Baltimore CASH Campaign announces 12th Annual Money Power Day®

— Congressman Cummings & Sarbanes, Mayor Pugh with over 1000 adults, teens and children expected to attend this free, fun-filled and informative financial services fair – April is National Financial Education Month

WHAT: Money Power Day®, the region’s BIGGEST free financial fitness fair!

· Brought to you by the nonprofit Baltimore CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) Campaign and its partners

· “Boost Your Financial Well-Being” at this energy-packed day filled with exciting activities designed to inspire and inform people of all ages and income levels

· Money Power Day® is a “shady-free” zone – only vetted trustworthy, reliable/safe, high quality services are welcomed

· Celebrate “National Financial Education Month”!

WHERE: Poly-Western High School

1400 W. Cold Spring Lane

Baltimore, Maryland 21209

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017: 9AM – 3PM

Doors open at 9 AM

Activities until 3 PM


· Aspiring entrepreneurs interested in learning how to grow or start a small business

· Families looking to secure their future with a will, save money or buy a home

· Teens & their parents who want to learn how to pay for college or deal with student debt

· Children who want to have fun playing financial games & win prizes in the Power Buck Game + face-painting & balloon hats!

· Anyone who wants to learn their credit score and what their credit report means

POSSIBLE INTERVIEWS: Baltimore CASH Campaign Director Sara Johnson; Congressman E lijah Cummings; Congressman John Sarbanes; Baltimore City Mayor Catherine Pugh; Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Santelises; attendees of all ages; exhibitors

VISUALS: Over 1000 attendees including children and families engaged in activities, gathering materials, receiving services; Kids Zone with children’s face-painting, balloon art; large exhibitor hall; lots of ACTION!

OPENING CEREMONY AT 9:30AM: Congressman Elijah Cummings and John Sarbanes, Baltimore City Schools CEO Dr. Santelises & Sara Johnson of Baltimore CASH will inspire the attendees; Pastor Franklin Lance of Mount Lebanon Baptist Church will give the Invocation. Fox 45 Morning News Anchor Patrice Sanders will MC!

LUNCHEON PROGRAM AT 11:45AM: Featuring Michael Canet, The Savvy Investor ®

Then Mayor Catherine Pugh will speak at 12:45PM!


It’s FREE! No Charge for quality information and services!

· Exhibitor Hall with 40+ vetted-for-quality nonprofits, businesses, and government organizations provide on-site financial services, information and education that participants can use immediately to boost their financial power. Brought to you by the Baltimore CASH Campaign

· Small Business Zone – Get one-on-one advice from entrepreneurship experts. Learn about business planning, structure, taxes and more. Have a business idea? Enter the ‘Pitch Your Side Hustle’ contest for a chance to win: 1st Place $750, 2nd Place $250, 3rd Place $100! Brought to you by BB&T

· Workshops cover topics that help people learn the steps to achieving financial dreams, such as how to buy a home, start or grow a small business, prepare for home ownership, pay for college and managing student debt, secure your family’s future with a will. Brought to you by M&T Bank

Credit Café assists participants in pulling their free credit reports and getting their credit score with one-on-one credit counseling for credit and financial information. Brought to you by Wells Fargo

· Free Tax Preparation Services where IRS-certified volunteers will assist anyone who earned $54,000 or less receive all the tax credits they deserve. Make an appointment at 410-234-8008.

· Kids Zone full of financially-focused activities for youth ages 5 – 18 including the ever-popular Power Buck Game and more. Brought to you by MECU of Baltimore

Financial Planning Zone – Meet one-on-one with a Certified Financial Planner to receive advice and insights about your financial future. Build the foundation for your financial plan with tips and tools shared during your financial planning session.

· Main Stage activities focus on quick topics related to improving personal finance and saving money.

Tax Lien Foreclosure Help: Register for a free appointment with a pro bono lawyer by calling 443-703-3052.

· Additional Services: Free document shredding, application assistance for public benefits, and more.

WHY: Want to learn how to control your finances for a better financial future for yourself & your family? Start or grow a small business? Find out how to get money for college? What do your credit report & score mean? It’s more important than ever for people to attend Money Power Day ‘17 – a fun, energy-packed day where families can get straight answers to their basic financial questions. This free financially focused community event will help attendees learn how to save, invest and grow. Money Power Day® is important for both adults and children because it sets the scene for a hopeful future. The Baltimore CASH Campaign Creates Assets, Savings and Hope all year long – “Earn It! Keep It! Save It!”

