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What Martin Luther King Jr. Meant to New York

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Cross-posted from Lens [by John Leland] The Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., though most associated with the South, had deep ties to New York City, dating back to the fall of 1950, when he served as a student pastor every other month at the First Baptist Church in East Elmhurst, Queens. The senior pastor there gave him a B for “pulpit ability,” knocking him for “aloofness.” That would change. The city almost saw the…

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Dog Day Afternoon

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What a dog bite taught one freelancer about new opportunities. Cross-posted from Freelancers Union Blog [by Michael Katz] I was bitten by a dog this week. Not seriously and, given the circumstances, I don’t expect to be foaming at the mouth anytime soon. And, in the dog’s defense, it was mostly my fault. I was visiting my client Paul at his office Monday afternoon. As we were exchanging greetings, I was happily surprised to see…

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Weekend Reading 1.12.2018

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Some of the most interesting/useful/fun stories from around the web to check out over the weekend (Warning: Highly Bookmarkable). A weekly roundup of links curated this week by ASMP National Board Chair Luke Copping.  • Are you promoting your promotions? • 8 Photography resolutions to practice in 2018. • AI to create virtual worlds in the image of our world? • How to de-escalate an angry client. ‘ • Ten reasons to hate Instagram.  • A new entry…

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To Photographers: We Are Better Than That

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Cross-posted from DIYPhotography [by Jim Colton] It was a classic NCAA Championship game. Perennial powerhouse Alabama comes back to tie the game in regulation and then win it in overtime. The game winning play was a 2nd down, 41- yard heave-ho into the end zone that broke a lot of Georgia fan’s hearts. It was a play that will be etched in their collective memories for a long time. And one image, a screen grab…

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Small step for copyright, giant step for creators — The CASE Act

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Cross-posted from The Hill [by Keith Kupferschmid, Opinion Contributor] “Think Small.” That’s the 2018 rallying call for hundreds of thousands of professional creators and small business owners across the U.S. who rely on copyright to earn a living, but who have been neglected by a copyright system that gives them rights but no effective means for enforcing those rights. These creators are now lining up in droves to support a bipartisan bill introduced by Reps….

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Act Now to Support HR 3945

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Yesterday, I had a great call with chapter leaders to discuss our ongoing efforts to ensure HR3945, the bill that would create a small claims tribunal as an alternative to Federal Court to gain remedies for infringements.  We need this bill to move out of the House Judiciary Committee during this session of Congress to a full vote in the House, on to the Senate and ultimately to the President’s desk before September. Next week,…

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