Cuba


by Francisco G. Gómez August of 2007: my excitement was on overload as my friend D ( Dean Warren Schomburg ) and I caught a flight to Cancun and then another ride to Habana. It had been fifty plus years since I had visited the island when it was still […]

A Taste of Racism in Old Habana – 2007






by Francisco G. Gómez Recently I was asked why Raíces’ mission had strayed so far away from the Arts. As all things evolve through the processes of experience, connections and new understanding, I pondered the question for a moment before answering. For the last five years the Center has come […]

Food, Music and Culture = EcoCulture


by Nicole Wines Adobo is often used in Caribbean cooking, as well as many other Latin American, Spanish and Portuguese cuisines. It is super simple to make your own adobo seco, or dry adobo spice mix. Why make it yourself instead of buying them pre-mixed? Simply put, store bought adobo […]

D.I.Y. Fridays – Homemade Organic Adobo





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