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Dominican Republic to be ‘Socially Cleaned’ of all Hatians/Dark Skinned Dominicans in two days

In two days about a quarter of a million people will be made stateless. They will have no homes, no passports, and no civil rights. There are several reasons for this, but the primary reason is racism.

 At issue is a ruling by the Constitutional Court in the Dominican Republic to strip away the citizenship of several generations of Dominicans:

According to the decision, Dominicans born after 1929 to parents who are not of Dominican ancestry are to have their citizenship revoked. The ruling affects an estimated 250,000 Dominican people of Haitian descent, including many who have had no personal connection with Haiti for several generations.

Dominican Republic has always had a longstanding hatred towards Haiti for years but what they’re doing is literally taking anyone who’s family lineage cannot be traced back to 1929, and putting them on a one-way bus back to Haiti, whether they were born in the DR or not. They don’t care. 

The US State Department has denounced the Dominican government for this plan, and pointed out that it is a gross violation of human rights according to the U.N. charter.

Below are 5 things you need to know about what is happening in the Dominican Republic:

  1. The DR government has revoked the citizenship of more than 100,000 Dominicans born in the country of Haitian parents.
  2. Many of the Dominican-born Haitians facing the looming threat of deportation have never visited Haiti or know anyone there.
  3. The criteria the government will use in deciding who is to be bussed out of the country is “dark-skinned Dominicans with Haitian facial features.”
  4. The DR government claims to have established a legalization process for Dominican-Haitians wishing to remain in the country, but the system is close-to-impossible, according to sources on the ground.
  5. Even though currently the deportation of Dominic-Haitians persists as only a possibility, all evidence points to it happening.

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That’s no moon!* Actually, it’s a moon *and* a dinner plate, part of the Cosmic Diner collection from Diesel Living with Seletti.

I saw these in person at ABC Home & Carpet in NYC last Saturday, and of course I have STRONG OPINIONS, both aesthetic and science-related. Look for more soon!


*I will never tire of this joke.


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At Least 6 Predominately Black Southern Churches Burned Down Within A Week. Arson Suspected In At Least Three

In the week after nine people were shot dead at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church in South Carolina, six, possibly seven, churches with predominately black congregations in five southern states have burned. Three of them were being investigated as arson. The seventh possibly being a fire at the Greater Miracle Apostolic Holiness Church in Tallahassee, Florida on Friday that destroyed the church and caused an estimated $700,000 in damage. Authorities suspect a tree limb that fell on electrical lines is what caused it, however they’re still investigating it further.

The FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives are working with local authorities to find those who set them.

“They’re being investigated to determine who is responsible and what motives are behind them,” FBI spokesperson Paul Bresson told BuzzFeed News. “I’m not sure there is any reason to link them together at this point.”

An arsonist set fire to the College Hills Seventh Day Adventist Church in Knoxville, Tennessee, on Monday. The following day, God’s Power Church of Christ in Macon, Georgia, was gutted by flames. And on Wednesday, Briar Creek Baptist Church in Charlotte, North Carolina, was deliberately set ablaze, and took more than 75 firefighters over an hour to get the fire under control. but by then, it had caused more than $250,000 worth of damage and demolished the church’s main building.

Other churches in South Carolina and Ohio have also caught fire, though it’s unclear if arsonists began the blazes.

Despite the cause, all the churches have predominately black congregations. The legal advocacy organization said that even if the events are determined to be arson, it takes additional proof to classify the acts as hate crimes. Since 1956, there have been at least 91 violent attacks on black churches.

The investigations are still ongoing.

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Five Good Things


1. this dining chair from Anthropologie -  available for $168 each in my favorite pale blue shade. 

2. this earthy-smelling terre noir candle from ABC Home - it’s infused with soil and cold minerals, perfect for fall ($90). 

3. this lace balconet bra from Third Love - it looks dreamy and comfortable at the same time ($64).

4. California Rose all-natural deodorant - i haven’t used traditional deodorant in years and have instead opted for a natural approach. i’ve tried many (many) different natural kinds and this is my favorite thus far. i’m actually getting through the day without needing to touch up to avoid smelling! it also happens top be created by my brother and sister-in-law. it’s coconut oil-based with arrowroot powder, beeswax, baking soda and essential oils and dries to a light finish. ($8).

5. kishu binchotan from Sort of Coal - this multi-purpose stick is the absolute best way to purify your home from toxins, drinking water and bath water, among numerous others uses. 



Modern Day Heroine Removes Confederate Flag In Front Of South Carolina Statehouse

A powerful black woman scaled a flagpole in front of the South Carolina Statehouse on Saturday morning and removed the Confederate battle flag.

“We removed the flag today because we can’t wait any longer,” Bree Newsome, 30, said in a statement released by activist group Blackbird, which was helping out with press but did not facilitate the event itself. “We can’t continue like this another day. It’s time for a new chapter where we are sincere about dismantling white supremacy and building toward true racial justice and equality.”

