Indianapolis is the capital of the U.S. state of Indiana, and the county seat of Marion County, Indiana. According to the U.S. Census Bureau the population was 807,584.
City population grew rapidly throughout the first half of the 20th century. While rapid suburbanization began to take place in the second half of the century, race relations deteriorated. Even so, on the night that Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated, Indianapolis was the only major city in which rioting did not occur. Many credit the speech by Robert F. Kennedy, who was in town campaigning for President that night, for helping to calm the tensions. Racial tensions heightened in 1970 with the passage of Unigov, which further isolated the middle class from Indianapolis's growing African American community. Court-ordered school desegregation busing by Judge S. Hugh Dillin was also a controversial change.
A University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee study recently concluded that Indianapolis is the most racially integrated city in the northern United States, with 25% of the population living on a city block with both white and black residents.
Festivals and events: The Circle City Classic is one of America’s top historically African-American college football games. This annual football game, held during the first weekend of October, is the showcase event of an entire weekend. The weekend is a celebration of cultural excellence and educational achievement while showcasing the spirit, energy and tradition of America’s historically black colleges and universities.
One of the largest ethnic and cultural heritage festivals in Indianapolis is the Summer Celebration held by Indiana Black Expo. This ten-day national event highlights the contributions of African-Americans to U.S. society and culture and provides educational, entertainment, and networking opportunities to the over 300,000 participants from around the country.
As well as being the home of the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, Indianapolis is also home to Bands of America (BOA), a nationwide organization of high school marching, concert, and jazz bands. Indianapolis is now also the international headquarters of Drum Corps International, a professional drum and bugle corps association.
Indianapolis has a humid continental climate. Summers are hot and humid, with high temperatures regularly approaching 90 °F, with some days exceeding 95 °F. Spring and autumn are usually pleasant, with temperatures reaching around 65 °F. Spring, however, is much less predictable than autumn; midday temperature drops exceeding 30 °F are common during March and April, and instances of very warm days 86 °F followed within 36 hours by snowfall are not unheard of during these months. Winters are cool to cold, with daily highs barely inching above freezing.
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WTLC 106.7 FM Greenwood, IN Urban Contemporary
WXLW 950 AM Indianapolis, IN Sports
WTLC 1310 AM Indianapolis, IN Gospel Music
A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.
BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL
Absolut Style -
5537 E. Washington St - Indianapolis, IN (317) 351-8018
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Adaru - 6524 N. Carrollton - Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 255-2155
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African Beauty Center - 15 West 22nd Street- Indianapolis, IN 46202 (317) 924-9920
African Braiding - 3237 Chadwood Lane N Drive - Indianapolis, IN 46268 (317) 471-8236
Blessed Creations Beauty Salon - 5813 Gateway Drive - Indianapolis, IN 46254 (317) 293-5406
Bourgeoisie Hair Gallery - 2707 N. Tibbs Avenue - Indianapolis, IN 46222
Bronze One - 6920 Eagle Highlands Way Suite 600 - Indianapolis, IN 47130 (317) 290-1166
Brunette Salon - 6531 Ferguson - Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 713-1247
Divine Hair - Category: Hair Salons - Specializing in healthy hair, Relaxers, color, weaves, natural hair. - 3673 West 86th Street Indianapolis, IN 46268 (317) 370-2778
Dj's Professional African Hair Braiding - 4235 Lafayette Road - Indianapolis, IN 46254 (317) 297-0859
Do or Dye Hair Studio - 916 N. Shadeland Ave. - Indianapolis, IN 46219 (317) 375-1008
Elaines's Beauty Supply - Category: Black Beauty Supply - 5383 E. 82nd Street (317) 598-9480
FingerPrintz Hair Design Inc. - 3119 W. 30th - Indianapolis, IN 46222 (317) 920-0610
Gallery Amy Hair Braiding - 3939 North Keystone Avenue - Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 377-1930
