What do we believe? Today I read from my journal… “when we are filled with self-doubt. They are better than us! They deserve better than me! We don’t believe we are worthy. We don’t believe we are good enough. And the thing is… our kids feel the same. They do not believe they are worthy.… Continue reading Unwavering Beliefs… Who are you rooting for?
Announcing the Afrolatina Show Podcast & Vlog!
In the spirit of walking in gratitude... I am grateful for the insane amount of creativity and productivity I am manifesting for 2017. I am grateful for this wave that feels more like a tsunami of inspiration I am riding right now. I am creating content! I am filling up new journals. I am asking… Continue reading Announcing the Afrolatina Show Podcast & Vlog!
#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #8: AMARA LA NEGRA
#8: AMARA “LA NEGRA" #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** When I decided to share my list of #afrolatinastoknow I did so because it was important for me that our little black and brown girls, high school girls, college girls see themselves reflected. I am celebrating women that I admire for their scholarship and contributions to fighting for, defending and owning… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #8: AMARA LA NEGRA
#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #7: Sueli Carneiro
#7: Sueli Carneiro #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** Born Sueli Carneiro Jacoel in São Paulo, Brazil. Dr. Carneiro has dedicated her life to fighting for the rights of black women! In 1992, she and many Afrolatina and Afrocaribbean Women leaders met for the first time at The Conference of Black Latin American and Caribbean Women which was held… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #7: Sueli Carneiro
#AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo
#6: Elizabeth Acevedo #AFROLATINASTOKNOW *** The next Afrolatina I am honoring is someone I had been hearing so much about over the years, yet never read her work. Then I googled her. And like any good online stalker I fell in love with her and her work. The first piece I ever heard by… Continue reading #AFROLATINASTOKNOW ~ #6: Elizabeth Acevedo
#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
Essay: Two Cultures Marching to One Drum
TO READ FULL ESSAY: Urban_Latino story Two cultures