Saturday, July 7, 2012

100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. Health and Wellness Chairman KEVIN BYRD Receives Designated Honorary Street named for Foundation's Advocacy

100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. Health and Wellness Chairman KEVIN BYRD Receives Designated Honorary Street named for Foundation's Advocacy
Utica City Department of Legislation: Sponsored by: Councilmembers Meola, Giruzzi, Vescera, Testa, Marino, McKinsey, Colosimo-Testa, Zecca Bucciero Resolution DESIGNATE AN HONORARY STREET for 'KEVIN BYRD' RESOLVED, That the Common Council does hereby designate an honorary street “ Brown Byrd Lane” sign to be placed on both ends of the street below the Pond Lane signs. Hempstead, New York - 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. Health and Wellness Chairman KEVIN BYRD Receives Designated Honorary Street named for Foundations Advocacy. KEVIN BYRD is a God Fearing Multiple Award Winning Entertainer/Global Prostate Cancer Health Advocate who's celebrating his 24th year in entertainment since 1989, at 31 Byrd is a true Super Star. Kevin Byrd is a Prostate Cancer Health Advocate and CEO of his own non for profit foundation called "BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation" since 2003 located on 110 Wall Street, Manhattan, New York. November 7th, 2011 Kevin Byrd was appointed as the new Health & Wellness Chairman of Long Island on behalf the 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. Kevin Byrd is the youngest male Prostate Cancer Health Advocate in the U.S; since his grandfather C. J Thomas died of Prostate Cancer at the age of 23 years old, and the youngest Health& Wellness Chairman of Long Island for the 100 Black Men of Long Island since 1974. Media Accomplishments Kevin Byrd's work has received National and International Media Attention in hundreds of publications (circulating millions of people worldwide) such as Epoch International Times, USA.com Special Media Placement, Newsday, Amsterdam Newspaper, Vibe Magazine, IFlow Magazine, King Magazine, Essence.com, Hush Magazine, Rolling Out, Urban Buzz Magazine, Parle Magazine, New York Beacon, Caribbean Life, New York Times, Hempstead Times, Black Star News etc. Kevin Byrd at 31 is the youngest African American male to have an Honorary Street in New York State (in the 21st Century). Rolling Out: "Kevin Byrd is one of the most prominent Prostate Cancer Health Advocates in the World" Kevin Byrd's work in February 2012 (for Black History Month) was honored and entered into the Congressional Record (Library of Congress) on February 2nd, 2012 by House of Representatives Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke, and recognized his annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Globally. Kevin Byrd has been honored by over 100 International Mayors/Government officials across the World and has earned more than 150 PROCLAMATION AWARDS (city state Highest Awards). Kevin Byrd's Home Town in Utica, New York designated a KEVIN BYRD DAY that's honored every October 1st& A KEVIN BYRD DAY in DeKalb County, Georgia for November 2nd with a population of over one Million Citizens. Kevin Byrd is nationally known for his portrayal as Lt. John R. Fox in the 2006 History/HBO movie "Honor Deferred" produced by Al Roker, starring Samuel Jackson and Bernie Mac. Lt. John R. Fox a WW II hero who killed 100 German Soldiers in the War died in action, and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor five decades after his heroic acts by President Clinton. The documentary picked up an Emmy/NAMIC Vision Award Nomination and garned great reviews. The likeness of Lt. John R. Fox was transformed into a G.I. Joe Action Figure by Hasbro the summer of 2008. Kevin Byrd in July 2008 starred in the Hit Bollywood Movie premiered on the big screen in India and selected city states in America by Award Winning movie producer/director Manan Kathora called "When Kiran Meets Karen" and Byrd was the only African American Male Actor who starred in the movie; which garnered national great media reviews. In addition Kevin Byrd starred as the Cover Model for the Best Selling Paperback Novel "Things In Between" by Nathanial Portis whose book is distributed in book stores nationwide including Barnes and Nobles and sold over 100,000 copies World Wide. Byrd currently is preparing for his Live One Man Show "RELEASE" DVD Recording in August 2012 at the Legendary Nuyorian Poets Cafe hosted by BET Comic View's Comedian Ardie Fuqua. The show depicts the six stages of development of men from the ages of 18 to 65 years old. BLACKSTAR NEWS, states, "Kevin Byrd gives an Oscar Award worthy Performance of "RELEASE A MUST SEE SHOW" To get more information and to join Kevin Byrd’s Fan Club log on to www.KevByrd.com and also now available KEVIN BYRD’S store are over 115 products for purchase at HTTP://WWW.CAFEPRESS.COM/KEVBYRD: Tee-Shirts, Coffee Mugs, Posters, and DVD’s! Contact the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation 110 Wall Street 11th Floor New York, 10005 or call us @ 212 709-8335 for media interviews and speaking engagements for Kevin Byrd.