Glam Squad Hair Salon - 7845 N. Michigan Rd - Indianapolis, IN (317) 337-9950
Great Lengths Hair Extensions - 4507 East 82nd Street - Indianapolis, IN 46250 (317) 701-4247
Hair Above - 2102 E. 52nd ST - Indianapolis, IN (317) 756-7623
Hair X-Tenz Studio - 4460 N Keystone Ave - Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 640-5885
Healthy Roots Hair and Body Care Studio - 3731 N.keystone - Indianapolis, IN (317) 546-5623
Heavenly Hair Designs by Angel - 855 N High School Rd - Indianapolis, IN (317) 205-6655
Hot Heads - 8220 E. Brookville Rd. - Indianapolis, IN (317) 356-4247
Naturally Nubian, LLC - Category: Beauty/Skin Care - BeautifulBrownSkin.net is a comprehensive, Christian-owned website dedicated to to helping men and women of color achieve and maintain a clear, healthy, attractive complexion naturally and organically without the use of harsh chemicals, or skin irritants. - P.O. Box 442 Fortville, Indiana (877) 894-8944 - (visit website)
Natural Solutions By Kristy - Category: Hair Salons - Full service salon catering to natural healthy hair & hair extensions. - 4460 N, Keystone Ave. Indianapolis, IN (317) 541-9600 - (visit website)
Naturally-U - 5501 E. 71St St. Suite 1C - Indianapolis, IN 46220 (317) 259-7466
Not Just Fades - 2132 East 52nd Street - Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 259-9203
Purity Natural Hair Salon - 6251 N. Winthrop Ave. Suite 7 - Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 205-9486
Reflections - Indianapolis, IN 46250 (317) 596-9200
A1 Pest Solutions - Category: Pest Control - Serving the greater indianapolis area with all your pest control needs 8346 Chesterhill Lane - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 343-0695 - (visit website)
Boxes Galore, The Shipping Store - Category: Boxes - Boxes Galore is a locally owned, independent shipping store. We are an Authorized FedEx and DHL ship center. We also use USPS and UPS as couriers. Boxes Galore ships both nationally and internationally. Boxes Galore offers on-site Shredding, photocopy, print, scan, and fax, gift wrapping, moving supplies, lamination, and notary services. We are open 7 days a week! 6920 Eagle Highlands Way, Suite 600 - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 2328-5000 - (visit website)
Creativ Biz, LLC - Category: Publishing - P.O. Box 88863 - Indianapolis IN (317) 454-9095 - (email)
Diamond Soriee Event Planners - Category: Event Planners - With DIAMOND SORIEE, we make sure your ordinary party becomes an extraordinary event with emphasis on your personality and your dreams. We are a full event design and planning service.
With DIAMOND SORIEE, we make sure your dream of a specialized event is created and memorable in every way you might image. Whether you're hosting your ultimate special event intimate party for 2 to 5000 guest attendee extravagant gala, we promise that every moment of your occasion will be exquisite and reflecting your deepest imagination.
DIAMOND SORIEE EVENT is recognized as an expert in the fields of special events planning, technical audio and production, and organizational management through our experience and challenged accomplishments in event planning. Our team of consultants are ready to assist you today with your event planning! 6483 Amick Way - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 222-4802 - (visit website)
Frank Lloyd Jr. M.D. - Category: Surgical Oncology - 1801 N Senate Blvd. #210 Indianapolis, Indiana 46202 (317) 929-3900
Gloria Brown Real Estate Services - Category: Real Estate - Welcome to INDIANAPOLIS HOMES. Are you looking for that perfect home? We are buyer and relocation specialists. Our agents are expert at finding exactly what you want. We are committed to assisting our clients throughout the home buying process. We work closely with home builders if you choose a newly constructed home. Our team is aligned with lending institutions and sell bank foreclosures, HUD foreclosures and VA properties. We are Short Sale and Foreclosure certified and approved as a HUD Listing Broker. For home sellers we offer free market analysis and free home staging with all listings. 5450 Lafayette Rd Suite 1 - Indianapolis Indiana 46254 (317) 293-6061 - (visit website)
GLORIA BROWN REAL ESTATE SERVICE
CIRCLE CITY CLOSERS
REAL ESTATE SALES AND FORECLOSURE AGENTS
Job Title: Real Estate Sales Agent
Company: Gloria Brown Real Estate Services
Location: Indianapolis IN
Type: Full or Part-time
Job Requirements: Real Estate Agent /Sales Associate
* Agents must have an Indiana Real Estate Brokers license and be at least 18 years of age.
