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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 […]

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 […]

Hood Classic Flag Football Tournament (Rules)

Rule 1. Field A. The field will be 80 yards long from goal line to goal line with the end zones being 10yards each. B. The field will be divided into four (4) zones of twenty (20) yards each. C. The field will be forty (40) yards wide. Rule 2. […]

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 […]

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, […]