I'm sad to hear of Dana's passing. He was vibrant, witty, homorous and a champion for causes and issues affecting the black LGBTQ community. And he also loved to tease me with smart-ass comments or just a toss of his dreads. :-) I first met Dana at the 2004 Adodi Retreat. He was a kind and gentle soul. I didn't know Dana as long as some of his other friends, but i knew him enough to love him and to capture him so lovingly in this photo.
I took this photo of Dana in May of 2005 in Newark, New Jersey at an Anti-Violence Rally held in honor of the slain youth Sakia Gunn. That was Dana...always there when it mattered most.