Carta del dia 18 de septiembre, 2019 | por La Santera

El mensaje de hoy viene de la carta representando OLODUMARE--(As de discos, As de oro). “¡Caminante, son tus huellas / el camino y nada más; / Caminante, no hay camino, / se hace camino al andar” escrito por Antonio Machado. Olodumare nos viene a decir que lo que creemos, lo que decimos, nuestros hechos, nuestros… Continue reading Carta del dia 18 de septiembre, 2019 | por La Santera

#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

My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 2)

Before my Iyaworaje began something ugly happened to me, something arrived and shook the very foundation of my faith. The ground beneath me began to open up and I trembled. Things will show up to test how badly you desire something. Things will happen just to see if you are willing to fight for it.… Continue reading My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 2)

My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 1)

  Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran Most religions recognize some form of honoring the divine, this invisible presence and representation of a force and source that is passed down as religious text, from person to person, culture to culture and from belief… Continue reading My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 1)

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…

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

1st Annual Afro Latino Festival!

   Afrolatinos: La Historia Que Nunca Nos Contaron is thrilled and honored to be participating in the 1st Afro Latino Festival in New York City! Join us in celebrating Afro Latinidad with music, dance, workshops and constructive dialogues about issues affecting local and global Afro-Latin@ communities.   WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2013 LOCATION: Parkside Avenue train… Continue reading 1st Annual Afro Latino Festival!

How 9th Graders Will Change the World With Only $43.00!

Last night I came home from the Concha Buika concert and was greeted with what will be the most important letter I have ever received from a teacher about her students: “Hi Alicia, hope all is well. My students know that the Untold Story about Afrolatinos is important to me and it has become important… Continue reading How 9th Graders Will Change the World With Only $43.00!

As UNLLAMADO comes to a close~ la lucha continua!

Afrolatinos Family! Thank you!!! WE DID IT! We completed an amazingly beautiful campaign—UNLLAMADO. Thank you to all who answered our call! This has been the most exhilarating two months. As a community we came together and shared knowledge. During our twitter parties we raised consciousness. This is how the most important movements are started, we… Continue reading As UNLLAMADO comes to a close~ la lucha continua!

Symbolism, Rituals and Spiritual Practice!

AMAZING NEWS FAMILY!!! Last night we reached over 100,000 people and over 50,000 accounts! This is fantastic!!! We are power in numbers! I want to shout out everyone who participated last night during our conversation on Religion. Some highlights from last night: “RT @MrBeardRed: @DiosaDominicana un ejemplo es los sacrificios, la música, las ofrendas y… Continue reading Symbolism, Rituals and Spiritual Practice!