Tanya Bell

(Indianapolis, IN) – Thousands of Hoosiers have called Public Housing Projects “home”, and for a lot of residents, their living situation didn’t slow their success.…

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST For Friday, September 11, 2015.  (Amos Commentary On Danger To Black Community On Judge Election Court Ruling Starts At 4:39 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Earlier in the week the a Federal Appeals Court in Chicago upheld a local Federal court ruling that Marion County’s system of electing Superior Court Judges is Unconstitutional. […]

Indiana Black Expo and the Your Life Matters Initiative have joined the frey in calling for Indianapolis police to wear body cameras. This is in the wake of the latest police-action shooting in the city voicing support for the technology. In that incident, three Indianapolis Metro Police Department officers opened fire at 15-year-old Andre Green, killing him on […]

The Afternoons with Amos PODCAST for Monday, June 22, 2015. (Story/Interview Begins At 50:53 Mark On PODCAST Media Player). Frustrated with the low numbers of Indiana low-income, first-generation and minority students, including African-American, who are not prepared for success in college, especially at Purdue, top officials at Purdue University are taking direct action. The university […]

A new strategic plan has been released by the Your Life Matters Task Force to improve the quality of the lives of young black men…

  Bankers Life Fieldhouse is where young African-American men showcase their talents and expertise in basketball, professional and college, or entertain through music and musicianship.  But recently the Fieldhouse was the setting for a gathering to unveil ways of helping all of Indianapolis’ young African-American males age 14 to 24 reach their full potential. A […]

Responding to a continued rising level of murders and violence in Indianapolis, where 66% of the victims and 64% of the suspects were African-American males, as part of the Your Life Matters® effort, Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard appointed Tanya Bell, President & CEO of Indiana Black Expo, Inc., and Jamal Smith, Executive Director of the […]

So what did Indianapolis Think of the 44th Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration? Afternoons with Amos listeners and the community didn’t hold back.  They freely shared their views on “What was Good, What was Not So Good and What Could be Improved Upon with Indiana Black Expo”.  Afternoons with Amos held their 11th annual Community […]

Forty-four years ago, the organizers of something new for Indy – something called Indiana Black Expo – visited the offices of the city and state’s leading Black newspaper to ask for support. The owner/publisher Marcus Stewart Sr., sat and listened. He could’ve told the new Black Expo to pay for their ads. But he didn’t. […]

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 […]

How was this year’s 43rd Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration? That’s what Afternoons with Amos asked in the 10th annual community evaluation of the long time major event.  Listeners were asked “What was good, What was not so good and what could be improved” for next year’s Black Expo.  Listeners were also asked if they […]

Audio Included in Post. Runs 66 Minutes ©2011 WTLC/Radio One. Top officials of Indiana Black Expo previewed the events and activities of the 41st IBE Summer Celebration on Afternoons with Amos. IBE President/CEO Tanya Bell, along with IBE Board Members Vernon Williams and Greg Wilson and IBE Consultant Amp Harris walked listeners through the events […]