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Hi World,

I did it! I cycled over 7 miles as a participant in 'Cycle Around the Globe' Thursday, September 10th. It was a challenge created by the International Association for Suicide Prevention to collectively cycle the circumference of the globe, 40,075 km or 24,900 miles, and to have participants cycling on every continent. I represented for the United States by way of Brooklyn!-Check the 11th name down in pic below or click here.

We will break the silence, speak up and encourage our neighbors, family and friends to acquire mental health visits and let them know why we want to see them tomorrow! The hashtag #seeyoutomorrow was the campaign from To Write Love On Her Arms this year. I fell in love with this awesome, creative 'non-profit movement' a couple years ago. -They were advertising an event in NY which was listed on
(P.S. City Limits has a Citizens Toolkit and UrbaNerd section you gotta check out!)

TWLOHA is 'dedicated to presenting hope an…

Serve Well and Never Forget!

Today we salute the first responders, volunteers, loved ones and survivors of 9/11 attacks.

Sometimes tradegies help us to see our humanity or lack thereof. We see how we made a difference and how we can improve in the future. We appreciate those who risk their lives for us each day, those that go above and beyond their call of duty. Volunteers from all walks of life that lend a helping hand, organizations that raise funds for progress and political decisions which aid in crisis.

Whether your work is in Emergency Management, International Aid, Government, Faith-Based, Local or Community Development, you are positioned to make a difference during times of crisis. You are in a position to specifically make an impact to the population and entities you serve. Never Forget that! -Do it well. Do it for God and your country. Do it for your community, family and yourself.

Be Blessed!

See you In September!

Hello World, Brooklyn! There is someone here from everywhere. Most people anywhere know somebody in Brooklyn. Last Saturday while setting up for S.M.I.L.E. (P.S. -Thanks so much to everyone that came out to the event. It was amazing!) I met new friends pictured below, from the Czech Republic, in Saratoga Park. I can't wait to revisit Prague, eat some cheese and sausage, see castles, etc. :) -

Now with it being September, I'll list some things I'm doing in my neighborhood this month that you can be inspired to do in your part of the world. Be sure to click on all highlighted text in this post!

Mini me modeling for little ones.- Ready for the road!

Sneak Peak! The West Indian Day Carnival Association's 48th Annual Carnival Festivities begin this week. My little one was asked to be a model and is scheduled to participate in the Kiddie Carnival this Saturday, September 5th. The parade begins at 9am on Kingston Ave and Saint Johns Place and ends 3pm at the Brooklyn Museum.…

So Much Inspiration, Love and Empowerment!

It's Wednesday! SMILE :)

I want to invite you to join me on Saturday, August 29th 1:00-7:00pm as I host the 3rd Annual S.M.I.L.E. event at Saratoga Park in Brooklyn. (S.M.I.L.E.) is an acronym for So Much Inspiration, Love and Empowerment.

It’s about connectivity; People partnering with the past, present, and future of our evolving communities,’ says S.M.I.L.E. Visionary, CEO/Sr. Pastor Michael T. Lewis of Rapha Evangelistic Worship Center, Inc.

The last Saturday of August is set for various musicians, artists, educators, city agencies and public elected officials to be in attendance. Some guests include recent American Idol Contestant Quaasim Middleton, Hampton University graduate and artist, Aliya Pierre, Curtis Flow of Curtis Flow Music, NYC Emergency Mangement, Poet Joshua Bennett, Pastor Jamel Lewis of Can't be Stopped Movement and so much more!

Bring the family early with your lawn chairs and picnic blankets. Facepainting, food and fun starts at 1:00pm with perfor…

Volunteering Is like riding a bike!

Happy Thursday!

Do you remember when you first learned to ride a bike? For me it was the concerete sidewalk outside my apartment building. Training wheels definitely helped with the confidence though I recall the excitement of taking them off! Block parties were always cool cause you had the whole street to enjoy riding your bike. -The earlier the better before all the cool festivities!-FYI: Block parties on Putnum between Lewis and Stuyvesant were awesome in Brooklyn back in the day. :)

If you never learned how to ride then it's time to learn and if you know how to ride, then maybe you can teach someone! Today New York has CitiBike. Who would've thought we'd be able to keep bikes anywhere overnight? In addition to the convenience of riding and returning to different locations around the city. I hadn't rode a bike in years but my daughters convinced me to rent one this year. It was a comfortable ride that bought a smile to my face. I look forward to this experience aga…

A Night Out With Law Enforcement

Hello World!

Yours truly and members of Transit Police District 32, Crown Heights Brooklyn

On Tuesday, August 4th I was able to catch National Night Out in my Community Board 9.
'National Night Out is a cohesive effort to promote involvement in crime prevention activities, police-community partnerships, neighborhood camaraderie and send a message to criminals letting them know that neighborhoods are organized and fighting back.'-NATW.ORG . -This year Police Precinct 71 and Transit District 32 teamed up on President Street between New York and Nostrand Avenues. They blocked the street, had rides for the kids, 71st Pct. barbequed burgers and Dist. 32 registered bikes and phones in case they become lost or stolen.

Pct. Community Council President Karl Cohen likely reminded attendees of monthly meetings on 3rd Thursday nights at 7:30pm before recruiting more neighbors like yours truly to serve on the council. Local elected officials like Assembly Member Diane Richardson were pre…