* Should be a self motivated, have strong verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
* Should be knowledgeable and able to use basic computer programs.
* Should have clerical skills necessary to manage files and records and be able to multi-task.
* Comprehension of percentages and other basic math concepts
* Customer service skills required to fulfill the needs of clients and build good relationships
* Sales and Marketing Skills required for showing, promoting, and selling properties and services
Job Responsibilities: Real Estate Agent/Sales Associate
* INITIATE MARKETING ACTIVITIES FOR NEW CUSTOMERS
* Telephone cold call and referrals, internet emails, agent’s websites, postings and profiles on social media
such as LinkedIn, Zillow and Face Book.
* Be familiar and able to complete documents pertaining to the listing, selling and closing of real estate transactions
* Assess the property needs of buyer clients
* Present lists of properties that meet the buyers' needs and financial resources.
* Prepare and discuss market value appraisals (CMA) with seller clients.
* Discuss “most likely buyer” with seller clients
* Advertise “FOR SALE” properties using all appropriate media. (Ex: internet websites, MLS/BLC, social media,
open houses, tours, community news letters/papers, posters, flyers, business cards etc.)
* Develop a working relationship with cooperating agent (agents)
* Assist clients in assessing mortgage options to ensure that they receive the best rates and terms
* Follow-up on loan status with lenders
* Work closely with Title Companies, home inspectors, repair estimators, pest control companies and insurance
agents to ensure that everything is compliant with the terms and conditions of the Purchase Agreement and all
Benefits: Real Estate Agents/Sales Associates
* Sales Training Success Course * Advertising and Marketing Assistance * Potential to list and sell HUD properties. * Field Training for REO team * Neighborhood Outreach Program * Low Office Fees
To Apply – Send Contact Information to: email@example.com Subject line: Sales Agent Position
Indianapolis Recorder - Category: African American Newspaper - 2901 North Tacoma Avenue, Post Office Box 18267, Indianapolis, IN, 46218 - (317) 924-5143
Indy Displays - Category: Marketing - Indy Displays is a full service trade show marketing company that designs and sells portable and custom trade show exhibits for trade shows and expos. Indy Displays staff includes individuals with more than 10 years of experience in the trade show industry. Indy Displays is the premier Indianapolis trade show exhibit company for the Indianapolis Black Expo. Contact an exhibit consultant today at 317-565-2255. 8555 River Road - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 565-2255 - (visit website)
Maleah Solange Independent Book Sellers - Category: Book Sellers - We sell paperback books by African American authors. We are located in the Washington Square Mall. - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 603-8489
Marguerite Press - Category: Publishing - Bringing to the forefront those issues of concern in the literary world, since 1996! - PO Box 26402 - Indianapolis IN (317) 626-6885 - (visit website)
SimplyHR - Category: Consulting Services - SimplyHR is the answer to the new and better way to handle your Human Resources. simplyHR Benefits simplyHR has the knowledge and expertise to deal with complex personnel issues, healthcare reform, new laws and more. simplyHR has the ability to handle every aspect of your HR needs, at a fraction of the cost. 3815 River Crossing Parkway - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 566-2185 - (visit website)
The Indiana Herald - Category: African American Newspaper - 2170 North Illinois Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202, Indianapolis, IN, 46202 - (317) 923-8291
The Urban Experience - Category: African American Shopping - Custom T-Shirts,
Classic Urban Movies, Old School Hip-Hop & R/B, Urban Novels & More. P.O. Box 441457 - Indianapolis Indiana - (visit website)
WDi Architectrue, Inc. - Category: Architectrue - Architectural, management, planning, and interior design firm. 15 W 28th Street - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 251-6172 - (visit website)
X-Pression - Category: Black Book Stores - 5912 N. College Ave.
