#anniversary


Thanks Jackie!

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A decade before Rosa Parks and the Mont­gomery bus boy­cott, two decades before Dr. Mar­tin Luther King Jr. pro­claimed “I Have a Dream,” a sig­na­ture event in the strug­gle for racial equal­i­ty unfold­ed far from Dix­ie.

On the after­noon of April 15, 1947, Jack­ie Robin­son emerged as an inspir­ing fig­ure in the civ­il rights move­ment when he became the first black man to play major league base­ball in the 20th cen­tu­ry, mak­ing his debut with the Brook­lyn Dodgers against the Boston Braves at Ebbets Field.

Robin­son’s tri­umphs in the face of big­otry evoked a sense of pride among black peo­ple and forced the rest of Amer­i­ca to con­sid­er anew the doc­trine of white suprema­cy.

~Richard Gold­stein

Sweetness!

I sub­mit­ted a pho­to some time last week for a ben­e­fit auc­tion dur­ing Flick­r’s 3rd-Year Anniver­sary, so-called Flickr 333, and it hap­pened to get picked out of 460 mem­bers =)

Departing San Francisco

Awe­some!

PS. Any­one want to roll to the auc­tion?

If you’ll be in the Bay Area next Sat­ur­day evening and would like to bid on one of these beau­ties (or enjoy a cup­cake), join us at the Yer­ba Bue­na Cen­ter for the Arts, 701 Mis­sion Street, 6–9 PM. Please feel free to RSVP.”

Its Been a Minute

Today, April 11th 2006, I have offi­cial­ly spent a year in the Bay Area. It has been a great learn­ing expe­ri­ence, and still is. There is still a lot to learn, see and shoot. I haven’t gone home to LA since New Year’s. Every­thing seemed to be tak­en up a notch when 2006 hit.

For exam­ple, I still have to process some pho­tos from MA’s Hol­i­day Cruise, my fam­i­ly’s Christ­mas Din­ner, The­Crew’s Tahoe Trip and oth­er func­tions. My room, which was try­ing to keep the “min­i­mal” look, just got dumped on by “stuff”. But alas, I made a promise to get rid/sell things for Spring Clean­ing.

Any­ways, besides the old news, I’d like to just greet my grand­ma a Hap­py Birth­day!

Happy New Year with Sour Skittles