescription drugs. In the wealthiest nation in the history of the world, we must understand that health care is a right, not a privilege.

Make your voice heard. Attend a rally on Saturday and let your elected representatives know you expect them to protect Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security and health care as a right.

We’re in this fight together, and it’s only through a mass movement that we’re going to be able to prevent the repeal of the Affordable Care Act and 30 million Americans losing lifesaving coverage. Thank you for being a part of the political revolution.

In solidarity,

Bernie Sanders
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Community Corner…A Mother’s Day Celebration


A Mother’s Day Celebration
MAY 12 AT 8:00PM
Upcoming Events:

Feb. 10 – Tyrese, Eric Benet, Dru Hill

Feb. 12 – The Fab Four

Feb. 13 – Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood

Mar. 16 – 19 – Sesame Street Live

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            Star Plaza Theatre, 8001 Delaware Place, Merrillville, Indiana 46410

Community Corner…”Shipwrecked But Not Lost”


Melita Carter is a phenomenal poet, spoken word artist, social engineer, youth advocate, youth facilitator, and philanthropist. Melita has dedicated and committed her life to serving young people and and their families with her unique gifts and love. Melita is currently working with Peace Learning Center as a Youth Development Facilitator in IPS schools where as she teaches life-skills, conflict resolution skills, peer mediation and so much more. Melita has an extensive and superior resume of her work and community projects. Melita is a long time resident of the city’s far eastside. Melita has worked diligently in her neighborhood creating the far eastside clean-up project “Koinonia” coming together to propel our community forward. Within her first year Melita and all of public safety and community member collected over 500 bags of trash.

Melita has an eye for identify problems, creating a solution, and executing with precision and love. Melita also is an alumni of IPS herself and after 16 years of working in urban education with marginalized youth Melita has noticed a huge economic and education issue among her youth. Melita studied the statistics of her youth and noticed that 32% of the city’s Far Eastside lives below poverty lines and and 40% of those do not have an high school diploma. Also, 23 Hoosier teens become pregnant everyday and Indianapolis crime rate is 113% above the national average. Melita’s heart was broken and she did what she does best. She strategically created and planned a vision and master plan to combat those statistics. To add to her life’s mission  Melita is now the CEO/Founder of Royal Sno Young Entrepreneurship Program in Indianapolis, IN. Where her team will cultivate young entrepreneurs one Sno cone at a time. Melita needs our help raising the start up capital needed which totals to $70k.


Melita is beautifully executing a benefit show titled “Shipwrecked But Not Lost”

“In Shipwrecked But Not Lost, Melita Carter navigates her audience through the tumultuous journey of fatherlessness, suicidal thoughts, and the loss of her childhood innocence. Through poetry and prose, Melita breaks away each layer of shame, depression, and self-loathing and reveals her naked truth. This one-woman show will certainly be the lighthouse of inspiration. Begin to set sail; finally dock at the sea shore of liberation and healing. Are you you ready to confront the raging storms of the past?

There are several ways for you to obtain your tickets. You can purchase online at 63,  or Melita  will deliver your tickets to you, or you can purchase at the door. You DO NOT WANT TO MISS THIS SHOW!  Lastly, please check out and purchase a perk from their campaign at rojects/royal-sno-cultivating- young-entrepreneurs-entreprene urship/a1c0/15761633



Thank You!  S.eed P.lanting Of E.ncouragement A.ffirmations and K.nowledge to L.iberate I.nternal F.ears E.veryday-SPEAK LIFE



The @PraiseIndy Convoy of Hope Recap! — AM 1310: The Light

The 2016 Convoy of Hope event is officially a wrap and thousands of people have been shown that we as well as churches, businesses, organizations and community leaders in our city care. See our recap video below.

via The @PraiseIndy Convoy of Hope Recap! — AM 1310: The Light

IBE Summer Celebration Corporate Luncheon 2016

Join us as we continue the tradition of honoring industry legends who are trailblazers and champions of change.  When you purchase a table  you’re making a difference in the lives of youth and families.
CLICK HERE to purchase your table for this years’ luncheon.
Indiana Black Expo Inc., 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

“My Life, My Vibe” June 2016


The Evolution! Society

We will be on a community excursion for the month of June. Once again this will leave me little blogging time, BUT I’m not leaving you hanging as I reconnect with my community.  I will be posting pics of all my adventures and I encourage you to do the same throughout the month of June. However feel free to catch up on some of our previous posts or see what we are up to on Twitter & Facebook

Focus on what it is important in life”

 Evolution June

 It’s going to be an awesome month!!!

Also, don’t forget we always give you your Motivational Mondays, Wellness Wednesdays, Fly/Fresh Fridays, “Things We Are Loving Lately” and we are starting something new with “The List” a summary of all that goes on in my circle from entrepreneurs, bloggers, community leaders,  restaurants and small business ( keep a look out for that)….so  stay tuned and be inspired…many blessings!

My Business Improves Lives:  Always Push To Keep Learning & Growing…#WINNING…#THEBOSS

Monthly Affirmation: #Get Creative…..

 ~ Organize Your Home

~ Create Memories with the Kids

~ Plan a Community Event

~ Try a New Recipe

~ Make Over a Room

~ Plan a Trip

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 are doing in your business and community, your feedback is very important to us!

Ready to #BeCreative? ’til our next chit-chat,

#Positive Mind…#Positive Vibe…#Positive Life!


June Events

Flag Day 14th

Father’s Day 19th

“Join The Movement”

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