Posts Tagged ‘Afro-Latinos’

Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Loíza Live | Manhattan Times

Saints and salsa. Thousands gathered to celebrate Afro-Latino culture in the city during the latest edition of the “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a Santiago Apóstol,” known as the Loíza Festival, named after the city in Puerto Rico that inspired the festival a half-century before. Loíza is home to the largest community of African descendants in […]


Spread Love: 50th Annual Loíza Festival

Spread Love: 50th Annual Loíza Festival

July 28th | July 29th | July 30th — 11:00AM to 8PM (All Days) E 109th St (Between 2nd & 3rd Avenues), NY NY. FREE | Please RSVP your attendance here. The Annual Festival Santiago Apóstol de Loíza in El Barrio celebrates a half century of African influence of the Puerto Rican and Latino immigrant […]


Home Is Where The Spirit Is – A Q&A With Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

Home Is Where The Spirit Is – A Q&A With Dr. Marta Moreno Vega

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) For over 40 years Dr. Marta Moreno Vega has been on the front-lines of highlighting, defining and shaping Afro-Latino identity both in the United States and abroad. She has dedicated her life to telling the story of the African Diaspora and celebrating the legacy and brilliance of African people. To that […]


CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

CCCADI Opens Doors to its New Historic Location

Photography: Rex Desrosiers Yesterday evening, elected officials and around 250 VIP guests came together to kick off this weekend’s grand-opening celebration of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s (CCCADI) new historic location, the Firehouse on 120 E. 125th St. The highly anticipated opening comes after CCCADI’s 40 years of notable social justice work in […]


Indiegogo Spotlight: La Galería Magazine

Indiegogo Spotlight: La Galería Magazine

A Word From La Galería Magazine Founded in 2014 by three Dominican Afro-Latina feminists, La Galería Magazine is an unaffiliated independent grassroots magazine fighting to give a voice to Dominicans in the diaspora and take back our stories. We are committed to staying independent and write opinion pieces that are anti-oppressive and that continue connecting […]


Spread Love: CCCADI’s Grand Opening Weekend Celebration – October 15th & 16th

Spread Love: CCCADI's Grand Opening Weekend Celebration - October 15th & 16th

The indispensable Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) is celebrating their new digs with a grand opening experience taking place over the course of 2 days, October 15th & 16th. Please join them in making history as they establish the center in the heart of El Barrio. There will be an inaugural 3-part exhibition […]


Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters – Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

Uptown Video: Mothers & Daughters - Raquel Cepeda & Djali Brown-Cepeda

In this awesome video from Allure and StyleLikeU, mother-daughter duo Raquel Cepeda and Djali Brown-Cepeda talk about combating identity stereotypes, embracing their natural hair, and advocating the importance of being comfortable in one’s own skin.


The Loiza Festival – The Recap

The Loiza Festival – The Recap

Photography by Mario Carrion “That’s real commitment. These guys are staying put,” affirmed Dr. Marta Moreno Vega, founder and Director of the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI), one of the Festival’s presenters. She referred to the sea of umbrellas moving to the sound of drums at this year’s “Fiestas Tradicionales en Honor a […]


Deeply Rooted – A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco

Deeply Rooted - A Q&A With Elvis Nolasco

Words: Led Black (@Led_Black) Video & Photography: Emmanuel Abreu (@EAbreuVisuals) Elvis Nolasco is a man of the people. Despite the awards, the accolades and the acclaim Elvis remains someone who cares deeply about his craft, his culture and his community. Elvis first entered the public consciousness in 1994 when he was cast in I Like […]


The Afro-Latino Festival NYC – The Recap

The Afro-Latino Festival NYC - The Recap

“This is a safe space for black and brown people,” affirmed Princess Nokia before sending a shout-out to Oshun, the neo-soul hip-hop duo with a cult following that performed hours before on the same stage at the Afro-Latino Festival NYC. The exchange captured the essence of the Festival’s 4th edition, where art and culture became […]


Call for Models: Afro-Latina Portrait Series

Call for Models: Afro-Latina Portrait Series

Are you a Latina living in New York City who identifies with your blackness? Do you use terms such as, “Afro-Latina, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Cuban etc…” to express who you are and to speak to the memory and existence of your African ancestry? Afro-Dominican photographer, Suhaly Bautista-Carolina also known as The Earth Warrior is working on an […]


Spread Love: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions on Feb 27th & 28th

Spread Love: CCCADI Presents Trade/itions: Trans-Atlantic Orisha Sacred Traditions on Feb 27th & 28th

