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Racism in the Dominican Republic Rekindles Calls for Boycott


By Jenn M. Jackson 10:04 am July 6, 2015 The Dominican government has long-standing issues with activists and human rights organizations regarding their treatment of Haitian-descendant residents in the country. Now, they have engaged in a deliberate “ethnic cleansing” of Black Dominicans of Haitian descent by legalizing the mass deportations and the terror-like hunting of […]

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Black August

Black August, the movement that honors the radical resistance, resilience, and collective action of Afrikan peoples of the Diaspora. From the Haitian Revolution, to Underground Railrooad, to the March on Washington, to the Watts uprisings, people of color have been resisting colonization for centuries.

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Dear Yemaja: A Year Later and Haiti Women Cry Out at Kanye West’s Monster

By Fallon 10:32 am January 14, 2011 Dear Yemaja (Lucumi/Santeria Mother Goddess), Last year, I wrote a blog entitled, Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail. Yes, I wrote that Spirit and Spirits would rise and rattle those who seek to indebt and control Haiti. I wrote that Haiti would […]

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Monday Morning Mash-Up

By Summer M. 9:21 am August 9, 2010 Since I only write here at BYP on Mondays, the blogging silence of the other six days often results in hateration build up.  Fortunately, I take notes.  What follows is a rather desultory dose of scathing haterade for your Monday morning.  Who needs caffeine? Feel my body! […]

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A Father’s Day Reflection: Do Black Fathers Matter?

By Fallon 1:41 pm June 18, 2010 For the past 15 years of my life, Father’s Day was a day to be tolerated if not ignored. Unlike Mother’s Day where I actually thirst for the presence of my mother or someone else’s mother, I feel completely indifferent about Father’s Day. And, perhaps, my indifference has […]

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Can Haute Couture Help the Poor?

By Asha 12:00 pm February 23, 2010 This month both New York and London Fashion Week featured a special Fashion for Relief show organized by Naomi Campbell to raise money in support of the disaster in Haiti. Basically, I don’t know whether to support the industry providing relief to victims in Haiti or to be […]

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Some Natural Disasters are not so Natural, but Vodou (Spirit) will Prevail

By Fallon 8:53 pm January 14, 2010 Can’t no one know at sunrise how this day is going to end. Cant’ no one know at sunset if the next day will be here. In this world of trouble and wars a member must be ready to go. We look forward to things to save us […]

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