March 7, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

Your Chakras Your Energy Your Higher Self (Downloads Available)

There are 7 major energy centers of the body.  And all are important to creating balance physically, emotionally, and spirtually.  In the studio tonight, Mia Pickens and Steve Benedict will help guide us on how to align our chakras, and connect with our higher selves.   We hope you tune in, ask questions, and will be enlightened. Chakra [ chak-ra] – Sanscrit meaning wheel or disk.  “Wheel of spinning energy.” Lifeforce energy centers of the body 7. Sahasara – Crown (top of the head) Violet    To Know Fully connected spirtually.  Inner and outer beauty.  Awareness, intelligence, understanding I am intelligent and aware I am one with everything I have endless great ideas   6. Ajna – Brow center, Third Eye Indigo    To Perceive Focus on and see the big picture.  Intuition, clairvoyance, dreams, to have vision I am intuitive and follow my inner guidance I always see the big picture I avidly follow my dreams   5. Vissudha – Throat (throat) Blue    To Express Communication, self-expression of feelings and the truth I know my truth and I share it I am guided by my deepest purpose My life is guided by divine synchronicity   4. Anahata – Heart center (center of chest, […]

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Public Forums on Streetlight Placement

Originally posted on Nextdoor by Public Information Officer Aliya Wishner from the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Services   Come help determine key indicators for streetlight placement These forums are intended to gather public input on what factors should be used to guide placement of new streetlights in the future. IPL has partnered with the IU Public Policy Institute to host the public forums.  Register here to attend March 1st 6:30 – 8:00pm at the Wayne Township Government Center March 2nd 6:30 – 8:00pm at the John Boner Neighborhood Center  

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PitchFeast Indy

Kendrea Williams, PitchFeast CEO will be joining us this month to talk about entrepreneurship, and why she created PitchFeast.  We will also discuss the organization’s involvement with this year’s Lemonade Day Greater Indianapolis! PitchFeast is a 501(c)(3) public charity and crowdfunding dinner, which serves as an innovative fundraising program for small businesses, under-resourced entrepreneurs and creatives. It is a monthly community meal in which a ticket gives you now only food and fellowship, but also the opportunity to FUNdraise for a creative, Indianapolis idea. The next event, is February 27th, 6:30pm at The Speak Easy.  Click here to purchase tickets via the Givelify app.  Or click here to submit a proposal for your own pitch!  Find more PitchFeast Event dates on — featured image:

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Black Inventors throughout American History

Black Inventors through American History Below is a list of some of the greatest inventors in Black History. See full list here: Download PDF   George Alcorn Not many inventors have resumes as impressive as George Edward Alcorn’s. Among his credits, the African-American inventor received a B.A. in physics, a master’s degree in nuclear physics and a Ph.D in atomic and molecular physics. Despite such impressive credentials, Alcorn is probably most famous for his innovation of the imaging x-ray spectrometer. Benjamin Banneker In the Stevie Wonder song “Black Man,” the Motown marvel sings of Benjamin Banneker: “first clock to be made in America was created by a black man.” Though the song is a fitting salute to a great inventor (and African Americans in general), it only touches on the genius of Benjamin Banneker and the many hats he wore – as a farmer, mathematician, astronomer, author and land surveyor. Dr. Patricia Bath Imagine living in a world ranging from hazy, clouded vision to that of total darkness for 30 years. Before 1985, that was the plight of those with cataracts who did not want to risk surgery with a mechanical grinder. Now imagine sitting in a doctor’s office without […]

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Black History Month: William Trotter

Last night, PBS premiered the documentary Birth of a Movement, based on the book The Birth of a Movement: How Birth of a Nation Ignited the Battle for Civil Rights, by Dick Lehr.  Both chronicle the very public battle between activist and newspaper editor (The Boston Guardian)  William Monroe Trotter, and film pioneer D.W. Griffith (The Birth of a Nation). Trotter came from a well-to-do family, his father James Trotter being the first Black man to earn lieutenant rank in the 55th Regiment of the Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, during the Civil War.  James later became the first Black man in Boston employed with the U.S. Postal Service.  And appointed as Recorder of Deeds for Washington, D.C. by President Grover Cleveland.  Trotter’s mother Virginia Isaacs, was the great granddaughter of Elizabeth Hemings, mother of Sally Hemings (Monticello, Thomas Jefferson). William Trotter grew up in the predominantly white area of Hyde Park, where he graduated high school and went on to attend Harvard University, becoming the first Black man to graduate Phi Beta Kappa at the school. In 1895 he graduated with his bachelor’s – magna cum laude, and in 1896 with his master’s degree. With fellow Harvard intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois, Trotter founded The Niagara Movement, precursor to the NAACP […]

