UPDATED WITH INTERVIEWS, REACTION TO MAYOR BALLARD DECISION. At a rally at the City Market, Gregory A. Ballard, the 45th Mayor of the City of Indianapolis made it official what had been rumored for months. confirmed what had been rumored for months. That he will NOT run for a third term next year.  The Mayor’s […]

One of Indianapolis’ key overall institutions and a critical institution in the African-American community – the Indianapolis Urban League – has named a new leader. Tony Mason, who led the Circle City Classic during its glory years in the last decade and as Senior Vice-President of Indy’s Super Bowl Committee engaged the minority businesses and […]

A year ago the Indianapolis Public Schools (IPS) asked the Greater Indianapolis Chamber of Commerce (Indy Chamber) for assistance in analyzing IPS’ non academic and non classroom operations to see if there were ideas and strategies IPS could utilize to help improve its operations, be more efficient, get better use of its facilities and help […]

LISTENER REACTION JUST ADDED! Ten years ago, February 2, 2004 Afternoons with Amos began on AM1310 The Light. And quickly established itself as a talkshow that dared to break broadcasting barriers and truly be the Talk Show of Record for Indianapolis’ African-American community.  To commemorate Afternoons with Amos’ 10th Anniversary, the program gathered a cross […]

In an unforgettable special Afternoons with Amos, friends colleagues and community leaders gathered to share their memories and living history and testimony on the life, legacy and achievements of the late State Senator Glenn Howard who died July 2nd at the age of 72. Appearing on the program were longtime Howard friends State Representative Bill […]

Shock. anger, disgust, disappointment. That’s just some of the reactions of Indianapolis Black community leaders and Afternoons with Amos listeners to the bombshell announcement of more scandal and malfeasance in the Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department.  IMPD Chief Paul Ciesielski has been forced to resign. The head of the Department’s internal affairs division has been placed […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 47 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Rev. Landrum Shields, Pastor, Civic and Civil Rights Leader, builder of bridges between communities, died Monday at the age of 84.  A group of community leaders appeared on Afternoons with Amos to discuss the significance of Rev. Shields’ ministry, life and community contributions. Hear the […]

<strong>Audio Included in Post. Audio ©2010 WTLC/Radio One.</strong> Afternoons with Amos listeners flooded the lines with their feelings, feedback and thoughts on the Carmel High School basketball team hazing case. Listening and commenting was Indianapolis Urban League President/CEO Joe Slash.