Lenyon Whitaker is the Multimedia Editor at Metro.us. He is responsible for conceptualizing, producing, and reviewing photo and video content for the Metro.us site. Before April 2013, he worked as a freelance photographer covering assignments in both Philadelphia and New York. In 2011 he worked as the web photo editor at Essence magazine. Lenyon has a strong passion for street photography and photojournalism.
A native New Yorker, he enjoys just about everything the big city has to offer, but a small part of his heart belongs to Philadelphia, the place where he started his professional career and made great connections. He now resides in Harlem.
When he’s not working on photo and video content for the web, he enjoys exploring the city with a camera, watching and playing baseball, and discovering new art and music. He also enjoys a good burger.
Lenyon is a graduate of Temple University and majored in Broadcasting Telecommunications and Mass Media.
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County law enforcement officials in Arizona said on Thursday no criminal charges are pending after a probe into a gun range incident in which a 9-year-old girl fatally shot her instructor with an Uzi, adding it was “being viewed as an industrial accident.”
Californian lawmakers passed a law on Thursday requiring universities to adopt “affirmative consent” language in their definitions of consensual sex, part of a nationwide drive to curb sexual assault on U.S. campuses.
Three million Syrian refugees will have registered in neighboring countries as of Friday, but many remain trapped by the advance of Islamist militants or are having difficulty in reaching open border crossings, the United Nations said.
A senior North Korean banking official who managed money for leader Kim Jong Un has defected in Russia and was seeking asylum in a third country, a South Korean newspaper reported on Friday, citing an unidentified source.
The Department of Transportation and NYPD said there may be residual delays near all of the street closures on August 29, 31 and 31. Several streets and avenues will be closed for the West Indian American Day Carnival in Brooklyn and the Brazilian American Cultural Street Festival in Manhattan.
Egypt is investigating jailed ex-president Mohamed Mursi in connection with documents that judicial investigators say were leaked to the Qatar-based Al Jazeera satellite news channel, security sources said on Thursday.