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Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Wanderlust: embracing the world as an Afro-Tica

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - January 30, 2018

Some of my favorite New Year´s words of advice from my Tica mother are, “Begin the new year traveling so that the following twelve months will be…

Count me in, part III: Carmen Miller and Costa Rican ‘Sisterlocks’
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Count me in, part III: Carmen Miller and Costa Rican ‘Sisterlocks’

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - November 9, 2017

Third in a three-part series that focuses on making visible the thriving natural hair movement among Afro-descended Costa Ricans within the context of the larger natural hair…

Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide
Global
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Global
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Día de las Culturas/Columbus Day: a brief, incomplete guide

Jill Replogle - October 16, 2017

Happy Día de las Culturas (Cultures Day), Columbus Day, Día de la Raza (Race Day, loosely translated), Indigenous Peoples Day, Day of Indigenous Resistance, Day of the…

Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Count me in, part II: Natural Hair Sistahs 506

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - July 18, 2017

“New research from Mintel reveals that sales of styling products have increased 26.8 percent from 2013 to estimated 2015, reaching $946 million, now comprising 35 percent of Black haircare…

Count me in: the natural hair revolution among Afro-Ticas
Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Musings from an Afro-Costa Rican
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Count me in: the natural hair revolution among Afro-Ticas

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - May 4, 2017

Count Me In is a multi-part series that focuses on making visible the thriving natural hair movement among Afro-descended Costa Ricans within the context of the larger…

A Costa Rican, a first kiss: Mourning George Michael
Artists
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Artists
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A Costa Rican, a first kiss: Mourning George Michael

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - December 28, 2016

Read also: Desamparados, 1984 and Prince – A Tribute My compassionate husband must have sensed by my laughter at 7pm on Christmas Day that I had not…

A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A graceful life: Jeannette Boyd Rodríguez and San José’s Afro-Costa Rican history

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - October 3, 2016

I love how history can instantly be rewritten by the insertion of an individual narrative. I have always wondered about Afro-Costa Rican lives that start in San…

Afro-Caribbean Day in Costa Rica: Government Promises New Cruise Ship Terminal
Business
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Business
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Afro-Caribbean Day in Costa Rica: Government Promises New Cruise Ship Terminal

L. Arias - September 1, 2016

The Caribbean province of Limón will have a new cruise ship terminal thanks to a ₡93 million ($166,000) government investment, President Luis Guillermo Solís said. That's one…

The elegance of Quince Duncan: a chat with the celebrated writer
Arts and Culture
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Arts and Culture
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The elegance of Quince Duncan: a chat with the celebrated writer

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - August 29, 2016

About six years ago, when I was a just novice getting my feet wet in research about slavery in colonial Costa Rica, I managed to get an…

A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives
Costa Rica
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Costa Rica
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A rare find: African voices in the Costa Rican National Archives

Natasha Gordon-Chipembere - July 11, 2016

Though Costa Rica had its own version of slavery from approximately 1502 to 1824, there was never a fully viable cash crop plantation system – that is,…