BloggingU-Photo101: Water & Orientation

Infused Waters: For years, my water bottles have always stayed "on fleek"; simultaneously hydrating the body and elevating style. On any given day, in bottles of varied sizes, colors, materials, water dances with a variety of herbs, fruits and/or vegetables--- Fast 4ward: Funny how they've gone from blatantly un-noticed to being side-eyed to trending in Magazines, on Main Streets … Continue reading BloggingU-Photo101: Water & Orientation

Carolyn Cooper: Jamaican Art Disappears In Cuba

Vital Observation…

Repeating Islands


This article by Carolyn Cooper appeared in Jamaica’s Gleaner on May 31st.

Last Sunday, on my way home from Havana, I ran into Ebony Patterson at the airport. She was one of the international artists invited to exhibit in the Havana Biennial. And the only Jamaican! On Saturday afternoon, I had happily wandered around Old Havana with my sister, Donnette, and our friend, Ifeona, trying to find Ebony’s three installations.

We managed to track down one of them. It was a typically complex image, both alarming and strangely beautiful: A mutilated male body lying in a bed of flowers. Dread reality transformed by the artist into a seemingly pretty picture. The body was carefully camouflaged, dressed in flowers that blended with the background.

The underwear was visible, bearing the K-Mart/Sears brand, Joe Boxer.

This is how the brand is described on its website: “Joe Boxer was founded in 1985, with…

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Water Under the Bridge

Great Reflective Post…and InSights…

Embracing ART

Day Three: Water & Orientation

Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge

Brooklyn Bridge Brooklyn Bridge

Starring at the Bridge took my thoughts to the old age saying, ‘Water Under the Bridge’.   I kind of wonder though,  how far under the bridge does it really go.   Do we really let go of the things that were done to us?   The things that hurt us so much that we can really forgive,  and straight out bluntly say,  ‘water under the bridge,  don’t worry about it’.   I believe, we all should be able to do this,  for the sake of our own happiness and well being.  But I for one know that it is easier said then done.   We have to try and just imagine all that hurts us flowing under the bridge,  crossing into the river,  and pray fully being swept into the sea.   Imagine if you will,  a fast current coming straight for…

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Boston’s new poet laureate wants to make poetry comfortable for all


Repeating Islands


This article by Kathleen Burge appeared in The Boston Globe.

As a young child, Danielle Legros Georges learned that life could stop in one place, and begin again thousands of miles away. She was born in Haiti but her family left for Zaire, political exiles from their homeland. They moved again, to Boston, when she was 6, joining some of the city’s early Haitian immigrants in Mattapan.

“I was constantly trying to make sense of things,” she said.

The small community of Haitians in Boston exposed their children to the arts — theatre and dance and painting — of their home country. Somewhere Legros Georges fell in love with poetry and she published her first creative piece in the Emerson College literary journal. Many of her poems describe her native country, which she visits regularly.

This fall, Legros Georges was chosen as Boston’s second poet laureate, following Sam Cornish, who…

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Brooklyn Borough President Kicks Off Caribbean Heritage Month

Celebrating Afro-Caribbean
The Children Nations of Mother Africa…

Repeating Islands


Alley Olivier writes that now that President Barack Obama declared June as Caribbean Heritage Month, Brooklyn’s Borough President Eric L. Adams kicked off a month-long celebration featuring an array of Caribbean-related activities on June 5, 2015.

Joined by his Deputy Borough President Diana Reyna, the first Dominican-American to serve in that capacity, both expressed the importance of celebrating Caribbean-American contributions in Brooklyn and beyond.

“Recognizing the significance of the Caribbean people and their descendants and the history and culture in the United States. As I’ve said, Brooklyn is the center of that cultural history. You cannot say Brooklyn without speaking on all of our Caribbean islands,” Adams said during the press conference kick-off.

“This is an exciting time where color is vibrant and we are visible. It is important that we are at the table reminding New York City how diverse we are and the richness of that diversity,” Reyna…

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Recommended Reading: Why I Abandoned My Social Media Presence

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Have you ever stopped to think about why you are on social media? For me, it has always been about connecting with people, learning from my community, and contributing to that community. Page views, subscribers, followers and fans were never a stand alone goal. They were a means to an end — the promise of a potential connection.

— Annie at Ethical Thinker

Note: The ideas here are targeted more to intermediate/advanced users and bloggers with established followings.

If you’re a new blogger, we can help you get started on social media: we publish resources on building your blog and online presence, and offer Blogging 201: Traffic and Growth, a guided course where you learn alongside other bloggers.

Annie at Ethical Thinker published an interesting read last month on why, after seven years of growing a popular parenting blog and social media presence, she abandoned her following, which…

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