Caribbean


Raíces Cultural Center has been awarded an incubation grant from NJ CH to develop a research initiative that examines the role and impact of gender in folkloric expressions and cultural traditions from Latin America, the Caribbean, and the diaspora.

Raíces Cultural Center Awarded Incubation Grant from NJCH


by Nicole Wines We have moved on from lettuce salads to sauteed kale, homemade pickles and an diversity of beans. Tomato vines are bursting with green tomatoes and we will be making sauce, salsa and tomato sandwiches soon. Herbal medicines are steeping and being prepared almost daily. The flowers continue […]

EcoCulture Garden Update – Abundance – July 28, 2018


by Francisco G. Gómez Recently I received a call from a friend informing me that my childhood sweetheart was dying from cancer. This was of no surprise to me because she was always sickly as a child. It took me back many years when I worked part time as an […]

Is Healing Mind over Matter?




by Francisco G. Gómez It seems to be human nature to see ourselves in light of how others see us; what a hindrance this is for our personal progress and growth! By progress I mean what we can accomplish, things like learning a new language, achieving academic success, painting a […]

Visualizing the Possibilities




by Francisco G. Gómez I just got back from the beautiful island of Puerto Rico last week and I must say that the natural course of life presents many undesirable events that lead to a greater understanding of why those events ever happened at all. I was on the island […]

Guanábana – One of Nature’s Miracle Fruits