March 10, 2016
Pictures from Saturday’s I Love 90s concert. They perform classic 90s songs such as, Back in the Day, Hey DJ, Homies, On A Sunday Afternoon, Funky Cold Medina, Wild Thing, I Swear, etc. Took video footage of some of these songs. Hope to upload them soon.
March 1, 2016
Today is the 1 year death anniversary of Charly Keunang, better known to the world as Brother Africa, the homeless man whose death at the hands of LAPD was caught on video and went viral.
Today members of Los Angeles Community Action Network, Stop LAPD Spying, Black Lives Matter L.A. and the Skid Row Community gather at the steps of LAPD Headquarters that they “#CantKillAfrica!”
We have not forgotten that the LAPD let the officers who killed Brother Africa free withouth any charges file against them. We have not forgotten that one of the witnesses of Brother Africa is Trishawn Carey and continues to be in jail. Let’s get one thing clear here. Trishawn Carey is a political prisoner. #FreeTrishawn!
Here is footage of today’s demonstration. First is a great theatre play done by the amazing Suzette.
Here is video I took of today’s powerful peaceful demonstration.
These are articles from last year if people want to read how Brother Africa’s death took the nation by surprise.
I highly recommend people reading this great article, which one will get a better picture of who Brother Africa was.
February 9, 2016
Today is the 8th year anniversary of the death of my beloved college professor, Dr. John A. Dennis, affectionately known to his students as Dr. D.
Dr. D. to many was more than a college professor. He was not your average professor either. This man taught at Saint Mary’s College of CA, City College of San Francisco, and at the Edward Sands School in East Oakland. And on the weekends taught Prison Ministry. As you can see, Dr. D. was no ordinary man. He was an amazing human being with an extraordinary gift of educating countless beautiful souls.
I can go on and on but words won’t do Justice to what Dr. D. meant to me or to those who were fortunate to know him. Dr. D, created a beautiful garden of LOVE. In his garden, he cultivated seeds in the hearts and minds of all his students. He planted sees of understanding, respect, compassion, laughter, friendship, spirituality, and knowledge. Each one of his students is a seed in Dr. D’s garden of LOVE. I think every one of his students carry seeds that have been cultivated in us and continue planting seeds of compassion, respect and dignity to the people that we come across whether it be a homeless person, youth, our elders or fellow peers. In doing so, we resurrect the spirit of Dr. D. but at the same time we give those who were not fortunate to meet him a glimpse of what a special person Dr. D was.
Now that one has an idea of who this amazing person was, it is my honor to inform you all that my dear friend and former student of Dr.D., will be doing a film about his life. I am attaching the link below for those who want to get further information and want to support this project. One huge favor I ask is to please spread the word. I think it is very important that this story get told and what better way than one of his former students.
Here is the link. Please check it out. There is also a video where you can see for yourself, “Dr. D. in action.” Please help my friend make Dr. D.’s Film a reality. Thank you all in advance.
February 6, 2016
These are the last pictures I took of the historical 6th Street Bridge.
As an amateur photographer, I took several pics and didn’t know which ones to delete so here they are. Apologize for the repetitive ones. I’ve learn that in photography one sec makes a huge difference so what may appear as the same picture to some, to others can make a big difference.
Hope u enjoy some of these pics.