Haitian Instagrams

In honor of Haitian Heritage Month, I wanted to share five of my favorite Instagram accounts to follow that share Haitian heritage and showcase the latest and greatest from Haiti’s vibrant culture on the island and throughout the diaspora.  Featuring food, film, travel, Haitian celebrities, charitable work these Instagrammers keep you immersed in Caribbean cultural with a creole twist. [click to continue…]

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TheCurlyKidsColoringBook

My little one loves anything related to art. Painting, crafting, molding shapes with clay and of course coloring. I’m always looking for new ways to feed her creativity and she absolutely loved the Curly Kids Coloring Book !

As a natural curly haired girl myself, I’m always looking for books, games and activities that reinforces how she feels about her own beauty of being a brown girl with curly hair. Over the last year I have had a number of hair conversations with her about hair. She’d comment, “I want my hair straight” or “Kids say my hair is too poofy”. [click to continue…]

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Machel Montano gave an electrifying performance in Brooklyn, NY last weekend and it was featured on Billboard

If you’re familiar with the teachings of Marcus Garvey, you know about his idea of repatriation for Black to return to Africa. I seem to hear stories about this more frequently and here’s an example of Ghana being the new place to be.

HBO has purchased the screen rights to Jamaican author Marlon James’ book “A Brief History of Seven Killings”. I had never heard of the book, but after learning that it was inspired by real life inspired events about the infamous Shower Posse, it definitely makes me want to read the book before whatever movie or series HBO has planned is released. {Jamaica Observer}

Speaking of the film industry, BET’s founder Bob Johnson is investing in a new digital subscription, all urban platform for film makers. Caribbean film makers take note, and get in on the developments as they continue to develop! {The Wrap}

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April 2015 Content Report

So in sticking to my goals for the year I’m trying to get better at being consistent with posting on the blog. So, I’ve decided to do a monthly content report. A lot of bloggers do income reports, but since I’m not bank rolling via the blog, focusing on the content is the best step in that direction. I don’t know how long I’ll do this for, but it will make me more accountable to myself if I’m forced to share with you. [click to continue…]

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UniverSoul Circus Family Fun NYC

The little one and I were invited to the UniverSoul Circus in Queens, NY on #WAHGWAN social media night and we both had so much fun! The UniverSoul Circus had all the elements of a traditional circus, elephants, tiger and acrobats but with a lot more flavor infusing Caribbean, African and Latino cultural elements throughout the show. In between acts the crowd participation was not only inviting, but hilarious! It felt like a big family reunion under one tent. Check out some of our favorite moments

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These ladies were so flexible! Made me want to take up yoga, it’s amazing how far you can stretch your body.

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The dancers put on a great show with fire lit limbo and folk style dancing made me feel like I was at carnival.

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The elephant’s were Cheeks’ favorite. She loved all the tricks they did.

The UniverSoul Circus will be in New York for a few more weeks, so get your tickets via Ticketmaster and enjoy  with the family. For those of you not in NYC check out UniverSoulCircus to see when the show is coming to your area.

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Mikelah-Rose-Podcast

I’m honored to be featured on the Carry on Friends blog and podcast! Kerry-Ann is one of those friends I met and had an instant connection with. We met at a Ladies Who Brunch event and have remained connected over the last year. Not only is she a fellow blogger, but a constant inspiration so I was honored that she wanted feature me. We did a blog as a prerequisite to the podcast. I really enjoyed doing the podcast and listening back to myself I can hear how confidant I am and it was actually a boost that I needed to want to jump into doing more video. I spoke about blogging for so many years and the challenges, blog goals, life balance and how I apply my blog experiences to my career goals and day job.

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Style: Plaid & Denim

by Miss Mikelah on April 22, 2015

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 Style: Plaid & Denim | Vibes: Hanging in the heights!

Over the weekend I went out for a friend’s birthday brunch in Washington Heights, NYC; Home to many Dominicans living in NYC. The brunch was filled with people eating, drinking and rocking to Reggaeton blasting through the speakers. I remember not being a fan of Reggaeton, but like Steve Urkelto Laura Winslow, the hearing it over the years”wore me down.” I even have a few songs in my playlists it has slowing gained it’s way into my playist over the last few years.

Shirt: Signature 78 | Tank: Target | Jeans: Old Navy | Shoes: Guess | Ring: Pieces NY | Bracelets: Forever 21

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Caribbean Blogger Spotlight Carry on Friends

Kerry Ann Reid-Brown is the founder of blog and podcast Carry on Friends. Through Kerry-Ann’s life experiences and professional acumen for connecting with people, she has developed a voice to inspire other while share her stories. Carry on Friends covers topics on personal growth, career/business growth, success and life.

What made you start Carry on Friends?

I noticed that I knew different people who were going through similar things but felt alone. I realized that because no one was sharing their experiences there was no way to know that someone is going through or went through something similar and therefore missing an opportunity to inspire or encourage others.  I started Carry on Friends because  I  have always felt that I had great people around me and I envisioned bringing them together and by creating Carry On Friends, an online community for them to share their experiences and expertise. [click to continue…]

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Signature 78

New women’s online boutique Signature 78, created by Caribbean Digital Divas Syn Dawkins and Tiffani James, launched online earlier this year with a mix of classic and trendy pieces for any occasion from independent designers curated by the fashion forward duo.

Signature 78 is a showcase for independent fashion designers and artisans; emerging fashion, music and the arts. Custom and hand-selected clothing provides a unique shopping experience that is set to the upbeat, artistic, and touch of exotic flair inspired by the co-founders’ Caribbean heritage.
Along with the boutique they’ve created a digital video series titled after their tagline #TheSignatureGeneration and the latest video features Laniece Lyew the owner of Brooklyn restaurant Milk River. See more from #TheSignatureGeneration on Signature 78’s website and check out some Fly-Caribbean-Chic pieces from their boutique.

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Prajje 1983 Go Fund Me Campaign

Haitian designer based in the New York City, Prajje Jean-Baptiste of Prajje 1983 is raising money for a new fashion project in Haiti {GoFundMe} that includes making new piece in Haiti, with local artisans.

In December 2014, Prajje presented a major fashion exhibition in Petion-Ville, showcasing Prajje 1983 past and present creations and documented the designer’s creativity and contemporary spirit.

It was also an occasion for Prajje to rediscover the reverence for the country’s majestic beauty and to fall in love, once again, with its dynamic culture. The idea for a new collection was born, inspired by two of Haiti’s most mystical goddesses “Ezulie Freda and Ezulie Dantor.” Overwhelmed by Haiti tremendous economic potential, Prajje is determined to be part of the new Haitian narrative by contributing to the country’s progress and growth. For this collection, Prajje will work with Haitian artisans to explore embroidery, beading, colors unique to the country. The ultimate goal is to create a collection in Haiti and to champion the made in Haiti brand worldwide.

 

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