IBE Events

The 2022 Indiana Black Expo's Summer Celebration kicked off last Thursday (July 1) with an ecumenical service at Grace Apostolic Church.

Patrons of the Indiana Black Expo will have the opportunity to view an exhibition of beautiful photos taken by photographer Stephen Somerstein. Somerstein’s photos document the quest for equality and social justice displayed during the Selma to Montgomery marches back in 1995. The exhibition will be on display at the Cultural Arts Pavilion through July […]

Indiana Black Expo’s 45th Annual Summer Celebration continues today with some highly anticipated top notch events focused on career, culture and taking care of your health. Click the media player below to hear what’s on tap on this Throwback Thursday:  To see this year’s schedule of events, click HERE. ###(@PraiseIndy)### kimwellsmedia 071615 Follow me on Twitter@kwellscomm.

  Grammy Award winner Patti LaBelle will perform in concert at the Indiana Black Expo’s Annual Music Heritage Festival this summer. The concert also includes the Isley Brothers featuring Ronald Isley and Ernie Esley & El Debarge, which will be held at Banker’s Life Fieldhouse on Saturday, July 18. Tickets officially went on sale today. […]

                  The term “diva” to describe a woman with a powerfully effective light and presence is often overused and misused. Sometimes the term diva has a negative connotation earned by the bad behavior of the person. I won’t use “diva” to describe one of the honorees of Friday’s Indiana […]

The 44th Annual “Summer Celebration” of Indiana Black Expo, Inc. begins Thursday night with a special prayer and worship service here in Indianapolis at 7 p.m. The 10-day celebration will include a job fair, health fair, concerts, and other family events. Tonight’s service features speaker Reverend Dr. Elaine Flake. The IBE Ecumenical Service is located at Light […]

Thursday, July 18 IBE Education Conference Presented by Indiana Civil Rights Commission and Cummins Inc. The 6th annual conference provides teachers, administrators, and others concerned with education with resources, best practices and professional development training in the area of cultural competency. Theme: Redefining 21st Century Learning Keynote and Plenary Speakers: Dr. Marvin Thompson, Chief Academic […]

Wednesday, July 17 IBE BUSINESS CONFERENCE PRESENTED BY KEY BANK Cont. City of Indianapolis Construction Roundtable In 2004, the Indiana Construction Roundtable began an effort to change the way we build things. This owner driven initiative was called the ICR Diversity Initiative, and its purpose was to make a meaningful change to the way that […]

Every Monday, officials of Indiana Black Expo will appear on the air to talk about Black events many events and activities. Click the links below to hear about Specific Events you’re interested in. Antoinette Holt of the Indiana State Department of Health and Kelly Mitchell of FSSA talk about this year’s InShape Indiana Black & […]

The 42nd Indiana Black Expo is coming up and you are going to need your tickets! The first step in purchasing your tickets is clicking on the image below! See you there!

Sunday, July 22 Consumer Exhibits Noon – 6:00 PM IBE Praise, Worship and Gospel Service Location: Indiana Convention Center, Hall I Time: 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM Family Fun Zone: Keeping It Moving – Sports & Fitness Location: Indiana Convention Center Time: Noon – 6:00PM INShape Indiana Black & Minority Health Fair Location: Indiana Convention […]

  Saturday, July 21 Consumer Exhibit Halls 10:00 AM – 10:00 PM United Way of Central Indiana Diversity Volunteer Recognition Breakfast Location: Indiana Convention Center, 500 Ballroom Time: 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM IBE Youth Leadership Summit: Building Global Leaders – Day 1 Location: Hyatt Time: 9:00 AM – 1:00 AM Description: 3 Day, 2 […]