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DOPE PROS: Bass Fishing with Pro Angler Torcia

1 Dec

Fishing

 

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

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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FLY FLASHY AND FULL OF TALENT: CM3

26 Jul

I was blessed by the voices of these 3 young boys in Brooklyn, NY and one happens to be my little cousin. I am so proud to see young black men doing positive things in the community. Make sure you follow them on every social outlet and share this video. Amazing voices!

 

Please like and follow them on Youtube: CM3 Music/ Soundcloud: _TheOfficialCM3/ Twitter: @_THEOFFICIALCM3/ Instagram: @_THEOFFICIALCM3

 

DRAMA QUEEN: VIDEO RELEASE EXCLUSIVE

2 Jun

 

This Saturday, May 31st  I made my way to the talented and beautiful Drama Queen‘s video release event in Harlem, NY. The spot was all the way turned up as the Dj filled the space with some amazing dance tunes. The setup was definitely Jamaican style, with little flags as decor. As the crowd grew, I met up with Lyfe Style Music group’s very own Pablo (celebrity Stylist). I must say Drama Queen’s team was very much on it, greeting and raffling off sponsored gifts from Yard Girl Jewelry, Bellosa, Trendy Little Things and much more.photo 3 photo 2The ladies were in the building dressed to kill, especially Valerie, Drama Queen’s Publicist. I waited on the sideline until Drama Queen made her entrance. She arrived rocking her statement hair colored blue and turquoise, If anyone could pull it off it was Drama Queen. She looked amazing! photo 1As people took pictures at the step and repeat, the anticipation heightened for the performances and the release of the “Dem Nuh Like Me” video. If you were not able to make it to the event on Saturday you will be able to watch the exclusive video right here with me.

TABOO TUESDAY: SEX

27 May

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So many people avoid talking about their sexual preferences but they know that, that’s all they truly worry about. That sexy man over there that you are staring at, I am pretty sure you aren’t thinking “what a beautiful mind and heart he has” or that beautiful girl is not really making your brain stimulate. Human nature is a sexual nature. Yes, it is good to find someone who can keep us interested in a long meaningful conversation but it all boils down to …… can they satisfy my needs. How much do you really know about your partner? Are you aware of their fantasies? Some men and women cheat with people who won’t judge them for being freaks. Have you ever talked about what honestly turns you both on?

I think on first dates, topics like sex, children, religion and marriage should be discussed. Don’t regret later, what you can avoid right now. If you are a man who likes someone spanking you, using toys,  getting oral, then state that from the start. If you are a woman who will not give oral, or loves giving and receiving oral, wants some foreplay etc.. let them know from the start. Don’t be shy, if this is what you like then they should too, and if they don’t then hey..you’ve just dodged a headache or cheating.

Hope you have found some good information today and be sure to check back each and every Tuesday for Taboo Topics. If you have a topic you would like me to blog about email me at haitianbarbiek@gmail.com or comment below.

 

 

 

HELPING HAITI 4HNYC

20 May

I was so pleased to see all the love and Beautiful Haitian people having a Happy Hour. On Haitian Flag day, with so many festivities happing, I went to 4HNYC’s event. This event was special because it was organized to help raise funds for filling 300 backpacks for the children in Haiti.  I was a proud media sponsor of the event and also donated 2 of my Ayiti Cherie bracelets to be auctioned off. Sponsors included: Lelene Contemporary Artist (@HaitianLady11), 7days7Nights Carib(@7dayscarribbean), DJ Headache (@djheadachehd), DJ Pretty Nyce (@djprettynyce),  Mimi Florus (@colormimihumble), Ralph Thomas – Royal Cremas(@royalcremas) and Justice Sweets Cupcakes (@justicesweets). The crowd was jumping and having a great time celebrating the culture of Haiti.
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WEDNESDAY WINNING WEBSERIES: YELLOW

7 May

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If you are a light skinned man, I wonder if this is how you really feel. This web-series produced by Black and Sexy TV shows the conflicts within a light skinned male, who has a dark skinned brother. Check out this weeks Winning Web-series: Yellow!

For more on Winning Web-series visit my blog every Wednesday.

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