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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

Child Advocates Super Hero On The Run

March Chairty ~ St Jude Research Hospital

March Is National Health Month

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

St. Jude Research Hospital

st judeThe Mission

The mission of St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is to advance cures, and means of prevention, for pediatric catastrophic diseases through research and treatment. Consistent with the vision of our founder Danny Thomas, no child is denied treatment based on race, religion or a family’s ability to pay. St Jude is leading the way the world understands, treats and defeats childhood cancer and other life threatening diseases.

The History

Unsure of his life’s direction, a young Danny Thomas sought guidance from St. Jude Thaddeus, the patron saint of hopeless causes. If the saint would point to the path he should take, Danny vowed to build a shrine in his name. Success followed Danny’s plea and soon after, the legendary entertainer set about fulfilling his vow to St. Jude. The result was St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Thank You For Your Support!



Indianapolis Urban League’s Back To School Block Party

Don’t Miss the Indianapolis Urban League’s Back to School Block Party featuring NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity!

The 50th Anniversary of the Indianapolis Urban League continues. Don’t miss the IUL’s Back to School Back to School Block Party and NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity on Saturday, July 23rd, from 10 am – 1:30 pm at the Indianapolis Urban League (777 Indiana Ave., Indianapolis, IN 46202).

  • FREE back sacks and back to school supplies to 500 elementary, middle and high school students.
  • FREE health screenings provided by HealthNet and the Marion County Health Department.
  • FREE sneakers for up to 250 children grades 1-5, courtesy of Samaritan’s Feet.

Enjoy appearances and performances by the Pacers’ Boomer, the Geico Gekko, DJ Mamma Mia, FREE activities and giveaways provided by McDonalds, Geico, the Pacers, Radio One, United Water, IMPD, the Fire Department, the Cultural Trail and others.


Check out NASCAR’s Drive for Diversity Community Expo, that includes a simulator and witness a live pit crew demonstration and appearances by Max Siegel, Rev Racing and NASCAR reps.


For more information, contact the Indianapolis Urban League at

(317) 693-7603 or visit






Indianapolis Urban League, 777 Indiana Avenue, Indianapolis, IN 46202

IBE Press Release


For Immediate Release                                             .
For Immediate Release
Dian Foreman
(317) 413-2819 cell
Joint Statement by Black Organizations on Recent Shootings
Indianapolis, IN (July 8, 2016) We invite the city of Indianapolis to allow their hearts to break with ours over the deaths of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile and Dallas police officers murdered and injured in the line of duty at a rally. These incidents occurred as the nation reeled from the senseless murder of members of the LGBT community in Orlando. There have been over 100 police action shootings of Black men across the country this year alone prompting outrage but seemingly no justice. It is through tears and frustration, a reverence for the dead, and respect for the impact on the families of the victims and the officers involved that we seek to affirm our aspirations toward healthy and continuously improving police and community relations. We mourn for the loss of life of citizens who mattered to their communities, families and friends. Their lives mattered. Black lives matter. We recognize that the police have a difficult job to do and that the majority serve the community well. Police officers are our neighbors, customers, friends and family members. It is moments like these that it is most important to remember that the police are the community and that policing should affirm the values of the community-which must include a respect for the dignity of all citizens.  We remain mindful of the mistreatment of a youth in Indianapolis by a police officer. We also remain mindful of the need to break the code of silence when law enforcement seeks justice for victims of crime.  The work of building and maintaining healthy police and community relations continues. The dignity of all members of the community is sacred and when violated we should be able to count on a justice system that works for all. Too often, it seems that this has not been the case-which is why our struggle for justice and equity for all continues. We ask that our friends, neighbors and colleagues of all races mourn with us and engage in a dialog on the way forward. Indy is a world class city and must be proactive in ensuring that all of its citizens are not only safe but treated with the dignity they deserve.
100 Black Men of Indianapolis
Baptist Minister’s Alliance
Circle City (IN) Chapter of the Links, Incorporated
Concerned Clergy of Indianapolis
Exchange at the Indianapolis Urban League
Greater Indianapolis Chapter of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement Executives
Greater Indianapolis NAACP Branch
Indiana Black Expo
Indianapolis Urban League
Marion County Bar Association
Martin Luther King Community Center
National Coalition of 100 Black Women/Indianapolis Chapter


Jini Thornton: Everything You Need to Know About Child Support — Black America Web

Financial expert Jini Thornton provides tips on how to handle child support. Follow The Willie Moore Jr. Show on Facebook and Follow Us on Twitter! [ione_media_gallery id=”365620″ overlay=”true”] [ione_media_gallery id=”362490″ overlay=”true”] Share on Facebook Share on Twitter

via Jini Thornton: Everything You Need to Know About Child Support — Black America Web



