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SUPERIMPOSING

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Our wonderful contributor, Zahra, dug up the Emily Bernard essay, “Teaching the N Word,” and it got us thinking….. I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what… Continue reading

De Pura Cepa: An Interview with Puerto Rican Artist, Amy Ortiz

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Hola Delen Readers, This week we take great pleasure in introducing la artista mas apasionada–the hermosa Amy Ortiz. DELEN ARTS: Can you please tell us about your cultural background? Where did you grow up? … Continue reading

Dr. MOLECULA – GRAFFITI ARTIST REPS THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC

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(Photography by Javier Montero) It’s December 30th in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic and my flight has arrived at midnight.  My father and brother are waiting for me on the other side of the… Continue reading

IDENTITY ARCHITECTS: Part Dos

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So one day, I’m perusing the dollar section by the checkout at Target.  I find a bin of children’s socks and I start to pick out a pair of Disney Princess Tiana, and… Continue reading

IDENTITY ARCHITECTS

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The setting, Sofrito restaurant in NYC. The couple, a black Latina and her white Latino boyfriend. The question, “Why do you feel the need to connect with the girls of Black Latina Movement?… Continue reading

Waiter! There’s some Spanish in my soup!

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Um, can someone please tell me what balabusta means in English? What about Sukkot?  Can these words be accurately translated and is there some value that is lost in the transaction, this linguistic… Continue reading

WRITING WITH LIGHT: MEET BROOKLYN PHOTOGRAPHER SERGIO GRACIA

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This week Delen Arts welcomes Puerto Rican born, Brooklyn photographer, Sergio Concepción de Gracia. We asked Sergio to share with our readers the central focus and provenance of inspiration for his black and… Continue reading

Welcome World!

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Welcome to Delenarts.com, a blog about the arts and living the ethnic pastiche by American writers of color. “Delen” has etymological roots in Old Dutch and the verb form means to…Click on the… Continue reading

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