Fernandito y La Verguenza

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1. Lo Sagrado y La Vergüenza 2. La canción «Compañera» de Fernandito Villalona siempre me ha encantado por lo obvio; la voz del Mayimbe, la composición y las letras. La voz y la composición funcionan como el sol alumbrando las palabras. Y las palabras, bajo la luz, se oyen claramente haciendo sombras ambiguas. La canción «Compañera» [….]

Thank You Letter To Prisca Dorcas Mojica Rodriguez

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Dear Prisca, For the past few days, restlessness has overcome me and I now know that it is time for me to start spilling; I can no longer balance this hurt in my body. Your writing has helped me shift into a phase of healing that brought a certainty that I would be back. I [….]

Should you pursue an MFA?

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What is an MFA in writing? An MFA is an abbreviation for Master of Fine Arts, a graduate-level degree that focuses on creative studies. There are several types of MFA degrees, including creative writing, art, drama, and photography. A Masters of Fina Arts (MFA) is a graduate degree that typically requires two to three years [….]

#37 Free Online Writing Courses

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There are many free online writing courses and resources available to fine tune your writing skills and share your stories with the world. The following list of courses have all been created by top Universities and are available to take online, at your own pace, completely for free! Find the ones that are relevant to you and start brushing up on your writing skills today.

Promoting Before and after self-publishing

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Many of you have asked how to market and promote your book prior to and after self publishing. Below are some suggestions that have worked for our authors. Before Set up an Author central https://authorcentral.amazon.com/ Set up ore order via Amazon http://ericvanderhope.com/how-to-set-up-pre-orders-on-amazon-for-print-books/ Create a raffle to give away free copies Create a spreadsheet to record [….]

Liberatory Afro-Latinidad: a Q and A experiment

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Over the last few weeks, I’ve had a lot more time than usual to think and rant away. One of the conversations that I keep having with my closest friends, many of whom happen to Afro-Latinx, goes something like this: Me: You ready?! Friends: We ready!! Me: For black liberation, land ownership, collective farming and [….]

Dembow

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Hoy en día ya no esperan que las niñas crezcan y que se hagan mujer. Hoy le dicen, “Que lo que mami? Tu estas ratata” Y ellas que no conocen la admiración de un padre Se guillan del tipo en la esquina Quien promete dárselo to’ Mientras su Mamá con el bodeguero se la pasa [….]

“The Story of a Dominican Dad Who Worked in New York City for Over Two Decades and Was Deported Out of Nowhere”

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[This was a story written by  Gary Gerard Hamilton] For the past couple of weeks, I’ve been looking for Baron, my favorite custodial worker here at Yankee Stadium; not actively going around searching for him, but anticipating running into him. A Dominican man, probably in his late-fifties or early-sixties with a short beard as white as [….]

“Can We Teach Our Dominican Parents and Grandparents How to Use an ATM?”

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If there’s anything more frustrating about living in a Dominican neighborhood and being Dominican is watching our querido viejos and viejas distrust banks. Yes, the idea of people distrusting the highest institutions on earth isn’t a new concept. We all distrust everything from the government to the guy who walks around Dyckman with the ‘Dulce [….]

We Need to Stop Pressuring Young LATINA Women

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Growing up in the Dominican community or any other Spanish speaking one can guarantee you a few things. You will undoubtedly be part of a very close-knit family. You will love your culture. And last, but not least, you will be expected in more cases than not to get an education, a good job “y [….]