Roquetes: Sell during Las Mercedes Day —a National Holiday in the Dominican Republic held on September 24 — are necklaces made with corn flour, butter, coconut milk and sugar. Part of our religious traditions. Seguir leyendo Las Mercedes Day in the Dominican Republic
Iworry about the impression the rest of the world might have on Dominican women. If you write on the Internet «Dominican women» or «Dominican» you’ll find a big surprise. One day, I was curious to see what I could find and after that, I do not know if my decision was right or wrong. For example, when I wrote «Dominican women» appeared results as: Featured Dominican … Seguir leyendo Dominican women, just face and body?
To whom we pray: An altar in honor to Saint Charles Borromeo, known by Dominican voodoo believers as Papa Candelo Sedifé. According to his followers, “Se dife» is Haitian Creole for «Is fire»; thusly “Candelo is Fire”. Seguir leyendo Dominican faith
Indhira Suero, who grew up in La Vega, Dominican Republic, remembers being a child surrounded by other girls who were fair-skinned and had straight hair.“I was the only morenita with curly (natural) hair,” the 27-year-old recalls in Spanish. “Growing up, I had a bit of a complex and I remember always looking at myself differently than other girls.” Latina Behind Negrita Come Coco Project … Seguir leyendo Latina Behind Negrita Come Coco Project on Race & Identity
The hood: Barrio Chino (Chinatown), a place in the middle of Santo Domingo (our capital) that evidences the presence of Chinese immigrants in Dominican Republic. Seguir leyendo Chinatown in Dominican Republic
La Negrita Come Coco is a character that promotes Dominican popular culture through social networks. It also fights for the acceptance of Afro origins in society and in a sarcastic way dennounces the evils that affect Dominicans. Her name is because in Dominican Republic people often use that term to discriminate against women with dark skin and curly hair. Thus, the Negrita mocks those prejudiced … Seguir leyendo La Negrita Come Coco