All Lives Matter!!!

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As a rule in photojournalism it is best to keep your views and opinions to yourself.

But in light of all the recent events here in America…I am going to break protocol just a little.

On Saturday New York City police officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were shot and killed by a crazed, delusional maniac while simply sitting in the squad car on meal.

With all the racial turmoil going on here in New York and across America…this could not have come at a worse time.

Not living to far from the scene, I went over to pay my respects to the slain officers. I have many members of my family that are in law enforcement and know what they encounter in these mean streets.

Nothing could have prepared for what I saw…

I was brought to tears by the van loads of countless police officers from all over the area that came to pay their respects, as well as civilians.

I can only imagine the pain any families feels to have their loved one lost to violence. At the end of the day…pain is pain and love is love.

With that said…we are more alike than we think…NO race is superior than another.

ALL LIVES MATTER!!!

People we have got to figure this thing out for the sake of our children…for the sake of peace. At this rate we are headed for a hole we will not be able to get out of.

No more violence…HATE KILLS!!! Time to stop placing blame and look for real solutions.

I always tell folks…I seriously doubt in Heaven or Hell the color of your skin matters.

See What Eye See…This post is dedicated to ALL the unarmed men and women killed. ALL!!!

 

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New York City Wine & Food Festival…Grand Tasting

This weekend my family, friends and I attended the Shop Rite Grand Tasting…and boy was it GRAND.

If you love boozes and food you should make it your business to attend when it comes to your city. You will not be disappointed. We ate and ate and ate and drank and drank. You also leave with a bag full of cool goodies.

http://nycwff.org/e/mastercard%C2%AE_priceless%C2%AE_new_york_demo_pass_at_the_grand_tasting_presented_by_shoprite-183

See What Eye See…

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And it begins…

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Money Mobile

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This was very tasty

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Bags of goodies…Yummy

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Man that’s a lot of GIN

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Yummy!!!!

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Paula Deen

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Javon

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Renee

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Valerie Greenberg from Youve been VALidated http://youvebeenvalidated.com/

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Michael D. Symon Demo

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Sylvester…Mighty Real

Anyone who loves disco…loves Sylvester.
He was a musical genius and disco legend. Way before his time. And his music still lives on even to this day.
Finally a play about his life and music…This play is a must see. Simply FABULOUS!!!
Make it a point to check out Sylvester…Mighty Real: A Fabulous Sylvester Musical …I promise it will not disappoint.

Here is a link to the play…

http://www.fabuloussylvester.com/

More info on Sylvester

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sylvester_(singer)

http://tvone.tv/5637/sylvester

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Star of Sylvester…The Musical Anthony Wayne & I

Sheryl Lee Ralph and I

Sheryl Lee Ralph and I

Sherri shepherd and I at Sylvester The Musical

Sherri shepherd and I at Sylvester The Musical

New York Style…Spring in B&W

Just a few shots taken here in NYC on the first day of spring.

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Flatiron Building

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Near Madison Square Park

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Flatiron Building

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Madison Square Park-
Empire State Building in the Background

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Flatiron Building

Flatiron Building

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Around Madison Square Park

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23rd Street & 5th Avenue

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Shake Shack

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5th Ave and 23rd Street

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Madison Square Park
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World Famous Shake Shake

Winter in The Big Apple!!!

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Winter in The Big Apple had been more than a notion so far this year. Way below freezing temperatures one day, to 52 degrees for The Super Bowl and several inches of snow the next. I truly believe we are going through a polar vortex here in NYC.  And they say there is no such thing as Global Warming. HMMMM…..

Just wanted to share a few pictures I have taken over the last week or so.

Enjoy…See What I See!!

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Documentary-The Invisible People of The Upper Westside

Please check out this documentary I have been working on over the past few months. Being a part of this project has really shown me just how truly blessed I am. We will be adding more interviews and hope to enter into several film festivals next year. Thanks for your support. Remember to count your blessings. This extreme cold we have been having really makes my heart go out for the homeless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0rzrsrr6y8&feature=youtu.be

The Invisible People of The Upper Westside

Please check out this documentary I have been working on over the past few months. Being a part of this project has really shown me just how truly blessed I am. We will be adding more interviews and hope to enter into several film festivals next year. Thanks for your support. Remember to count your blessings. This extreme cold we have been having really makes my heart go out for the homeless.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U0rzrsrr6y8&feature=youtu.be