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…

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…

FILM SCREENING TONIGHT in NYC! Afrolatinos An Untaught History

   I honor that today is the very first screening of AFROLATINOS: LA HISTORIA QUE NUNCA NOS CONTARON, Afrolatinos: An Untaught History!  Tonight is the very first time we share it publicly.     Today I honor how Renzo Devia and I met and dedicated over seven years to this project. We have been committed to… Continue reading FILM SCREENING TONIGHT in NYC! Afrolatinos An Untaught History

“Writers summarize our reality, the collective dreams, the collective hopes”

An interview with ISABEL ALLENDE regarding GABRIEL GARCIA MARQUEZ que en paz descanse. He gave us back our history! I am not ashamed to admit that I have never read any works by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. I have tried on so many occasions to read Cien Años de Soledad... pero nada... There was something about… Continue reading “Writers summarize our reality, the collective dreams, the collective hopes”

Maestra Documentary Film Screening ~ Cuba

After a year on the festival circuit Maestra comes to Maysles Cinema in NYC for a night of film, music and poetry to celebrate the transformative power of words. Film screening Q & A with director Catherine Murphy and film protagonist Norma Guillard Live music by Cuban Hip-Hop Duo Obsesión Poetry and spoken word by… Continue reading Maestra Documentary Film Screening ~ Cuba