Khalid Hamid and his wife, Shelly, created Island Pops in Crown Heights, Brooklyn five years ago. Both came from Trinidad, and it was Shelly’s craving for the flavors of her homeland that inspired them to open this family business. “We saw the need for the island experience, the island authenticity,” Khalid said. “Flavors like guava, sorrel, passion-fruit, coconut, mango.” https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-cool-story-behind-popsicles/ #CoffeeUpliftsPeople (C.U.P.) will exist as a campaign in conjunction with https://brooklynroasting.com/ thru October with an intended brand launch (Website, tagline, etc ) for early November. C.U.P. Will produce 10 PopUp events @ BRC locations promoting a different Black-owned Brooklyn small business every Tuesday from Sept 1 -November 3, 7am – 7PM. Island Pops PopUp will be this Tuesday, Sept 8th. PopUps will be @ Brooklyn Roasting Company cafe Locations: • 45 Washington St., Brooklyn, NY 11201 • 200 Flushing Ave., Brooklyn, NY 11205
MY SMALL STORY
Over the past 15 years I have traveled, filmed and and acquired a library of over 6,000 hours. From the recording studio in NYC to South African Safari’s, I have filmed my conversations and watched my library grow. On April 26, 2010, I launched www.MySmallStroy.com in NYC as a way to share insight. My Small Story contextualizes life through a collection of unscripted filmed conversations with small businesses, entrepreneurs, artists and everyday people filmed, edited & shared weekly by LaRon Batchelor – a videographer/ethnographer with 15 years experience filming conversations in 4 continents.