Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes was DOPE!!!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes  was a  huge Success!!

Many families, friends, companies, organizations, sponsors came together on Sunday October 24, 2010 to make the Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes  a memorable event. 

Our Team HFM raised $700+ . Special shout outs to Team HFM  Dani , Tee, Tiff  , Sandra, Liz, Cam , Lincoln, Ebo, Moe, RJ, 

Our team was amazingly DOPE and fun. We would like to thank Team HFM for their hardwork and dedication . We rocked it.

                                                       TEAM HFM

Step out: Walk to Fight Diabetes is the movement to end the devastating toll that diabetes takes on millions of individuals and families across our nation. It will inspire and mobilize the general public, volunteers, donors, corporations and the scientific and medical communities to rally around our cause and our call to "share, act, learn, and give." Through these actions, millions will have the chance to get involved and help raise awareness, promote healthy living, and raise money to fund educational outreach, advocacy efforts, and critical research that will ultimately stop diabetes once and for all.

Letter From American Diabetes Association



Thanks to your dedicated work, we had an amazing Step Out℠: Walk to Fight Diabetes this past weekend. Your energy and commitment made the day something to remember full of human heart.
We are counting donations and will have our final results shortly.
Step Out℠: Walk to Fight Diabetes galvanized thousands of people just like you in the fight against diabetes. Imagine how much we could accomplish by continuing that effort all year long. Please visit our and learn how you can stay part of the fight…until next year’s Step OutSM: Walk to Fight Diabetes.
Thank you for all you do to help us Stop Diabetes!
American Diabetes Association Staff
Step Out: Walk to Fight Diabetes

The 4.8 mile Walk route will run along the South Street Seaport Viaduct and across the Brooklyn Bridge. After a brief run through Brooklyn, walkers will once again head back over the historic Brooklyn Bridge headed toward the Seaport. The quintessential New York walk experience - two boroughs, one bridge and one Walk to find a cure for children and adults living with Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes

The Step Out Walk to Fight Diabetes ended with great performances from Angelo Venuto and Spirits and Motions

Special Thanks to the sponsors Novo Nordisk, Empire Blue cross Blue Shield, Colgate, Harlem Hospital Center, 1010 wins, Dave and Busters , NYSC, All State, Smart Water, WBLS, Channel 4, T47,Metro Plus, and many more

Please Pray for Haiti , Cholera is spreading

Monday, October 25, 2010

Story from Cnn

Port-Au-Prince, Haiti  -- It should be possible to keep an outbreak of cholera out of Haiti's capital, but the potentially deadly disease remains a major risk, an international aid worker told CNN on Monday.

"I think we'll be able to contain it fairly well, but it is a risk, it is a major risk," said Jason Erb, deputy country director for the International Medical Corps.
The fast-moving outbreak has claimed at least 253 lives on the impoverished island nation, which has yet to recover from January's massive earthquake. Another 3,015 cases have been reported, according to Haiti's Health Ministry.

Even if the disease can be kept out of the capital, Port-au-Prince, it remains a serious risk in the tent camps that remain home to tens of thousands of earthquake survivors, Erb warned.
"It's a danger because the camps are so crowded and so unhygienic," he said on CNN's "American Morning."
A small number of cases have been reported in Port-au-Prince, but Erb said they seem to be the result of people carrying the disease from the camps -- not from contaminated water in the capital.
And he cautioned against panic.

"You have to have quite a few people to contaminate a body of water," he said. "It's not just going to be one or two cases. That's going to be quite controllable. It's not good ... but it's not going to lead to a massive outbreak."

There is "an awful lot of monitoring" for the disease, he said, and "cases generally don't go unnoticed."
Five patients in Port-au-Prince were infected north of the city in Artibonite, said Imogen Wall, spokeswoman for the U.N. Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs in Haiti.

Our Press Coverage from Shecky's Girls Night Out in NYC

Monday, October 18, 2010

Sheckys Girls Night Out is definitely a night for the ladies to shop til you drop while sipping tasty cocktails. This event took place on Oct  6-9 in NYC .This is a five hour shopping event for you and your girls. All attendees will receive Shecky’s famous goodie bag, and it is all goodie! This was our first Shecky’s Girls Night Out experience and we had an awesome time. We came across many different unique accessories and latest trends emerging in fashion.Two of our favs was design Claudine’s Closet & Jewerly Eda and Betty.

