Dominican-Haitian Women Women’s Movement Decries Lack of Cooperation on Both Sides of the Border

Solidarity is OUR most potent Weapon!!!!

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E3D47FD2-0949-483C-A85F-30D6A347A7AE.jpg__209__400__CROPz0x209y400The Dominican-Haitian Women’s Movement (MUDHA) has said that the Haitian government’s lack of support to its nationals in Dominican Republic is the main reason why many have yet to register for regularization in the Dominican Republic. According to Dominican Today, Haiti is not providing the necessary documents needed to apply under the new “regularization” law in the DR.

Quoted by listin.com.do, Movement leader Cristina Luis Francisco said despite their efforts Port-au-Prince fails to provide help needed such as identity documents to its nationals.

Hundreds of Haitian nationals from the capital’s suburbs visited the government office building Juan Pablo Duarte in Santo Domingo over the weekend, seeking assistance to legalize their status through the regularization plan.

Luis said MUDHA has been helping Haitians in the registration process at the 24 offices throughout the country. “We expect most people to register,” she said, and reiterated that the organization regrets that…

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Art About Jamaican Dancehall On View At Lux Art Institute

Arts-Roots-Culture: #Heart2Art

Excerpt: “It’s language, it’s dress, it’s music, it’s movement and it’s bravado,” said Patterson.

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This article by Angela Carone appeared in kpbs.org. Follow the link below for a video and audio of the report.

Dancehall has replaced reggae as the defining music of Jamaica, at least for contemporary Jamaicans. Fans say it’s the voice of the people. Critics say it glorifies sex and violence. In its most basic form, dancehall involves a deejay rapping over a beat.

Because it dates back to the 1970s, some argue it’s the source of hip hop.

No one denies that today, dancehall is the most popular art form in Jamaica.

The culture surrounding dancehall is the subject of Ebony G. Patterson’s artwork. Her large mixed-media wall tapestries and paintings are on view at the Lux Art Institute in Encinitas through the end of May.

Patterson has always been interested in more than just the music of dancehall.

“It’s language, it’s dress, it’s music, it’s movement and it’s bravado,”…

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Songs We Love: Prince, ‘Baltimore’ MAY 09, 201511:39 AM ET ANN POWERS Twitter

In a sly way, Prince has always been a political artist. Like Marcel Duchamp upending the art world with his readymades, he stormed the pop scene courting controversy, but always with a wink. Like Bob Dylan throwing down signs in the video for "Subterranean Homesick Blues," he sent out messages – some of them explicit, … Continue reading Songs We Love: Prince, ‘Baltimore’ MAY 09, 201511:39 AM ET ANN POWERS Twitter

National Gallery of Jamaica West Presents “Xaymaca: Nature and the Landscape in Jamaican Art”

Sweet Sweet #Xaymaca
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Tanya Batson-Savage writes about the upcoming exhibition, “Xaymaca: Nature and the Landscape in Jamaican Art,” which will soon open at the National Gallery of Jamaica’s Montego Bay branch: National Gallery West. Curated by curate by Dr. Veerle Poupeye (Executive Director of the National Gallery) and O’Neil Lawrence (Senior Curator) the exhibition will be on view from Friday, May 8, at 7:00pm through August 8, 2015. The National Gallery of Jamaica West is located at the Montego Bay Cultural Centre in Sam Sharpe Square, Montego Bay, Jamaica. Batson-Savage explains:

An exhibition on the Jamaican landscape certainly comes at an important moment in the country’s history, when many fear that we are fast become the land of not so much wood and polluted waters. The battle between environmentalists and the government over issues such as the creation of a hub at protected national reserve Goat Island and the Roaring River Water Shed, both of…

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