Yorubaland encompasses southwestern Nigeria, Benin, and Togo. Taínos are the native peoples of modern day Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Cuba, and Hispaniola. I see myself as a bridge between two worlds: a daughter of Taíno and Yoruba, my very existence a beautiful unification of two peoples forced to endure lives they had not chosen.
This post is juicy, I go all in about matcha: its history, benefits, and my personal love for it. Give it a read and tell me what you think 🙂
CBD Part 4: Commercialization The last article of a 4 part series exploring the history of cannabis and ways we can make the industry more inclusive for black and brown people.
Part 3 of a 4 part series exploring the history of marijuana, the prison industrial complex, and the new industry surrounding it all.
Happy Virgin Islands Emancipation Day!
Read pt. 1 here. ... Part 2: Criminalization (2 of 4 parts) Soon came waves of anti-marijuana media and legislation. In 1937 the Marijuana Tax Act was passed to curb the usage of the plant. Movies such as Reefer Madness made white middle classes fear for their children’s health, painting a picture of marijuana as [...]
To me, Miami is a seemingly perfect city with its oceanfront properties, vibrant cultural scene, and year-round tropical weather. Its proud Latinx and Caribbean immigrants make for an atmosphere that reminds me of being back home in St. Thomas. Throw a week dedicated only to art fairs into the mix and the South Florida hub becomes my type of heaven.