Wednesday, September 29, 2010

8th Annual Turkish Festival / WDC . Sunday, 3 October 2010

The American-Turkish Association of Washington DC (ATA-DC) will host its 8th Annual Turkish Festival on this Sunday, 3 October 2010 at Freedom Plaza in NW Washington DC from 11 am until 7 pm.

Visit the website for more information.

Click the image to view my 7th Annual Turkish Festival / DC 2009 photo album.

And yet, another study on racial discrimination and disparities in the gay community

When last week that I read a Metro Weekly Update pertaining to Rob Smith’s 20 September 2010 article “Black and Brown and Discharged All Over” I thought to myself, here is yet another study that sheds light on what I have spoken of and written on for almost two decades.

And while waiting for my quarterly dental cleaning last Monday I came across another excellent Metro Weekly article by Daniel W. K. Lee entitled "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" which speaks on sexual racism in a similar manner as have I.

Throughout my entire life, this almost 57 year old gay black man, has spoken not only the truth but, more importantly, the unspoken truths.

But, the truth has not ever been what "they" wanted to hear. Nor could 'they' handle!

While generally speaking, it is perceived that racial tolerance and diversity are celebrated within the LGBT communities, as a 57 year old gay black man who, over the years, practiced integration and in sharp constrast to my white counterpart I now find myself commemorating rather than celebrating.

Shot during my October 2010 National Equality March / WDC documentation, click the image to view my Leonard Matlovich Memorial Service and DADT Protest photo album.

JPG Magazine Issue #23

In Issue 23 of JPG Magazine, the contributors first identify aspects of their world that represent forward progress for the theme Transformations. Also, JPG members recognize that since Decay is a natural process of life, there is an abundance of beauty to document. Finally, take a trip down memory lane through pictures that remind us of time gone by in Nostalgia. All these great themes and more can be found in Issue 23 of JPG Magazine!

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

One Nation March / WDC . Saturday, 2 October 2010

On Saturday, October 2, 2010, hundreds of thousands of Americans from across the country will gather at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. to demonstrate our re-commitment to change.

The One Nation March will feature human and civil rights leaders, labor leaders, environmental and peace activists, faith leaders, celebrities and sports figures – all marching together to help Put America Back to Work and to Pull America Back Together. And to help reorder our national priorities so that investments in people come first.

Click flyer for details.

Monday, September 27, 2010

Berlin Photographer Nicolaus Schmidt's "Breakin´ the City" Publication Set for December 2010

Scheduled for publication in December 2010, "Breakin´ the City" by Berlin photographer Nicolaus Schmidt shows New York from an unusual perspective. A new form of city life by moving planes and whirling through the urban canyons of the megacity. Amidst the hustle and bustle living sculptures seem from another time dimension to the product. This illustrated book, also an urban photo tour of New York shows, break dancers from the Bronx and Brooklyn who see the city as their stage, as the two young dancers who show during the frantic drive of express trains on the New York Subwaysystem their adventurous leaps. In the second part of the book is the photographer in front of the dancers in striking portraits, and reports in addition to his own personal experiences with the most amazing break-dancers and their life stories.

Click the book cover to read the entire Kerber Artbooks press release dated Monday, 27 September 2010.

To learn more about Nicolaus Schmidt visit his website which is where you will find information pertaining to his New York Breakdancers (NYBP) Project.