Rocio and Mercedes Podcast

Amplifying the Afro in Afro-Dominican. We on a journey of embracing our blackness as Dominicans - from a place of love and celebration. Please join us on this journey of self-discovery and embracing our blackness.Our podcast will be a platform to explore topics such as hair, Dominican history, Immigration, Colorism, Body Image, Dominican culture in the arts, and more. We will be asking questions like: What is a typical Dominican? Is there one? How can we do more with embracing our blackness? What are the relationships like with other Latin cultures and experiences? How do we stay connected to who we are and where we are from?But always asking the question: How do you amplify and celebrate the AFRO in AFRO-Dominican?

Being 1st Generation

We chat with actor, writer Nabil Vinas about being 1st generation.  He talks about his upbringing,...

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Acting is Activism

Franceli Chapman-Varela is an Afro-Latina(Dominican) actor, host, writer, and producer. She is a member...

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Dominicans do love Haitians

Clarivel Ruiz is the founder of Dominicans love Haitians.  We talk about how the organization started,...

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Representation Matters

We chat with Kelvin Grullon, a Dominican American actor from Washington Heights, New York City.  ...

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What is Self-care?

We talk with Eileen Z. Fuentes about all things Self-Care. She gives us 5 practical tips, shares the...

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Making better health choices

 Violet Santana and Indhira Santana, two sisters who opened up  My Wellness Solutions, a holistic...

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Practical tips for saving money, and building wealth

Ramona Cedeno chats with us  about financial freedom.  We discuss financial planning, steps...

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Human Connection and Art

This week Rocio and Mercedes speak with Sherazade Garcia, a Dominican Visual Artist about her family...

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Food, Death and Mental Health

Diana López has over 18 years of experience working in the field of social services providing support...

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Embracing our curls

Yessenia has approached 11 out of her 20 years in the hair industry, as a way to help women discover,...

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Why is spirituality so important?

We chat all things Spirituality with Sili Recio. She shares her journey of becoming a Priestess. She...

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How is military life for a Latino?

Karlos De La Cruz was raised in the Highbridge community of the Bronx, New York, Karlos De La Cruz is...

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Laura Gomez from Orange is the Black talks immigration on and off the show

Actress, writer, and director Laura Gómez, started her journey in her native country, Dominican Republic...

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Why voting matters

We talk with Genesis Aquino. We discuss the importance of voting, local elections, housing issues, the...

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History of Dominican Republic

Rocio and Mercedes deep dive into Dominican History with Dr. Anthony Stevens-Acevedo. In this episode,...

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Colorism, NY Times and Therapy with Claudio Cabrera

Title: Colorism Summary: Rocio and Mercedes talk with writer Claudio Cabrera. In this episode,...

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Community

Rocio and Mercedes talk to Zenaida Mendez, Director of MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Center. In...

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Dominican Writers

Rocio and Mercedes chat with Angela Abreu, the founder, and Executive Director for Dominican Writers....

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Rocio and Mercedes Trailer

Rocio and Mercedes: Amplifying the AFRO in Afro - Dominican! Here is our trailer for our first

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