June Photo Diary ~ Mini Moments from the Union …

Ahh! Summer and the City. From luscious fruits and flowers to street musicians, chess players and the real staff of Parks and Recreation, Union Square is ripe with sights and sounds.


Attitude. This is my New York.
Images by Patranila.


June Photo Diary ~ FDNY

New York City Life
I love New York. I love it for the simple fact that you can round a corner and find any number of spectacles with which to be intrigued, horrified or just plain bored. The FDNY never fails to create spectacle, the good kind.
You never know what kind of emergency they are responding to but each one is business as usual for them.
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Women’s HerStory at Macy’s

Women's HerStory at Macy's Martha's Vineyard African American Film Festival


Last week I had the great pleasure of attending The Color of Conversation panel discussion – a Women’s HerStory Month event hosted by the Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival and sponsored by Macy’s. The five-member panel included actresses Phyllis Yvonne Stickney and Yolanda Ross, filmmakers Nicole Franklin and Laurens Grant and producer Jacqueline Cofield N’Namdi. Moderated by festival founder Stephanie Tavares-Rance, the rousing discussion focused on issues facing black women in entertainment ranging from availability/diversity of roles, commerce versus art in industry casting practices and women’s solidarity.
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Weekend Moments

Hello lovelies! Hope you had a great weekend. I spent mine in Brooklyn with some of my favorite people. We had some food, some drinks and some live music. I was really excited to find a place called the Chocolate Room. You can imagine just how big a slice of heaven that place is. Can you say food coma? I’m sorry I don’t have photos of the Chocolate Room but it was really dark (and romantic) and I was much too busy enjoying my Brownie Sundae.
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Evidence of The Soulfolk Experience

Even though we sprang forward last weekend, it’s still winter and I tend to hibernate until the frost has really past. Really. However, recently I made it my business to get to Iridium Jazz Club to immerse myself in The Soulfolk Experience and I’m so glad I did. 
The Soulfolk Experience is a soul, jazz, rock trio led by the insanely talented Maritri Garrett.
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