During the event you will receive mini-spa services, facials, make up consultations, beauty deals and complimentary cocktails. 

We bumped into Dj Miss Saigion , she was spinning on the 1 and 2s. She had the crowd snapping their fingers while they shop, the music was dope.

The signature Shecky’s goodie bag was hefty and incredible. The goodie bag has this seasons must have items from brand such as Febreze home, Lindt excellence chocolate, Jergens, Colgate. Some of the products were toothpaste, bodywash, softlips, deodorant, razors,vitamins and many more.

Check out the pictures from Shecky's Girls Night Out NYC


Shecky's Beauty Night is in NYC November 3-4 Get tickets now.

Today is The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer in NYC

Sunday, October 17, 2010

October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month . Thousands of supporters will be walking today for the fight against Breast Cancer. The walk is 13.1 miles on Today.

The Avon Walk New York will provide an opportunity like no other. Known as a walking city by many you’re sure to see NYC like you never have before. Your day will begin at Hudson River Park’s Pier 84, next two New York landmarks, the Circle Line and the USS Intrepid. We’ll spend Saturday walking along the river, through the Upper West Side, Greenwich Village, and SoHo. Then we will head over the Brooklyn Bridge and stop by DUMBO before heading back into Manhattan over the Manhattan Bridge. The rest of the day will take us through Chinatown, the Lower East Side and into the Upper East Side before heading over the last bridge of the day and into our Wellness Village and overnight campsite.
Randall’s Island Park, home to Icahn Stadium and a world class tennis center, will be our Wellness Village for the weekend. Sunday’s route will bring us back to the Upper West Side and past Central Park. We will head south and through Midtown passing Rockefeller Center and Bryant Park before making our way back to the Hudson River and great views before you finish strong back at Pier 84.

The Walk highlight areas are:

  • Riverbank Park
  • Lincoln Center
  • Soho
  • Greenwich Village
  • City Hall
  • Brooklyn Bridge
  • Manhattan Bridge
  • Chrysler Building
  • The Natural History Museum
  • Columbus Circle
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Bryant Park
  • Madison Square Park
  • Flatiron Building

Important U.S. Facts About Breast Cancer

  • Approximately 178,480 women and 2,030 men will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year
  • 40,460 women and 450 men in the U.S. will die from the disease annually.
  • There are over 2 million breast cancer survivors in the U.S. who have been treated for breast cancer
  • Every 3 minutes, there is a new diagnosis of invasive breast cancer
  • There are more than 250,000 women under the age of 40 in the U.S living with breast cancer, and over 11,000 will be diagnosed this year
  • A woman has a 1 in 8 chance of developing breast cancer in her lifetime
  • Every 13 minutes, a life is lost to breast cancer
  • White, non-Hispanic women are more likely to develop breast cancer but African-American women are more likely to die from it.
  • Breast cancer is the most commonly diagnosed cancer among Hispanic women and is the leading cause of cancer deaths among this group.

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RIP Huddy 6 ( Huddy Combs)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Today is a very sad dead in hip hop . We lost a very good  humble dude.  He was a son, father and friend, He made huge impact in  Harlem and NYC nightlife .He was a good friend to us and always supported our events. Huddy has touched many lives and he will be truly missed.  The HFM Group would like to say Rest in Peace To Huddy 6. We would like to send our condolences to his family and friends .We pray the love of God enfolds you during your journey through grief.We send you thoughts of comfort.  


HUDDY 6 TRIBUTE created by Mr. Mo Barz 

Dj Mello Tribute Birthday Video Huddy 6's Birthday Party

Why Black men are dating out of their race?

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

We did a blog on "Why successful black women are dating out of their race?" I think its only right that I write one on "Why black men are dating out their race? Is there a definitive reason or just a cop out? Percentages of Black men and women dating outside their races have increased significantly over the last decade. 

