My daughter isn’t into any dolls at all, but when she saw this one in the store, she said that “her hair is CRAZY” and that she preferred the Hawaiian doll next to it. I IMMEDIATELY bought this one to subconsciously show her that I value and revere people that look like this. And so the battle for my daughter’s African mind begins. #BeenTrainingMyWholeLifeForThis! #blackparentproblems

My daughter isn’t into any dolls at all, but when she saw this one in the store, she said that “her hair is CRAZY” and that she preferred the Hawaiian doll next to it. I IMMEDIATELY bought this one to subconsciously show her that I value and revere people that look like this. And so the battle for my daughter’s African mind begins. #BeenTrainingMyWholeLifeForThis! #blackparentproblems

Straight out the camera with no processing. I am very pleasantly surprised with what this #microfourthirds #mirrorless camera can do. #panasonic #gh3 #olympus 45/1.8 #basketball #plummerphotos #wnit  (at Louis Brown Athletic Center)

Straight out the camera with no processing. I am very pleasantly surprised with what this #microfourthirds #mirrorless camera can do. #panasonic #gh3 #olympus 45/1.8 #basketball #plummerphotos #wnit (at Louis Brown Athletic Center)

Up close with Adamek vs. Glazkov #boxing #sports #nbcsports #mainevent #maineventboxing #sandscasino #bethlehem #pa #panasonic #gh3 #leica #25mm #plummerphotos #bloodsweatandtears

Up close with Adamek vs. Glazkov #boxing #sports #nbcsports #mainevent #maineventboxing #sandscasino #bethlehem #pa #panasonic #gh3 #leica #25mm #plummerphotos #bloodsweatandtears

The Truth About the Richard Sherman Situation:

The reality is that Richard Sherman is being hated because he’s Black. Historically, America has always responded in overwhelmingly negative ways to Black men who openly celebrate their greatness. Black men are not supposed to be confident and brash-they’re supposed to be humble, submissive, servant-like creatures (e.g., The Butler). Richard Sherman’s sin was that he was unapologetically confident in his ability while at the same time being black. The problem with that in America is that role is reserved for White men only. White Americans see White men who beat their chests and celebrate their victories as good and confident warriors, or even lovable eccentrics (i.e., the insane John McEnroe). Black men that behave in that fashion are seen as savage, classless thugs. America likes its Black men to be humble and submissive and if you fail to do that, Americans react with visceral hatred. Even Black people will spurn the “misbehaving Negro.” Many “educated” middle-class Blacks are afraid of Black men that “embarrass” the race by not acting in White, Puritanical, and middle-class ways. Sherman’s sins are compounded by him showing aggression while next to a white woman. That, too, is blatantly unacceptable in America.  

Richard Sherman is from Compton where he graduated from his high school as salutatorian, got accepted into Stanford, became an elite football player, pledged Phi Beta Sigma, and began work on a masters degree. He then works himself into one of the best players in the NFL. That sounds like a lot to beat your chest about to me as he celebrated all of his hard work after it culminated in him making the game winning play to ensure that his team would go to the Superbowl. Most of the people who are reading this have not accomplished, in the their entire lives, a fraction of what this young man has already done. And if you’re mad about that, well #staymad because this young Black millionaire with a Stanford degree isn’t going anywhere and doesn’t owe you an apology for his personal greatness. He’s not obligated to downplay the greatness of his life to make you feel better about the mediocrity of yours.f

The Truth About the Richard Sherman Situation:

The reality is that Richard Sherman is being hated because he’s Black. Historically, America has always responded in overwhelmingly negative ways to Black men who openly celebrate their greatness. Black men are not supposed to be confident and brash-they’re supposed to be humble, submissive, servant-like creatures (e.g., The Butler). Richard Sherman’s sin was that he was unapologetically confident in his ability while at the same time being black. The problem with that in America is that role is reserved for White men only. White Americans see White men who beat their chests and celebrate their victories as good and confident warriors, or even lovable eccentrics (i.e., the insane John McEnroe). Black men that behave in that fashion are seen as savage, classless thugs. America likes its Black men to be humble and submissive and if you fail to do that, Americans react with visceral hatred. Even Black people will spurn the “misbehaving Negro.” Many “educated” middle-class Blacks are afraid of Black men that “embarrass” the race by not acting in White, Puritanical, and middle-class ways. Sherman’s sins are compounded by him showing aggression while next to a white woman. That, too, is blatantly unacceptable in America.

