Indiana Black Expo

INDIANAPOLIS — When Indiana Black Expo officials announced there would be no football game at this year’s Circle City Classic, it turned some heads….and also fired up some social media armchair quarterbacks. The answer to those critics is arguably the major part of the 2022 edition of the classic, and one in which supporters say was the time […]

INDIANAPOLIS — A conversation about diversity in the workforce was held during a panel discussion at Indiana Black Expo on Monday. “We have talent in Indiana who are diverse,” moderator Akila Darden said. Darden is the Director of diversity, equity, and inclusion at IU Health Design and Construction. She said diversity is more than just […]

INDIANAPOLIS — After 15 years, Tanya Mckinzie is stepping down as the president of the Indiana Black Expo. During her time at IBE, Mckinzie created the Education Conference, launched the Black Business Training Institute for 120 business owners in Central Indiana and more. She says the IBE is planning on Summer Celebration at the Indiana […]

Indiana Black Expo announced on Saturday the organization is awaiting the results of a police investigation after an image of a cross appeared to be burned into the grass in front of the organization's east side headquarters.

INDIANAPOLIS — Indiana Black Expo has canceled its Summer Celebration, which would have marked the event’s 50th anniversary, due to the coronavirus, organizers announced on Thursday. All public events, including the free concerts, luncheons, 50th Anniversary Gala, and the Circle City Classic game and parade, are canceled. Some of the artists set to perform at […]

What a beautiful weekend so far filled with tons of events and a lot of them are absolutely FREE…one of my favorite 4-letter words.  Bring the family and/or friends out to some of the events listed below. Think you’re still a great tree climber?  Be a part of the JAMBO Tree Climbing Competition at Holliday Park going […]

Indianapolis is breaking the internet since Kelly Price’s viral video after her performance on the entertainment stage at IBE Summer Celebration. In her video Kelly express her displeasure in being told her performance of “As We Lay” was inappropriate. After posting her video rants, the entire situation came to head all over social with various […]

@kwellscomm TLCNaptown.com News Indiana reaction is pouring in, in the wake of a sniper executing a shooting rampage in Dallas Texas that left five Dallas police officers dead and seven others critically injured Thursday night. Indiana Representative Andre’ Carson: Indiana Representative Susan Brooks: “Last night’s ambush on a peaceful protest and on the law enforcement community […]

      IBE announces concert lineup for Music Heritage Festival 2 Dru Hill, New Edition and Kem will be performing at Bankers Life Fieldhouse on July 16th. Pre sale tickets will be available from Friday at 10am to Sunday at 11:59pm. For more info visit indianablackexpo.com         Mariah Carey is set […]

Indiana Black Expo-hosted project, Your Life Matters, rebrands itself OpportunINDY to continue the work of improving the lives of Indy’s young black males by providing connections to life opportunities and more. Raising black boys into men is no easy task and parents want them to grow up safe, with chances to be their best selves, just like […]

The “Your Life Matters Initiative” here in Indy has a new director, non-profit guru, Dr. Michael Twyman and he has big plans to make this effort to improve the lives of young black males in this community successful. This initiative is aligned with President Barack Obama’s program “My Brother’s Keeper” and will likely serve as a model […]