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Please, just call me Negra

Please, just call me Negra.

My blackness has gifted me with a million regalitos. Resiliency, bravery, strength to start and the rest of the regalitos would be the different nicknames and terms of endearment people have called me since I began to walk. 3,030 more words

Puerto Rico

Si el Coquí Sobrevive ... Nosotros también.../If the Coquí Survives...so Will You...

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Para el boricua no hay sonido más sereno que éste…

No hay necesidad de tomar té de manzanilla, ni untarse aceite de lavanda o ningún otro tranquilizante… no hay que hacer ma’ na’ que decir sus oraciones e irse y acostarse oyendo este sonido único de la isla del encanto. 1,392 more words

Spanish Teacher

Meet me, the Boricua

I was born in New York City, Spanish Harlem, el barrio – in the early hours of a December morning in 1978. There had been heavy snow fall the evening/day I was born – almost a snow storm. 2,034 more words

Puerto Rico

Meet Sean Clements-Percussionist for Alvin Ailey dance foundation. The DJ/Producer/re-mixer speaks on the Tao way, the power of the drum and a shared inspiration.

Sean, this is my first interview for Common Roots Project with a musician/DJ/producer.  When thinking about how music can Cultivate Wholistic Nourishment you were one of the first people I thought of who I believe sort of embodies this mantra.  1,979 more words

The EFECT

Viva!

A poem from my new book, and very fitting for what’s going on…. For all you so called “Revolutionists”!

Viva!
Viva la revolucion !

But only after the hours of 9 to 5… 219 more words

Thoughts

SHE STILL IS MY MOTHER

She is an endless topic I write about. For starters her story before I even came into the picture is not only amazing but commendable. Hers is truly to say making something out of literally nothing. 741 more words

Memoir