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Thursday 06 September 2012
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06.09.2012

It is true that the US Press Association, Freelance Press Association & US Free Public Press are all new organizations in comparison to the Mega Media Conglomerates that exist today. Even those large, main stream media outlets once had humble beginnings. The US Press Association unofficially began in 1999 and the company US Press Association LTD was officially formed in 2001. 
The US Press Association was started in an effort to leverage rights, privileges and accessability of freelancers with that of the more well know networks and main stream media journalists. The concept of having strength in numbers was the underlying theme and vision for the organization. The Freelance Press Association was started that same year, but has since merged with the US Press Association. Some of the earliest members of the US Press Association were able to access and report from venues, events and scenes of breaking news that were once commonly restricted to freelance journalist. Recognizing the importance that "NEW MEDIA" was going to have on the world we live in, the US Press Association had and still has the vision that freelance journalist of all types need an outlet for their stories (YOUR STORIES), and an organization that will be there to help and support them every step of the way. The US Press Association also offers membership to the US Free Public Press. The US Free Public Press is a resource for those who are not freelance or part-time journalist, but have an appreciation for various forms of journalism and may wish to contribute the occasional story. People interested in joining the US Free Public Press are issued an ID card as well. They are free to submit stories, photos, video and other forms of media for website submission. Having the member ID, phone confirmation of their membership and their profile listed in a verifiable database help to increase their odds of maximizing the impact of the news event they want to cover by being granted certain privileges. 
 
One point that needs to be clear is that the US Press Association does not give out press passes. What we do for our members is issue a US Press Association Press ID. This ID clearly identifies you as a member of our organization and your profile information is able to be found in our database of journalists. What the US Press Association will do is help our members acquire press passes to various venues, events etc. We often serve as a liaison between our members and event coordinators or directors. We also issue members assignment letters to various news worthy events, places, venues etc. We urge you not to be deceived by some of the offers that are out there. Do your research! Track where YOUR MONEY is going! You may be surprised to find where your money will be headed, and maybe more surprised to discover it's not even in the United States. If you choose to obtain one of the many "Press Passes" that are being sold simply to attempt gaining backstage access to a concert, or attempt to interview a celebrity let us offer you a better solution. Just join the US Press Association. We WILL make every effort to help you in your pursuit to cover a great story or event. We will offer the support you may need, or answer the questions you may have. Become part of a legitimate movement, a legitimate organization. We are a member based organization and we are passionate about news and media, and we want to help you in any way we can. If you don't care about joining an organization that will help you, do yourself a favor and check out ebay. You will save yourself quite a bit of money and some embarrassment when either ID is rejected.     
 
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Tuesday 09 June 2015
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09.06.2015

A fire broke out today in one of the camps for displaced people in Khanaqin, burning 43 tents without causing any casualties. “A fire broke out in Ain Kawa camp east of Khanaqin as a result of an accident caused by an "oven" due to storms that spread the fire to dozens of tents near the scene" the manager of Khanaqin migration , Ghazi Ali Agha told our source. Agha said that the incident burned 43 tents and injured a number of displaced people as well as causing material damageAgha attributed the cause of the fire to the convergence of tents and not leaving safe distances as is typically required by (UNHCR). Khanaqin camps have been subjected to incidents of fires over the past year, and claimed the lives of a number of displaced peopleThe camps for displaced people in Khanaqin is home to about 14,000 families who have been displaced from the security tension areas in Diyala after the invasion of ISIS to several areas in Diyala over the past months.
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Sunday 24 May 2015
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24.05.2015

Coney Art Walls: First 3 Completed and Summer Begins
Editorz, 2015-05-23 14:00
Summer Just Got More Fun in NYC as Coney Reinvents Itself Again You know the scene: Cotton candy, blasting music, bold fonted signs, city beach, sticky fingers, tattoos, carnival barkers, rollercoaster barfing, stolen kisses under the boardwalk, big bellied men with their shirts off, giggling girls in flipflops smelling like coconut sunscreen, garbage on the […]
 
BSA Film Friday: 05.22.15
Editorz, 2015-05-22 04:02
Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Rap Quotes ATL: Dirty South Edition 2. Narcelio Grud – Cinetic Graffiti 3. DourOne in South Park LA by Phil Sanchez 4. Haeler Keeping Detroit Alive Rap Quotes ATL: Dirty South Edition We’re here in the […]
 
“We are the people!”, Xenophobia, and Penises for Rallitox in Berlin (NSFW)
Editorz, 2015-05-21 04:02
“Wir sind das Volk!” and Dildos from the “Confusionist” Continuing his human sticker campaign, street artist Rallitox has gathered a nice crowd in front of this portion of the Berlin Wall, otherwise known popularly as the East Side Gallery, many of whom are happily snapping photos as he sticks a couple of friends to it. […]
 
Skulls, Death and “Memento Mori” on the Street Art Scene
Editorz, 2015-05-20 04:02
Oh death, the world simply brims with it. Naturally so do the streets. We’ve been able to cheat it, cavort and dance with it, even bargain with it but so far we have been unable to win the fight. Everyone succumbs. “Remember you shall die”, or Memento mori, is the medieval Latin theory that we […]
 
