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Haiti Voodoo

Graphic Photos Of Voodoo Rituals In Haiti

2012-07-03-slatelogo.jpg | Posted 11.11.2013 | Arts

By David Rosenberg In 1998, 16 years after he first became interested in visiting Haiti, photographer Anthony Karen made his first of what would be...

What Is Haitian Voodou?

Pascal Robert | Posted 09.17.2013 | Black Voices
Pascal Robert

Before the European came, there were basically three spiritual forces in West Africa: Islam, animist pantheon faiths, and ancestor worship. "Voodou," ...

Haiti's LGBTQ-Accepting Vodou Societies

Irene Monroe | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Irene Monroe

As a monotheistic religion, Vodou holds that there is one God, but adherents also believe that individual behavior is guided by spirits called "loas" (or "lwas"). Many of these spirits are what we'd consider lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, gender-fluid, androgynous or dual-gendered.

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The All-Too-Real Flesh-Eating Origins Of Zombie Legends | Lee Speigel | Posted 06.04.2012 | Weird News

Apparently, it's truly impossible to kill zombies. Popular culture has tried via hugely successful books, movies and television shows, but recent maca...

Possessed: Voodoo's Origins and Influence from the Blues to Britney

Debra Devi | Posted 05.16.2012 | Home
Debra Devi

This was the religion of many slaves brought from West Africa to the Americas and the Caribbean. Vodun was brutally repressed by slave-owners, yet its powerful beats, ethics and aesthetics endured. We owe our concepts of cool, soul and rock and roll to it.

When Death Wears Sunglasses: The Positive Aspect of Death in Haiti

Carine Fabius | Posted 03.27.2012 | Arts
Carine Fabius

Non-Haitians and some Haitians hear the word Vodou -- or voodoo, in Hollywood parlance -- and shiver with fear and condescension. So let me do a quick rundown on Vodou, this way everyone can hurry up and get back to feeling good.

Haiti's Vodou: A World Of Wonder And Surrender

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 03.12.2012 | Religion
Gina Athena Ulysse

As Haiti returns to the mainstream media this week to mark the second anniversary of the quake, let's remember the spirits.

The Roots Of Voodoo's Acceptance Of Gays

Irene Monroe | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Irene Monroe

With the ancestral religious belief that behavior is guided by a spirit (loa), gay males and lesbians in Haitian Voodoo are under the divine protection.

Call and Response (Il)literacy

Valorie_Thomas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

Gina Athena Ulysse's spoken word project, "Because When God Is Too Busy," clearly proclaims that it is imperative to avoid writing Haiti off as if it is unworthy of our resolve.

Evangelicals Throw Rocks at Haitian Religious Service

Lisa Derrick | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Lisa Derrick

Evangelicals violently disrupted a traditional religious ceremony in the Cite Soleil slum, located just outside the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince.

Voodooists Attacked At Ceremony For Haiti Victims | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

Angry crowds in a seaside slum attacked a group of Voodoo practitioners Tuesday, pelting them with rocks and halting a ceremony meant to honor victims...