“In partnership with Direct Relief, The Vaseline® Healing Project is an aid effort to provide dermatological care, Vaseline® Jelly & medical supplies needed to help heal the skin of people affected by poverty or emergencies around the world.” As I am very interested in the representation of black spirituality in popular media these days, this isContinue reading “More than Skin Deep? Haitian Vodou, Corporate Social Activism and the Commodification of Healing”
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The Buddha in the Botanica
Many years ago I came upon an interesting presence while visiting El Cobre, a village in southeastern Cuba. Translated simply as “Copper,” El Cobre is well known for its 19th century mining concerns, but even more famously, it is the site of the national basilica for the luminous patron saint of Cuba, Our Lady of Charity.Continue reading “The Buddha in the Botanica”
Bravo to Duke University for their excellent digital archive of twentieth century advertisements! Although it didn’t help me to find any more Hoodoo and Conjure ads, they sure helped me feel better about being a woman.