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Black Street's 1st Annual Awards & Celebration Video



100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.'s President, Phil Andrews was honored at Black Street's 1st Annual Awards and Celebration. Don't forget to bookmark 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.'s website @ www.100blackmenofli.org

Sunday, April 1, 2012

100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Celebrates 38 Years Serving Long Island Region



Picture: Front of Room - Left to Right: Bryan Barnett, Vice President of Special Events Speaks at 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Membership Meeting and Phil Andrews, President of 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. at right in front

Long Island, NY- 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. was founded in 1974 by a group of men from the Long Island region decades ago who believed that Long Island was ripe for such an organization, and today continues to fulfill its original mission.

Long Island, New York - The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. was founded in 1974 by a group of men from the Long Island region who believed that Long Island was ripe for such an organization. Today the organization continues to take an active part of the community where its interest is at stake. The 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. is now part of an international coalition of 116 chapters, and is a membership body comprised of over 10,000 men worldwide.

The Long Island Chapter is the second oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Since its inception 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. has been working in the area of Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment. The four areas of Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness, and Economic Empowerment have evolved into our international mission over the last couple of decades.

The logo of the organization stands for a broad group of men who have exemplified excellence in a variety of fields coming together under a structure to give 100 % effort to improve our community. Mentoring is considered to be the crown jewel of the organization, and one of our national models is “What they see they’ll be”! Sustainability of creating success across many generations is a key index of the impact of our mission.

The organization is membership based and is comprised of such men as Lawyers, Doctors, Judges, Businessmen, School Administrators, Teachers, Health Care Professionals, Law Enforcement Personnel, Accountants, Financial Serves Professionals, and high Ranking Retired Military Personnel, etc.


The organization seeks men who are willing to donate a couple of hours per month to give back in the area of mentoring or work on one of the standing committees of the organization. Some of the recent accomplishments of the organization over the last couple of years have been 2nd Place finish in 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Program, Ringing of the NASDAQ Bell during Black History Month, and the recent work of the mentoring committee which has led to a Congressional Endorsement of our Candidate to West Point.

The organization remains committed to recruiting professional African-American men as service members of a great chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. Each year the organization participates in two national competitions of 100 Black Men of America, Inc. which are the African American Academic History Challenge (History Bowl) and the Dollars and Sense Financial Literacy Program.

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“I was attracted to the organization because of the camaraderie I encountered when I was first exposed to the organization, and the admiration of a group of men who were willing to turn over every stone to ensure that our community was successful and empowered in all aspects of society” Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

For more information regarding Sponsorship Opportunities, Upcoming Meetings, Membership Opportunities, or Programs and Activities you may contact us by writing us @ 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. 9 Centre Street, Hempstead, NY 11550, Via Email @ ohbmli@live.com or ohbmli@gmail.com or via telephone at 516.538.6318. Visit us online @ www.100blackmenofli.org

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

100 BLACK MEN OF LONG ISLAND, INC. PRESENTED ITS 38TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA BENEFIT & SUSAN L. TAYLOR MOBILIZED MENTORS



100 BLACK MEN OF LONG ISLAND, INC. PRESENTED ITS 38TH ANNUAL SCHOLARSHIP GALA BENEFIT & SUSAN L. TAYLOR MOBILIZED MENTORS AT THE 100 GALA SATURDAY, MARCH 10, 2012 AT CREST HOLLOW COUNTRY CLUB, WOODBURY N.Y.

