Lucid Dreams Entertainment

Lucid Dreams Entertainment An eclectic representation of the Caribbean community through media, services and events.

Lucid Dreams Entertainment is a media company founded in August 2014 by three women of Caribbean heritage: sisters Jihan and Natasha Joseph who are of Trinidadian parentage, and their best friend Arlene Mendoza who is of Dominican and Haitian heritage. Offering an eclectic representation of Caribbean American through various forms of media, Lucid Dreams Entertainment's intent is to highlight their influence and experience in New York City. As a media company illustrating the Caribbean American culture's influence amongst the fabric of the melting pot that is New York City, we hope to bring you a wide array of events and services. LDE emphasizes offering the best customer service as well promoting other small Caribbean businesses. We invite you to enjoy the LDE adventure.... actively dreaming in color and culture! 

Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival
03/18/2019

Trinidad+Tobago Film Festival

The call for submissions is now open for filmmakers wishing to have their films screened at the fourteenth edition of the trinidad+tobago film festival, 2019 – ttff/19 carifesta edition. The Festival takes place from 17–23 August 2019. https://bit.ly/2UqeEl8

The ttff seeks to highlight excellence in filmmaking through the exhibition of fiction and documentary feature and short films made in Trinidad and Tobago, the Caribbean and its diaspora. The Festival therefore accepts submissions from Caribbean filmmakers in the region and in the diaspora; and international filmmakers with films from or about the Caribbean or its diaspora.

Submissions must have been produced after 01 January 2017. All submissions must be made via email to [email protected]

The deadline for submissions is April 29th, 2019.
#ttff19 #makeascene #submittoday

Grenadaaaaa!!! 💗
11/12/2016
New York Magazine

Grenadaaaaa!!! 💗

From sparking your tastebuds to satisfying your wanderlust, see why Grenada is a must-visit.

Monday Motivation! What an amazing young woman!#newweek #motivation #keepgoingHave an awesome week!
11/07/2016

Monday Motivation! What an amazing young woman!

#newweek #motivation #keepgoing

Have an awesome week!

Shamla Maharaj 30, has cerebral palsy. She has a degree in Agribusiness Management, a Masters in Marketing and Agribusiness and has just started her PhD.

“My father left school at 9 to labour in the cane fields so he could help support his family. When he and my mother had me they knew nothing about disabilities or cerebral palsy. 30 years ago in rural Trinidad, you never saw anyone with disabilities. My parents gave me so much love and support and did the best thing they could have done- which was to treat me like anyone else. My father would always say “my daughter has to get an education”. When I was 4, he started taking me to the Princess Elizabeth Special School in POS. He would leave me there and I would return home every 2 weekends. I would cry and it was hard on all of us. I remember on one of those long journeys, a bus driver took my dad and I off because he said I couldn’t sit on my father’s lap but it was the only option because if I sat on a seat I would have fallen. My thinking, my understanding, my thoughts, my mind , are just like anyone else’s. My disability is purely physical. I don’t have control of my left hand and my legs. I think I can do anything because that’s how my family treats me. My two younger brothers tease me, rough play, like they would any sister. When I was younger and instigated mischief, my mother would say “Shamla you’re the eldest, you should know better”
We are a developing country and people with disabilities have a long way to go to be understood, to be treated with dignity. The more we are out and integrated in everyday life, the more society will empathise and treat us as any other. For example, when I transitioned to Secondary School at 14, children were curious and asked questions because it was the first time interacting with someone like me and that was good because they understood that I was just like them mentally. I made friends, did well at school. People ask if I will go abroad to live but I have no wish to. I want to live work and have full independence in my own country. I want to be part of that change here for all people with disabilities.

Two years ago, my father finally retired when he turned 60. He had an aneurism without any warning and died suddenly. He didn’t get time to enjoy his retirement. He worked so hard for us. We miss him all the time and each day we would bring in conversations while going through our daily lives.
I work full time at Saudia Holdings Ltd in Barrackpore where I get full support from my boss and colleagues. I remember being asked if I was quitting work while I did my Doctorate. Really? Then who would pay for my education? I have to be independent and support myself. Having a disability does not mean dependence. Day by day, I am trying to become as financially and physically independent as I can because one day my mother won’t be here and I will have to take care of myself (even though my brothers do). I don’t want to live on a disability grant. Disability is all about the mind, and severity is determined by external forces. If people treat you like you have a disability, you act like you have one. If they treat you normally, you act like you are normal…. that’s who I am.”

Anyone checking out the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival? #Trafficked #film #FLIFF #filmfestivalhttp://www.ca...
11/06/2016
Trinidad Film TRAFFICKED to Premiere at the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival. | Caribbean Entertainment Magazine

Anyone checking out the Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival? #Trafficked #film #FLIFF #filmfestival

http://www.caribbeanemagazine.com/single-post/2016/11/05/Trinidad-Film-TRAFFICKED-to-Premiere-at-the-Fort-Lauderdale-International-Film-Festival

Three friends on vacation on a Caribbean island are seduced by a wealthy stranger, and become pawns in a deadly game. Since its world premiere in September 2015...

