2nd Annual Kick Back Against Bullying sneaker drive
November 8, 2018

What measures success? Accomplishing a task in a said time frame that exceed your expectations or is it the mere notion of putting action behind a vision. It is indeed both parts. The simple thoughtful act was executed with a well thought out strategy. In result, it benefited others, involved the community as we came together to tackle the issue of a common issue at hand. This past Saturday, November 3, 2018 the foundation of iSmileForAngele hosted its 2nd Annual Kick Back Against Bullying sneaker drive at Bakery HNY (1457 Amsterdam Avenue).

During the span of 10 days with donations from the community and sponsors we were able to collect over 400 pairs of footwear to allocate to local Harlem shelters. This feat measures SUCCESS as the mission was to service children within our communities and school system who maybe homeless or living in shelters.

As we provide new or gently used sneakers and socks in order to prevent bullying. The reassurance of confidence starts within our children knowing they are important and valued. It is important to recognize people in need as small gestures and consideration goes a long way. Papa John’s provided pizza for children in attendance. They are very active in activities and causes geared towards the betterment of the community.

Finishoes were the perfect match to bring on board as the aesthetic encourages individuality and the brand is an advocate of no bullying which is the mission of the sneaker drive. Finishoes is a versatile shoe that can be transformed into a total of 6 customized styles via attachable zippers. Finishoes can be purchased at https://www.finishoes.com and 10% of sales are donated to ‘no bully’ to support the fight against bullying around the world.

The simple idea that demonstrated acts of selflessness, giving back to those in need withthe main objective being inclusion was accomplished. This achievement would not have been victorious without every single person who found it in their heart to donate, the organizers and all of our sponsors.

Special thank you to Finishoes – Dami Adepoju, Robert Rose, Papa John’s (1709 Amsterdam Avenue), Timberland, Gracie Cedres (CEO/Founder of G.R.A.C.E – Granting Resources And Community Enrichment) non-profit, Latoya Wyman of (Divine Elegance Designs), Darron McMorries and the owner of Bakery HNY Cheo for being apart of a vision that assists parents as well as children in the Harlem community.

Flashback to Year One. Every year we will continue to get better!

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The new hot spot is Harlem Hops
June 9, 2018

Are you ready for the new stop for Beer, Booze, Bites and Beats? Well look no further than Harlem Hops! Harlem Hops is located in the heart of Harlem (2268 Adam Clayton Powell Jr Blvd New York, NY 10030).

Harlem Hops is a black owned and operated business promoting, advocating and introducing the community to brewers of color. Harlem Hops is a collaborative effort of 3 friends. Kim Harris, Stacey Lee and Kevin Duane Bradford all shared a vision and accomplished major goals while establishing a brand to promote and uplift the culture.

This new spot is very cozy whether you are sitting at the bar or a low table top you will feel welcomed. Be sure to take in the decor and pay attention to the signs as they will make you smile. Did I mention Harlem Hops is equipped with a backyard? It is a space that is open to host your birthday parties, guys or girl’s night out or even your anniversary.

The beertenders are very knowledgeable in the area of craft beer. The beer flights are such a cute presentation and an exploration of your taste buds with selections of cider, IPA, Lager and so much more.

There is an array of tasty bites of sausage and pretzel, tater tots to the poppin patties (my favorite was the sausage and pepper patty). Be in for a spicy kick of flavorful deliciousness.

DJ Kamala Muse was in charge of the beats as she kept the party going with classic jams and an ode to Prince as the exclusive preview was indeed on his birthday. The booze include Purple Rain which is a refreshing specialty cocktail to honor the legend.

Special appearances included: Ariane (Love & Hip Hop Atlanta) and B. Scott (American television personality). Overall, if you are in Harlem support this new business and explore your palette, relax, social with a group of your friends because it is a VIBE!

The Grand Opening is June 9, 2018 from 4 p.m. until 2 a.m. Be sure to hashtag your experience at @HarlemHops on all social media platforms #beerporn #blackbeerculture #HarlemHops

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