2011 Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes , Lets Make a Difference!!!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Last year we participated in Step Out Walk to Stop Diabetes.It was an amazing experience.  On Sunday October 23, 2011. Join us for the fight against Diabetes!!!

Location: South Street Seaport - Pier 17                                                  
Registration Starts: 8:00 AM                                                                   Red Strider Photo Op & Youth Zone Activities: 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM                                     Walk Starts: 10:00 AM                                                                                                  Concert and Performances: 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM

The American Diabetes Association is the only non-profit organization supporting all 25.8 million Americans living with diabetes. The Association funds research to prevent, cure and manage diabetes; delivers services to hundreds of communities; provides objective and credible information; and gives voice to those denied their rights because of diabetes. Founded in 1940, our mission is to prevent and cure diabetes and to improve the lives of all people affected by diabetes.

25.8 million children and adults in the United States-83% of the population-have diabetes
18.8 million people diagnosed
7.0 million people undiagnosed
1.9 million new cases of diabetes are diagnosed in people aged 20 years and older in 2010.

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.

Lets make a Difference!!!!!

Gary Forbes, NBA Player is named 2011  Step Out Honorary Spokesperson and Maxine 2011 Step Out Youth Ambassador

Last year more than 130,000 walkers from around the country joined in the fight against diabetes knowing that together we can Stop Diabetes. Each step they took and every dollar they raised helped the American Diabetes Association provide community based education programs, protect the rights of people with diabetes and fund critical research for a cure.

Now it's your chance to become a part of Step Out: Walk to Stop Diabetes and start making your contribution to change the future of diabetes.

Each of us has someone in our life living with Diabetes whether its a family member, friend, associate, coworker or neighbor . Its up to us to help fight back!!

To Join Team or Donate

Best and Worst Dressed of Emmys 2011

Monday, September 19, 2011

The high point of Sunday night's telecast of the 63rd Primetime Emmys, hosted by Jane Lynch, came fairly early in the evening. As Rob Lowe and Sophia Vergara announced the nominees for lead actress in a comedy series, the women, beginning with Amy Poehler, took the stage as if they had already won. It was a moment both hilarious and poignant — as they stood together, arms linked, the actresses silently made the point virtually every winner subsequently repeated: That every category was so jampacked with talent.

Now take a look at our Emmys 2011 Best and Worst Dressed
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Best Dressed

Kerry Washington

Nina Dobrev

Kelly Osbourne

Lea Michele

                                                                   Sofia Vergara

Kate Winslet

Christina Hendricks

Worst Dressed

Cat Deeley
                                                                       Katie Holmes
                                                                   Carrie Ann Inaba
                                                                          Phobe Price

Zooey Deschanel

Kyle Richards 

Viva La Brooklyn (Long live Brooklyn) - Check out Gifted Apparel

Sunday, September 18, 2011

The Brand behind the "Viva La Brooklyn" Tee which mean "Long Live Brooklyn" , We present to you Another Dope Clothing Line Gifted Apparel !

Be Like Me

Gifted Apparel prides itself on representing the gifted side in all of us. 

Through our designs we offer art, style, and a urban flare that connects all of 

us to the same motto; "its time to be gifted!" We have brought something back to 

the t-shirt culture that has been missing for far too long, and our goal is to 

share it with everyone. 
Carmelo Anthony In the "Viva La Brooklyn" Tee
Taking a Closer look 
Gifted Apparel came to life on a stoop in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn and grew quickly in 
one of the hardest places in the world. Our "Viva La Brooklyn" design caught the 
eye an earned the loyalty of everyone that came in contact with it. Not just in 
Brooklyn, but everywhere, and became our signature piece shortly after. We all 
have a Brooklyn state of mind, and you have the right to show it proudly no 
matter where you're from.
Angela Yee in the "Anti Diva " Tee 

Our brand is for the world. Its for the rappers and the punk rockers, the 
skaters and the poets, scholars and the athletes. There's a common thread that 
can't be seen, but it links us all to one another. Gifted Apparel's mission is 
to bring that truth to light.

Its time to be inspired, be bold, be yourself, and be gifted.

Viva La Brooklyn Tee 
Be Like Me Tee

Fight The Power Tee

Thank God For Harlem Tee 
Victory Tee 

The Anti Diva Tee

Meet the Men Behind the Brand 

Kevin  , Russ , Larry 

Join the movement

For more Dopeness ,
Check out their Website

  On a daily basis, they ask that all people,
 “Be Gifted.”

“Gifted Apparel Nyc” available @
Bed-Stuy Fly located at 287 Ralph ave Bklyn.
CO-OP 239 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, ny

Vinnies Styles 160 Flatbush Ave Brooklyn, NY
The Vault 2498 Frederick Douglass Blvd. Harlem, NY 10030

Shout out To  Larry & the Gifted team,  Keep doing y'all  thing ! 