More information about Money Power Day®:

ABOUT THE BALTIMORE CASH (Creating Assets, Savings and Hope) CAMPAIGN: The Baltimore CASH Campaign works to increase the financial security of low-income individuals and families by providing direct services and leading a coalition of partners made up of nonprofits, government and business. The Campaign focuses on helping working families maximize their financial future by offering various educational programs and asset building services, especially during their yearly signature event, “Money Power Day®” taking place on April 1, 2017; conducting marketing and outreach around the Earned Income Tax Credit; providing free tax preparation services; and connecting clients to wealth creation resources. For more information, contact Sara Johnson, Director, Baltimore CASH Campaign: or 410-234-2801.

Twitter: @baltcash #MoneyPowerDay

First Musical Meatless Monday in May launches on Monday, May 1 in Baltimore.

Baltimore, MD., April 30, 2017 — On Monday, May 1st, A Well-Fed World presents the first-ever “Musical Meatless Monday” at Northwestern High School, 6900 Park Heights Avenue in Baltimore. Hosted by the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland in partnership with the Meatless Monday organization. Meatless Monday is global movement with a simple message: once a week, cut the meat.

Baltimore City and surrounding communities are invited to attend an evening of live entertainment while enjoying a meatless meal and listening to some lectures at the Musical Meatless Monday event. Doors open at 5:30 pm. The program will begin at 6 pm and end at 7:30 pm. The menu will consist of all plant-based foods and desserts provided by local, Baltimore-based businesses, chefs and urban farmers to include mock-meats, fruits, vegetables, grains, beverages, and a sample table featuring popular store bought items.

The mission of the evening is to expose people to the global Meatless Monday movement in a relaxed and entertaining environment where they can indulge in a meatless meal that not only will help to improve their health but will also renew their minds into a way of thinking about the planet and the animals.

“My goal is for people to connect with their inner compassion, their soul, when eating and to understand the important decisions they are making when choosing the foods they eat”, said Wright-Brown, host of the evening.

The principal of Northwestern, Saeed Hill, said, “I was exposed to this food late in life. I want my students to learn this early.”

The program includes speakers from the board of the newly formed non-profit organization and organizers of the event, Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland, along with guest speakers from the Meatless Monday Organization, City Weeds, and the Humane Society of the United States. DJ 5Starr and students of Northwestern High School will provide live entertainment. Featured performance by local artist and soulful songstress, Mova Kween.

This event is a fundraiser for the Black Vegetarian Society of Maryland. There is a $5 donation request per person. Proceeds will go towards funding the event and future Musical Meatless Monday events. Donations are tax deductible.

Sponsored by A Well-Fed World, City Weeds, Meatless Monday Organization, VegFund and Wegmans


New York, NY ( — The highly popular Wendy Williams Show is looking for qualified, organized and professional interns in the New York City area who want to gain experience in television production. All applicants must be at least 18-years-old, able to receive college credit for the internship and work at least 3 days a week.

Ideal candidates will be those pursuing careers in television production. This is a professional internship opportunity for qualified candidates. Applicants must have good communication and organizational skills and a desire to learn more about television production.

Interns may choose to work in either production, creative or wardrobe. Internships are available in the spring, summer, and fall.

The Wendy Williams Show, hosted by Wendy Williams herself, premiered in 2008 as a six-week trial in select cities, but was shortly picked up for a full season and has gone on to be one of the most successful talk shows of all time.

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Baysox, WNAV Renew Broadcast Partnership

BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie Baysox and 1430-AM WNAV will continue their partnership for a fourth season in 2017. The Baysox will have a full-season radio presence in Annapolis and surrounding areas with WNAV, who will provide a live broadcast of select games during the course of the season while streaming all 140 games online at

To access the Baysox webcasts, listeners simply visit and click on the Baysox button in the right hand column. Baysox games can also be heard using the TuneIn app and searching “Baysox.” Baysox Director of Broadcasting Adam Pohl will provide play-by-play for all of the team’s 140 games during the season.

Additionally, Pohl will host “Baysox Weekly” to air Saturday mornings at 10:30 a.m. throughout the season on 1430-AM WNAV. The show will also play prior to Baysox broadcasts online.

“WNAV is happy to continue our affiliation with the Baysox organization again this season, bringing every game to listeners on and we’re excited to have the opportunity to broadcast Adam’s call on the air of many games as well,” said WNAV General Manager Steve Hopp.