Based on a small survey, Here are the Top 10 reasons why black men date outside their race 

1. Black women make black men feel under appreciated, unwarranted and irresponsible and regressive.
2. Black women are too aggressive and no longer patient in waiting on the pursuit of a man.
3. Black women are strong headed, too independent which presents great challenges in relationships.
4. Black women are masculine in that they are controlling and like to run the relationship.
5. Black women expect too much. They are gold diggers who will not look twice at a blue collar black man.
6. Black women are hot headed and have bad attitudes.
7. Black women stop caring about their appearance after a certain age.
8. Black women are not as sexually open as other races, especially in regards to oral sex.
9. Black women's tolerance is far too low; they are no longer empathetic to the black man's struggle in white America.
10. Black women do not cater to their men.  

Here are some other reasons why black men are dating out their race: a better support system, less attitude and drama, easy going, exotic look, and more pleasant .

Black women get a bad rap because they are fed up with the lack of respect, consideration, admiration, and love they deserve from Black men. I feel the media pays a big part to why black women are portrayed as hostile, angry, and bitter. This is not true for all black women.  

Some comments and thoughts

"My experiences with White women have been pleasant, however my most meaningful, passionate relationships have been with Black women. I truly love and admire them, and to some extent I understand what they have to go through on a daily basis." -David

"I think it is not true that White or Asian women are nicer than Black women," says Monisha N. Austin. "I think it has to do with the way the man treats a woman for a woman to react back at him- Mo ".       

There are good Black women and good White women and there are bitchy women of every race as well. Every woman should feel she is worth having a good man. I believe that most men, (Black, White, or other) want a good, strong woman who can add to their lives. As a woman, I believe every woman should strive to be a happy and independent person and then a good man will come into your life. -Tana  

"My friend told me he dates white girls because they give no hassle and that they are more practical for him".-Unknown

Perhaps the problem really boils down to the fact that we no longer listen to one another. Dialogue must take place to gain better understanding of the pain that resides on both sides of the gender fence. There is large ground to be covered in the restoring of our relationships with one another if we are to preserve our people. We as humans have every right to exercise our preferences; however, we should really begin to stop and think about "the browning of our nation," as interracial children are being born every day. We are already losing the race in different aspects of society. The least we can do is work harder at congregating in love as man and woman. We should ponder if love really conquers all; even when we are on the verge of becoming an endangered species. It is, however, harshly possible that we may never be able to come together in harmonious attempts to survive as a race.- Rajan

Why successful Black women are dating out their race?

I was talking to one my female associates who is a very successful single black young professional. She has been hurt and let down in the past. She feels she hasn't met her match , someone who meets her requirements in all areas of life. She is ready to change the game and date out of her race. 

Today many successful black women are looking to date out their race for many different reasons. 

Here is some excerpts from a Washington Post article:   

Why successful single black women are dating out their race?  So many successful black women are SINGLE.  Some say  they are stuck in the groove of a one-track song: sitting alone, waiting for that one "good" black man to come along and sweep them off their feet. 

Waiting. Talking to girlfriends. Waiting. Going out alone. Waiting. Going to work. Waiting.

Waiting for a "good" black man, with the same education level to marry them.

Waiting. Even when they know the odds are stacked against them.

Single black women with college degrees outnumber single black men with college degrees almost 3 to 1 in major urban areas such as Washington, according to a 2008 population survey by the U.S. Census Bureau. Given those numbers, any economist would advise them to start looking elsewhere.

It's Econ 101 for the single, educated black woman.

"Black women are in market failure," says writer Karyn Langhorne Folan. "The solution is to find a new market for your commodity. And in this case, we are the commodity and the new market is men of other races."

Folan is the author of "Don't Bring Home a White Boy: And Other Notions That Keep Black Women From Dating Out," published this month by Karen Hunter, an imprint of Pocket Books. In encouraging black women to date and marry interracially, the book has joined a broadening debate in recent years fueled by the blogosphere, the entertainment industry and comments by prominent African Americans.