Video Of the Day - Survive- Mary Mary

Mary Mary’s album “Something Big”  has moved us, shaped us and inspired us. This newest video is a reminder that we are all survivors.
Without further words here is the second single from the successful “Something Big” album  “Survive”.
Taking it back to the beginning, the video for the 2nd single “Survive” was directed by Darren Grant, who lensed their first breakthrough hit single “Shackles (Praise You).”  Mary Mary partnered with the Red Cross for their new video as it includes poignant images from recent tornadoes and other disasters here in the U.S., underscoring an uplifting message of survival.

Through it all , we have survive ! :)

Are you a survivor?

Best of both Worlds Convoluted Construct, Fashion and Art

Saturday, September 17, 2011

My good friend has created an awesome mobile pop up shop called Convoluted Construct . It is debuting lines of exclusive  Men's art inspired t-shirts. The clothes and mobile shop are DOPE! If you are an art lover , this is definitely a treat. Check it out!!  


Launched in New York City in 2010, Convoluted Construct merges fashion with art and art with fashion. As a brand, we contextualize high-fashion with fine art, generating inspiration from the coexistent synergies that complement both styles of self-expression. That specialization, tenacity and creativity, has amounted to Limited-Edition, deluxe apparel that showcases artistic talent as fashion installments.

Our   'Metaphorics' Collection -- combining metaphors with graphics --
transcribes our exclusive artwork onto our signature organic bamboo blend t-shirt. Our intention here is to explore those synergies that exist amongst fine art and high fashion, maintaining our graphic-forward, luxury approach.

Our Metaphorics Collection is showcased and available exclusively through 83rd Anomaly; Convoluted Constructs' latest creation. 83rd Anomaly is a creative installation disguised as a 1990 MACK Truck. 

Special Shoutout to our boy Peter!!! 

For more information : Log on to 
For locations follow them on

15 foods that cure

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Food can be the right cure for all your ills. And it’s cheaper and more effective than seeing the doctor, or popping a bunch of pills, or calling your no-good cousin with the shady connections. See, our bodies and how we feel are nothing more than a reflection of the various chemicals that flow through our system on a daily basis. When those chemicals are the healthy kind you get from the right mix of fruits and vegetables, proteins and fats, you’ll feel healthier, more energetic, and happier than you have in years. Start by adding these 15 
foods to your repertoire.

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Best Blood Pressure Reducer

Baked Potato

Besides the obvious factors—obesity, high salt intake—diets containing too little potassium are the primary cause of hypertension. Fight back with a baked potato.

Best Anti-Aging Elixir

Red Wine

Oxidative stress plays a major role in aging, and an antioxidant in red wine called resveratrol may help extend life by neutralizing disease-causing free radicals. Pop a Pinot Noir: It packs the most resveratrol per glass.

Best Blood Sugar Stabilizer


Raspberries contain anthocyanins, which boost insulin production and lower blood sugar levels, providing a strong defense against diabetes.

Best Bone Protector


Shrimp is high in vitamin B-12, which aids bone density, is crucial in the generation of new cells, and is a good source of vitamin D, an essential ingredient for bone strength.

Best Brain Booster


Beyond boosting altertness for up to 90 minutes, that morning cup is the number-one source of antioxidants in the American diet and can help decrease your risk of developing Alzheimer's disease by as much as 60 percent.

Best Breast Cancer Beater

Whole-Grain Cereal

Women getting at least 30 grams of fiber daily are half as likely to develop breast cancer, according to research. A bowl of Fiber One with blueberries will get you halfway there.

Best Cavity Killer

Monterey Jack Cheese

Researchers found that eating less than a quarter ounce of Jack, Cheddar, Gouda, or mozzarella cheese will boost pH levels to protect your pearly whites from cavities.

Best Cholesterol Reducer

Olive Oil

Antioxidants found in olives have been shown both to raise HDL (good) cholesterol and lower LDL (bad) cholesterol, making olive oil a doubly potent protector against cardiovascular disease.

Best Colon Cancer Guard

Green or White Tea

Drinking just one cup of tea a day may cut your risk of colon cancer in half. Antioxidants in the tea, called catechins, inhibit the growth of cancer cells, found researchers at Oregon State.

Best Hair Rejuvenator


Iron in the meat stimulates hair turnover and replenishment. Beef is also rich in zinc, which helps guard against hair loss.

Best Heart Protector


A diet of heart-healthy fats, like those found in salmon and olive oil, raises good HDL cholesterol levels. And salmon contains a huge dose of omega-3 fatty acids, which can ward off heart disease.

Best Lung Cancer Fighter


A grapefruit a day can reduce your risk of developing lung cancer by up to 50 percent. Grapefruit contains naringin, which may help lower levels of cancer-causing enzymes.

Best Skin Saver


National Cancer Institute researchers found that people with the highest intake of carotenoids—pigments that occur naturally in carrots—were six times less likely to develop skin cancer than those with the lowest intakes.

Best Vision Defender

Spinach or Romaine Lettuce

The National Institutes of Health found that people who consume the most lutein—found in leafy greens—are 43 percent less likely to develop macular degeneration.

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