First Row Left to Right: Juanita Holmes, Inspector NYPD Honoree, Councilwomen Viviana Russel, Susal L. Taylor, Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine/Founder National CARES Mentoring Movement, Bishop Lionel Harvey, Honoree, Mandell Smith, State Farm, Honoree – Second Row Left to Right: John Nedd, 1st Vice President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Warren Woodberry, Jr. Chairman of Public Relations, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Hon. William Wise, Trustee Village of Westbury/Bd. Of Director 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., William Rolack, Sr., Adecco, Councilwomen Dorothy Goosby, Lionel J. Chitty, President, Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, Honoree, Henry Holley, Past President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Ray Thomas, Office of Nassau County Executive, Ed Mangano, Amun R. Handa, Board of Directors 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. and Chairman of Community Outreach 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.



The 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. presented its 38th Annual Scholarship Gala Benefit event on Saturday, March 10, 2012 at 7:00 PM-12:00 AM. The 100 Black Men organization was founded 49 years ago, and the Long Island chapter was shortly founded thereafter in 1974. This year’s Gala theme for the event was celebrating Education; Mentoring & Leadership and the theme of the program was spoken by its distinguished by guest speaker Ms. Susan L. Taylor who is the Editor-in-Chief Emeritus of Essence Magazine and the Founder of National CARES Mentoring Movement. Mr. Dominic Carter, who is the RNN—TV Political Commentator and Author of No Mama’s Boys served as Master of Ceremonies and the 2012 distinguished honorees were Mr. Lionel J. Chitty who is the President of Hicksville Chambers of Commerce; Bishop Lionel Harvey presiding Pastor of First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury; Ms. Juanita Holmes, Deputy Inspector, Commanding Officer of the 81stPrecinct- Bedford Stuyvesant, NYC Police Department; Mr. William T. Rolack, Sr. who is the Director, Global/Marketplace Diversity & Inclusion for Adecco Group North America/Chairman of the Board of the Urban League of Long Island, and State Farm.

The event was held at the Crest Hollow Country Club located at 83-25 Jericho Turnpike, Woodbury New York, 11797. The Crest Hollow Country Club is Long Island’s premier venue for events, providing immaculate service to the guest. The gala benefit supported educational scholarships and mentoring programs for deserving African American young men to not say “We cannot afford to go to college”.

For over 38 years the 100 Black Men of Long Island has chosen mentorship as the path to nurture and grow our people. As community mentors our goals are to promote intentional learning, which includes aptitude building through methods such as instructing, coaching, providing experiences, modeling and role modeling. The primary focus of 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. is to prepare young people who may be at risk for the future by assisting in the enhancement of their academic skills and increasing their educational opportunities. The programs that directly address the focus are: Dollar & Sense Financial Literacy program, Mentoring, Scholarship, Achievement Awards, African-American History Bowl, Job Training, and Health& Wellness.

For membership opportunities, sponsorship inquires, or to make a tax deductible donation you may contact us 516-538-6318 today or email us @ ohbmli@live.com. For more information on programs, activities, or membership opportunities you may write us at 100 Black Men of Long Island Inc. 9 Centre Street; Hempstead NY, 11550. Visit us @ www.100blackmenofli.org

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

New Health & Wellness Chairman for the 100 work is honored by Congressional Record




Long Island, New York - On February 2, 2012 during the Congressional Session of the 112th Congress (2011 -2012) Yvette D. Clarke, Congresswoman, and Democrat – New York entered into record on the congressional floor Article 23 0f 2000 Recognizing Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day February 2, 2012.

Kevin Byrd is youngest Prostate Advocate in the U.S. and the newly appointed Health and Wellness Chairman for the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Kevin Byrd’s recent appointment as Health & Wellness Chairman has already begun to revitalize health care issues across the Long Island region.

Most recently his appointment to Chairman of Health and Wellness lead to a joint task force to highlight disparities in health on Long brought together a diverse coalition of organizations such as Jewish Relations Council (Long Island), 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. and Kappa Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Sorority, Inc. to address the urgent need to advocate for greater health awareness across a diverse region such Long Island.

On February 2, 2012 during the Congressional Session of the 112th Congress (Congressional Record
112th Congress (2011-2012)

RECOGNIZING PROSTATE CANCER AWARENESS OBSERVANCE DAY -- (Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2012)
SPEECH OF
HON. YVETTE D. CLARKE
OF NEW YORK
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
THURSDAY,
FREBUARY 2, 2012

• Ms. CLARKE of New York. Mr. Speaker, I rise today to recognize Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day, as recognized by the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation in my district and numerous organizations and municipalities.



