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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

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Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds singing My My My
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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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Be A Part of The Solution….

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We encourage all audiences to come out and support IBE’S annual Film Festival during this year’s Summer Celebration. This year, we are screening Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin, which is the follow-up to the critically acclaimed 2011 documentary about the untold history of people of African and aboriginal descent. This film delves deep into topics including the global African presence and the science of melanin. There will be a panel discussion immediately following that will be facilitated by Dr. Pat Payne.The panelists include Representative Bill Crawford, Robert Chester and others.  Hidden Colors 2: The Triumph of Melanin will be screened at 3:00 PM on Saturday, July 12th.
 

 
                           Satuday, July 12th
                          11:00 AM – 6:00 PM
The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Toby Theater, 4000 N. Michigan Road
                  For more information, click here.
 
                            Sunday, July 13th
12:00 PM – 5:00 PM
The Indianapolis Museum of Art, Tobias Theater, 4000 N. Michigan Road
For more information, click here.
 
The Film Festival is FREE to the general public!

 
Summer Celebration takes place July 10th through July 20th and is IBE’s signature event showcasing African American culture through concerts, exhibits and workshops.  For a complete calendar of events click here
 

Go with IndyGo!

IndyGo public transportation provides convenient service to all Summer Celebration events. On weekdays, 27 of IndyGo’s 31 routes converge on central downtown within walking distance of the convention center. Visit  IndyGo.net to plan your trip on IndyGo.