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On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Land

submitted by Iyanifa Fajembola Oshun Miwa Fatunmise On Holy Ground: Commitment and Devotion to Sacred Land,” written by by Yeye Luisah Teish (Iyanifa Fajembola Oshun Miwa Fatunmise) and Leilani Birely, is a self-published, quality paperback. It contains personal stories, cultural myths and folktales, an African-Hawaiian cross-cultural chart of deities and their places in Nature, along with the prayers, chants, […]

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Baby Cries

 by Christopher Williams She kept calling me At 1st, I didn’t recognize the sound I had never heard a sound so familiar, so familial And she always felt the same every time she whispered her cries We, her mother and I, never really talked about her Fighting felt better than mourning Our relationship was the […]

February 5, 2014 0
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IFA: The Answer to All of Life’s Troubles

  by Apena Fagbemijo Amosun Fakayode IFA is an ancient sacred science that has been passed down generationally for thousands of years. IFA is also known as FA or AFA in different parts of West Afrika, as it is practiced by various ethnic groups in the area. IFA is a science of divination – a means […]

February 5, 2014 0
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LeRoi

 by Valentine Pierce In high school I struggled with my own poetic sense finding the words spilling from my pencil had no connection to the poetry we were learning and yet I was compelled to write until one day I threw it all away I was unenlightened knowing only a few “black” poets the ones […]

February 5, 2014 0
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On Kingship

by Obafemi Origunwa, MA   The King As an archetype, the king epitomizes masculine power. As a rule, he represents the highest aspiration of manhood. But not all kings are created equally. On one extreme, there are tyrants, whose greed and short–‐sighted rigidity make them a burden to their subjects. On the other extreme, there are […]

February 5, 2014 0
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Wednesday Nights

 by Nadir Lasana Bomani “…Grandma goes to church Iya goes to the foot of a tree…” Grandma isn’t inside the house good before the words dance from her mouth: “Did you give to the Mothers yet?” “No ma’am, I’m getting the eggs now.” Iya’s tone is bright like the frost on her Mama’s coat. 9 […]

February 5, 2014 0
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Practical Tips on Becoming YOUR Very Own Powerhouse of Health!

by Omo Awo Faniyi Bomani Review of Dr. Turshá R. Hamilton’s ‘Practically Healthy: Step-By-Step Health’  How often do we attribute our lack of productive sleep, low fiber count, mood swings, or even low sex drives to deficits in our health? How many people honestly believe that these deficits can be minimalized or even diminished by […]

February 5, 2014 0
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Truth Among Legends and Immortals

 by Ogunsola H. Carter © 2014  We live in the light of Immortal Men and Women. *Osa-Otura I kinni Otito? Emi I kinni Otito? Osa-Otura says, “What is truth”? I say, “What is Truth”? Their names spark awe and elements of nostalgia, Not only of THEIR times but also of OUR younger times, When we […]

February 5, 2014 0
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Will We Ever Be Good Enough?

 by Khadijah Seven Our history as Africans in the Diaspora has not been one of ease. Everything we have encountered since leaving the shores of Mother Africa has been a struggle; but I am up for the fight. I look forward to where the need to battle will wane like the moon, allowing peace to […]

February 5, 2014 0
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Become Unattached to Needing A Job

  by Olorisha Ololade Grady 2008 finished in a way I could not previously imagine. The most notable observations were the election of Barack Obama and the introduction of the financial market crisis. At the time I did not own a home, but the fact so many were losing their homes was not lost on me. It seemed […]

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