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The Earth Warrior Speaks of More than Just Trees

The Earth Warrior Speaks of More Than Just Trees Her Dominican, Afro Latina roots are at the forefront. Her work emphasizes black and brown women in flight, in transition, in movement –The Earth Warrior, aka Suhaly Bautista-Carolina, uncovers the magic, secret steps of the dance called womanhood. She is a triad of educator, artist, and

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Interview with Samir Mehta, Staff Writer on Narcos

Narcos, which is airing its first season on Netflix now, is a chaotic look at the narcotraffickers in Colombia, as the Colombian and American governments struggle to fight the influx of drugs and violence. It also takes a critical view of America’s role in Colombia, and forces us to examine the paradoxical idea of punishing

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Darkmatter, Open Sex & Conversation for Enlightenment

  Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon, are the founders/creators of the South Asian performance art duo, Darkmatter.  Fashion icons, protestors/poets/playwrights, household names in New York City, they are pioneering trans voice everything.   From poetry to video to posts, they are a mélange of sound and power. Janani Balasubramanian and Alok Vaid-Menon articulate their insights

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Somewhere during 2005 in New York City, I met Marlowe, a stripper, with her chestnut Cleopatra cut and cowboy boots, with her fingers woven through Carpentier’s The Kingdom of this World. This is how I found her in a café near Chinatown. She wore layers of clothes and no make-up; she seemed almost shy. She

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LEADer of the Pack: Catching Up With Daniela Luna

“I was really learning Miami at that time,” says Daniela Luna of our first encounter, “Trying things and wondering what to do. In theory, I understood; but really… to be honest I was a bit lost.”  As one who leans keenly toward inquiry, Luna is using her latest project, LEAD Miami, as a platform for

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