#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

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

Born of several cultures, yet belonging to none! Keynote at Hobart and William Smith College

Keynote at Hobart and William Smith College's 15th Masquerade Ball Geneva, New York, Saturday, March 29, 2014 Born of several cultures, yet belonging to none! "Bonswa a la Societé!" GOOD EVENING Hobart and William Smith Colleges and distinguished guests. ... Thank you for inviting me to deliver your keynote this evening during the 2014 Masquerade… Continue reading Born of several cultures, yet belonging to none! Keynote at Hobart and William Smith College

A Night of Commitment and Action / Noche de compromiso y accion

“Today I am embarrassed to call myself Dominican, yet I want the world to know that not all Dominicans are racist!  The Dominican Republic’s highest court ordered the denationalization of all Haitians who were born after 1929, and according to news reports, more than 210,000 Dominican born children of Haitian descent could be deported next… Continue reading A Night of Commitment and Action / Noche de compromiso y accion

Meditation ~ Doing what you love!

How do you wake up in the morning? Are you the kind of person who jumps out of the bed and gets right into the day go... go... go... Do you begin your day with a spiritual practice, yoga, exercise, meditation, morning pages, chants or prayers? Every morning before I begin my day as I… Continue reading Meditation ~ Doing what you love!

NPR conversation ~ Haiti, Racism, how the shut down affects people of color

What an incredible honor it was for me to participate in this mornings conversation about seven year old Little Miss Delaware, Jakiya Mckoy having her crown taken from her because she wasn't Latina enough "light/white" enough. Then we move to the government shut down and how it affects Latinos and all people of working classes.… Continue reading NPR conversation ~ Haiti, Racism, how the shut down affects people of color