( Happy Belated Indie day D.R.)
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The Caribbean island of Dominican Republic 🇩🇴 gained its independence from Haiti on this day (February 27th) in 1844.
The Dominican Republic was the site of the first European settlement in the Western Hemisphere. The culture held in common by most Dominicans is referred to as mainstream Dominican culture, a mixture of different influences and customs having origins predominately in a European cultural basis, largely derived from the traditions of Spain, especially from Andalusia and the Canary Islands. The country has also received immigration from other parts of Spain such as Catalonia as well as from other European countries such as France and Portugal. The Dominican Republic has also been highly influenced by African culture, and Native Taino being a significant minority. Recent studies in population genetics have concluded that the Dominican gene pool is on average predominantly European, with a significant Sub-Saharan African, Guanche and Indigenous American substrate, the latter two originating in the indigenous people of the Canary Islands and Dominican's pre-Hispanic Taíno inhabitants, respectively.
Happy Independence to Dominicans on the island and the diaspora celebrating a culture rich with music, dancing, food, family and laughter. .
**Third to last video is "Conconete en Anafe" 🥥 a typical Dominican dessert made with coconut, prepared in a charcoal stove by Doña Juana in the patio of her house in the coastal area of Guayacanes. #AADiaspora
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Oct 23 3018. The Coalition for the People's Agenda and The Georgia Cannabis Equity Collective held our second symposium "Politics, Challenges and Opportunities of Cannabis: A Community Conversation" at Morehouse College Massey Leadership Center. Thank you to @mommygoungreen ( co-chair of GECE) Morehouse College and the amazing panelist that help educate our young black leaders. Stay tuned for our next forum. #throwback #blackexcellence
Me as a father. Gotta get em ready early.
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March 3 2019 Rock and Come In Sunday's goes live from Mangos Caribbean restuarant. 180 Auburn Ave Atlanta GA. Special guest will be @gregorysamuels and its gonna very entertaining show. #TeamBashment #roadblockradionj #liveanddirect #ndlessentertainment #Samuelstopranking
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@mahershalaali made history last night as the first black actor to win two awards in the category of Best Supporting Actor. 👊🏾 (photo via: Getty)
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Another Great Win 4 Regina King...
We Go Back To When Guru Was Married To One Of Her Long Time Friends From LA Back in 1992 into 1993...
She and Nia Long Would Also Hang With Us At Our Brownstone In Brooklyn (Owned By Branford Marsalis) And We'd Hit The Clubs and Bars Together...
Regina Put Sooooo Much Work In As An Actress That It's Only Right That Her Time Finally Came In The Form Of An Oscar.
Congrats and Salute!!!