Tyler Perry cast a Latin man as the great love interest of black actress Taraji P. Henson in his recent movie, "I Can Do Bad All by Myself"; in "The Princess and the Frog" featuring Disney's first black princess, the prince's indeterminate racial origins inspired commentary; and there was the 2006 movie "Something New," in which characters played by Simon Baker, who is white, and Sanaa Lathan, who is black, fall in love.

Whoopi Goldberg has talked about interracial dating on "The View," saying you date whom you are around. Oprah Winfrey has encouraged black women to explore "what is out there." While the discussion includes men of all races and ethnicities, the focus is primarily on overcoming taboos against dating white men.

By promoting interracial love for some black women, Folan explains that she is not suggesting that there aren't any good, single black men out there, or that every educated single black woman will not find an educated black mate. She is not bashing all black men or implying that all black women are aiming for the altar. The writer, mom and Harvard-educated lawyer says that she is just offering a reasonable solution to the shortage of available black men.

"Consider your options," she says. Expand your horizons. Stop listening to your girlfriends. Forget about the brothers calling you a sellout. Get over those old images of slavery and stop blaming every white man for sins perpetrated by others.                                  

 There's evidence, both empirical and anecdotal, that an increasing number of black women are playing the entire field. According to the 2008 population survey, interracial marriages have doubled in the past decade. About 73 percent of black/white marriages are between black men and white women, according to the survey. Being perceived by other blacks as a sellout is No. 8 on the list of nine "notions" preventing black women from dating and marrying interracially that Folan outlines and rebuts in her book. Those notions also include: (1) "After slavery, I would never, ever date a white man"; (4) "I don't find white men attractive"; (5) "White men don't find black women attractive unless they look like BeyoncĂ©"; and (9) "We'd be too different."

Folan says she was prompted to write the book two years ago after an opinion piece on interracial marriage she wrote for The Washington Post generated an overwhelming response. "Obviously, it touched a nerve," she says. "The writer in me said, 'There is a book in this.' "

Comments and thoughts

Every single one of my girlfriends won’t date men that aren’t Black. I have maybe about five and these are people that I’m really considering my friends, not people that are associates or that you talk to or deal with at work. I have about five Black friends who date outside of their race. But all the other friends of mine, it’s either they vocally say that they won’t or every time an opportunity comes up for them to date outside of their race, there’s some excuse why it’s not going to work. They never really say it’s because he’s White, or because he’s Spanish or something like that. It’ll be more like, Well, you know he works at such and such, and our schedules don’t match.' But we’ll know really what it is. It's 'cause he’s White.- Actress Regina King

Because it is hard to find a successful black man that is worth dating!

Because they feel like it and it doesnt matter. people dont date because of race, they date because of people.

Black women THINK too damn much. Do what feels good. Therefore DO a Black man, Asian man or White won't know unless one tries

Maybe b/c a lot of successful black women see the men do it -- time and time again. So, they figure "why not me? 

I don’t think black women should date outside their race, and that goes for the men too! There just aren’t enough strong black families out there, man. It’s heartbreaking. We’re a dying race and I just don’t see why black men are so quick to cross over to other races when they haven’t even given sistas a chance. But I guess that’s why we should eventually get used to the idea of multi-racial families because there aren’t enough black men to go around. And that’s too bad, just a sad state of affairs, man. Nicole

As a person whose dated a white man, I think we should start dating other men just to kind of see what’s out there. Otherwise, you’re limiting yourself and love could be staring you in the face, but he’s just not black. And I tell you what, all it takes is that one date and you’ll notice that they’re just as much a man as a black one. So it’s not the best thing to wait around for that “mandingo” ’cause pickings are slim.

I date white men and first, the myth is NOT true. Second, they spoil me more than any black man has. Third, they’re more goal oriented. A white man has it all planned out, he wants to be married by 30, have kids at 32, move to another state in a few more years, put the kids through college and finally retire with his lovely wife and travel the world. So, in my opinion, it might be the look if you want a real relationship and marriage- Courtney

I say, why not? A man is a man, and we have to get over the color issue. I know it’s hard but seriously, why can’t you love someone other than a black man? It’s 2009 and race purity is so antiquated. I think black women have to stop being too picky and try. Try to date the white guy at your job who thinks you’re cute and wants to take you out, go for it! He may end up being your dream guy! Date who you want and be happy. Geeze

Why people should practice Celibacy?