Bree Newsome a compatriot, James Tyson, 30, also of Charlotte, face charges of defacing monuments on state Capitol grounds, The Associated Press reported. The offense carries a possible fine of up to $5,000 and up to three years in prison.

But the rest of the world wasn’t having that. A #FreeBree crowdfunding campaign at Indiegogo raised $97,446 within 23 hours, and is now currently over $100,000.

Her heroic act hasn’t gone unnoticed and she’s even being compared to Fannie Lou Hamer, Rosa Parks and other civil rights icons.

Unfortunately, because this is America, not even an hour after Bree was arrested, the flag was ordered to be put back up just in time for a White Supremacist rally that was staged later that day and where hundreds gathered in support of the Confederate flag.

“We are being exterminated,” cried Mike Williams, organizer of the procession in Montgomery, Alabama, which drew scores of men, women and children on Saturday afternoon. “Our heritage is being put into museum. We have a right to honor our history just like everyone else does.”

The irony and sheer stupidity in that statement alone…smfh

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                                 FRESH - BEAUTIFUL- PEACEFUL - ORGANIC - CHIC



My friend and food writer of New York magazine -Adam Platt told me his favourite new restaurant in New York City since last year is ABC KItchen. He doesn’t usually pick favourites but after an evening at this Jean-Georges Vongerichten utopia, I now understand. 

If you are familiar with the homewear and furniture store ABC HOME, you know it symbolises organic chic, post modern hippies unite with taste and sophistication from organic branches and flowers to old-world chandeliers and industrial age steel. All of these contrasts come together to feel like home. Like a safe haven. 

This restaurant has taken this concept and created a menu which stands for the same principles. Organic, Locally Sourced, Perfectly balanced cuisine with warmth and top service in one of the most divine rooms in the city. 

As a girl who cares for her figure but loves food there could be no better. The menu is tasty, vegetable friendly but still accomodates trends and everyones palate.

Roasted Beets with housemade yogurt

Our experience of Chef Dan Kluger’s “farm-to-table”  concept started with Roasted Beets with housemade yogurt. Although a very simple dish it was wonderfully fresh and well balanced. 

Roast Carrot And Avocado Salad crunchy seeds, sour cream and citrus

A Roasted Carrot and Avocado Salad felt very hippy dippy but was refreshing and delicious. I think for the price it is fair but anyone wanting something hearty or high level of execution may be underwhelmed as it is more about fresh ingredients and simple preparation. 

Raw Diver Scallops sea beans, serrano chilies and lime

The Raw Diver Scallops were divine. If I see Scallops on any menu I will order them and these were the best I have eaten in a while. Tender, Moist, fresh, thickly cut to enjoy the texture and the sweet flesh of the scallop was balanced with sea salt and serrano chillies. Plated on an adorable plate on ice it was undeniably exquisite.

Roasted Squash with parmesan and lemon

The Roasted Squash was yummy, slightly sweet from caramelization from roasting and punch from the Parmesan and acid from the Lemon it was very good, hearty but reminded me of something I would cook at home. But I think thats how they want you to feel. 


Black Sea Bass with chilies and herbs, baby market potatoes and spinach

The Black Sea Bass with chillies and herbs was very nice. Simple, refreshing, elegant but I’ve seen it before. We had dinner that night at about 10pm after an event and sadly the Pork was sold out! The early bird gets the pork! Noted. 

Overall the experience was wonderful with attentive wait staff and I would return in a heart beat. In a city where people eat out several nights a week this is the new direction of sustainable, beautiful cuisine that recharges your body and soul. 

A meal for two cost just over $200 with wine. 

Ommmm “Sweet and Meaty”

ABC Kitchen

ABC Carpet & Home

35 E. 18th St. 

(bet. B'way & Park Ave. S.)

Manhattan, NY 10003




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Racist White Terrorist Opens Fire & Kills 9 At Historic Black Church

Nine people were shot to death by a white man at a historic black church in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday night.

The gunman entered the Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church during a weekly Bible study meeting and opened fire around 9 p.m. Eight people were found dead at the scene, police said. Two others were transported to a hospital, where one later died. Federal, state and city authorities are now all searching for the gunman. The FBI on Thursday morning named the shooter as 21-year-old Dylann Roof, according to the Post and Courier, a Charleston-area paper.

Six women and three men were killed; none of the victims has yet been named by police, but State House Minority leader Todd Rutherford told The Associated Press that the church’s pastor, state Sen. Clementa Pinckney, was among the dead. Among the 3 survivors was a 5 year old little girl and her grandmother who played dead to make it out alive.

Several Media sources like Fox are already trying to pin this on Mental illness. They’re even going as far as calling this a “crime against faith” by a “misunderstood loner” instead of an act of violence by a racially driven terrorist. 

The Department of Justice, FBI and U.S. Attorney’s Office are launching a hate crime investigation into the killings.

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