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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 […]

Why We Can’t Wait

Its a damn shame that community advocates and activists are moving faster than the IMPD and FBI investigation. Aaron Bailey was murdered on June 29th. It’s been almost a month with not even an incident report has been filed. The perpetrators are underground and off the grid. No photos or […]

Mayor Hogsett makes commitments for “change”

In a previous post we addressed the demands laid out to IMPD Cheif Bryan Roach in response to the shooting of Aaron Bailey. The Cheif made commitments in response and the Mayor vowed to make commitments as well. Days later, in a scheduled press conference, the Mayor specifically addressed detailed […]

We Demand Justice Recap

  On Saturday, July 15th, several hundred citizens gathered on the south lawn of the Indiana State House to lift their voices and demand changes from local government. Many organizations came alongside the effort with statements of support, including IndyCAN, Indy Pride, Nu Black Power South Bend, Black Lives Matter […]

Indy Star corrects errors criminalizing Aaron Bailey

Often in activism, we don’t see progress immediately. Change comes slowly, if ever. This past week has been an exhausting battle to hold the media accountable for the reporting on Aaron Bailey’s murder. Two specific news outlets, WRTV 6 and the Indy Star reported “facts” on the Bailey case that […]

Donate to the Aaron Bailey Memorial Fund

People have been asking for tangible ways they can support Aaron Bailey’s family after his life was stolen at the hands of IMPD officers. The family is doing everything they can to give him a proper home-going but we need your help. The following youcaring link has been set up […]

We Demand Justice! #Justice4AaronBailey

On Thursday, June 29th, 2017, shortly after 2:00 am, IMPD officers stole the life Aaron Bailey, a 45 year old unarmed Black man. After being pulled over for a supposed traffic violation and being detained for nine minutes, at some point during that stop, Bailey sped from the scene before […]

The Wake Tickets On Sale!

Inspired by the book: In the Wake: On Blackness and Being by Christina Sharpe, “The Wake” combines Art and Activism in a way never seen in the city, let alone the state Featuring original spoken word pieces by: Mariah Ivey Manon Voice Rae Karim Tatjana Rebelle Eric D. Saunders Tony […]

2nd Annual Toys for Tamir Drive

Join DONT SLEEP as we honor the life of Tamir Rice during the month of June. June 25th, 2017 would have been Tamir Rice’s 15th Birthday. In honor of his memory, we will be collecting new toys for children in need (NO GUNS OR VIOLENT TOYS). In addition to toys, […]

Love and Hate: A critical conversation on gender relationships in the Black Community

There’s definitely a love hate relationship in the black community among the genders represented…but should there be where the conversation ends? Love and Hate is a critical conversation on gender relationships and the black community. When it comes to gender discussions in the black community, black folx are definitely not […]