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February 1, 2017 by Leslie House Uncategorized 0

Black History Month: Edmonia Lewis

Google honors sculptor Edmonia Lewis, the first Haitian and Native American sculptor to receive international recognition. Born in 1844, appreciation for Lewis’ work came to prominence during the Civil War. – Her most famous piece, “The Death of Cleopatra”, resides in the Smithsonian American Art Museum . – Google Arts & Culture: Edmonia Lewis Edmonia Lewis: Why Google celebrates her today  

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January 27, 2017 by Leslie House Neighboorhood, Service 0

Neighbor Power Indy 2017

Register here for Neighbor Power Indy 2017   Become a leader in your neighborhood!  Check out these other opportunities for more information. Indianapolis Neighborhood Resource Center Indianapolis Community Building Institute (ICBI) Public Allies

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January 26, 2017 by Leslie House Politics, Read 0

What He’s Done So Far

The President has wasted no time signing executive orders.  Get more details from the Newshour at including Donald Trump’s Contract with the American Voter *ACA repeal, funding waiver, states control of healthcare and insurance marketplaces Regulation freeze (any that have not been approved) Abortion Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Hiring freeze on federal government jobs Approval for Dakota Access pipeline (Standing Rock) Approval for Keystone Oil pipeline Push environmental reviews for priority infrastructure Made in America steel pipelines Review manufacturing regulations Aggressive deportations and block funding to sanctuary cities Build that wall *Trump’s repeal of the ACA includes returning control of Medicaid, to state governments.  Meaning the federal government will no longer assist with cost, instead issuing block amount funding for states to manage themselves.  This could make it harder for those who depend on Medicaid to get the care they need.  

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January 25, 2017 by Leslie House Service 0

The Day After – Now What?

The day after the election (most of) the world woke up stunned by the victory of Trump.  And the U.S. went about life in a dazed silence.  As we gradually began to shake it off, the energy went from shock to fear, bemusement, and anger. Actually… the anger had been brewing awhile for a lot of us.  But the billionaire’s victory was a gut punch to the rest of America. Protests sprang up throughout the country and the world, and seemed to culminate with the inaugural festivities.  Some boycotted watching the ceremony on television, others went to join in protest with likeminded, on the streets of D.C.   The day after inauguration the women’s march,  spilled out and off it’s intended route and took over the city’s streets.  A metaphor perhaps, of the intersecting issues that birthed November 9th.  And while it was an impressive showing… Now what? See the truth is, too many folks went back home, satisfied with riding the high of that weekend.  And there’s enough of them satisfied with just showing up, to stagnate movement for the rest.  So what will YOU do to keep things moving…  Why not start by checking your own backyard. What’s your street look like?  Who’s driving up your property taxes and why? […]

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December 31, 2016 by admin Uncategorized 0

Let’s Get This Started

In the mainstream media everything is either a headline, or filler.  And that unless it is a tragedy, the stories of everyday people are considered filler.  But not to us.  The Grey Area was created to present the topics you want to know about.  What’s being talked about from the salons and barber shops, to the church pews, and into the streets.  We will host conversations that ignite grassroots action, for the good of our families and communities. Check out some of what has our attention, and let us know what you think.  Tell us about the topics you want to discuss.  We welcome your participation! Thanks for starting the new year with us.  We promise you won’t be disappointed! –   novel 1969; movie 1973 In Greenlee’s novel, social worker Dan Freeman becomes the first Black agent in a newly integrated C.I.A.  Or rather, the agency’s first “token”.  Yet unbeknownst to the agency, Freeman is a Black Nationalist.  And upon his resignation from the agency, recruits and trains young black men, utilizing C.I.A. tactics. The movie and novel were so controversial, theaters found themselves under pressure (believed to be the F.B.I.) to not show the film, making it difficult to find copies of the book or film. Sam Greenlee, Writer, Producer, Government Agent, Dies at 83 […]

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