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Faith & Leadership – William H. Lamar IV: Black preaching, after the election

Associated Press – New Smithsonian offers a view of rich black history

Associated Press – AP Images Portfolio 

Washington Post – ‘For black lives to matter, black #education has to matter.’

OkayAfrica – POTUS Gets Some Birthday Love in Song at Young African Leaders Initiative Town Hall

Chicago Tribune – What the hackers who attacked the DNC don’t get about ‘oppo research’

Washington Post – Clinton, Warren hold strategy session about running against Trump

U.S. News & World Report – First active duty gold medal winner buried at Arlington

NAACP — America’s Journey for Justice marches into Washington, DC

United States Army – XVIII Airborne Corps, Fort Bragg, N.C.

22Jan2018 – Howard University BBall Org Night

Howard University had a double header in both their Women’s and Men’s Basketball teams against North Carolina A&T, with a NPHC Stroll-off featuring Black Greek-letter organizations from the National Pan-Hellenic Council during halftime, Monday, January 22, at Burr Gymnasium in Washington, D.C.   © 2018 Tru1Photography

18Jan2018 – Headshots (Session I)

I did a free headshot session while doing a business/networking event with members of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc., Alpha Chapter, during their “Sigma Week” in October 2017 at Howard University. Minimal edits/retouching. © 2018 Tru1Photography

9May2017 – Howard University Graduation Photos (Malcolm, Claude, Emir)

Impromptu graduation photography session with Malcolm Friday, Claude Julien II, and Emir Bailey at Howard University in Washington, D.C. © 2017 Tru1Photography

20Oct2016-23Oct2016 – Black Panther Party 50th Anniversary

October 15, 2016, marked the 50th anniversary of the Black Panther Party for Self-Defense. Co-founded by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton in Oakland, California, this revolutionary organization is considered to be one of the first organizations in United States history to militantly struggle for ethnic minority and working class emancipation. My Thoughts: Letter From The Editor: “The Year Of […]

24Sept2016 – NMAAHC Opening Ceremony & Freedom Sounds Festival

The opening ceremony of the brand new Smithsonian National African American History and Culture Museum, along with its Freedom Sounds Fesitival, in Washington, D.C. on Saturday, September 24. The NMAAHC is the 19th addition to the Smithsonian Institution. © 2016 Tru1Photography

28Aug2016 – Amber Ferguson (HuffPost)

Had the pleasure of assisting a fellow journo colleague in a quick photo session for her work anniversary at The Huffington Post! You can read more about HuffPost Video Editor Amber Broaden in landing her dream job here: Congrats Amber!   © 2016 Tru1Photography

23July2016 – Brittany Hopkins Birthday Photoshoot

Had the pleasure of shooting a fellow South Carolinian, Brittany Hopkins, during a summertime photoshoot in downtown Washington, D.C.  The theme was ’90s-inspired, as we planned the shoot about a month back. A selected few from the many we shot…was a good time and a great shoot!   © 2016 Tru1Photography

10July2016 – NBUF #BeyondTheHashtag Call To Action, Prayer Vigil, & March

The National Black United Front, a broad-based organization which includes all social, political and religious sections of the Black community, held a “#BeyondTheHashtag” call to action, prayer vigil, and march from the African American Civil War Memorial to Chinatown to the White House, Sunday, July 10, in Washington, D.C. The event was a response to the […]


2July2016 – #HennyNWingz

So on this great Saturday, I got invited to attend to a function that what the creators called Henny-N-Wingz, which is advertised as “a deep fried, culinary experience that takes you on a ‘Lac’d’ out musical journey through the dirty south!” I used this opportunity to bring my camera along with me to capture some of […]


28April2016 – White House College Reporter Day

WASHINGTON — On Thursday, April 28, the White House hosted the first-ever College Reporter Day with over 50 student reporters from dozens of colleges and universities around the nation. College Reporter Day provided student reporters the opportunity to engage with Senior Administration Officials on a range of issues relevant to college campuses, participate in a Press Briefing with […]

5Mar2016 – Mr. & Mrs. Brock’s Wedding

On March 5, 2016, I had the great pleasure to photograph my best friend’s wedding in North Charleston, South Carolina.

27Feb2016 – Carolyn William Campaign Pictures

  Had the pleasure of doing a photo session with Carolyn Williams, Howard University student who is running as a candidate for 2016-2017 Undergraduate Trustee. © 2015 Tru1Photography

23Jan2016 – D.C. Blizzard 2016

WASHINGTON — Over the weekend many states across the east coast are experiencing a record blizzard known to be named as “Winter Storm Jonas.” As a photographer, it was a natural instinct for me to step outside my door and to take advantage of shooting what was around me. With the white sheets of snow accumulating and the ice […]

Photo Credit: Paul Holston

10Oct2015 – “Justice Or Else!” March

WASHINGTON — What will be known as a historic event for 2015 and the 21st century in America, “Justice Or Else!” was the theme that was highly anticipated nationwide and echoed from the melanin waves of Black men, women and children all throughout the National Mall in the nation’s capital Oct. 10. Howard University’s 55th […]

Photo Credit: Paul "Tru1P" Holston

7Oct2015 – Ta-Nehisi Coates Speaking Tour at Howard U

WASHINGTON —Ta-Nehisi Coates, a New York Times bestselling author, 2015 MacArthur fellow and former Howard University student, revisited his old stomping grounds of The Mecca Oct. 7 to open his six-month book tour for his novel, Between the World and Me, hailed by author Toni Morrison as “required reading.” Dr. Greg Carr, associate professor and […]

15Sept2015 – NAACP Justice Summer March Finale

“America’s Journey For Justice” marched into Washington, DC, Tuesday, Sept. 15, back to the steps of the Lincoln Memorial where it was announced. Partners included the Democracy Initiative, Communications Workers of America, Common Cause, NAACP Legal Defense Fund, Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, SEIU, The Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, Sierra […]

4Feb2015 – Sadijah Wallace Campaign Pictures

  Had the pleasure of doing a photo session with Sadijah Wallace, Howard University student and member of Alpha Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.   © 2015 Tru1Photography

31Jan2015 – Dominick Savage Campaign Photos

Had the pleasure of doing a photo session with Howard University student Dominick Savage.   © 2015 Tru1Photography


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