Indianapolis, IN 46220-2554 (317) 257-5448
DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD
Central Sea & Soul Food - 3351 Central Avenue - Indianapolis, IN 46205-3829 (317) 931-1591
Good Soul Food - 2504 Stockbridge Drive - Indianapolis, IN 46268-2673 (317) 291-0900
Gumbo A Go-Go - Serving award-winning gumbo and Cajun/Creole Cuisine. - 1420 West 86th Street - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 337-9422
King Ribs Bar-B-Q - Popular restaurant chain with drive thru windows. - 3145 West 16th Street - (317) 488-0223
Kountry Kitchen Soulfood Place Indianapolis - Serving chiterlings Sundays only. -
1831 N. College Ave. - Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 926-4476
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Maxine's Chicken & Waffles - A taste of love in every bite. -
132 North East Street - Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 423-3300 - (visit website)
Mississippi Belle's Restaurant - Always 4 side with a meal. - 2170 East 54th Street - (317) 466-0522
Mr. Muhammad's, Sweet Bean Snacks - Bakery Product Manufacturer -
2248 E. 38th St. - Indianapolis, Indiana (317) 519-0728 - (visit website)
Papa Roux Po-Boys - Indy's Hottest Eastside Cajun Lunch Spot! -
8950 E 10th St - Indianapolis, IN 46204 (317) 603-9861- (visit website)
Rubens Que Soul Food Restaurant - 2440 Lafayette Rd - Indianapolis, IN (317) 423-7001
Sherman Soul Food - 3737 N Sherman Dr - Indianapolis, IN (317) 396-5376
Smokin' Good Soul Food - 2810 East 38th Street - (317) 562-0949
Soul Foreal Restaurant - 2853 East 25th Street - Indianapolis, IN 46218-3600 (317) 602-3764
Ukrah Soul Food - 1538 South Randolph Street - Indianapolis, IN 46203-2939 (317) 786-2153
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Universoul Circus Indiana Black Expo Summer Celebration.
Allen Chapel Ame Church Child Care - 637 East 11th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-2769 (317) 638-4933
Bethel African Methodist Episcopal Church - 414 West Vermont Street, Indianapolis, IN 46202-3215 (317) 634-7002
Eastern Star Church - 5750 East 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN (317) 591-5050 - (visit website)
Greater Galilee Institutional Missionary Baptist Church - 4375 N. Arlington Ave., Indianapolis, IN (317) 542-1003
Holy Angels Catholic Church and School - 740 West 28th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46208 (317) 926-3324 - (visit website)
Jones Tabernacle AME Church - 2510 East 34th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218-2010 (317) 547-7828
Mount Zion Baptist Church - Crown Hill district at Graceland Avenue, West 35th Street and Boulevard Place, Indianapolis, IN (317) 924-4748 - (visit website)
Providence AME Church - 980 Burdsal Parkway, Indianapolis, IN 46208-5449 (317) 925-0053
Robinson Community AME Church - 4602 N. College Ave, Indianapolis, IN 46205 (317) 283-3783
St John Ame Church - 1669 Columbia Avenue - Indianapolis, IN 46202-1903 (317) 924-4044
St. Paul Ame Church - 1825 East 25th Street, Indianapolis, IN 46218-3425 (317) 926-9925
St. Phillips Episcopal Church - 720 Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. , Indianapolis, IN (317) 636-1133
Chatterbox Tavern - Jazz and R&B - 435 Massachusetts Ave - (317) 636-0584
Cloud 9 Bar & Grill - Steppin’ class, Hip Hop to R&B - 5150 West 38th Street - (317) 297-4424
Jazz Cooker - Live Jazz and Blues music. - 925 East Westfield Blvd. - (317) 253-2883
Jazz Kitchen - Diverse and enthusiastic crowd. - 5377 North College Ave at 54th Street - (317) 253-4900
Phoenix Bar & Grille - One of the hottest clubs in Naptown. Chicago-style Steppin. - 3730 West 16th Street - (317) 523-1000
Seven - One of the hottest upscale ultra lounges in the city. - 6235 Guilford Avenue - Indianapolis Indiana (317) 257-0707
The Grand - Blues and R&B music. - 5462 Massachusetts Ave - (317) 541-0529
Ultra Ice Lounge - Upscale, establishment, trendy and hip dancing for the young at heart. - 235 South Meridian Street - (317) 951-2174
Circle City Classic - 3145 North Meridian Street - Indianapolis, IN 46208-4783 (317) 237-5222
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The Circle City Classic is a joint collaboration between Indiana Black Expo, Inc. and the Indiana Sports Corporation. The net proceeds from the classic help support youth initiatives for each organization.
Indiana Black Expo - 3030 E. 30th Street 46218 - Washington Park
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