As my friend Grover Bynum said, ‘always inspiring, always relevant, and always deserving of its place in the American canon.’
He couldn’t be more right, and neither could have MLK.
Erica Ford’s I Love My Life program in South East Queens has kicked off their annual Peace Week which coincides each year with Martin Luther King’s birthday. This year the Empire State Building has been lit orange, the official color of peace, in honor of Peace Week!
“Hindus around the world — from South Asia to Britain and beyond — observe many colorful holidays throughout the year. Recent festivals include the Ganesh Chaturthi, celebrating the birth of the elephant-headed deity, and Janamashtami, the birth anniversary of the god Krishna. The range of experiences at these celebrations runs from joyfully loud and spectacular to solemn and contemplative. Each devotee celebrates in a distinct, personal way even while joining the larger community. Hinduism is the world’s third-largest religion; the majority of its one billion adherents are concentrated in India, but sizable communities exist all over the globe. I hope you enjoy these vivid, intriguing glimpses of Hindu festivals photographed over the past few months.Â [39 photos]”