Mr. Sonny Brightens Haynes Park


101416-WIL PARK CLEAN UP-SSMr. Sonny, survived four strokes, instead of decaying at home, Mr. Walter volunteers “NO PAY” his time to clean up his neighborhood park “Haynes Park” with his trusty Stihl blower in hand on a weekly basis.

Sunday by CDK (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/cdk/53755

Spacial Thanks to Rashid Mustafa (Superintendent Parks and Recreation), Lynn-Holly Oates (Wilmington Resident)

Filmed and Edited Saquan Stimpson

SEE VIDEO => Mr. Sonny Brightens Haynes Park

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Wilmington Urban Chess Initiative Hold First Annual Tourney


The Wilmington urban chess initiative held there first annual rated tournament this past weekend.

Ranked players from the states of Maryland, Pennsylvania and as well as Delaware participated in the first annual tourney.

Private organizations, along with individuals notwithstanding public figures who see the value in supporting a organization that is doing positive things for the community where in attendance.

Dr. Tony Allen, Governor Jack Markell, Senator Chris Coons, State Representative John Carney, Cimone Philpotts, Eugene Young “Candidate for Mayor of Wilmington” and WSFS bank donated and or took time out of their weekend schedules to show support.

People claim that nothing positive is happening in the city of Wilmington; the question to then ask, Are you looking hard enough?

My Reality, My Truth (Lisa Hayes)


I shot this video Tuesday, October 23, 2012. While working on an assignment that dealt with the topic of the working poor. Talking to Lisa made me get my camera and record her perspective on the working poor topic. Lisa’s perspective and thoughts was very powerful.  Today, millions of smart, hard working Americans are flipping burgers, waiting tables or working dead end retail jobs not because they want to, but because they have no other options.

Those are the lucky ones.

Who is Suitefranchon?


As a photojournalist there’s times when I have to photograph compelling images that tell a story.

Trying to tell a story with still images is a difficult task within itself.

Sometimes a story requires video to draw you in.

Meet SuiteFranchon, Who is SuiteFranchon?

SuiteFranchon is a well know event mistress of ceremony, host and poet in the Mid-atlantic region. Known for her ability to create an engaging space for artists, lovers of art and urban professionals to meet, fellowship and enjoy entertainment events, she is a much sought after performer, program producer and host.

SuiteFranchon is the the creative founder, producer, director, performing poet and host of the popular SuiteFranchon Presents: Peace, Love & Poetry event. Her shows promise an organic experience of live performing and artists in an eclectic and exciting venue. Each experience in the presence of a SuiteFranchon event is an event to remember and revisit.

Check out her show.