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It’s about time for that much anticipated
return back 2 hometown Chicago.
This is much deeper than just showing my face but more of
an opportunity 2 tie up lose ends & make things better than before.

It’s nothing like sharing time with those closest & just letting them know you love them

unconditionally no matter the difference.

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I guess it’s time 2 share my family with the trusty Canon.
Hmmm…..this should be interesting.

First I gotta take this trip from sunny Maine 2 Logan airport in Boston.
Just for the record, I’m not a big fan of flying anywhere.

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The idea of falling 6,000 feet from the sky in a metal can kinda freaks me out…as it should anybody.

Ugh!…

Ok…ok..ready?

Let’s go!

Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

The Soulful Songstress.

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Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

Possible.

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What could be done 2 negate the unfair assessment & portrayal of us as black men?….It’s slanderous, slighted & incorrect…..

The real question is WHY?possiblepromo3
Hmmm….(I can think of many reasons.)

Move forward, persevere, believe, have, faith,
dream, be inspired & shatter the grossly
false misconceptions that have the tendency 2
follow us wherever we go.

That’s the very reason why it’s been our
mission 2 share a lil’ somethin’ positive
on the regular in our little corner of the web.

I would like 2 believe that somehow, someway
we’ve been able 2 saturate the nonsense & show
that men do love their boys.

No one other than ourselves could ever change the condition.
It’s our responsibility.

Just keep believing & keep your head up cause anything is POSSIBLE.

That’s right!

Peace!….with 2 fingers;)

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THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: Black Photographers and the Emergence of a People

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Whenever there’s something worth posting, spreading the word & keeping your head in the loop seems to be the ticket. This one particular piece is personal due to my obvious love for digital photography. The aim here is simply to inspire, motivate & move….

20150202084302-THROUGHLENSD_Ad_FA Inspired by Deborah Willis’s book, Reflections in Black, THROUGH A LENS DARKLY (Willis is also a co-producer) casts a broad net that begins with filmmaker Thomas Allen Harris’s family album. It considers the difference between black photographers who use the camera to define themselves, their people, and their culture and some white photographers who, historically, have demeaned African-Americans through racist imagery. The film embraces both historical material (African-Americans who were slaves, who fought in the Civil War, were victims of lynchings, or were pivotal in the Civil Rights Movement) and contemporary images made by such luminaries as Roy DeCarava, Gordon Parks, and Carrie Mae Weems. The film is a cornucopia of Americana that reveals deeply disturbing truths about the history of race relations while expressing joyous, life-affirming sentiments about the ability of artists and amateurs alike to assert their identity through the photographic lens.Thomas Allen Harris, director of THROUGH A LENS DARKLY: BLACK PH “Mr. Harris’s film is a family memoir, a tribute to unsungartists and a lyrical, at times, heartbroken, meditation on imagery and identity. The film is always absorbing to watch, but only once it’s over do you begin to grasp the extent of its ambitions, and just how much it has done within a packed, compact hour and half… Mr. Harris marshals an impressive collection of scholars, artists and photojournalists to help us understand what we see… He is a wise and passionate guide to an inexhaustibly fascinating subject.”  – A.O. Scott, The New York Times Using this medium as a way to spread inspiring stories brings a great sense of satisfaction. Even if only one person decided to take a peep, that’s another one moved with the human spirit…. That’s right!.. Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

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Why look for the worst when everything is actually good?
….wrong when it’s right.

No need 2 complain
for it’s all about perspective.

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What is it gonna take for us 2 realize
this could all go away in a blink of an eye?

Seems 2 happen all the time
when the whole world is in your hands &
don’t even know it.

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Guess it’s just how you look it.
Yep!

Peace!…with 2 fingers;)

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