Dreadlocked Jamaican construction worker weds daughter of US house speaker
The eldest daughter of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, John Boehner, has tied the knot with her dreadlocked, Jamaican-born construction worker boyfriend.
Lindsay Marie Boehner, 35, married Dominic Lakhan, 38, over the weekend in an intimate ceremony amid a lush Florida garden. She wore a flowing white strapless gown, showing off a huge tattoo etched across her arm, while Dominic wore a grey suit with his dreadlocks flowing down his back.
The Republican House Speaker reportedly looked on proudly after walking Lindsay down the aisle at Sundy House under tight security.
About 60 guests were invited to the wedding, including Boehner and his wife Debbie, and Lindsay’s younger sister Tricia, 32.
Male guests reportedly sported Hawaiian shirts and slacks, while the women wore sun dresses and semi-formal gowns.
Dominic was arrested in 2006 for possessing marijuana, with the arresting officer reporting that Lakhan admitted to possessing it for “personal use,” Boehner is a strong opponent of legalizing the drug.
‘The Art of Disappearing’ (When A Haitian Voodoo Priest Visited Poland In 1980)
This article by Tambay A. Obenson appeared in indiwire.com.
The Art of Disappearing is a new feature documentary that tells the little-known story of Haitian Voodoo priest, Amon Fremon, who visited the People’s Republic of Poland in 1980.
The short story goes, courtesy of the filmmakers…
Poland was a strange place for him. Even the rain was louder, as if in a land of deaf people. People gathered in queues for hours but they never spoke to each other. A romantic poet Adam Mickiewicz led him to the underworld and helped him contact Polish spirits. He survived the martial law period when the evil white water came from the sky, water that could not satisfy thirst. Finally he decided to perform a great Voodoo ceremony to free the Polish people from evil forces and start a revolution similar to the one that took place in Haiti 200 years ago.
The film is further described as a metaphysical view on socialism through the eyes of “a stranger form a different culture.”
I’m not familiar with Amon Fremon’s story, so those of you who are can chime in. What I did learn from the brief research I did on him, is that he believed that he was a descendant of Polish soldiers who were…[Full article HERE]
It was my friend’s mom’s birthday yesterday. Both our moms are single parents and I started thinking about how strong they had to be for us. Then I started thinking about women of color in general. Being a PoC ain’t a walk in the park by itself, but add being a woman in a patriarchal society? Nahhh. I can’t imagine how hard it must be for women of color. AND THEN people have the nerve to call em out on being hard and growing a thick skin, telling them to smile and be happy n’ shit. Fuck outta here. Women that face all that bull and STILL manage to come out on top amaze me.
These thoughts inspired this piece. A black Wonder Woman.