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, Special Media Placement, Newsday, Amsterdam Newspaper, Vibe Magazine, IFlow Magazine, King Magazine,, 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 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.

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)

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