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HOT SPOTS: Jazz it up in Brooklyn with Antonio Hart

14 Dec

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Bring 2015 in on a high note with Antonio Hart at the Emmanuel Baptist Church Jazz Vespers 

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DOPE PROS: Bass Fishing with Pro Angler Torcia

1 Dec

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Through the Wire with African-American Pro Angler—Torica Whitty

Since its humble beginnings in the late 19th century—the professional sport of bass fishing, which involves the angling of a rod with hopes of catching a black bass (the second most sought-after game fish in the United States)—has evolved into a multi-billion dollar industry, which was once entirely represented by Caucasians—that is, until 1976—when Alfred “The Frog Master” Williams became the first African-American male Pro Angler to fish in a B.A.S.S. pro event; and in 1984—Williams became the first African-American to fish the Bassmaster Classic. He courageously broke through bass fishing’s color barrier, and ever since then—a small door has been opened for minorities to compete in the competitive outdoor world of bass fishing. Continue reading

HBK TV: WORKING OUT THE SEALED CLUTCH WAY

27 Nov

Saturday, November 22, 2014 I had my 2nd session with Cameil Ross of Sealed Clutch and I just had to share this amazing workout. I have a issue with person trainers, because they are just so CRAZY! They never understand that you’re a beginner and they are never affordable. Well, I stand corrected…. this young lady Cameil Ross reached out to me through Instagram and I said okay why not. Since I am now on my Brooklyn Bridge Challenge I felt this could be a good add on to my workout journey.  And I am glad I did.

This Thanksgiving Ross is offering a Black Friday sale so don’t miss out @sealedclutch (This is not a paid advertisement) When you come across something amazing from someone so awesome, you should share the information with people you love!

 

FLASH SALE FRIDAY

1 Aug

Today is a flash sale friday, where you have a chance to book a sewin for only $50… opportunity ends at 1pm today August 1st. So email haitianbarbiek@gmail.com

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TOP 5 WAYS TO SAVE AND GET HEALTHY IN NYC

27 Jul

While living in New York my entire life, I found that there are a lot of great ways to save and get healthy in NYC. It also, helped that I come from a family of 9: 5 Sisters and 3 brothers. But since I love you as readers I will narrow it down to 5 top ways.

  1. Buddy up on a Metro Card– If you and a friend, family member or co-worker take the same route almost every day, you could save money by just sharing an unlimited metro card. How? Well, there are 3 ways to utilize your unlimited effectively with someone else; A) on days you aren’t going anywhere you can let the other person use it. B) Travel 15 minutes earlier to the train station, swipe the metro card and wait for your buddy to hand them the metro to swipe. C) Walk your buddy to the train swipe them on and you take the bus and either meet them at your destination or take the bus to the next stop and then take the train that way. This is a great saving technique and also a way to burn some extra calories by walking a little more than usual. Trust me splitting the cost of a weekly or monthly would help you save and manage your money and time a lot better.
  2. Using It Until the Last Drop– Most of us are so wasteful and see the glass as half empty, well we need to see it as half full. using makeup in a tube, Toothpaste or anything similar, we tend to throw it away thinking that we can’t squeeze anything out, so its done. Right? wrong! There is aways more and you should use every penny. If you ever find yourself squeezing a tube  so much your hands starts shaking, try grabbing a scissor and cutting the end of the tube and taking from that end. I know you might feel like this sounds desperate but it’s actually eco- friendly. Why throw away before its used up? Try this especially with your toothpaste and you will save a little bit now, but accumulate so much more in the long run. Beside fluoride is not healthy, so if you have fluoride tooth paste less is more.
  3. Split- a-Meal– I love eating out with friends and family but hate the bill and feeling full. I want to share this tip with you, so you can save money and make a little room for dessert or to walk at ease. When going out with a group or just 2, try looking at the menu together and ordering something you both can share or that the group can get and taste a little from each plate. 9 out of 10 times you will not eat the entire plate and will throw food away. By ordering smartly you can save money and stay healthy by not over eating. Its also fun to share food and ask how you all like the taste, being a team of food critics. And when the bill comes you don’t have to start sweating!
  4. Free Events- Everyone in NYC knows that there are always fun and free things to do, especially in the summer. Instead of finding an exclusive night club to celebrate with friends and family, try researching some great places to create fun memories like the Brooklyn Bridge Park, Coney Island or Central Park Concerts. Usually with places like these you can walk to and bring your own meals. Someone can drive, another can bring food and the other can bring drinks. No one said you had to spend your last dime to have fun, only that you had to have fun. You work hard for you money, so you should not have to waste it.
  5. Plant it, Grow it, Eat it– The best way to know what your eating is to grow it yourself. At BJs and Lowes you can find affordable vegetable and fruit seeds that you can take home and plant. when you start thinking about your health and saving money , you would be able to focus and take what goes in your body seriously.

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TABOO TUESDAY: BLACK HISTORY IS AMERICAN HISTORY

1 Jul

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What is black history? Many people go to school and are taught that black history started as far back as slavery. This is not true. black history has the most influence on the history of America today. Did you know that Santa Claus is real and he is black? Saint Nicholas is indeed black and the facts are in Europe. Did you know that the first people to discover America was Africans? Yes Africans were all over the world building pyramids. Did you know that Buddha was also Black? This is taboo because its too much to talk about. People fail to realize the Egypt is in Africa and the true Egyptians were black. I am not talking about this because I think it about that time we start researching our real history and not buy what they are selling.

Black history is more than slavery, we are Kings and Queens of the riches land, Africa.

 

Thank you for reading I hope this doesn’t’ make you mad but hey the Truth does hurt.

 

 

HBK HAIR FACTS: SEW INS VS GLUE INS

18 Jun

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It’s time we talked about the effects of glue ins and who uses it. Well, as a licensed professional  hair stylist I have learned a lot about the horrible effects of using hair glue. In the past, I have used hair glue because it was cheaper and easier to do than sewing in extensions. Cheaper isn’t always cheaper in the long run though. After, much usage of glue I experienced hair loss and lots of glue residue in my hair and combs. It was the worst thing ever, especially in the summer!

Many stylist tell there clients that they have to use hair glue to lay their top tracks flat. That is a lie! If you are a skilled stylist and care for your clients’ hair, you will be able to braid small enough to make a weave install look and feel natural. I have ran into many clients, that have been told that glue is necessary and now when working with them they truly notice the difference and know the truth. The top of one of my client’s head was very short and experienced a lot of breakage from using an extensive amount of Continue reading

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