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Vodou

Black Savagery and "Voodoo" Horror at Universal Studio's Bayou of Blood

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 10.17.2014 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

If scholars and adherents of Vodou are to be believed, consistent portrayals of 'voodoo' practitioners as barbaric, violent and most of all as African-American, not only influences public perception of our religion, but perception of African-Americans.

Why Krugman's Vocabulary Needs to Be Refreshed

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 10.07.2014 | Media
Gina Athena Ulysse

Paul Krugman's "Voodoo Economics, The Next Generation" does not make any more sense today than it did back in 1980 when presidential candidate G. W. Bush used this term to criticize Ronald Reagan's claim that cutting taxes on the rich would actually -- "magically" lead to greater economic growth.

The Hypnotic (And Very Glittery) Beauty Of Haitian Vodou Flags

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 10.01.2014 | Arts

Gaze upon the glistening surface of a Haitian Vodou flag and you may start to feel a bit dizzy. That's exactly the point. The wildly hypnotic textiles...

Lwa Mountain: Post-Crisis Vodou in Haiti

K.J. Wetherholt | Posted 08.21.2013 | World
K.J. Wetherholt

Vodou has been maligned for decades by those with little direct experience of it. However, Vodou has been the one constant during varying Haitian crises, representing more than 50 percent of the Haitian population.

Human Skull Found In Clay Pot Near Margate Golf Course

Sun Sentinel | Tonya Alanez | Posted 09.08.2013 | Miami

MARGATE -- -- After finding a human skull and trinkets in a clay pot in a canal near the Oriole Executive Golf Course Monday morning, police launched ...

Is Magic A Social Service?

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 06.01.2013 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Magic to the People isn't out to convince anyone that magic is real, and it's not intended to replace qualified medical or psychiatric guidance. It's for those who already believe.

Big Apple Vodou

NARRATIVE.LY | Posted 03.06.2013 | New York

Far from the ominous spells and creepy pin-dolls of the silver screen, three New Yorkers debunk the myths about Haiti's ancient religion. I walk d...

Meeting A Voodoo Priest

Clint Johnston | Posted 04.22.2013 | Travel
Clint Johnston

Once underground, the true experience began. Lisma proudly displayed the tomb used for rituals and rebirth.

Haiti's LGBTQ-Accepting Vodou Societies

Irene Monroe | Posted 04.13.2013 | Gay 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.

Defending Vodou In Haiti

Gina Athena Ulysse | Posted 12.18.2012 | Religion
Gina Athena Ulysse

While perception of Haiti as synonymous with Vodou reigns in public imagination, within the republic the religion is under attack again. Vodouists and supporters from all over Haiti and its diaspora took to the streets of Port-au-Prince yesterday to protest.

Voodoo Curse Theory: 'I Don't Know How Else To Explain This'

Posted 06.04.2012 | Miami

Friends and family say he was a nice guy who carried a Bible around, loved quoting scripture, and wanted to become a better person. Police records sho...

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.

Dying and Living All Over Again

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.30.2012 | Healthy Living
Carine Fabius

Untimely death happens so that the humans left behind might take another, fresher look at their lives, experience renewed appreciation for the gift they can still claim, and become a bit more thankful, a bit more humble.

Natural Beauty Tips for Humans

Carine Fabius | Posted 05.06.2012 | Fifty
Carine Fabius

Let me share a few of the dirt-cheap recipes I either found or created that totally make me happy.

What is Voodoo? Making Sense Of Animal Sacrifice, The Undead And Possession

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

Presenting Voodoo to my readers has been challenging: it is a vast, varied and much-abused subject. These issues come with considerable cultural baggage, so bear with me.

The Definition Of Rape, My Rage And Hindu Goddess Wisdom

Saumya Arya Haas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Saumya Arya Haas

What rape is and what rape isn't, can be precarious in our individual minds. As societies, we struggle to do right. It's hard to stand in the daylight and call it what it is

HAITI: Censorship, Vodou and Cocaine

Richard Morse | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Richard Morse

1) CENSORSHIP I'm not a "writer". I'm not a "journalist". I'm not a "researcher". I'm a guy in a band living in Haiti. That's right, I have a band. If...

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.

Notre Dame Offers Free Online Course in Haitian Language and Culture

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact
Anne Dilenschneider

Notre Dame is offering Professor Karen Richman's "Creole Language and Culture" class as a free online course, recommended for anyone planning to participating in the Haitian relief effort.