Adisa speaking at ABPSI Chicago 2010
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Ìsokan*: Ayi Kwei Armah’s Two Thousand Seasons, Part I

by Ádìsá Ájámú “Our way, the way, is not a random path. Our way begins from coherent understanding. It is a way that aims at preserving knowledge of who we are, knowledge of the best way we have found to relate to each other, each to all, ourselves to other peoples, all to our surrounding. […]

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The Bembe

by Mariahadessa Ekere Tallie   The Bembe Chorus of city dwellers fanning ourselves In a basement Boasting tropical heat Water of shekere Randy pours the rum Of his voice into the thirsty Ear of Oggun Tree and animal speak again When Baba’s hands Translate scripture to rhythm Agogo unravels a thin Veil between us And […]

June 6, 2012 0
Diallo
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Veganism: Germ Seed of an African Cultural Revolution

by Diallo Kenyatta             Dr. John Henrik Clarke once stated that; “everything that touches your life should be an instrument of your liberation, if not, throw it into the trash can of history.”  I took this charge to heart and have tried to apply it to the best of my ability.  […]

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A Meeting With the Universe

by Olorisha Esutobi Kneice The Cycle of Life connects us all – Living humans, Divine essence, direct Egun, Communal Egun, and the Spirits of Nature. When we deny, ignore, or block those Connections, A piece of us dies each day, Shortly leaving a shell, Barely better than a zombie. However, we can be brought back […]

June 6, 2012 0
Nadir Lasana Bomani (Ogunkeye)
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At 3 In The Morning…

by Nadir Lasana Bomani (Ogunkeye)   At 3 in the morning the Moon yawns at the tired old tune the Owl keeps on hootin’ I’ve got a trail round my house that will lead you into the nostrils of the most congested woods Ain’t no telling ‘What in the Brothers Grimm?’ you might dig out! […]

June 6, 2012 0
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Waters of My Soul

by Olorisa Omisakin Ifawole   I guess you could say that my journey towards Ifa began at a very young age. When I was a young boy growing up, I always believed in magick. I knew that the rocks and the trees had a voice and a spirit. The wind and fire spoke to me […]

June 6, 2012 0
tuto
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Happy “Papi’” Day

by Javier L. Montanez, Ochun Kayode As a Puerto Rican (NuyoRican) male growing up in Brooklyn it’s hard not to have come in contact with Papi Shango one time or another. I for one couldn’t escape Papi’s eye. He was there in Abuela’s home, around Lisette’s neck that year her mother bought her that gold chain,and on Chencha’s […]

June 6, 2012 0
Dr. Kemi
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Adhere to the Lessons

by  Olúkèmi Títílayò Olúsèyí (Kendra Marie Harris)   Adhere to the lessons echoed from the graceful walls, listen to the water muttered sacrificial calls, feel the wind rush through to the bone, humble your tone as you enter the mystic silk cave It is there, where, the first offering is held, it is there, where, […]

June 6, 2012 0
Osossi
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Ochosi Come Live in My Home…

 so that I may never suffer the misfortune to live in yours!  by Olorisha Aboyade Bomani Image by Danilo Lejardi at Lejardi.com ÒSÓÒSÌ O MÒ MÍ WÀRÀ WÀRÀ OKÉ OKÉ Osoosi you know me, quickly cherish (me) cherish (me) Baba lead me on the path of divine justice. May your arrow pierce the hearts of […]

June 6, 2012 0
Eni David A. Sosa
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Iyami Osorongo/Aje/Odu

by David Sosa I hear your voice piercing the air The hoot of the wise and stealthy owl. The cry of the Eagle that hunts its prey from the domain of aye to omi. I see your beauty Flattering the eyes in the bright plumage of the parrot The fan tail of the Peacock The […]

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