Monthly Archives: June 2015

Money Matters…..

Uncle Sam Wants to Help You Save Money – Really

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Want to put your tax dollars to work for you? Online and in print, the federal government publishes thousands of ideas that will help you save money from womb to tomb. Here some highlights:

A Place to Search

The Government Printing Office offers a directory of 380,000 documents, in 41 collections, that have been accessed more than 200 million times.

Your One-Stop Savings Stop

Another good place to start is www.mymoney.gov. Under its life events tab, this site offers advice from how to prepare financially for the birth of a baby and the attendant expenses through major life events like buying a house, getting a mortgage and planning a funeral. Under the tools tab, the site also offers calculators on figuring out student loan repayment plans, tax withholding amounts and credit card repayment schedules.

Insurance and Investing

USA.gov also offers plenty of advice on all aspects of your life, including homeowners insurance and investing. This is the go-to website for all consumer issues. On investor.gov, the Securities and Exchange Commission will help you research investments and brokers.

Save on Food

The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s FoodKeeper app — free at the Google Play and iTunes stores — tells you how long food can stay fresh and when it’s time to toss it. It should keep you from throwing away the 36 pounds of perfectly good food that the average American family throws away every month. The USDA also offers tips on growing your own food. You can find advice on nutrition, dieting, eating healthy on a budget, food safety and recall notices from the Centers for Disease Control website.

Slash That Utility Bill

The Department of Energy’s website is one of the best money-saving sites to help save on all your home energy. The site offers DIY project how-to’s to make your home more energy-efficient. Spring gardening tips to save water and offer shade before the summer heat make this a site to visit before hitting Home Depot. This site offers a laundry list of ways to save on energy, from lighting and landscaping to yes, saving money on doing your laundry.

Paying for College

The Department of Education website is a must-read for this huge undertaking. It offers comprehensive information on student loans and federal grants. You may think you make too much money to apply for these programs, but at least check out ed.gov and then to fill out the FAFSA, the one form virtually every college requires to apply for financial aid.

Strange but True Tax Help

The Internal Revenue Service offers advice to save money and places to help you file for free yourself or at low-income taxpayer clinics (run by groups independent of the IRS) and Volunteer Income Tax Assistance for elderly and low-income taxpayers. Publication 910 is a guide to the various IRS publications.

Vacations and Recreation

On www.recreation.gov, Uncle Sam shows his fun side with info on spelunking, whitewater rafting, mountain biking, fishing and mountain climbing. Here you can make reservations for camping or overnight stays at hundreds of parks and facilities run by a dozen federal agencies at more than 60,000 federally run locations. The about us tab includes how to get free tickets to popular activities like the White House Easter egg roll and holiday tree lighting. Seniors can check out discounts on Amtrak and parks and recreation passes.

There’s an App for That

There are hundreds of free government apps available for Android and iOS. Dwellr, an interesting one from the Census Bureau, gives info on housing statistics, home values and lifestyle by neighborhood, a very useful app if you’re looking to move, actually on the ground house-shopping or just dreaming about it. The Bureau of Engraving’s Eyenote app can read U.S. currency on an iPhone or Android device and speak the denomination back to the visually impaired.

Save Money on Your Car and Driving

Fueleconomy.gov offers ways to calculate your mileage, tips on driving to save mileage, a calculator for saving money while driving on vacation and an app for finding places to get alternative fuels for your plug-in hybrid or electric vehicle. If you’re selling a car, the site can find its fuel economy and how to print a label to advertise it. This site also offers tips on buying a fuel-efficient car and where to find the cheapest gas. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration‘s SaferCar app offers tips like washing the undercarriage of your car in states that salt the roads to prevent rust and dangerous corrosion.

Free Money?

Not really, as Benefits.gov says. “Many people have heard that the government will give you money for almost any reason. This is not true. You must complete an application and meet specific eligibility requirements in order to receive financial assistance from the government.” However, you may qualify for some sort of grant or loan if you are a senior, run a small business, farm or quality under low-income guidelines.

 

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Summer Fun Without Breaking The Bank….

Summer Fun Without Breaking the Bank

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By In Her Shoes Guest Blogger, Jennifer Streaks

This is my absolute favorite time of the year. A time filled with beaches, music festivals and of course, traveling! With so much to do, it can really put a hit on your wallet. So how do you enjoy the summer without overspending? How do you stick to a budget and continue to save? Let’s see…

Set an activity budget: It is easy to get swept up in all the events that will be taking place over the next few months, but make sure that you are clear about how much you want to spend and your financial goals. These don’t change just because it’s summertime, so set a limit on how much you will spend every week or month on these activities and stick to it!