Still amazing #CalypsoRose
11/05/2016
Caribbean Beat Magazine

Still amazing #CalypsoRose

She’s a musical legend: the first woman to win T&T’s Calypso Monarch title, beloved by generations of Caribbean listeners. Now her latest album is winning her fans across Europe, and taking her sixty-year career in an unexpected new direction. Joshua Surtees profiles the inimitable Calypso Rose

Wow...
04/28/2016

Wow...

INTERNATIONAL WOMEN'S DAY- March 8th.

Cherisse Berkeley 24 years old.
I'm gay. I've been "correctively" raped twice.This type of hate crime happens in a social or "safe" settings to people like me because of sexual orientation or gender identity. The common intended consequence of the rape, as seen by the perpetrator, is to "turn" the person heterosexual or to enforce conformity. I know what its like to be a victim- to be ashamed of something that wasn't my fault. I fell into a deep depression which included suicide attempts- it took 5 years to start coming out of it and its still an ongoing process. I began making peace with myself with support from friends and family, art, cutting my hair off , looking at myself in the mirror and accepting what I saw and being able to write about it. For so long, I had kept my attacks a secret and found faults and explanations within my own actions to answer the question of why it happened to me. The way in which the police questioned me made me doubt myself. I remember specifically when the officer asked me, "You think you may have done anything to provoke, invite, or lead him on?" I did nothing to cause my attacks. Im a gay woman. Im a human being. Its IWD today so what I ask for is respect and equality for all - regardless of sex, age, gender, race, or socio-economic class.

Congratulations to Mr. Maharaj!!!!#anotherwin #trindad #caribbeanamerican #caribbeanwinsagain #proud
04/20/2016
Trini editor-in-chief wins Pulitzer prize

Congratulations to Mr. Maharaj!!!!

#anotherwin #trindad #caribbeanamerican #caribbeanwinsagain #proud

Trinidad and Tobago native Davan Maharaj, editor-in-chief and publisher of the Los Angeles Times Media Group, is celebrating today after the US...

#tbt : Last week's #LDE mixer. A special thank you to everyone that came out and made it another awesome evening. Keep u...
04/07/2016

#tbt : Last week's #LDE mixer. A special thank you to everyone that came out and made it another awesome evening. Keep up with us on www.luciddreamsent.com for events, blogs, and more. #building

Jamaica carnival 2016 through the eyes of Lyrikal.Will you be there next year??#carnival #jamaicacarnival2016 #caribbean...
04/04/2016

Jamaica carnival 2016 through the eyes of Lyrikal.

Will you be there next year??

#carnival #jamaicacarnival2016 #caribbean, #mas #colors #LDEfavorites

Beautiful colors everywhere #JamaicaCarnival2016

New blog post! This one closes out our Women's History Month where we kept the focus on our ladies while opening up the ...
03/30/2016
Dude, thou art loosed

New blog post! This one closes out our Women's History Month where we kept the focus on our ladies while opening up the conversation for other important conversation as we approach Sexual Assault Awareness Month for the month of April.

Join us for great conversation tomorrow at Pioneer Bar at 6:30pm.

RSVP https://ldemarchmixer.eventbrite.com

#SAAM #womenshistorymonth #ladiesstandup #fellasweloveyou #caribbeanamerican #unity #respect

“Why you gotta look so mean?! Smile!” That kind of statement  always causes me to grimace because it is one of the most annoying and ridiculous things to be told. Is that the best line you could...

03/29/2016
Lyrikal - Dip & Roll (Official Video)

That bumpa look good doh hide it.... Lyrikal drops the official video for his hit single Dip & Roll. Are we loving it??

#musicmonday #lyro #soca #Lyrikal #newvideo #dipandroll

Performed by Lyrikal Written by Jason Shaft Bishop and Devon Lyrikal Martin. Produced by Track 7 and London Future. Mixed and Mastered by Scratch Master. Dir...

#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanamerican #diaspora #proabortion
03/27/2016

#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanamerican #diaspora #proabortion

Shirley Chisholm, first African American woman elected to the US Congress and a reproductive rights badass.

Good night all!#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanauthor #notablewomen #jamaicakincaid
03/22/2016

Good night all!
#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanauthor #notablewomen #jamaicakincaid

Catch up on some older posts by the LDE ladies.. "Reflections" is a interesting piece on the importance of learning an a...
03/20/2016

Catch up on some older posts by the LDE ladies.. "Reflections" is a interesting piece on the importance of learning an accurate history.

http://www.luciddreamsent.com/blog/reflections

#LDEblog #caribbeanamerican #diaspora #reflections #LDESundayreading

Happy Saturday! #womenshistorymonth #caribbeanauthor #notablewomen #audrelorde
03/19/2016

Happy Saturday!

