Welcome to our Friday Dominican News Roundup, where we sort through all the rebulú and news of the week to handpick some stories for you. Infórmese! From Quisqueya to the Bronx, this is what happened this week:
Campaign #VoyAFavor is fighting for women’s rights to abortion:
In Dominican Republic, the campaign #VoyAFavor seeks to obtain signatures to decriminalize abortion in cases where a woman is at risk, the pregnancy is a result of rape, or the fetus is non-viable. The campaign is being launched by Colectiva Mujer y Salud, among other organizations and individuals. Read about it in this article in Spanish. Dominican locals can sign the petition or find out more here.
Last week we published a piece by our Associate Editor Carmen Mojica on Amara La Negra, Cardi B and Colorism:
“What many of us who speak regularly about AfroLatinidad have to deal with is not only recovering from the internalized racism and hate that is bred in the Latino culture but also having our Black identity questioned by some people in the African American community.”
Check out the full article here: Amara La Negra, Cardi B & Colorism: My Perspective as an AfroLatina
From the folks over at Uptown Collective: “In order to help reduce hunger in Northern Manhattan, a coalition of organizations has gone mobile. West Side Campaign Against Hunger, New York-Presbyterian Hospital, Holyrood Episcopal Church, CHALK and the Dominican Women’s Development Center (DWDC) have all teamed up to launch a mobile food pantry.” Read about this initiative here: A mobile mission.
“No one is asking what is it like being a white male producer in music, no one is asking that knowing that [white men] have made millions off black, queer and marginalized peoples and paid them dust in return,” says Maluca Mala, a Dominican singer-songwriter, model and activist from Washington Heights, New York. “See, no one is asking those questions. Marginalized communities need to unify because we need to take up space. The youth needs that, they need to see themselves and to hear themselves.”. Read the full article on here.