Look for sales: Right before the holidays, Memorial Day, Fourth of July and Labor Day, the grocery store will have sales on commonly needed items for that barbeque, make a list and stock up. Hot dogs, hamburgers, steaks etc. will be marked down so reap the savings. Go to places like Costco or Sams’ club and save even more!

Need an outfit for all of those outings? Once we get to the end of June and early July, you will start to see sales on the spring clothes as the stores want to make way for fall. Be on the look-out and pick up 4 to 5 dresses or outfits all on sale! That way you are set for the summer outings. Also, don’t forget that you can always rent a dress! I love this option and have used it myself. I have enough cocktail dresses hanging in my closet never to be worn again and if you know this will be a one and done event, definitely rent a dress!

Traveling? Plan ahead and leave early! The two most important tips bear repeating: take the time to plan ahead to take advantage of lower prices and if you can travel earlier in the morning (which is usually an unpopular time) then do it. You will see the savings!

Take these tips for a financially stress-free summer!

 Jennifer Streaks is a smart and savvy journalist that covers finance issues and lifestyle topics. Her byline has appeared in Black Enterprise, Huffington Post, the Motley Fool, Women & Co. & Yahoo! Finance to name a few.

She tweets @jstreaks and can be found at JenniferStreaks.com.

Community News…Reggie Wayne Key To the City Luncheon

Dear IBE Friends and Family,
 

Indiana Black Expo announced today that former Indianapolis Colt Reggie Wayne will receive the Key to the City of Indianapolis from Mayor Greg Ballard during the Pacers Sports & Entertainment Corporate Luncheon presented by Indiana University.  The luncheon will take place on Friday, July 17 at 11:00 PM in Halls D&E of the Indiana Convention Center as part of the 45th Annual Summer Celebration.

 

“Reggie has given back to our community on and off the field, and I am thrilled to present him with the key to the city,” said Mayor Ballard.  “From being a fan favorite throughout his years wearing the Colts jersey, to lending his time and energy to benefit countless good causes in Indianapolis, Reggie has been a role model to many.”

 

“We are excited about honoring Reggie Wayne and declaring the last weekend of Summer Celebration ‘Reggie Wayne Weekend,'” said Tanya Bell, IBE president & Chief Executive Officer.  “Besides his greatness as one of the best NFL wide receivers and the stellar example he set for the Colts franchise, Reggie has done so much for our community and we want to make sure that the state of Indiana is provided with an opportunity to thank him for his contributions,” added Bell.  “Reggie has always supported the mission of Indiana Black Expo and has invested significantly in our youth.  IBE will be forever indebted to #87,” added Bell.

 

Reggie Wayne played college football for the University of Miami and was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the first round (30th overall) of the 2001 NFL Draft.  He is a six-time Pro Bowl selection, and was a member of the Colts’ Super Bowl XLI championship team.  He is currently sixth all-time in NFL receiving yards (leading all active players in both categories) and tied for 22nd all-time in career touchdown receptions.

 

The Corporate Luncheon is the largest luncheon in the state of Indiana with nearly 3,000 guests.  Tickets of $60 each and tables for $600 are available Click here or at the IBE box office located at 3145 North Meridian Street, Indianapolis, Indiana. 

 

IBE will honor Reggie Wayne throughout Summer Celebration weekend.  The full schedule of events will be published for the community.  A “Thank You Reggie” exhibit will be featured during the Cultural Arts Pavilion from Friday, July 17 – Sunday, July 19.  The community will also have an opportunity to sign a display and see Reggie Wayne during the Annual Amp Harris & Reggie Wayne Saving Our Youth Celebrity Basketball game on Saturday, July 18 at 6:00 PM in Hall J of the Indiana Convention Center.

 

For additional information, call 317.925.2702.

Community News….Juneteenth 150th Anniversary Celebration

 
Juneteenth 150th Anniversary Celebration
Saturday, June 20
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Celebrate the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth at the Eiteljorg with music, performances, demonstrations, food and fun for the entire family. Juneteenth, or Emancipation Day, is a holiday commemorating the end of slavery in the state of Texas. Join the celebration and explore what freedom means to you and your family, chat with community partners, learn to trace your family history, help create a community mural and so much more. In honor of the 150th anniversary of Juneteenth, the celebration and museum admission will be free for all on June 20. To view a detailed schedule for the day’s festivities please click here.

 

 

Community News……Tamir Rice National Toy Drive

Forward…..