#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanauthor #notablewomen #audrelorde

Good morning! Have a productive day!#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanauthor #notablewomen #audrelorde
03/16/2016

Good morning! Have a productive day!

#womenshistorymonth #caribbeanauthor #notablewomen #audrelorde

#singlewomen #datinginny #lifeinNY  #netflixandchill
03/16/2016
I'll Pass on Netflix and Chill

#singlewomen #datinginny #lifeinNY #netflixandchill

I came across an article the other day in  NYP ost.com , subject “8 reasons why New York woman can’t get a husband”. Me being an NY woman, I decided to read the article. I did not read it, in...

#womenshistorymonth #workhardplayhard #embracingyourself #dreamingbig
03/09/2016

#womenshistorymonth #workhardplayhard #embracingyourself #dreamingbig

Reflections 
03/09/2016
Reflections 

Reflections 

At the close of International Women’s Day, I wanted to reflect on the continued importance of calling attention to disenfranchised people histories and identities. In modern times, one cannot...

The topic has been buzzing around for a while now. The deeper topic: Is Hollywood doing an injustice to Nina Simone? Is ...
03/08/2016
This Latina Actress Is Tired of Being Told She Isn't "Black Enough" & Explains Why Zoe Saldana...

The topic has been buzzing around for a while now. The deeper topic: Is Hollywood doing an injustice to Nina Simone? Is "racism" the underlying issue?

#ninasimone #zoesaldana #caribbean #puertorican #dominican #african #africanamerican #caribbeanamerican #raceissues #hollywood #ldefavorites

http://xonecole.com/this-latina-actress-is-tired-of-being-told-she-isnt-black-enough-explains-why-zoe-saldana-shouldnt-play-nina-simone/

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Lucid Dreams Entertainment
03/07/2016

Lucid Dreams Entertainment

This month we celebrate Women's History Month with quotes from notable women - Caribbean and American!

#jamaicakincaid #caribbeanamerican #womenshistorymonth #workhardplayhard

#womenshistorymonth #workhardplayhard #embracingyourself
03/06/2016

#womenshistorymonth #workhardplayhard #embracingyourself

We love it! This is the perfect time to share this!#supportourgirls #womenshistorymonth #caribbean #ldefavorites #wesupp...
03/03/2016

We love it! This is the perfect time to share this!

#supportourgirls #womenshistorymonth #caribbean #ldefavorites #wesupportthema

When you judge a woman by her appearance, it doesn't define her...it defines you! #wesupportthema #Repost @961wefm with @repostapp.
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#WeSupportThema

That's the powerful statement being made in this photo, which depicts some of T&T's well-known faces such as Nikki Crosby, Fay-Ann Lyons Alvarez, Penelope Spencer and Maylee Attin-Johnson, including TTRN's DJ Dani and Crystal Cunningham, all posing topless in support of Gymnast Thema Williams.

Williams is set to face a disciplinary committee to determine her eligibility to represent T&T after sharing a top less photo on social media. "This is a statement saying that we want Thema Williams to represent Trinidad and Tobago at the Olympic test event in April," Nikki Crosby told TTRN. "We are reaching out to everyone who want to see Thema represent T&T," Crosby added. "Thema has worked hard over the years and has rightfully earned her spot to compete. We as a society have to stop seeing women's bodies as just sexual objects. We have seen so many top athletes like Venus Williams and Rhonda Rousey photograph their bodies for ESPN. I am sad that I live in a country where athletes are shamed, disgraced and brought before a disciplinary committee for photographing their bodies, especially where, in Thema's case, it's mostly her shoulders and back that's showing. "It is important for us as women to stand together because many times, as women, we tear each other apart so this is our way of standing together as a unit and showing support for Thema." (Photo: Gary Jordan)

@nikkicrosby868 @crystalccunningham @asamuel_modelambassador @djdanitt @abeoaisha @fayannlyons @penniespence @attinjohnson @sophiekmw @themarttt

Get with it!#caribbean #islandtings ##caribbeanjournal #ldefavorites
03/03/2016
Caribbean Journal

Get with it!

#caribbean #islandtings ##caribbeanjournal #ldefavorites

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This month we celebrate Women's History Month with quotes from notable women - Caribbean and American! #jamaicakincaid #...
03/02/2016

This month we celebrate Women's History Month with quotes from notable women - Caribbean and American!

#jamaicakincaid #caribbeanamerican #womenshistorymonth #workhardplayhard

Relationship advice? We got that too! Check out our newest blog post!
03/02/2016
The Unbeaten Past

Relationship advice? We got that too! Check out our newest blog post!

I’ve been in a relationship with the man I consider to be my heart for 11 years now… yes, 11 years. No, we are not married. No, we do not have children. No, we do not live together. For most this...

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