Hot Tea Creates a Swimming “Asylum” on Roosevelt Island
Editorz, 2015-05-19 04:02
Street Artist and installation artist Hot Tea is back in New York and getting ready for summer by blending his color palette into concrete rather than suspending it strand-by-strand in the air. Hot Tea (photo © Jaime Rojo) The Minneapolis based yarn artist very possibly has some Mexican blood because this private pool commission is […]
 
The Adventures Of Anthony Lister
Editorz, 2015-05-18 04:02
Superhero and Street Artist/painter/contemporary artist Anthony Lister still crushes walls thank you very much. He never left the street actually – he just opened the door to the studio as well. And he lit things on fire in both. Anthony Lister “Adventure Painter” Gingko Press. (photo © Jaime Rojo) Formally trained, he is one of […]
 
BSA Images Of The Week: 05.17.15
Editorz, 2015-05-17 10:00
Shout out to all the great Swoon fans we met last night during the artists talk with her. All the seats were filled so it was standing room only in the back but yet it felt so intimate. Ya’ll are stupendous and smart and handsome and beautiful and we were honored to be with you. […]
 
Swoon “The Road By Walking” and Artist Talk with BSA
Editorz, 2015-05-16 14:00
An Inside Look at The Imagination and Energy of Swoon and “The Road By Walking” This is how the road is made. Swoon invites you to take another step with her. It’s been an enormous success this week for Street Artist Swoon as she launches her Heliotrope Foundation to bring the values and vision of […]
 
BSA Film Friday: 05.15.15
Editorz, 2015-05-15 04:02
Our weekly focus on the moving image and art in the streets. And other oddities. Now screening : 1. Miss Van, Victor Castillo, Easo Andrews in LA 2. Rallitox Invites You to Walk Over Immigrants for Free. 3. Kinetoscope: Angelina Christina x Ease One 4. Cranio in Breda, Netherlands for Graphic Design Festival 5. Michael […]
 
BIFIDO’s Surrealist Fairy Tale on a Wall in Bologna
Editorz, 2015-05-14 10:00
Children inhabit a world full of possibilities that inexplicably contains winged animals, adults, ghosts, candy, race cars, dancing in circles, Angela Merkel, Prince Charming, spiderwebs, sidewalk chalk, Beyonce, and the ability to fly without a plane – all coexisting together in harmony in the same story. Bifido understands. Bifido with young fans. (photo © Courtesy […]
 
The Trades: Hendrik Beikirch (ECB) Traces Moroccan Faces
Editorz, 2015-05-13 04:02
Street Artist ECB is introducing you to the trades of Morocco by painting the faces of current practitioners whom he has met on the street. By now we are familiar with the storytelling role that artists can fulfill with their portraits of individuals who live in a region, town, or neighborhood and Street Artists such […]
 
Human Sticker, Human Behavior in Berlin with Rallitox
Editorz, 2015-05-12 04:02
You may be familiar with artist such as Maurizio Catelan and Marina Abramović  who have featured live humans suspended from the wall as part of gallery or museum installations, and street artist Mark Jenkins creating lifelike sculptures in public space. The effect can be shocking and if done effectively, causes the viewer to review our […]
 
External Combustion: How & Nosm with Tristan Eaton in BK
Editorz, 2015-05-11 04:02
Murals sometimes need to be refreshed, and springtime is good time to do it before the weather in NYC gets too punishingly hot. We last showed you this wall in Williamsburg in 2011 when Tristan Eaton finished his piece next to How and Nosm. (Street Artist Tristan Eaton Goes Biblical) For this “refresh” the guys […]
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Wednesday 13 May 2015
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13.05.2015

You are invited to be a part of the inaugural event for The Heliotrope Foundation this week with Swoon, Swizz Beatz, and BSA at 287 Gallery in NYC for 3 special events:


THE ROAD BY WALKING offers an inside look at the people and places that inspired Swoon to start a new non-profit organization, the Heliotrope Foundation, dedicated to using art to create lasting social change.
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Please join us for the VIP reception this Wednesday May 13th hosted by Swoon and Swizz Beatz for your chance to celebrate the debut of The Heliotrope Foundation, a new non-profit organization founded by Swoon. Included with admission is a limited-edition Swoon print only available at this event, plus juices and hors d’oeuvres by Juice Press and beer, wine & champagne. Space is strictly limited.VIP RECEPTION: 
 

Swoon and Swizz Beatz VIP Reception 
287 Gallery 
287 Tenth Avenue 
New York, NY 
Wednesday, May 13, 6-9 PM
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In addition, hand drawn sketches from Swoon are available exclusively on Paddle8 until May 18th. All proceeds benefit the Heliotrope Foundation.
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This Saturday May 16 please join BSA in conversation with Swoon about the inauguration of The Heliotrope Foundation and furthering her important new initiatives with Braddock Tiles in PennsylvaniaKonbit Shelter in Haiti, and Music Box in New Orleans.Begun by artist Caledonia Curry, also known as Swoon, The Heliotrope Foundation supports and extends the values and vision of her long-term community-based projects, using art to make lasting social change.Be sure to RSVP to join a conversation with Swoon and the founders of BrooklynStreetArt.com (BSA), Steven P. Harrington and Jaime Rojo as they speak with her about her exciting plans for the future!
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