Richard Sherman is from Compton where he graduated from his high school as salutatorian, got accepted into Stanford, became an elite football player, pledged Phi Beta Sigma, and began work on a masters degree. He then works himself into one of the best players in the NFL. That sounds like a lot to beat your chest about to me as he celebrated all of his hard work after it culminated in him making the game winning play to ensure that his team would go to the Superbowl. Most of the people who are reading this have not accomplished, in the their entire lives, a fraction of what this young man has already done. And if you’re mad about that, well #staymad because this young Black millionaire with a Stanford degree isn’t going anywhere and doesn’t owe you an apology for his personal greatness. He’s not obligated to downplay the greatness of his life to make you feel better about the mediocrity of yours.f

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FACT: Every time the Eagles win, an angel in heaven dies. 👼💥🔫

FACT: Every time the Eagles win, an angel in heaven dies. 👼💥🔫

"The Waiting Place for people just waiting…"
The worst place in the world to live. It’s the place where 90% of people live and die while waiting for their real life to begin instead of TAKING ACTION to make their dreams a reality. #DrSeuss was profound in his understanding of human nature.

"The Waiting Place for people just waiting…"
The worst place in the world to live. It’s the place where 90% of people live and die while waiting for their real life to begin instead of TAKING ACTION to make their dreams a reality. #DrSeuss was profound in his understanding of human nature.

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#IsaAkberbayev vs. #BrianClookey shot with my tiny #Sony NEX-6 #mirrorless camera. Sony needs to hire me to shoot promo photos showcasing their cameras’ sports shooting abilities. Wonder if @middythemogul can make that happen. Hmmm….
#boxing #sports #nex #nex6 #madisonsquaregarden #msg #khazakstan #nyc #newyorkcity (at Theater at Madison Square Garden)

#IsaAkberbayev vs. #BrianClookey shot with my tiny #Sony NEX-6 #mirrorless camera. Sony needs to hire me to shoot promo photos showcasing their cameras’ sports shooting abilities. Wonder if @middythemogul can make that happen. Hmmm….
#boxing #sports #nex #nex6 #madisonsquaregarden #msg #khazakstan #nyc #newyorkcity (at Theater at Madison Square Garden)

@showtimeshawnp was just an absolute beast last night and became a world champion by taking Devon Alexander’s belt. Power and aggression=tv ratings. You’ll be seeing a lot more of him now. #astarisborn #shawnporter #devonalexander #cleveland #stlouis #boxing #showtime #barclayscenter #brooklyn #plummerphotos #sports #nyc

@showtimeshawnp was just an absolute beast last night and became a world champion by taking Devon Alexander’s belt. Power and aggression=tv ratings. You’ll be seeing a lot more of him now. #astarisborn #shawnporter #devonalexander #cleveland #stlouis #boxing #showtime #barclayscenter #brooklyn #plummerphotos #sports #nyc

Christmas has come early for boxing fans! On my way to Brooklyn to photograph Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander, Shawn Porter, Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara, and Sakio Bakia, all on one card on Showtime. Plus Rigondeaux and James Kirkland make their return down in AC tonight on HBO. 🎅🎄🎁🎉

Christmas has come early for boxing fans! On my way to Brooklyn to photograph Zab Judah, Paulie Malignaggi, Devon Alexander, Shawn Porter, Austin Trout, Erislandy Lara, and Sakio Bakia, all on one card on Showtime. Plus Rigondeaux and James Kirkland make their return down in AC tonight on HBO. 🎅🎄🎁🎉

Watching a Wall Street Journal interview of Floyd Mayweather where he says that he’s not interested in any endorsement deal that does not include at least partial OWNERSHIP of the brand. That’s what I preach to my students: it doesn’t matter how much a company or team pays you-If you’re not an owner, you’re just another powerless worker in the field. #ownership = #freedom in #sports

Watching a Wall Street Journal interview of Floyd Mayweather where he says that he’s not interested in any endorsement deal that does not include at least partial OWNERSHIP of the brand. That’s what I preach to my students: it doesn’t matter how much a company or team pays you-If you’re not an owner, you’re just another powerless worker in the field. #ownership = #freedom in #sports