Article by Gina Ulysse

The Lady in Brown, from Ntzoke Shange’s For Colored Girls Who’ve Considered Suicide when the Rainbow is Enuf, talks about her encounter with Toussaint.

The palace built by Henri Christophe I of Haiti, Sans Souci of Milot


Excerpted text (key!):

“Dancing and sex are tied together in America—if you’re dancing with somebody that means you’re sleeping with somebody. But that doesn’t mean that in our culture it’s the same. In [Caribbean] culture, you’re dancing with someone because you’re dancing with someone. You’re having fun. There’s a beauty to the dance and there’s a beauty to the battle. That’s something they’re not understanding. Within a dance, there is a competition going on. There is a battle of the sexes. You are wining up on someone: Can he handle yours? Can she handle you? Can she make you fall over? There’s levels to this thing. ”

Taino Names of the Caribbean Islands

NYT outlines US Policy changes toward Cuba (a/o 12/17/14)

Pretty cool Prezi presentation on use of the rise of Vodou imagery in Skateboard Culture.

Great article that relates nicely to arguments I make in my book.

This is one of the most beautiful love songs you will ever hear about a country – Marc Anthony’s nationalist ode to Puerto Rico, “Preciosa” (the lyrics & translation are here).