F.Y.I. Everyone!   Spread the word!  To share on Facebook, please click on the link below! – MT

On June 25th, what would have been Tamir Rice’s Birthday, there is a National toy drive in Tamir Rice’s name for local charities for kids in each city. Here in Indianapolis, we will be collecting toys for kids.

*In support of the Coburn Place, we would request donations of *new* childrens’ socks and underwear because that is what they told us is most needed by kids in their center.

We hope to see a lot of people turn out with toys and new socks and underwear for the children who need it in this city.

On June 25th, Indy10 will be present to assist w/donations and instructions. This will be going on through the 27th, when all the collections will be brought to the Coburn Place.

Location:
Kheprw Institute
3549 Boulevard Pl
Indianapolis, IN

Date: June 25th
Time:9:00 AM-6:00 PM
June 26th-27th
12:00 PM -6:00 PM

https://m.facebook.com/events/1436651696655482?acontext=%7B%22ref%22%3A98%7D&aref=98&refid=17&__tn__=H

“Things I’m Loving Lately” (June)

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Dirty Candles in Fragrance,Home,Natural,Organic

I have a soft spot for scented candles. Burning scented candles leave a lovely ambiance in your home – it truly turns a house into a home, especially in winter. Since we don’t have winter in Malaysia, I like burning candles in the evenings or in an air-conditioned room. Somehow, the scent lingers better.

These days, I’ve been relaxing with Dirt Candles’ Take it Easy – a lovely blend of lavender and vanilla scents.

Dirt Candles are natural soy candles infused with blends of essential oils to create the mood you want. Unlike other scented candles I own, I find the scents in Dirt Candles longer lasting yet mild. Just sniffing the new candle relaxes me right away and leaving the candle in a room without burning is good enough! The smell is sharp but not chemical and the scent fills the room beautifully without being overpowering. It comes with a cover so you can cover it up when its not being burnt which also stoppers up the scent. One thing I noticed was that when I blew out the candle after a while, there was no sharp acrid smell I usually get when a candle goes out – the smell remained pleasant and it lasts a long while.

Lately, to unwind, I’ve been combining Dirt Candles with The Best of Olivia CD – Olivia Ong is a Singaporean singer with a lovely crystal clear voice that sends shivers down my spine. She sings in English and Japanese and I discovered her CD during a dinner at a Japanese restaurant where her songs were playing!

Olivia and Dirt Candles are the best way to unwind and relax your mind after a long day – I turn down the lights, pop in The Best of Olivia and luxuriate in the calm cocoon of relaxation to recharge myself for the next day ahead. Ahh…

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Dirt Candles are 10oz and retail for RM100 at Tiny Tapir. Don’t worry about receiving them by post – I did and the glass container came safely. They have a burn time of approximately 60 hours and come in 25 scents. Apparently, once you are done burning them, you can use the glass for drinking – how about that?!

Oh and one more thing, because its 100 organic soy, you can dip your finger in some of the melted wax and apply to your skin as a scented body cream. I tried it and to my surprise it works and I did not burn my finger. There is no waxy feel and it feels nice and light on the skin plus the scent is lovely and warm.

I’m already planning to get another – now should I get A Fresh Start or After Hours? Though personally, the blend in Wedded Bliss sounds right up my alley, I wish the name wasn’t as damning for us single ladies

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Community News: Community Behavioral Health Forum

 

Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health – in collaboration with DPS, IMPD, and New Era Church

present a Community Behavioral Health Forum

Who:

IMPD, DPS, Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health & New Era Church

Where:

New Era Church 517 W. 30th Street, Indianapolis, IN

When:

Wednesday, June 17th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What:

A Community Behavioral Health Forum. Information will be provided about mental health, substance abuse, and the availability of treatment and care in our community. Better access to behavioral health care will decrease the use of law enforcement and the need for incarcerations. A variety of service providers will be onsite to answer questions and provide handouts. All are welcome!

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Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health – in collaboration with DPS, IMPD, and Friendship Baptist Church

present a Community Behavioral Health Forum

Who:

IMPD, DPS, Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health & Friendship Baptist Church

Where:

Friendship Baptist Church 1301 N. Goodlet Av, Indianapolis, IN

When:

Wednesday, June 24th, 2015 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

What:

A Community Behavioral Health Forum. Information will be provided about mental health, substance abuse, and the availability of treatment and care in our community. Better access to behavioral health care will decrease the use of law enforcement and the need for incarcerations. A variety of service providers will be onsite to answer questions and provide handouts. All are welcome!

