Kamoinge, a group of mostly New York photographers who strive to capture the black experience, are creating an archive of their work. The group first assembled in 1963 and now has 24 members, with some focusing on documentary work, others on fine art. They are all driven by a similar passion: honest portrayal. “What we’re documenting isn’t just black history,” said Russell Frederick, one of Kamoinge’s newer members. “It’s American history; it’s global history. It’s something that everybody needs to see.” Read and see more on the Lens blog.
There was a rally on May 12, when seasoned protesters convened by the thousands near City Hall to stake their claim against Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg’s budget. There were gatherings at subway stations organized by the city’s public advocate, Bill de Blasio, at which hundreds of parents recorded messages against cuts at their children’s schools.
This article originally ran in the Wall Street Journal on May 24th and is reproduced here with permission. Pete duPont was Governor of Delaware from 1977 until 1985
Part yearbook, part historic record, United States Navy cruise books have long been created to commemorate a vessel’s deployment. The books are not official Navy publications, but rather are keepsakes created by Navy volunteers. Printed in limited numbers, they can be hard to find, but the books are rich in history and offer inside glimpses of military life.
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Dressed in an orange Tony-the-Tiger vest, clashing red-on-black striped pants and proudly sporting a mullet hairdo, Joe Mucha grasped ball after ball, achieving a score that reflected his years of training in the art of Skee-Ball.
A car that was believed to have been used in a hit-and-run accident that left a traffic officer injured earlier this month was tracked down on Friday through the use of the Police Department’s growing web of license-plate-reading cameras, the authorities said.