Friday, June 2, 2017

Newark Post Office Memorial Day Observance 2017

The Main Post Office in Newark NJ
held an observance for Memorial Day on May 26, 2017


It was well attended by Postal Military Veterans, and other Employees.
Thanks to Postmaster Carmen Fede for allowing this event, which none of us can remember ever happening before 
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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nadiyah Prom

 I took a few shots at my Co-workers Daughter, before her Prom.







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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Dr. Adams

 Over the last 16 years, while in classes, 
I have watched this woman GROW.
She first turned our dining room into her library and study place, with books and papers all over the table and floors, and chairs.
Then she turned our bedroom into her study room, with a folding table, books and papers all over the place.
 
Now for this Doctorate Degree, We turned our daughters old  bedroom into an office and workspace with plenty of space for books, praying, and jumping around. 
She bought the furniture, and I put the furniture together, layed the floor, and painted. She even has a small pull out futon, for when she was sleepy, but needed to remain in that "Space". It has been a journey! 
I have pulled up in the driveway sometimes, and you would think someone was killing her .She was being "Purged".
I've watched as she studied, studied, and studied to show herself "Approved", as I just  "let her be". 

I am SO VERY PROUD of her, and "Thankful to God", because as she "Grew"...so did I!
Congratulations to my Beauty...
Dr. Wanda Adams



Sunday, May 21, 2017

Divinity Missionary Baptist Church 32nd Anniversary


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 Prayer

May 17, 2017 Pastor Niles Wilson
Greater Cornerstone Baptist Church, East Orange NJ


 May 18, 2017 Pastor Reginald ThomasGreater Harvest Baptist Church, Newark NJ

 May 21, 2017 Early Service- Pastor Russell Fox Sr.
Wayne Ave. Baptist Church, Trenton NJ

May 21, 2017 Regular Service- Our Very Own
Dr. Byron E. Lennon Sr.
Divinity Missionary Baptist Church, East Orange NJ

Praise!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Divinity Bible Institute Commencement North Carolina 2017

Hello World!
This year I was able to go to the North Carolina Commencement of Divinity Bible Institute.


My wife got her Doctorate ( you will hear my feelings on this, after the New Jersey Commencement next week)


View all images HERE!

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Carmen Fede ...Newark Postmaster Swearing In Ceremony

Good Evening World!
Although I have no pictures of my performance, I was Honored and Blessed to participate in the Swearing in of Carmen Fede as Postmaster for Newark NJ.
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Carmen was my Manager in Irvington, and Belleville Annex before taking positions in Management in Staten Island, Brooklyn, and Queens.
He was sworn into his Dream Job as one of Newarks Own.
I was honored to sing The National Anthem, and God Bless America (with a little soul...lol)


The highlight of the day was, after the swearing in, Carmen asked me to come down to the Postmasters Office and sing a Frank Sinatra tune for his Family, the Postal Management, and his Mom who just turned 94.
Of course I sang
"My Way" and then led the crowd, singing Happy Birthday to his Mom, and then went to the street to do my Route ( with help of course...LOL)
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Monday, April 24, 2017

Congressman Donald M. Payne Jr. Annual Fundraiser 2017

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Congressman John Robert Lewis dances to HAPPY, by Pharrell Williams

Congressman John Robert Lewis dances with Beatrice Payne, wife of Congressman Donald Payne Jr.
The Guest of Honor was The Iconic Civil Rights Activist, and Georgia Congressman, John Robert Lewis.
He told us stories of his childhood, that he remembered, from the age of 4.
Before speaking, he was presented the Key to the City from Newark Mayor, Ras Baraka.
He was elated that his FULL name was inscribed on the key to the City.
He mentioned that he loved his name, and when his mother would call him "John Robert", he knew she meant business.
He also spoke about his Mother always instilling in him to "work hard", and his LOVE of raising chickens in his little town of Troy Alabama.
I am proud to have been there when he got The Medal of Freedom from President Obama in 2011
Also proud to have been there for the 50th Anniversary of Bloody Sunday in Selma Alabama in 2015, when he spoke, and shared the Stage with President's Obama, and Bush
He also loves to dance to the hit song " Happy" by Pharrell Williams.
He danced for us ALSO...LOL

Friday, March 10, 2017

Gary Massa Retirement Party


In 1986, I was forced to a new Route in the Vailsburg Section of Newark NJ. 
Gary Massa, is the son of our Legendary Former Union Branch President, Tony Massa (RIP).
It is a well known fact that " The apple doesn't fall far from the tree", and just like Tony did things His Way, so did Gary.
I worked with Gary as a Letter Carrier for a few years before he went into Postal Management.

