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In The Community

Indianapolis Black culture scene is thriving, and not just in our food, festivals, or history. The real measure of Black culture in Indy is the people who are out in the community, making things happen. Hear from these Indy locals why they are proud to call the Circle City home. 

BLACK CULTURE IN THE COMMUNITY

Justin Keys

Justin Keys

Illustrator & Digital Artist

Kelli Jones

Kelli Jones

Co-Founder of Be Nimble Foundation

Ira Mallory

Ira Mallory

Local Filmmaker

Judy Thomas

Judy Thomas

Deputy Mayor, City of Indianapolis

Ben Diallo

Ben Diallo

J.Benzal Menswear

Shaunt'e Lewis

Shaunt'e Lewis

Artist and Designer

Tevin Studdard

Tevin Studdard

Recording Artist

Ben "Action" Jackson

Ben "Action" Jackson

DJ and Founder, Rad Summer

Victoria Beaty

Victoria Beaty

The Botanical Bar

Jared Thompson

Jared Thompson

Saxophonist and Restaurant Manager

Marisol Gouveia

Marisol Gouveia

Indiana Humanities

Tamika Catchings

Tamika Catchings

Former WNBA Star, Indiana Fever

Walter Lobyn Hamilton

Walter Lobyn Hamilton

Vinyl Record Collage Artist

Keisha Gray

Keisha Gray

Executive Director of Indianapolis City Market

Aissatou Balde

Aissatou Balde

Blogger, Tales & Turbans

Ashley Ford

Ashley C. Ford

Writer and Journalist

Mike Gillis

Mike Gillis

Influencer and Entrepreneur

Chef Oya Woodruff

Chef Oya Woodruff

Owner of THE TRAP

Lesley Gordon

Lesley Gordon

IndyGo

Darryl Lockett

Darryl Lockett

Kennedy King Memorial Initiative

Andrea Hunley

Andrea Hunley

Public School Principal

Steven Russell

Steven Russell

Lari Pati

Justin Sears-Watson

Justin Sears-Watson

Phoenix Theatre Dance Company

Mali Jeffers

Mali Jeffers

Co-Founder of GangGang Culture

Oreo Jones

Oreo Jones

Hip-Hop Artist

Januarie York

Januarie York

Spoken-Word Artist

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