This past summer, on August 6th 2016, I helped my brother Carter throw his annual Feed The Hood cookout at Riverbank State Park in Harlem, NYC.

Every year Carter buys a ton of food and provides free food to anyone who is in which ever park he has the cookout. This past one, we took it a step further and included bookbags with school supplies for kids and free t-shirts for guests, along with various food selections and tasty treats.

Despite the weather (a whole 5 minutes of rain) we were prepared with a huge tent for guests to stand under while the short shower passed over. Once that was finished, we continued to feast and fellowship.

We will be throwing one this summer in 2017. The date we’re shooting for is the first Saturday in August. If you would like to help out in anyway, please feel free to contact me via comments or email (which can be found in the “Contact” section).

Here are some pictures from the event:

Thank You Nana.


My heart broke the morning of December 22nd 2015 when I learned that you had passed away.

I wish I had a little more time with you.

Your birthday is January 1st.  I wish you could’ve made it to see 65.

I hope you know that I love you unconditionally.

I will continue to do right by “the babies” by working hard to provide gifts for them on Christmas and Turkeys on Thanksgiving.

You were a bright light that shined in even the darkest conditions.

You had the biggest heart and the kindest soul.

It sucks that people took advantage of that.

But now you’re gone and you don’t have to worry about the pain, the stress, and negativity.

I know you’re in a better place with the rest of the family.

Tell Pop-Pop and Grand Aunt Lois that Ashley J loves them too.

Tell your son and daughter that I wish I would’ve met them.

My mom is holding on and handling everything better than me.

I’m a wreck.

I wish I was able to show you the logo I was working on for your consulting company.

I just wanna call you and listen to you.

I wanna hear you sing out of tune to a Mary J Blige song or even a Beyonce song.

I just wish you were still here.

Rest in Peace Nana.

I love you so much.




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