Mariposa Caribeña
Yo soy Dominicana
I'm a transnational being
I live in between worlds
I'm a a third world feminist
I'm an educator, a daughter, a friend, a sister, a mentor, a lover, a planner, a survivor
Yo soy Merengue y Bachata
I'm Hip Hop Beats and Regeton rhythms
Mariposa Caribeña
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"Girl hold on…"
African American proverb indicating someone is about to get a tongue-lashing or ass-whooping. (via blkproverbs)
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"what you not gon do is….."
A directive to cease and desist current activity as in “See what u not gon do is come up in my house draggin mud all on my new carpet, better take them shoes off at the door” (via blkproverbs)
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Cali is so precious !
Cali is so precious !
Cali is so precious !
Cali is so precious !
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afrolatinoforum:

Book Presentation of Pigmentacrocies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin America
Tuesday, October 21, 2014 - 6pm-9pmNYU - Department of Social and Cultural Analysis20 Cooper Square - 4th FloorNew York, NY 10003Join the afrolatin@ forum and NYU’s Department of Social and Cultural Analysis as we celebrate the publication of Pigmentocracies: Ethnicity, Race, and Color in Latin AmericaPigmentocracies is a richly revealing analysis of contemporary attitudes toward ethnicity and race in Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru, four of Latin America’s most populous nations. Based on extensive, original sociological and anthropological data generated by the multi year Project on Ethnicity and Race in Latin America (PERLA), this landmark study analyzes ethnoracial classification, inequality, and discrimination, as well as public opinion about Afro-descended and indigenous social movements and policies that foster greater social inclusiveness. A once-in-a-generation examination of contemporary ethnicity, this book promises to contribute in significant ways to policy making and public opinion in Latin America.
MORE INFO HERE
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"I do believe that books can change lives and give people this kind of language they wouldn’t have had otherwise"
Jacqueline Woodson, author of Brown Girl Dreaming. She’s one of the finalists for the 2014 National Book Award in the Young People’s Literature category. The finalists were announced today on Morning Edition. NPR’s Kat Chow interviewed Woodson earlier this year about her stories and the need for more diversity in books. (via npr)
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hoodfuturism:

juliedillon:

This is an illustration I did for the August 2014 issue of Popular Science Magazine. The assignment was to show a scifi take on human aging in the future. I wanted to do something relatively positive, so I drew a lady whose life has been been prolonged through cybernetic enhancements and augmentation, so she gets to spend time with her great-great-great-great grandchildren. 
Thanks to AD Michelle Mruk!

that’s so beautiful!
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YESSSSSSS
YESSSSSSS
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happyhealthylatina:

A little Truthful Tuesday talk. Loving Brendon Buchard’s works and quotes right now. ;)<3

Good reminder
#truth #repost #instagood #instaquotes #healthcoach #work #lifebydesign #purposedriven
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"I no longer have patience for certain things, not because I’ve become arrogant, but simply because I reached a point in my life where I do not want to waste more time with what displeases me or hurts me. I have no patience for cynicism, excessive criticism and demands of any nature. I lost the will to please those who do not like me, to love those who do not love me and to smile at those who do not want to smile at me. I no longer spend a single minute on those who lie or want to manipulate. I decided not to coexist anymore with pretense, hypocrisy, dishonesty and cheap praise. I do not tolerate selective erudition nor academic arrogance. I do not adjust either to popular gossiping. I hate conflict and comparisons. I believe in a world of opposites and that’s why I avoid people with rigid and inflexible personalities. In friendship I dislike the lack of loyalty and betrayal. I do not get along with those who do not know how to give a compliment or a word of encouragement. Exaggerations bore me and I have difficulty accepting those who do not like animals. And on top of everything I have no patience for anyone who does not deserve my patience."
José Micard Teixeira (via butt-boy)