Indiana Black Expo is an effective voice & vehicle for the social and economic advancement of African American youth & families.


As a pillar of the Indiana community since 1970, IBE has encouraged and empowered individuals through education, events, and hands-on initiatives. The organization has continued to evolve its programming to find new ways to proactively address the most relevant issues and contribute to positive change. This is just the beginning.

IBE provides scholarships annually to Indiana students who attend college. Since 1983, IBE has provided more than $5 million in college scholarships.

Our 2023 Impact Report

Our mission is as relevant today as it was 53 years ago. Our 2023 Community Impact Report demonstrates the many ways that we are working to advance social and economic mobility for African Americans in Indiana, including but not limited to black business development, education, and a sense of belonging in the community.

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March 25, 2024 – June 25, 2024

Black Business Training Institute

A robust 12-week business management program free of charge to those who are accepted. BBTI training sessions focus on practical business skills that can immediately be applied by small business owners.

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