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Spanish Version:

Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health (Red de Salud Comunitaria) – Salud Mental en colaboración con DPS, IMPD, y la Iglesia New Era Church

Presenta

Feria Comunitaria de Salud Mental

Quien:

IMPD (Departamento de Policía Metropolitano de Indianapolis), DPS (Departamento de Seguridad Publica), Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health (Salud Mental Comunitaria) y la Iglesia Friendship Baptist

Donde:

Iglesia New Era Church 517 W. 30th St, Indianapolis, IN

Cuando:

Miercoles, el 17 de Junio, 2015 de las 6:30pm a las 8:30pm

Que:

Una Feria Comunitaria de Salud Mental . Se repartirá información acerca de la salud mental, abuso de sustancias, y de la disponibilidad de tratamiento y atención en nuestra comunidad. Mejor acceso a la atención de salud mental disminuirá el uso de la aplicación de la ley y la necesidad de encarcelamientos .Habra una variedad de proveedores de servicios para responder preguntas y proporcionar folletos. Todos son bienvenidos !

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Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health (Red de Salud Comunitaria) – Salud Mental en colaboración con DPS, IMPD, y la Iglesia Friendship Baptist Church

Presenta

Feria Comunitaria de Salud Mental

Quien:

IMPD (Departamento de Policía Metropolitano de Indianapolis), DPS (Departamento de Seguridad Publica), Eskenazi Midtown Mental Health (Salud Mental Comunitaria) y la Iglesia Friendship Baptist

Donde:

Iglesia Friendship Baptist Church 1301 N. Goodlet Av, Indianapolis, IN

Cuando:

Miercoles, el 24 de Junio, 2015 de las 6:30pm a las 8:30pm

Que:

Una Feria Comunitaria de Salud Mental . Se repartirá información acerca de la salud mental, abuso de sustancias, y de la disponibilidad de tratamiento y atención en nuestra comunidad. Mejor acceso a la atención de salud mental disminuirá el uso de la aplicación de la ley y la necesidad de encarcelamientos .Habra una variedad de proveedores de servicios para responder preguntas y proporcionar folletos. Todos son bienvenidos !

 

Community News: Quincy Jones Tribute Show

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Quincy Jones Tribute Show

Entertains, Educates and Inspires

Contact FMI: Keesha Dixon, 317-652-3727

kdixon@asantechildrenstheatre.org  

 Indianapolis, IN, May 15, 2015 — The Asante Children’s Theatre of Indianapolis, will close its 25th Anniversary Season with “Q, A Musical Tribute to Quincy Jones” on Father’s Day weekend, June 18 – 21, 2015. Producer of the best-selling album of all time, Michael Jackson’s Thriller, this tribute show is a diverse sampling of Quincy Jones’ brilliant career. The show will be presented at The Madame Walker Theatre Center in downtown Indianapolis, 617 Indiana Avenue, 46202.

 

Writer/Director Deborah Asante and her troupe will utilize spoken word, dance and song to marvel at Quincy Jones’ consistent creativity. Asante states, “From Jazz to Hip Hop, Quincy has always been ahead of the crowd. It is so delightful to expose and educate the young artists in our cast to this master of music.”

 Some of the songs being presented are: Get The Funk Outta My Face, Razzmatazz, 100 Ways, Michael Jackson’s BAD, Stuff Like That and his 1962 tune Soul Bossa Nova, made famous in the Austin Powers movies. Quincy Jones has penned many film and TV scores including The Color Purple, The Wiz, Roots and the theme songs for Sanford and Son, The Bill Cosby Show and Ironside to name a few.

Jones is the all-time most nominated Grammy artist with a total of 79 nominations and 27 Awards. He is a descendant of the Tikar people in Cameroon. Record producer, conductor, arranger, composer, musician, television producer, film producer, instrumentalist, magazine founder, entertainment company executive, and humanitarian, Jones’ six-decade career encompasses most every facet of the entertainment industry. His arrangement of “America” sung by longtime friend and fellow musician Ray Charles is a heartfelt gift to our country.

 “Q, A Musical Tribute to Quincy Jones” will have a discounted performance for the community on opening night, Thursday June 18th at 8:00pm,

ALL COMMUNITY NIGHT TICKETS $5

Other performance dates:

~Fri. June 19, 8:00pm;

~Sat. June 20, 8:00pm

~Sun. June 21, 4:00pm

Prices: Adult advance $15, Day of show $18

Student/Senior Advance $15, Day of show $15.

All ticket sale proceeds fund The Asante Childrens Theatre of Indianapolis.