Each game will feature a 20-minute pregame show named “Baysox On-Deck” hosted by Pohl that will feature a look back at the last Baysox game, interviews and updates on the Eastern League and Orioles organization. WNAV is on the air at 1430-AM and in the City of Annapolis at 99.9-FM.

A full list of games that will be broadcast live on WNAV radio is below. The remaining games will be available live online only. This schedule is subject to change.

Thursday, April 6th

at Akron 6:35 PM

Monday, April 10th

at Erie 6:35 PM

Monday, April 17th

vs. Richmond 6:35 PM

Saturday, April 29th

vs. Akron 6:35 PM

Saturday, May 20th

vs. Binghamton 6:35 PM

Wednesday, May 24th

vs. Hartford 6:35 PM

Thursday, June 8th

at Reading 6:35 PM

Saturday, June 17th

vs. New Hampshire 6:35 PM

Monday, June 26th

vs. Altoona 6:35 pm

Saturday, July 1st

at Akron 7:05 PM

Monday, July 3rd

at Akron 7:05 PM

Tuesday, July 4th

vs. Hartford 6:35 PM

Saturday, July 8th

vs. Richmond 6:35 PM

Thursday, July 13th

at Altoona 7:00 PM

Sunday, July 16th

at Altoona 6:00 PM

Thursday, July 27th

vs. Akron 7:05 PM

Tuesday, August 8th

vs. Harrisburg 7:05 PM

Wednesday, August 9th

vs. Harrisburg 7:05 PM

Friday, August 11th

vs. Portland 7:05 PM

Saturday, August 12th

vs. Portland 6:35 PM

Tuesday, August 15th

at Reading 7:05 PM

Wednesday, August 16th

at Reading 7:05 PM

Thursday, August 17th

at Reading 7:05 PM

Wednesday, August 23rd

vs. Reading 7:05 PM

Thursday, August 24th

at Altoona 6:00 PM

Saturday, August 26th

at Altoona 6:00 PM

Sunday, August 27th

at Altoona 6:00 PM

Wednesday, August 30th

vs. Trenton 7:05 PM

Sunday, September 3rd

at Richmond 6:05 PM

The 2017 Bowie Baysox season is presented by Money One Federal Credit Union. The Baysox 2017 home opener will be Thursday, April 13 against the Harrisburg Senators at 6:35 p.m. Don’t miss out as the team prepares to celebrate its 25th Season. Ticket plans are available at

Lupus: What you need to know

— It’s a centuries old disorder that wasn’t recognized as worthy of research funding until 2005.

Its mark on the body is often invisible. Yet millions around the world suffer from it.

Its symptoms, such as fatigue, confusion, shortness of breath and joint pain, are so common that many of its victims, predominantly women, are written off by society as “lazy or crazy.”

Yet inflammation can easily flare, leading to lengthy hospitalizations, even death. What is this frustrating, covert disease that can take such a toll?

Lupus, also known as systemic lupus erythematosus or SLE.

“But you don’t look sick,” is the most common refrain that a person with lupus will hear, said Christine Miserandino, a lupus patient and chronic disease advocate who runs a website by the same name As she often points out in her writings and speaking engagements, that well-meaning phrase can backfire.

“Many times, being pretty or not sickly looking makes it harder to validate an illness you cannot see,” said Miserandino.

Lupus risks

Lupus is a chronic inflammatory condition where the body’s immune system attacks its own healthy cells and tissues. Any system or organ in the body can be affected — the skin, lungs, blood cells, heart, joints, brain or kidneys — so lupus looks different in everyone.

Because of that, it can be hard to get a diagnosis, as doctors confuse symptoms with other diseases, or discount them entirely.

Selena Gomez and other celebrities

Actor Kristen Johnston, best known for “3rd Rock from the Sun” told her fans on Facebook that it took 17 doctors and “two fun-filled weeks in November partying at the Mayo Clinic” before she was diagnosed in 2013 with lupus myelitis. That’s a rare form of the disease that attacks the spinal cord.

When pop star Selena Gomez took a break from one of her tours, she battled rumors of substance abuse before telling the media that she had lupus.

“I’ve been through chemotherapy. That’s what my break was really about. I could’ve had a stroke,” she told Billboard.

