Partner Spotlight: Indiana Black Expo, Inc.Posted by Laura Danielson on Jul 23, 2012 in News and Events | 0 comments
During the post-Civil Rights Movement era, a few religious and civic leaders in the community recognized a pressing need to create an avenue for showcasing positive African-American ideas and thus founded the Indiana Black Expo in 1970.
The Indiana Black Expo addresses economic, political, and social issues through various symposiums by civic leaders, and features popular entertainers and political figures such as Reverend Jesse Jackson, Louis Farrakhan, Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, and more to help spread the information.
Yesterday marked the culmination of the 42nd Summer Celebration, which drew more than 200,000 people and included seminars, celebrity appearances, corporate luncheons, interactive exhibits, and concerts. With its vision to empower African-American youth and families to achieve their highest potential, the Indiana Black Expo remains a positive and effective vehicle for celebrating our cultural diversity.
We recently partnered with IBE and Engaging Solutions, LLC to develop the 2012 State of Our Black Youth report, which presents statewide statistics on the health and well-being of African American youth in Indiana and identifies promising practices to address needs in program planning, fundraising, and more. The report is expected to be available for purchase later this year.