 For information and tickets visit the ACT website: www.asantechildrenstheatre.org or Call 317-654-0264

 

Community News…IBE & MCDONALD’S® INSPIRATION CELEBRATION GOSPEL TOUR

 
 
 
FOR MORE INFORMATION REGARDING TOUR:

Victoria Beaty, Bandy Carroll Hellige
vbeaty@bch.com
(317)362-7572
FOR INFORMATION REGARDING SUMMER CELEBRATION:
Jennifer Darby, Youth & Family Programs Director
jdarby@indianablackexpo.com
(317)923-3092


 

MCDONALD’S® INSPIRATION CELEBRATION GOSPEL TOUR WILL OCCUR

DURING THE 45TH INDIANA BLACK EXPO SUMMER CELEBRATION

Sunday will also be free for Summer Celebration attendees

 

INDIANAPOLIS – Indiana Black Expo announced today that McDonald’s® Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour will take place on Sunday, July 19th at 3:00 PM as part of the 45th Summer Celebration.  The lineup features celebrated and talented gospel acts, including music director and songwriter Donald Lawrence, evangelist and the “Rose of Gospel” Dorinda Clark-Cole, the incomparable choral-master Ricky Dillard, urban inspirational artist DeWayne Woods, Stellar Award nominee and BET Network’s “Sunday Best” season six winner Tasha Page Page-Lockhart and Christian comedienne Small Fire all sharing one stage.  Stellar Award winning artist and radio personality Lonnie Hunter will host the show. 

 

“We are excited about the opportunity to host McDonald’s national gospel tour during our 45th Summer Celebration,” said Tanya Bell, IBE President & CEO.  “McDonald’s has been a longtime partner of Indiana Black Expo.  With our guests from the AME Church Quadrennial Convention that will also be housed inside the Indiana Convention Center during Summer Celebration, the timing of the gospel show could not be better.  We also decided to have free admission into the exhibition hall on Sunday, July 19th to support our exhibitors and give back to the community,” added Tanya Bell.

 

“At McDonald’s, we understand the importance of supporting the community in which we operate,”said James Poore, McDonald’s of Central Indiana Owner-Operator and RMHC® of Central Indiana Board Member.  “We are committed to giving back in our local communities and we look forward to bringing people together to enjoy inspirational music while highlighting our charity of choice Ronald McDonald House Charities®.”

 

The concert is free of charge.  McDonald’s Inspiration Celebration Gospel Tour is an extension of the brand’s 365Black platform, an initiative that celebrates the pride, heritage and achievements of African-Americans year round.  Dr. Pepper® is a tour sponsor, showing its appreciation and commitment to the African-American community.

 

To learn more about the tour and the 365 Black initiative, visit www.365Black.com. Follow @365Black and @MyIndyMcDonalds on Twitter for tour updates and join the conversation at #365BlackGospel.  Visit www.IndianaBlackExpo.com
for the complete calendar of events, to purchase tickets to Summer Celebration events and to book your hotel. For additional information, call 317.925.2702.

 

About McDonald’s

McDonald’s USA, LLC, serves a variety of menu options made with quality ingredients to approximately 27 million customers every day.Nearly 90 percent of McDonald’s 14,000 U.S. restaurants are independently owned and operated by businessmen and women. Customers can now log on line for free at approximately 11,500 participating Wi-Fi enabled McDonald’s U.S. restaurants. For more information, visit www.mcdonalds.com, or follow us on Twitter @MyIndyMcDonalds and @365Black and Facebook http://www.facebook.com/mcdonalds.  To learn more about the 365Black initiative, visit http://www.365Black.com.

 

About Ronald McDonald House Charities

Ronald McDonald House Charities®(RMHC), a non-profit, 501 (c)(3) corporation,creates, finds and supports programs that directly improve the health and well being of children.Through its global network of local Chapters in 60 countries and regions, its three core programs, the Ronald McDonald House®, Ronald McDonald Family Room® and Ronald McDonald CareMobile®, and millions of dollars in grants to support children’s programs worldwide, RMHC provides stability and resources to families so they can get and keep their children healthy and happy. All RMHC-operated and supported programs provide access to quality health care and give children and families the time they need together to heal faster and cope better. For more information, visit http://www.rmhc.org, follow RMHC on Twitter (@RMHC) or like RMHC on Facebook (Facebook.com/RMHC Global).

 

About Indiana Black Expo, Inc.

Indiana Black Expo, Inc. is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization with 12 chapters across the State of Indiana.   IBE is known for its primary fundraisers, Summer Celebration and Circle City Classic®.  IBE provides year round youth and family programs, including its Your Media Institute, College & Scholarship Fair, Circle City Classic® Scholarship Fund, State of Our Black Youth Initiative, Your Life Matters® Initiative, Education Conference, Youth Leadership Summit, Parent Leadership Academy, Circle City Classic® Coronation and others.