The willingness of other celebrities, such as Grammy award winning singer Toni Braxton, U.S. soccer team player Shannon Boxx, actor and television personality Nick Cannon, and singer-songwriter Seal, who wears the scars of discoid lupus erythematosus on his face, have helped the disease gain national attention and foster understanding of its many challenges.

Lupus causes

Lupus can attack at any age, but most commonly arrives between the ages of 15 and 44. Women, African Americans, Hispanics and Asians are more likely to be affected. There is no cure and no definitive cause.

There is a form of drug-induced lupus, caused by certain antibiotic, seizure or blood pressure medications, but it normally resolves after the drug is withdrawn. In most cases, experts believe there could be a genetic component to lupus, triggered at some point by an outside cause, such as infection, even sunlight.

Lupus symptoms

While each case of lupus is unique, there are some common symptoms. Nearly everyone with lupus will experience joint pain and inflammation, which can progress to arthritis. Chronic fatigue, unexplained fever, shortness of breath, headaches, hair loss, mouth sores and sensitivity to sunlight are typical.

A facial rash that extends across the forehead, cheeks and nose, and shaped similar to a butterfly, occurs in about half of all cases.

One of the most frustrating symptoms of lupus is frequent confusion and memory loss. Around one in five people with lupus suffer from some sort of brain fog, which happens when lupus antibodies cross the blood-brain barrier and interfere with the brain’s memory center. Most attacks are mild, such as forgetting a familiar number or where you parked your car, but for some memory loss can worsen over time.

Lupus also raises the risk of pregnancy complications, infections, even cancer, so obtaining treatment for the condition is critical to living with the disease.

Lupus treatment

Typical treatments for lupus include an immunosuppressant to slow the body’s attack on itself, prednisone and other types of corticosteroids to reduce inflammation, and over the counter pain relievers, such as naproxen sodium and ibuprofen to treat fever and swelling.

The first prescription treatment for lupus in over 50 years was approved in 2011 by the Food and Drug Administration. The drug, Benlysta, is a biologic, which means it was made in a living organism rather than chemically, and works by specifically targeting overactive antibodies, rather than suppressing the entire immune system. It’s given intravenously, and only to those patients for whom other treatments have become ineffective.

There is some evidence that vitamin D, fish oil and DHEA (dehydroepiandrosterone) supplements can help as well. Because sunlight is a trigger, it’s important that anyone with lupus wear protective clothing, sunglasses and sunscreen.

Lupus triggers

Lupus is a variable disease, characterized by periods of wellness with few symptoms, followed by an extreme “flare” of the disease, often triggered by a factor in the patient’s environment. Common triggers include stress, cold, flu and infections, exhaustion, ultraviolet rays from sunlight and in some cases, florescent lights, and various medications, especially those that increase sun sensitivity.

Experts suggest avoiding flares by practicing a healthy lifestyle: eat a well-balanced diet, get plenty of sleep and exercise, and avoid as much daily stress as possible. Staying out of sunlight is also key, as is keeping a journal of symptoms to help identify flares early and get immediate medical care.


Premieres Sunday, April 30th at 12:30pm ET/PT on Food Network

NEW YORK -March 27, 2017 – Ayesha Curry, cookbook author, social media maven, mother of two and wife to NBA superstar Stephen Curry, returns to Food Network this spring with a new season of all-new episodes in Ayesha’s Home Kitchen, premiering Sunday, April 30th at 12:30pm ET/PT. Life can get pretty hectic taking care of two young children and balancing a career and family time, so it is very important to Ayesha that she continue the traditions she started since moving to the west coast – inviting family and friends over to join her in the kitchen as they help cook some of her favorite meals. Join Ayesha through six half-hour episodes as she showcases quick and tasty recipes perfect for any get-together.

“It was clear early on that Ayesha would resonate with Food Network’s television and digital audience,” said Kathleen Finch, Chief Programming Content and Brand Officer, Scripps Networks Interactive. “From her passion for food and family to how her own loyal following increasingly craved more of what she had to share, we are looking forward to all that’s in store for Ayesha’s Home Kitchen.”

“Being able to enjoy time in the kitchen serving up delectable meals and laughs with family and friends defines many of my happiest moments,” said Curry. “In Ayesha’s Home Kitchen sharing these special moments, along with tasty, easy recipes that I hope bring delicious joy to others, is a real dream come true.”

Discover Ayesha’s favorite recipes and learn more about her cooking influences and family at Join the conversation using #AyeshasHomeKitchen.

Ayesha’s Home Kitchen is produced by High Noon Entertainment.