• Affecting 1 in 6 men, prostate cancer is the most commonly diagnosed non-skin cancer and the second cause of cancer-related deaths among males. A new case occurs every 2.7 minutes, and is the cause of death of an afflicted individual every 19 minutes. Though for reasons yet to be discovered, prostate cancer is especially prevalent within the African American community, which makes awareness of this disease especially important within communities like my Borough of Brooklyn, New York.


• Despite these disparaging statistics, many forms of prostate cancer are readily treatable, and with increased early detection and treatment, current trends can be reversed. Education regarding prostate cancer and early detection strategies is crucial to saving lives and preserving our families; 200,000 men will be diagnosed and over 75,000 men will die from prostate cancer annually. At any age, deaths due to prostate cancer devastate families through loss of income, partnership, and support.



• In recognition of this disease and the large number of families and communities it afflicts, I stand with those today that recognize February 2, 2012,


• as a day to remember those who lost the battle against prostate cancer, and to pray for the families and friends that have dealt with such a tragedy. As a community, we also remember those living with prostate cancer, celebrate the lives of survivors, and thank all the prostate cancer organizations and medical professionals throughout the entire country who aid in victories against this insidious disease.


• One such organization I would like to recognize today is the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation. Started by two young individuals in my own district, Kevin Byrd and Blossom Brown to honor their grandfathers who were both lost to prostate cancer, the foundation has done a good deal of work within New York and nationally to bring attention to Prostate Cancer and methods to combat its continued threat to the wellbeing of our communities. Thank you, Mr. Speaker, and may we all offer up our prayers today to every individual that has been affected by prostate cancer.

"It is significant during the month of Black History Month that Congress recognized the extraordinary accomplishments of two young African Americans who had the courage and conviction to become founders of the BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation which has made February 2, 2012 a day to honor those who have lost the battle to the disease, and also those who are currently facing challenges surrounding prostate cancer, and at the same time laying a stake in the ground to advocate for early detection and screening for prostate cancer. Co-Founders of the BrownByrd Prostate Cancer Foundation Kevin Byrd and Blossom Brown work and advocacy on the behalf of local, regional, national, and international communities across the globe is nothing short of great testament of what we can achieve in this great nation and universe when we remain committed and true to a specific cause and mission" Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.


"We at the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation selected February 2nd as National Prostate Cancer Awareness day to acknowledge the Men that have suffered with or have lost their life from this disease. We believe that those that have been affected should be properly recognized and acknowledged for the life that they live or have lived. In addition, we acknowledge those that have lost family members to Prostate Cancer as well. I myself have lost my grandfather Solomon P. Brown to this disease and fight. I vowed that I would never let my grandfather life be lost in vain, but that it would be a testimony and one of the motivations needed to fight for a cure” Kevin Byrd.


“Kevin Byrd’s appointment to Chairman of Health & Wellness for 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. is a great gain for the Long Island region, and we applaud his recent work which led to the Congressional record entering his achievements in the history books of this great nation” Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.


For more information about the Brown Byrd Prostate Cancer Foundation 110 Wall Street 11th Floor, New York. N.Y 10005, or via telephone at 212 709-8335

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Joint Press Conference



Photo: Left to Right: Claudia Brown, Member, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Kevin Byrd, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Chairman of Health & Wellness, Karen Lockworth, Vice President of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., Phil Andrews, President, 100Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Councilwomen Dorothy Goosby, Angela Banks Jourdan, President, Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc., and Janet Williams, Member Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.


(Hempstead, NY)- On December 19, 20011 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. & Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. and the Jewish Relations Council Long Island (JCRC-LI) collaborated by holding a joint press conference to raise awareness and combat health care issues that are prevalent on Long Island. 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc., Jewish Community Relations Council Long Island (JCRC-LI) and Chi Eta Phi joint press conference announced the formation of an ongoing partnership to improve the quality of health for Long Islanders and encourage early prevention, education, and health care initiatives. Immediately following the press conference the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. held its Annual Holiday Party (Toy Drive & Canned Food Drive) along with a special reception for West Point Candidate Zenal M. Hudson.