We Love Music Conference Artists will
Perform at the Indiana Convention Center
July 16th & 17th
Lyfe Jennings
Saturday, July 16th
 Kelly Price
Sunday, July 17th
Education Conference                    Thursday, July 14th           Register here
Corporate Luncheon                       Friday, July 15th
Exhibit Hall (featuring performances by National Recording Artists) Fri.-Sun., July 15th-17th
Outdoor Concert                              Friday, July 15th
We Love Music Conference            Sat. & Sun July 16-17th    Register here
Paid Concert                                   Saturday, July 16th
All White Party                                Saturday, July 16th
Gospel Showcase                           Sunday, July 17th
To purchase tickets for Summer Celebration events Click here.
Indiana Black Expo Inc., 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Indiana Black Expo Film Festival

Indiana Black Expo will host its first Film Festival competition during Summer Celebration. Filmmakers are invited to submit their work centered on the theme of “Your Life Matters® “.  The competition is open to film-makers and youth.  Finalist will have their film shown at the Indianapolis Museum of Art Tobias Theater on July 9th and a winner will be announced in each category.  Click here to register.
Teens (up to 18) can register for our Youth Film Academy to prepare for the competition.  The academy will be held on Saturday, April 30th 2-4:00 pm.  A free two hour session to develop your storytelling skills come to life digitally.  Film-maker Ira Mallory will be the instructor.  To sign up for click here.
Indiana Black Expo Inc., 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208

Community Corner….Volunteer/Mentor Opportunity

Good afternoon;
We are seeking volunteers 16 & older to serve as volunteer tutors/mentors. Also, participants to be tutored and mentored 
grades 1-5.
Training for Volunteer Tutors/Mentors at Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church; Friday, April 1, 2016
Canvassing for participants; Saturday, April 2, 2016
Sunday, April 3, 2016: Sunday school and Adult Bible School 9:30 am
Worship Service 11:00am – Optional if you don’t have a church home you’re welcome

Program start date Tuesday, April 26 – Time 3:30-6 pm (Tuesday and Wednesday weekly)


Jim Boyd, President

Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church (OSELC)

261 W. 25th Street

Indianapolis, IN 46208

317-925-3737 after 1.P.M.

“God’s Not Dead”
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Community Corner….Scholarship Opportunities

Indiana Black Expo’s
Youth and Family Programs
Indiana Black Expo’s Youth and Family Programs Department strives to serve as a catalyst throughout Indiana to foster relationships between businesses, governmental agencies, educational institutions, youth service agencies, churches and other community based organizations.
Kourtney Steppe
Miss Circle City Classic® 2015
Circle City Classic® Coronation

Applications for the 31st Annual Circle City Classic® Coronation are available. We are ready to crown the next Miss Circle City Classic®. The Coronation is one of  many events leading up to the annual Circle City Classic® football game at Lucas Oil Stadium.

Interested participants must be a 2016-2017 graduating senior with at least a 2.7/4.0 grade point average (GPA). Participants are rated on academics, teamwork, attitude, communication skills, community involvement, and attendance. The Coronation is a scholarship pageant with workshops that assist in college readiness.  To apply CLICK HERE.

March 18th deadline.
James June
Howard University
2015 Scholarship Recipient
Circle City Classic® Scholarship
Indiana Black Expo is committed to assisting Indiana students in their pursuit of higher education. Scholarships are awarded to current high school seniors and students currently enrolled in a post secondary institution who exhibit outstanding leadership, scholarship and community service. More than $3.7 million has been awarded to students since 1984.
Scholarship requirements:
  • Must be a high school senior or an undergraduate student
  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • Must have demonstrated academic success with a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
  • Must enroll full-time at an accredited college, university, community or junior college or vocational/technical program in the fall of 2016
  • Must demonstrate financial need and/or must be a first generation college student (first to enroll in post-secondary education institution in your immediate family)
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen or U.S. Permanent Resident in possession of a valid Alien Registration Receipt Card (INS Form I-551, commonly known as a “green card”)
  • Must complete a scholarship application
  • May not be a family member of IBE Board of Directors or staff – which includes children, siblings, parents, uncles, aunts, first cousins, grandparents, nieces and nephews
  • Must not be placed on academic probation by the university to receive the second disbursement of the annual scholarship award
March 24th deadline.
Indiana Black Expo Inc., 3145 N. Meridian St., Indianapolis, IN 46208