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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 FormBeauty.com to learn more!

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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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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

 

 

“My Life, My Vibe” June 2017

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Hello All,

For those of you who follow this blog, are aware that May & June are my most busiest months by way of me going out and making community connections for my 9-5. Which leaves little to no time for blogging on the side, however I will never leave you hanging. I will be posting behind the scenes from time to time on all the goodness and adventures from The Evolution! Society with my family and my work in the community (my family is my Evolution Team so yes they will be in the photos).

But don’t forget we always give you 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?

XOXO

“C”

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Monthly Affirmation:

“Pay It Forward”

Monthly Challenge:

Rebuild Your Spirit: Service Your Community Challenge

Book of The Month

“The MisAdventures of Awkward Black Girl

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 “Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/Event Director

The Evolution Society LLC

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National Urban League On TV One

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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.

Community Corner….Three Great EVENTS!

Greetings,

I am sending Information about tree great upcoming events that you might be interested in, the dfree (debt free) Conference (June 2-3), the BUILD Initiative (June – Nov), and the Women Up Conference (June 17th). Please review this info, register ASAP and share the info with others. Thanks!

Three Great EVENTS: BUILD Program, The dfree Conference & Woman-Up Conference! – Coming in June!

Peace and blessing, JC Anyike

The dfree NEXT LEVEL 2017

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“Things I’m Lovin Lately” May

“My Life, My Vibe” May 2017

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Hello All,

For those of you who follow this blog, are aware that May & June are my most busiest months by way of me going out and making community connections for my 9-5. Which leaves little to no time for blogging on the side, however I will never leave you hanging. I will be posting behind the scenes from time to time on all the goodness and adventures from The Evolution! Society with my family and my work in the community (my family is my Evolution Team so yes they will be in the photos) Jpic 2.png

But don’t forget we always give you 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?

XOXO

“C”

 Monthly Affirmation:

“Pay It Forward”

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Monthly Challenge:

Rebuild Your Spirit: Service Your Community Challenge

Book of The Month

“Furiously Happy”

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 “Join The Movement”

Crystal Dixon CEO/Event Director

The Evolution Society LLC

Like & Connect With Us On:

https://twitter.com/TheEvolutionLLC

http://www.facebook.com/crystal.dixon.102

http://www.linkedin.com/in/evolutioneventsllc/

 

Watch Your Money….

5 Tricks To Curb Your Spending And Save Money

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Every year, it seems there are things we vow to do more of—exercise, eat healthy, drink more water. Grouped in with those items is always save money. Today, Arin is sharing how she has curbed her spending so far this year and five ways you can do the same!

We’ve all heard it—‘stop going out, stop splurging on clothes, stop buying things you don’t need.’ Easier said than done, right? My husband and I recently purchased our first home, and we’re quickly realizing that home-ownership comes with a hefty price. Obviously, we were aware that it would be costly, but there’s so many hidden expenses that we didn’t even think about. This has resulted in some serious budgeting (ah, the dreaded ‘B’ word!) and retail restraint. We’ve also had to make some major sacrifices to meet our financial goals. These sacrifices include limited nights out, vacations, etc. Obviously, we’ll be able to do these again in time, but, until then, we’re on the road to financial freedom! I wanted to share a few things we’ve been doing that have really helped us along this journey and helped up save money.

  1. Ditch the cable: We were spending close to $100 each month on cable, and this is an area we decided to cut back on. With streaming services like Netflix, Hulu and Chromecast, it was a no-brainer for us. Here’s a trick: If your parents/family have a cable account, ask if you can use their login credentials. Download the apps of your favorite networks, and you can actually watch live television (with a cable log-in) while streaming to your TV! I still get my Food Network on a Saturday morning, and it’s 100-percent free thanks to some generous parents (p.s. it does absolutely nothing to their account).
  2. Small weekly saving transfers: Each week, I have my bank set to automatically deposit $30 into my savings account. By the end of each month, I have $120. This just helps curb my spending, and ensures that I’m setting aside money. It’s a great way to build an emergency fund, too.
  3. Use cash: This brings me back to those ‘allowance’ days! Take out a set amount of cash for the month, and once it’s gone, your spending is done. If you’re anything like me, swiping a credit card adds up. All of those little purchases make a dent on your checking. Utilizing this cash method ensures that we will not spend more than the allotted amount. This has seriously worked! Because the cash tends to go quickly, make sure you’re tracking that spending!
  4. No drinks: Here’s a tough one for some. If you are going out to dinner, skip the drinks. By ordering two drinks alone, we’d spend an extra $22 on the bill. By cutting out alcohol while dining out, we saved close to 40 percent on our bill. This honestly makes a huge difference when you’re saving money. Our average dinner bill is usually around $30 or less!
  5. Check your bank statements: I’m guilty of not checking my bank statements regularly. I recently went through it, and noticed that my bank was tacking on unnecessary fees. I also noticed several other errors (Uber charging me twice, etc) and it saved an average of $25 each month. My bank was nice enough to reverse the charges, so it definitely doesn’t hurt to ask. Make sure you’re keeping an eye on statements each month to ensure everything looks correct. It just takes a few minutes, and it really is worth it. In fact, it paid for our dinner!