International Decade for People of African Descent #afrolatinos

On the occasion of Human Rights Day, you are cordially invited to a Film Night to celebrate: 2015 - 2024 International Decade for People of African Descent Thursday, 8 December 2016 United Nations Headquarters Conference Room 4 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. It is a huge honor to be invited to showcase our film AfroLatinos: An… Continue reading International Decade for People of African Descent #afrolatinos

Things Will Unstitch Us…

Excerpts from Chris Abani's Ted Talk on Humanity: "This woman -- during the Biafran war, we were caught in the war. It was my mother with five little children. It takes her one year, through refugee camp after refugee camp, to make her way to an airstrip where we can fly out of the country.… Continue reading Things Will Unstitch Us…

Afrolatinos An Untaught History Documentary

As we celebrate Latino Heritage Month, Latinx Heritage, and Hispanic Heritage we are incredibly proud of our work documenting and honoring Latinos and our contributions to African diasporic culture, religion, dance, music and history. Our gift to you is a 30 min sneak peek of Afrolatinos. Enjoy! Watch Afrolatinos en español here! To schedule a full screening of Afrolatinos contact us. We would… Continue reading Afrolatinos An Untaught History Documentary

Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness

  Poets & Writers, The NYC Latina Writers Group, & BAAD! Bronx Academy of Arts & Dance are honored to offer a Master Poetry Class: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness with Nancy Mercado, Ph.D. In undergrad I took a psychology class where the professor shared an example of the “Bystander effect/apathy,” where… Continue reading Master Class in Poetry: A Nuyorican State of Mind: Poetry of Witness

I was told that I had no right to claim my blackness…

Hey Family, There is so much I want to say… so much I want to share. I have been preparing for this trip to Cuba since 2012, but ten years before that, in 2001, this was when I began my journey into the Yoruba tradition. I didn’t understand what it was that drew me, and… Continue reading I was told that I had no right to claim my blackness…

Day 168: Dear #Prince #purplerain #ripprince

Dear Prince, Yesterday was a devastatingly painful day. I was riding the train to Vermont when I read a tweet that you were gone. I called my daughter immediately to confirm and she said, “No mama, let’s not jump to conclusions… there’s an investigation. Lets just wait it out.” But even seeing that on a… Continue reading Day 168: Dear #Prince #purplerain #ripprince

I was lost and now I’m found…

Not so long ago I left corporate america vowing to never return. I was making over $80K a year, 401K package and company stocks. During that time in my life I could easily spend $300-$500 on any given weekend for no particular occasion, dining at some of New York's posh restaurants and drinking at the… Continue reading I was lost and now I’m found…

Solidarity Through the Decolonization of Ourselves #decolonizelatinx

I am honored to be facilitating a workshop at the New England Latinx Student Leadership Conference:    Reconciling Identities: Sexuality, Spirituality and the Policing of Blackness! Can you be light-skinned Latinx, practitioner of Regla de Ocha and a lesbian? How does one deconstruct racism and self-hate?  Decolonizing conditioned ideas requires the deconstructing of thoughts: Who… Continue reading Solidarity Through the Decolonization of Ourselves #decolonizelatinx

Afrolatinos @ UPENN ~ Tonight!

Today is a momentous occasion. We are honored and thrilled to be screening Afrolatinos at the University of Pennsylvania in the first of many college screenings.  We have worked so hard on this film and are ready for the world to finally learn about an important part of our history!  #voicesofthesilent #afrolatinoscollegetour @afrolatinostv @diosadominicana    … Continue reading Afrolatinos @ UPENN ~ Tonight!