“It is important for organizations on Long Island to collaborate to raise awareness and combat at health issues that are prevalent on Long Island. This press conference is a great milestone for all organizations on Long Island that are concerned with health care issues”. Phil Andrews, President, 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

“On November 7th, 2011 the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. appointed me to serve as Health & Wellness Chairman to raise awareness of activities that citizens can pursue which lead to healthier lives and combat health disparities. “Health awareness poses a significant challenge for African Americans and all other ethnic cultures of Long Island.

This appointment as Health & Wellness Chairman for the 100 is a significant step which is timely and needed to reverse the trends of lack of adequate information which leads to health disparities The 100 Black Men of Long Island is the 2nd oldest chapter of 100 Black Men of America, Inc., and was established in 1974). My advocacy will cover both Nassau & Suffolk Counties.

The purpose of the 100 Black Men of Long Island is to improve the quality of life for all people on Long Island, particularly those of African-American heritage; achieve 100 percent equality in all aspects of community life, including the elimination of bigotry and discrimination; defend human and civil rights; and give assistance to members in honorable endeavors". I would like to give special thanks to Phil Andrews the President of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Award Winning Actor Kevin Byrd” Kevin Byrd 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Chairman of Health & Wellness

“As an organization of registered professional nurses and nursing students, whose mission is grounded in public service, the Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc. of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is excited to partner with the 100 Black Men of Long Island and other community groups in order to eliminate healthcare disparities and improve the health outcomes of the citizens of Nassau and Suffolk Counties.

Nurses are an invaluable asset with regards to community outreach because our practice includes giving people reliable, useful information about how to protect their health. In presentations at schools, community groups, senior centers, and other venues, we teach proper nutrition, demonstrate effective safety practices, promote early detection of common diseases, provide education on how to care for disabled or ill family members, and inform individuals about other important health issues.

Our goal is to make health information easy to understand, so people can take greater control over their well being. As a result of participating in this collaborative effort, Kappa Eta Chapter will continue its legacy of providing meaningful public service to develop healthy Long Island communities”.

Angela R. Jourdain MSN, RN, CCRN

President, Kappa Eta Chapter of Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc.

“Disease does not discriminate,” said David Newman, executive director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Long Island (JCRC-LI). “JCRC-LI is proud to join with 10 Black Men of Long Island to promote health and wellness. No matter if you’re white, black, Jewish, Christian, Sikh or Muslim diseases do not discriminate. It’s important for community leaders to join together and share best practices, ideas and resources so everyone on Long Island can lead healthy and productive lives” continued Newman”. David Newman, Executive Director Jewish Community Relations Council - Long Island

About: 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. Our goal is improving the quality of life on Long Island, and focuses on the Future – Education, Mentoring, Health & Wellness & Economic Empowerment. Health & Wellness is a part of our signature programs. “Adequate healthcare and access to critical information surrounding healthcare issues is an urgent matter and ensures an overall health benefit to the community” Phil Andrews, President – 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc.

About: Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. Chi Eta Phi Sorority, Inc. is an organization of registered professional nurses was founded on October 16, 1932 by Aliene C. Ewell with the assistance of eleven registered nurses. The sorority was organized at Freeman’s Hospital in Washington, DC in 1932 with the purpose of providing service to humanity, elevating the plane of nursing and increasing interest in the field of nursing.

Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc.
Chartered on September 27, 1986, Kappa Eta Chapter, Inc. a 501 (c)(3) organization, provides public service through projects such as health promotion, disease prevention, programs for seniors and youth, and services to the homeless. Kappa Eta Chapter successfully executes the sorority’s mission and goals by providing meaningful service initiatives and moving beyond the traditional approaches to improve communities locally in Nassau and Suffolk Counties and internationally.

About: Jewish Community Relations Council Long Island (JCRC-LI) Mission – JCRC-LI’s mission is to inform, collaborate and mobilize the Long Island community to take action locally, nationally and internationally to address community relations issues important to both the Jewish and non-Jewish communities.

For more information on the programs and activities of the 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. you may contact us via mail @ 100 Black Men of Long Island, Inc. headquarters at 9 Centre Street, Hempstead, New York 11550, Email: ohbmli@live.com or via telephone at 516.538.6318.