As Black History Month evolves into #BlackFutureMonth, a response to increasing safety and survival concerns of African descendants in the United States, the Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute (CCCADI) affirms and celebrates the resistance and resilience of African Diaspora global cultures in a multidisciplinary cultural arts weekend event. On February 28th and February 29th, […]


July 24th Thru 26th: 38th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio

July 24th Thru 26th: 38th Annual Loiza Festival in El Barrio

The Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute in collaboration with Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza presents the 38th Annual Loiza Festival (The Festival of Santiago Apostol) in El Barrio July 24th to July 26th. The festival celebrates the culture, history and legacy of Afro-Puerto Ricans. It is a three day festival comprised of performances of […]


2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

2/26/15: La Galeria Presents A Discussion About Blackness In The Dominican Republic & The Diaspora @ Word Up Books

A Word From La Galeria Join us for a discussion on negritud/blackness in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora. Using articles, social media, and other resources, we will discuss what it means to be black in the Dominican Republic and the Diaspora We are providing a space for dialogue. We claim a general understanding of […]


Uptown Tonight: Carolina Camacho @ Camaradas

Uptown Tonight: Carolina Camacho @ Camaradas


De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

De El Alto a Jalisco | Manhattan Times

BY Robin Kilmer Come May, a familiar face will be missing uptown. Emmanuel Abreu, better known as DJ Boy, has been an omnipresent creative force in Northern Manhattan for years. If you missed him volunteering at Word Up Community Bookstore, collaborating and performing with the People’s Theatre Project, it has still been virtually impossible to […]


Uptown Tonight: Gaga P’al Pueblo Photography Exhibit

Uptown Tonight: Gaga P'al Pueblo Photography Exhibit

Gaga P’al Pueblo’s Photographic Songs District Office of Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez, 618 w. 177th St. Thursday, February 20th, 2014 6:00 PM Council Member Rodriguez’s office will play host to a spectacular photography show featuring local artists from the Dominican musical and cultural group, “Gaga P’al Pueblo”. The stunning photographs bring to life the joy and […]


The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week In NYC Kicks Off Today

The 8th Annual Latin American Cultural Week In NYC Kicks Off Today

Launched in 2006, the Latin American Cultural Week is an annual New York City wide festival which highlights Latin American dance, film, literature, music, theater, visual and performing arts. Many institutions and artists throughout New York City, including Washington Heights and Inwood, participate hosting presentations of music, dance, film, theater, literature, visual and performing arts […]


Uptown Video: Gagá pa’l Pueblo

Uptown Video: Gagá pa’l Pueblo

Gagá pa’l Pueblo takes place every summer on Sundays in the Anne Loftus Playground on Dyckman Street as well as other places in the Heights and beyond. Gagá pa’l Pueblo is an all-out celebration of Afro-Dominican identity that welcomes, engages and entrances all who take part in it. Check out the truly awesome video below […]


Gagá pa’l Pueblo In Pictures

Gagá pa'l Pueblo In Pictures

Photography by Art By Dj Boy (@ArtByDjBoy) Gagá pa’l Pueblo takes place every summer on Sundays in the Anne Loftus Playground on Dyckman Street as well as other places in the Heights and beyond. Gagá pa’l Pueblo is an all-out celebration of Afro-Dominican identity that welcomes, engages and entrances all who take part in it. […]


Palos: Music at its roots | Manhattan Times

Palos: Music at its roots | Manhattan Times

Story by Adrian Cabreja During these last weeks of summer, there is no time to be wasted. Soon enough, the full-time routines of school and work will beckon, but in the meantime, there is fun, and even a bit of cultural education, to be found on any given Sunday at the Anne E. Loftus Playground […]


The Complexity of Latino Diversity | Huff Post: Latino Voices

The Complexity of Latino Diversity | Huff Post: Latino Voices

By Eduardo Diaz – Director of the Smithsonian Latino Center The other day I ran into colleagues at the soon-to-be National Museum of African American History and Culture. We share offices in the same Smithsonian building and check in occasionally. “So,” I say, “When are you going to start taking care of my Dominican peeps; […]


Put You On: Negro – The Documentary Series

Put You On: Negro - The Documentary Series

BY Led Black (@Led_Black) Okay folks, I am going to let everyone, Latinos and non-Latinos alike, in on a little secret. Latino is NOT a race. It is an identity made up of various races, cultures and many nationalities. A Latino can look like a pre-bleaching Sammy Sosa or Andy Garcia. Got that? Here is […]

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