Monday, October 11, 2010

Every person who practice celibacy has their own personal reasons for abstaining from sex. It could be that they want to wait for marriage, adhere to religious beliefs, or recover from a bad sexual experience. Staying celibate may be difficult, but it is obtainable.
Society makes it seems as if people that practice ceblibacy  are unattractive,  they have no sexual feelings or they aren’t getting any ‘action’ so to speak. Which is not always true.  If you decide Celibacy is something you would like to practice...

Some advantages of Celibacy
Freedom from sexually transmitted diseases
Freedom from abortion
Freedom from exploitation of others
Freedom from guilt, doubt, disappointment, worry, and rejection
Freedom to be in control of your life
Freedom to focus energy on establishing and realizing life goals
Freedom to develop respect for self
Freedom to develop unselfish sensitivity
Freedom to have greater trust in marriage

Freedom to experience fuller communication in relationships

Here are some helpful tips from :

Keep away from temptation. Do not put yourself in situations that might lead to sexual activity, such as close quarters with someone of the attractive sex. Don't spend time alone and secluded together unless you absolutely know that you can control of yourself in that situation. To stay celibate, steer away from situations that will tempt you to break your vow.

Find a strong support system. Let a friend or family member know your decision to stay celibate. They can help you deal with any conflict that you experience because of this decision.

Be honest with your partner. If you are dating someone, let her know up front that you plan to stay celibate. If you are upfront, then she can decide if she still wants to pursue a relationship with you.

Look to your religion for inspiration. Many religions promote celibacy and let you know the reasons that you should continue to abstain from sex. Speak to a religious leader in your church about your decision.

Date someone with the same belief system. Sometimes celibate people find it easier to get involved with a person that has also chosen to abstain from sex. Celibacy allows a romantic relationship to grow and develop tenderness, maturity, and self-giving.                                        

True love takes a long time, and staying away from sex makes the relationship more stable, not less. A man is impressed by a woman's sweet and gentle "No," if he has pushed her. It increases his respect and trust in her. It makes him want to be a better man, even if he's been a player in the past. The delightful erotic tension is the beginning of legendary love stories that make for good marriages.

Brooklyn’s Luxuriously FLY “The Cheese Wagon”

Saturday, October 9, 2010

The Creator of The Cheese Wagon, Jamar James AKA Skely is taking men’s fashion to a whole new level, exploring what it really mean’s to look and feel luxuriously fly. During our very informal interview, I really got a chance to question and understand the whole idea behind “The Cheese Wagon”, which I am sure a lot of people may ask: “What and where exactly is this name inspired from?” Well, with an increase in energy and a reminiscent laugh, Jamar was sure ready to give a story. “As a youngster, “the wagon” was a term used as a joke or slang to poke fun at something, just something we grew up saying. People knew us for that name. When we got a little older and mature we put “Cheese” in front of the “Wagon” as a stamp of growth and entering man hood. It was like, we ain’t boys no more, it’s time to hop on the money train! Hints: “The Cheese Wagon”, it’s a lifestyle.”

Since early adolescence, Jamar has helped run the Brooklyn fashion scene, creating a buzz for his smooth, classic & clean cut style. While already obtaining a good eye for fashion along with natural artistic skill, it was not hard to bring his vision of men’s apparel to life. Teaming up with life long colleague and friend, Julius Ben, The Cheese Wagon clothing line was introduced to Brooklyn. The “I Love BK” T’s were the first Cheese Wagon creation and it was an instant hot commodity. Now, celebrating it’s five year anniversary, The Cheese Wagon line of classic, luxurious, swagged out apparel has been on the backs of many. Have you hopped on the Cheese Wagon Yet?

This is only the beginning! Stay in tuned with what The Cheese Wagon has in store!

The Cheese Wagon is available at The Wagon Boutique in Brooklyn, NY or online @

Special shoutout to Ju from The HFM Group!!
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