People who hail from the Caribbean island of the Dominican Republic are the fifth largest ethnic group in the United States. Their contributions to the American fabric of life are felt daily in every industry, including politics, sports, entertainment, law and medicine. And while they've changed the face of places like Boston and New York, they are energizing all kinds of places around the nation -- and the world.

Join Venus ahd Elbert from Miami, as we talk to our Dominican community's most gifted leaders - from old school veterans to rising trailblazers. Get a glimpse of not just to their personal journeys, but also to their take on some of today's hottest issues in the U.S. and abroad.

Whether its about the history we've made or the history we're making, you are sure to learn about something -- or someone -- you didn't know.

About the Hosts

Venusmia Fernandez Lovely

Venusmia Fernandez Lovely


Brooklyn born, Miami raised, Venusmia Fernandez Lovely is one of South Florida's influential community leaders, passionate about the arts and political civic engagement. The daughter of former NY Dominican Consul General Francisco Fernandez, she has served in various local leadership roles, including Miami-Dade Ambassador for the Arts and Chief of Staff to both Senator Dwight Bullard and Annette Taddeo.

Elbert Garcia

Elbert Garcia


Elbert Garcia is a Dominican-American writer and communications strategist based in Miami and dedicated to organizing stories for change.  Born and raised in Washington Heights, Garcia has spent the the last two decades in education, government and the media helping to shape messages and voices for public impact. 

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Talking DR Election Baina w/Marcia Facundo

Special Episode: As many in the diaspora know already, municipal elections in the DR were recently cancelled and we at Que Lo Que were like "¿Pero …

Cecilia Gutierrez: Healing Boys, Men & Communities

We can’t think of a better way to open 2020 than by sitting down with Cecilia Gutierrez, Deputy Director of the MBKA Network and Partnerships at the Obama Foundation. The former Executive …

Daisy Baez: Getting Back Up & Fighting for Health Care

As hundreds of Dominican Americans professionals descend on Washington, DC for the second annual Dominicans on the Hill, we talk to Dominican Health Care Association of Florida Executive …

Episode 3: Public Art & History with Darwin Rodriguez

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Marvin Cabrera and El Cantico del Dominican Educator

Here at Que Lo Que, we know that supporting and training the next generation of leaders involves not just sound judgement, but also a commitment to …

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