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Cousin Leny’s wedding to Steve on August 1, 1998, in Los Angeles was the last trip B.Michael and John would make together as a couple before separating later that month.

B.Michael (left) is rocking a Barong Tagalog and John reprised his uncle’s pink seersucker jacket pairing it with a tri-color bow tie that, if memory serves, he learned to knot for the occasion.

Jericho ’98

As a community activist and law school graduate, B.Michael felt a deep commitment to raising awareness around the ongoing campaigns for justice for political prisoners like Mumia Abu-Jamal.

On 27 March 1998 in Washington DC, B.Michael accompanied a small group of his students from City-As-School for Jericho ’98. The purpose of the National Jericho Movement is amnesty and freedom for all political prisoners in the U.S. These photos (erroneously date-stamped on the 28th) were taken by B.Michael’s camera.

Were you present at this demonstration? Were you one of B.Michael’s students? Please let us hear from you!