Episodes Include:

Premiering Sunday, April 30th at 12:30pm ET/PT – PREMIERE!

“Taco Night”

It’s taco night at the Curry house! Ayesha is spicing up the menu with a creative twist on some taco night favorites, taking a grocery store staple – the rotisserie chicken – and jazzing it up to create a Pulled Chicken Taco. With a simple hack, Ayesha will spice things up with her seasoned taco shells, while also making Cilantro Lime Rice, Horchata Brownies and a Smoky Pineapple Margarita that’s sure to get this party started. Ayesha’s husband, Stephen Curry, her sister Maria and DIY maven Sabrina Soto, join in on the fun and the fiesta feast.

Premiering Sunday, May 7th at 12:30pm ET/PT

“Comfort Food”

Ayesha is putting a grown-up twist on some childhood favorite foods for game night. First, turning the plain ol’ hot dog into a sophisticated Grilled Bratwurst with Brie and a Spiral Apple Slaw. Ayesha then puts a colorful spin on French fries with her Rainbow Fries with a Grainy Mustard Aioli and reinvents a campfire favorite with her S’mores Doughnuts. Ayesha’s cousin Devontee, childhood best friend Sheraine Robinson, and big sister Maria, are sure to be impressed once they get a taste of Ayesha’s Spiked Chocolate Malted Milkshake that’s sure to get the party going.

Premiering Sunday, May 14th at 12:30pm ET/PT


Ayesha is switching things up and having breakfast for dinner, or as Ayesha calls it, brinner! She’s treating her girlfriends to a girls’ night pajama party, complete with a breakfast menu that’s sure to knock their slippers off. Ayesha is starting this party off right with a Frozen Mint Mocha Frappe Cocktail, Bacon Breakfast Bread Pudding Cups, and a Dutch Baby Pancake with Blueberry Orange Compote that’s sure to impress the ladies. Ayesha also has a simple hack to turn premade cinnamon roll dough into Cinnamon Roll Stuffed Pears with Cinnamon Clove Icing that her guests will love.

Premiering Sunday, May 21st at 12:30pm ET/PT

“Ladies’ Lunch”

Ayesha has a fresh and citrusy menu planned for a light ladies’ lunch with her mom and sister-in-law, Sydel Curry. Raising two young girls while being a busy working mom has its challenges, but you know what they say, it takes a village. So, to say thank you for all their help with the kids, Ayesha is treating her mother and sister-in-law to a delicious lunch complete with Lemon Caper Salmon, Toasted Almond Cauliflower Rice and Sweet Pepper Goat Cheese Bruschetta. Ayesha also has a simple hack for an Easy Lemon Olive Oil Cake with Lemon Glaze and a Rosé Spritzer that will hopefully make everyone feel as appreciated as they really are.

Premiering Sunday, May 28th at 12:30pm ET/PT

“Southern Barbecue”

When Stephen Curry’s four aunts get together, it’s bound to be a rowdy time. The four ladies are visiting from North Carolina and Ayesha is excited to welcome them with some Southern Barbecue inspired by the family’s southern roots. Ayesha starts the menu off with a Quick Carolina Pulled Pork that is ready in under an hour, but tastes like it cooked all day. Ayesha is topping her pork with a Cider Vinegar Slaw and serving it alongside a Grilled Peach Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette, and Hush Puppies with Lemon Herb Butter that’s sure to remind Stephen’s aunties of family cookouts back in North Carolina. Ayesha’s Cider-Berry Moon Cocktail goes down just as easily as it is to make Stephen’s aunts’ all-time favorite dessert, Red Velvet Fried Sandwich Cookies.

Premiering Sunday, June 4th at 12:30pm ET/PT

“Family Favorites”

Ayesha is celebrating her two favorite women in her life: her mother, Carol Alexander, and grandmother, Gwendolyn Lewis, by recreating some mouth-watering memories with her family favorite recipes. Ayesha’s love of delicious dishes from around the world has always been part of her life, trickling down from her mother and grandmother’s Jamaican roots; To honor them, Ayesha is making them Jamaican Snapper Sliders with a Sweet Mayo and Escovitch Vegetables, along with some Jerk Spiced Baked Plantain Chips. Ayesha also has a No Churn Passion Fruit Ice Cream with Rum Vanilla Caramel Sauce that could not be easier, and a Ginger Hurricane Rum Cocktail that is going to remind all the women of their island heritage.