The World Through VIE's Dome . . .

March 26, 2018

Our third remarkable woman during Women’s History Month is Mamie Phipps Clark. She is our shero because of her groundbreaking work in psychology regarding Black children’s mental health as well as how her work contributed to Brown vs Board desegregation decision. Mamie Phipps Clark was born on April 18th, 1917 in Hot Spring, Arkansas. Harold H. Phipps (Mamie’s father) was a physician and Katy Flo...

March 4, 2018

The Black Girl Experience is an unique experience that is like no other. Black girls live like chameleons adapting to their circumstances and environments as best as they have been programmed to. Black girls are told that they are last on the totem pole of care. Black girls juggle multiple hats like daughter, babysitter, sexual object, punching bag, personal assistant, therapist, cook, nurse etc....

It's a new month so that means the next upcoming blogs will have to do with February's topic. February's topic is Black History and Teen Dating Violence. For this specific blog we will be discussing Black History and how Black girl's are preyed upon by Black men. By now you've heard about the little girl who's about six years old who was sexually abused on camera by a grown...

February 29, 2016

 


Today is the last day of February also known as Black History month but don't fret because every day is a new opportunity for you to learn something new including Black History. Don't allow a month to grant you permission to celebrate the existence of greatness of our people. We should always honor them and model ourselves after them. It takes a courageous person to do extraordinary things. So f...

February 27, 2016

Gran Bwa which means Great Tree is a nature loa (spirit), that is associated with vegetation like trees, plants, and herbs. He is the ruler of the sacred forest and protector of undomesticated animals. Like Loko (a loa), he is the loa of healing, his duty is to know the secrets of herbal medicine and use it to create secret herbal medicine. Gran Bwa represents the natural resources on earth from b...

February 26, 2016


Marinette Bois Sèch, means Marinette dry wood, or Marinette Pye Sèch, meaning Marinette dry feet. She is one the most alarming, volatile, erratic loa (spirit) in Voodun. She is extremely evil, her ceremonies are performed around a huge bonfire, where salt and gasoline are thrown into the fire. She is the ruler over all werewolves. As much as she is feared, she is and she is highly respected for s...

February 25, 2016

 

Kalfou is the twin brother of Papa Legba, both of these loa (spirits) control the crossroads; Legba in very good in comparison to Kalfou who is very evil. Kalfou is highly respected yet highly feared. He strictly allows bad spirits to cross over and he is the ruler of evil spirits. Kalfou is portrayed as the cliché tall, dark, and handsome image whereas his twin brother Legba is an elderly man fr...

February 24, 2016

Clermezine Clermeille is the Godmother of harmony and music in Haitian Vodou. She is from Rada (a traditional drum group) and is widely believed to live in a place made out of crystal and diamond in the deepest section of the ocean where music is consistently playing. In Haiti, the loa (spirit) Clermezine Clermeille is mostly recognized and supported in the northern area of Haiti. She is affiliate...

February 23, 2016

 

Baron Samedi (Saturday) is one of the most important loa (spirits) in Haitian Voodu. He is the God of Death; like the Grime Reaper in American folklore. He is the decider of the crossroad; all living souls, must pass through him. As Master of Death, he is also responsible for giving life. No one can die if Baron doesn't dig their grave. His powers are often called on to use for curses and during...

February 22, 2016

Suzanne Simone Baptiste Louverture was born in 1742 and died May 19, 1816. She was a freed former slave woman who married Toussaint Louverture in 1781. She was deemed as a strong family woman, and devoutly loyal to Toussaint. Her first son Placide Louverture was adopted by Toussaint. He was born on December 28, 1781, and died July 1, 1841. Toussaint's first d son Isaac Louverture was born in 1786...

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