...Keeping Naptown Awake Since 2015


Black Owned Business Block Party 3!

Join Don’t Sleep and more than ONE HUNDRED Black Owned Businesses from 11:00-5:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 5 at Flanner House located at 2424 Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Street, Indianapolis. Black owned businesses across numerous industries will be present sharing expertise and resources with attendees. Industries include, but are […]

Emancipation Address 2018

Emancipation Address 2018 is officially lit!!! Presentation of our Colors (Red, Black & Green)- Big D’s Percussion Drumline “Lift Every Voice” – Brianna Martin Libation Ceremony – Shelley Covington Spoken Word Performers: Earl E. Townsend, Carla Footman Emancipation Address: Nationally recognized black liberation activist and community organizer and Essence Magazine […]

The Wake 2018

Tickets are now on sale!!! https://thewake2018.eventbrite.com 100% of proceeds will be donated to the following local nonprofit organizations (Voices Corp, Center of Wellness for Urban Women, and Kephrw Institute) as well as $5 from every ticket sold being donated to The Bail Project in the name of Kalief Browder Inspired […]

Tru Dialogue pt. 2

For Immediate Release AN EMPOWERED YOUTH-CENTERED RESPONSE TO ADDRESSING YOUTH-CENTERED CONCERNS CAN ONLY BE ESTABLISHED THROUGH TRU DIALOGUE Indianapolis, In (February 3, 2018) – Bloom Project Inc., DONT SLEEP, Fay Biccard Glick Neighborhood Center, and Tru Colors join together to provide a platform for some of the most profound Indianapolis […]

Black Business Bazaar 3 Sign Ups

For over three years we have offered an opportunity for Black Owned Businesses to shine, connect and most importantly, MAKE MONEY! Come take part in an enclosed marketplace comprised entirely of Black Owned Businesses where goods and services are exchanged or sold! REGISTRATION IS NOW CLOSED

Erica Garner – A National Action

Indianapolis, IN- January 1, 2018. Saturday, the world received the news that Erica Garner had become an ancestor. It isn’t every day that you hear of a 27 year old woman suffering from a heart attack and being declared brain dead with no chance of recovery; although a Black woman […]

Statement on NAACP American Airlines Travel Advisory

Indianapolis- On August 2, 2017, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People issued their first travel advisory. This advisory, the first in the history of the NAACP, advised African-Americans to exercise ‘extreme caution,’ when travelling in the state of Missouri. ON Wednesday, just two months after its first […]

S4KIndy: Official Standing 4 Kaepernick Rally Indianapolis

DONT SLEEP will officially be organizing with Tim Clark and the Stand 4 Kaepernick movement for the Indianapolis Colts game on September 17th at 11:00am. As much as the S4KIndy: Official Standing 4 Kaepernick Protest – Indianapolis may have been initiated by the actions of Collin Kaepernick kneeling and sitting during the National […]

Statement on Youth Violence

In less than 24 hours, Indianapolis has lost four of its citizens. Of these four, one has been confirmed to be a 13-year boy (Matthew McGee). There is no way to describe this situation other than the word “tragedy”. This is a time to rally around the victims of gun […]