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Community Empowerment

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 […]

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

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 […]

Hood Classic Football Sign Ups

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Revitalizing the Village

As we gear up for the upcoming school year, we recognize that there will be many opportunities and challenges ahead of us. We want to ensure that our students, our parents and our educators feel empowered to face whatever comes their way! To that end, It is important to continue […]

Liberation Weekend: Emancipation Address

About the speaker: Elle Hearns is a organizer, speaker, strategist, and writer. Elle’s voice as a community organizer and speaker were formed from her upbringing in Columbus, Ohio as a youth organizer. Ms. Elle is a co-founding member of the Black Lives Matter network an organization formed with multiple local […]

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 […]

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 […]

DONT SLEEP Storytellers – June

DONT SLEEP has partnered with Maleah Solange Books to bring a series of unique local Black authors to educate and raise the consciousness level of Indianapolis! Welcome the first of our featured DONT SLEEP Storytellers, Tami Winfrey-Harris!!! Tamara Winfrey-Harris is a writer who specializes in the intersection of race and gender […]