#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat

Follow The next Afrolatina is an incredible writer of Haitian descent. I include her as an Afrolatina by choice! One that there is no argument on. Edwidge Danticat and I (a writer of Dominican descent) share an island. In my life work, the Afrolatinos doc, it was/is important for us to include Haiti in the… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #4: Edwidge Danticat

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #3: Goyo

@Goyocqt, lead singer and front woman of the #afrocolombian #hiphop group #chocquibtown is not only a fierce badass, but I am honored to call her mi hermana, representing, Buenaventura, El Pacifico, Quibdo, el Choco Colombia. Goyo is a mother, spirit sister and incredible human being. This Grammy award winning #singer #songwriter #producer #rapper #artist is… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #3: Goyo

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #2: Mamá Tingó

#2: Mamá Tingó #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Mamá Tingó (born Florinda Muñoz Soriano; November 8, 1921) was a Dominican activist leader and defender of the rural farming community in Dominican Republic. She was assassinated fighting against the unjust plunder of the resident farmers’ land in Hato Viejo in Yamasá during the second government under Joaquín Balaguer one… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #2: Mamá Tingó

#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #1: Marta Moreno Vega

・・・ For the month of October I will be sharing my top thirty-one #afrolatinastoknow today I honor: #1 Dr. Marta Moreno Vega. I met Dr. Vega in 2007, when I interviewed for my first published article. The article that was the seed to my work on the #afrolatinosfilm. Back then the #cccadi was in Columbus… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #1: Marta Moreno Vega

Pre-Party for Afrolatinos HBO Latino Film Festival Screening @afrolatinostv

In honor of Afrolatinos The Untaught Story being selected to be featured at this year's HBO Latino Film Festival we invite you to join us for a pre-party celebration. Tuesday, October 10th Pat'e Palo 6:00PM 251-3 Dyckman St, New York, NY  Join us for an evening rumba y gozo!!! Ay que celebrar! With love, The… Continue reading Pre-Party for Afrolatinos HBO Latino Film Festival Screening @afrolatinostv

Afrolatinos Screening at the HBO Latino Film Festival!

For nine years Renzo Devia, @afrolatinotv, and I have waited for this moment--Afrolatinos La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron will screen at the HBO Latino Film Festival. We are finally getting this story closer to where it has always been destined to be. Our vision and intention for Afrolatinos has been and is to ensure… Continue reading Afrolatinos Screening at the HBO Latino Film Festival!

BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT #BSAMfuturismo2017

Afrofuturism, black comics, and an arts convention all in one. And it's happening in the Bronx. Join me this Saturday, April 22, 2017 @ 10am for a workshop on AFROLATINO SPIRITUALITY. We are also screening the Afrolatinos documentary. Location: The Bronx Museum of the Arts April 22, 2017, $6 asked DONATION. BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT… Continue reading BLACK SPECULATIVE ARTS MOVEMENT #BSAMfuturismo2017

The Afrolatina Show – Ep. 03 #afrolatinashow

COACH WOODEN GEMS: GEM 1: "Why is it that so many non-attainers are quick to criticize, question, and belittle the attainers?" ~ John Wooden "It was 10 years ago, I was just emerging as a writer and published my first story. Someone saw something in me. This person wanted to build with me. She wanted… Continue reading The Afrolatina Show – Ep. 03 #afrolatinashow

The Afrolatina Show – Ep. 02 #afrolatinashow

This week on The Afrolatina Show (Ep. 02) we talk about people fearing what they do not understand, different cultures and religious beliefs. I am thinking about this idea of having to hide our religions. Check out the episode and please share your thoughts... let's have a conversation. To listen to the podcast: The Afrolatina Show… Continue reading The Afrolatina Show – Ep. 02 #afrolatinashow