It's just another way that we give back.. the youth were in need and we tried to make it happen. This year we were planning an event that would include a firetruck visit, local food vendors, games and a helicopter landing for the children in the community! However, some kind of political ego crap got … Continue reading Meeting the Need – Library Backpack Giveaway
Kayaking in the Cuyahoga River
Another pandemic-time getaway. Relatively inexpensive, very little hassle, and divinely peaceful. I highly recommend it! Check them out at paddletheriver.com. peace https://videopress.com/v/uBBJZg1j?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/yOv9UTfw?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/06FdO1ec?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true https://videopress.com/v/sd0T6x9Z?resizeToParent=true&cover=true&preloadContent=metadata&useAverageColor=true
During the summer of 1991, I was facing some really tough times. The parents were separated, puberty was in full swing, and our central air conditioning had died. Trust me, summers in Memphis-10 are hot! I was in summer school to repeat English because I had missed my finals when big sis had a life … Continue reading Still Optimistic
Told by society’s eyes That I am to be marginalized. And then criticized. But I revoke your proclamation of greed and deceit. I have spent years debating the Race. Filling empty space With tone deaf sentimentBuilt up resentment. Incomplete stories And wicked images.Until I soon realized that I am already enough. In my mind, The story … Continue reading Enough
“Proof” Photo Exhibit
Another really cool and free exhibit at the CMA. A fine demonstration of photo journalism documented by way of the contact sheet - (that sheet of camera film with multiple photos of the same image of which you pick out the best ones). With digital cameras we have a new type of "contact sheet". We … Continue reading “Proof” Photo Exhibit
A Day in Brooklyn, NY
We headed to NYC with Queen to get a firsthand look at a wholesale shopping experience. The Queen in action! "Pandemic style", Time Square was empty (and eerie) but Brooklyn was alive! That NY Energy - can't wait for Afropunk! peace Skyscrapers and everythang Ginaya sipping on early morning java I Am a Stolen Legacy … Continue reading A Day in Brooklyn, NY
Standing in Line
We wait no more. For the time has come when the Sick and tired are sick of being tired. Shedding the old ways of wailing, crying, and begging for change Hands up? If only to protect the face, block the blows and counterpunch the systemic plan to oppress. Let us pray and protest.. maneuver … Continue reading Standing in Line
Timeless. ....an extraction of falsehood. Overcoming the destruction in the neighborhood. Riding along the path to true unification, navigating gentrification. And so, my soul seeks the mastery of self I wake early to read the books on my shelf: From Walker's Jubilee to Washington's Up From Slavery I search for answers in the pages of … Continue reading Timeless
Fall and Winter Stage Shots
It's hard to keep up when things get busy. I'm practically a one man show (a ridiculous introvert) and can't take photos like I should! BUT, I have my crew, who has my back, and speaking of which - My Brotha Junior aka Wulfgar aka J After Dark is always cranking out the dopest photos! … Continue reading Fall and Winter Stage Shots
Introducing Maura, the new family addition!
It only took Kali about 7 years to make me break down and get another dog! I swear, every year since Pharoh passed, she has asked and I have made every excuse in the book to avoid it. For some reason, this just felt like the year. And, it didn't hurt that Ginaya agreed to … Continue reading Introducing Maura, the new family addition!