He could pitch every route, in every office he went to!
He said what was on his mind, no matter who you were, and he always treated ME the same, no matter WHO was around.
I applaud his Postal Career and wish him God's Blessings in his well deserved retirement.
You can view ALL of the images from his Retirement Party HERE


Friday, January 20, 2017

The Last 44...Day 44 ( President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Hello World
Thank God for this Day!
Yesterday, a friend of mine on my route who was following this 44 day project, thought that the images I posted were from the internet ( I think he just looked at the pictures, and didn't read the stories)
So this is a Public Service Announcement:
Every image that I post of The Obama's and the White House has my watermark on it somewhere.
I took the shot.
The First Family enters The White House after attending Church Services
The White House North Portico
January 21, 2013
©DAdamsJr

The last image in my series, I purposely saved for last, as The Obama's have said goodbye to the White House today.
How many of you, like me, shed a tear?
Todays image is from President Obama's second Inauguration in 2013.
Instead of hanging at The National Mall, I decided to stay at The White House and wait for The First Family to come from Church, and then leave for the Inauguration.
There were only about 15 of us there, and we were on a Riser in front of the White House.
I truly believe that I was the only Photographer to capture this shot.
I saw everyone else lower their cameras, and I kept shooting.
I LOVE this shot!
Any of these images can be purchased.
Stay tuned for my published book of photos and stories from covering Barack Obama since 2008

Thursday, January 19, 2017

The Last 44... Day 43 (President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is the one that started my journey at 
The White House
This was my very first time at 
The White House.
Thanks to God, and the Team Media Affairs Director John Archibald.
You can see the video from this Event HERE
Have a Blessed Day!
President Obama and NY/NJ Sky Blue FC
Womens 2009 Professional Soccer Champs
The White House East Room
July 1, 2010
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Wednesday, January 18, 2017

The Last 44...Day 42 ( President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is definitely
one of my all time favorites.
When I first took the shot in The White House East Room, I looked at my camera and realized that I had captured The First President's Portrait and The First Black President with their arms slightly extended.
I have displayed this image in Art Galleries, and named it "The First's" 
The Ceremony was The National Medal of Art's & Humanities.
You can read about the recipients HERE
The First's
President Obama gives remarks at Medal of Art's Ceremony
The White House East Room
March 2, 2011
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Tuesday, January 17, 2017

The Last 44...Day 41 ( President Obama's last 44 days in Office )

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is 
from the 2015 Selma 50th Anniversary in Selma Alabama.
You can view the video of 3 of the most important things in President Obama's speech HERE
President Obama makes remarks at the 50th Anniversary of the Bloody Sunday March to Montgomery, as Congressman John Lewis looks on.
Selma, Alabama
March 7, 2015
©DAdamsJr
 

Monday, January 16, 2017

The Last 44...Day 40 (President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Evening
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is of President Obama giving remarks at the President Bush Official Portrait Reveal.
Have a Blessed Day!
President Barack Obama
Bush Official Portrait Reveal
The White House East Room
May 31, 2012

Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Last 44,,,Day 39 ( President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Hello World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is from the 2015 White House Easter Egg Roll
I've attended 4 of the 8 Easter Egg Rolls, and always looked forward to President Obama coming over to me to shake my hand and say, "What's up Man?"
This time they set up a double fence, which prevented the President from reaching me.
See the video HERE
Have a Blessed Day!
President and Mrs Obama
The White House Easter Egg Roll
The White House South Lawn
April 6, 2015
©DAdamsJr

Saturday, January 14, 2017

The Last 44...Day 38 ( President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series comes from A Medal of Freedom Ceremony .
President Obama and 
Former President Bill Clinton 
shared a hearty laugh.
Have a Blessed Day!
President Obama/Former President Bill Clinton
Medal of Freedom
The White House East Room
November 20, 2013
©DAdamsJr

Friday, January 13, 2017

The Last 44...Day 37 (President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image is of President Obama giving remarks at the 2015 White House Summit on Countering Violent Extremism
“We are not at war with Islam,We are at war with people who perverted Islam.”
Have a Blessed Day!
President Obama
South Court Auditorium
White House Complex
February 18, 2015

Thursday, January 12, 2017

The Last 44...Day 36 (President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is of our First Lady, Michelle Obama.
We all know how Beautiful, Elegant, and Classy, she is.
In this image, she shows that she can go from the Ball to the Garden, as she helps harvest her White House Garden on The South Lawn in her jeans and sneakers.
See the video HERE
Have a Blessed Day!
First Lady Michelle Obama digging up vegetables.
The White House South Lawn
October 
30, 2013
©DAdamsJr

Wednesday, January 11, 2017

The Last 44...Day 35 (President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is one that I often have to fight very hard to obtain.
I Love being in position when The President walks into The East Room.
I always try to get to the White House early enough for the "preset"
(before event setup of cameras and equipment to hold your spot for the event. The White House Press Corps is respectful of each others equipment and positions. You can leave your equipment in the room for hours, with no fear of theft)
I always try to set up close to the rope on the right side of The East Room, and although there are ladders and other video equipment set up, I always find a way to squeeze a few shots of the entrance of POTUS and FLOTUS.
Have a Blessed Day!
President and Mrs. Obama enter 
The White House East Room 
for Medal of Freedom Ceremony
November 20, 2013
©DAdamsJr

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

The Last 44...Day 34

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series brought tears to my eyes, when I saw the attached video.
24 Overlooked Veterans were given the Medal of Honor by President Obama.
Only 3 were alive to receive it.
They were overlooked because they were Black, Latin, or Jewish
I was honored to photograph this Ceremony.
Watch the video HERE 
Have a Blessed Day!
Veterans Melvin Morris, Jose Rodela, and Santiago Erevia receive Medals of Honor from President Obama
The White House East Room
March 18, 2014
©DAdamsJr

Monday, January 9, 2017

The Last 44...Day 33 ( President Obama's last 44 days in Office)

Good Morning World
Thank God for another Day!
Today's image in my series is a shot of The Miami Heat being honored after their Championship in 2012
You can view the video HERE
Have a Blessed Day!
President Obama receives signed Basketball from Lebron James and Miami Heat
The White House East Room
January 28, 2013
©DAdamsJr