‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY


Filmmaker Dash Harris is the brainchild behind the ‘Negro’ docu-series which examines, through a series of interviews, what it means to be black and Latino within the Americas. Dash Harris is blurring the color lines and shedding a much needed light on the experiences of peoples of African descent around the world. Her docu-series Negro explores the interplay between race, color, and self-identification among Latinos in the Americas. … Continue reading ‘NEGRO’ DOCU-SERIES EXPLORES BLACK LATINO IDENTITY

New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in  East Rutherford


I’m here at the New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in  East Rutherford. Walking around I took a few photos of people shopping. I took my Canon G7x Mark ii with me again. This camera is so amazing, I can get quality images in a small point and shoot camera without lacking the quality. It’s like a DSLR in my pocket. Check out the photos I … Continue reading New Jersey Meadowlands Flea market in  East Rutherford

Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans


We had a short visit to New Orleans this year, but we were able to grab a few videos here and there of the city including this tribute for Aretha Franklin in Treme. The people were singing loud with so much passion and love for Aretha. The entire day was filled with emotions and the city showed as much love as they could. People were … Continue reading Aretha Franklin second line tribute – Treme, New Orleans

Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll – How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison


Financial literacy isn’t a skill — it’s a lifestyle. Take it from Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll. As an incarcerated individual, Caroll knows the power of a dollar. While in prison, he taught himself how to read and trade stocks, and now he shares a simple, powerful message: we all need to be more savvy with our money. Curtis Carroll is simply known as “Wall Street” … Continue reading Curtis “Wall Street” Carroll – How I learned to read — and trade stocks — in prison

Black Man Speaking multiple Languages With Foreigners!


Moses McMormick has an extensive history of formal and intensive home study of a myriad of languages. Already versed in Chinese and Japanese through private work in high school, upon arriving at the Ohio State University he majored in Chinese– nearly testing out of all required Chinese classes due to his own learning and honed his foreign-language techniques by taking as many as five different … Continue reading Black Man Speaking multiple Languages With Foreigners!

The Moorish influence in Europe


When the topic of the Moorish influence in Europe is being discussed, one of the first questions that arises is, what race were they? As early as the Middle Ages, “Moors were commonly viewed as being mostly black or very swarthy, and hence the word is often used for negro,” according to the Oxford English Dictionary. Author and historian Chancellor Williams said “the original Moors, … Continue reading The Moorish influence in Europe

New Orleans MARDI GRAS – Fat Tuesday – FEB 2018


MARDI GRAS FEB 2018 – Fat Tuesday in New Orleans, I filmed some of the floats and bands performing. I have more footage coming soon. I used the Canon 80D and the Canon 10-22mm lens with the 50mm f1.8 as a backup. Enjoy. https://ronalpha.com   Continue reading New Orleans MARDI GRAS – Fat Tuesday – FEB 2018

Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018


Here are some photos I took in New Orleans. I forgot to add them with the others. My fiancé also took a few photos, I will post those at the bottom. She did pretty good. She is finally starting to trust her camera. Photography is very frustrating when you can’t grab that perfect picture when you want it. You have to figure out which lenses … Continue reading Random Photos from Mardi Gras 2018

New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras


UH OH, it’s Fat Tuesday and we are here down in New Orleans for the ZULU parade. The crowd is going fucking crazy for coconuts and beads. The bands are playing loud and the kids are out here excited to catch anything that comes off of each float that passes by. I noticed that everybody made sure all of the kids received something, no matter … Continue reading New Orleans – ZULU PARADE 2018 – Mardi Gras

New Orleans – MARDI GRAS 2018 (The First 3 Days)


TODAYS BEAT PRODUCED BY iLL MIND The first 3 days of my trip to New Orleans I spent taking as many photos as I could. People walked up to me asking for a photo and I am so grateful for that. It made my job easy. My camera bag is full of lenses, but I used these 3 lenses the most. Today I used the … Continue reading New Orleans – MARDI GRAS 2018 (The First 3 Days)