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May we understand that anger does not serve us nor our relationships. May we control our angry (and hurt) emotions and feelings, and see them for the illusions that they are.

May we be patience with ourselves, our mates, our children, our family members, our friends, and even with the stranger standing in the line. May we live a good life, with good family and friends surrounding us. May we see old age and longevity, dressed in patience.

Where is good character?
Who is good character?
How do we find this good character?
Seek the father, and you will surely find good character.
Seek patience, and you discover good characater.

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Egbe: the heavenly clone of man

An invaluable resouce from the late Ayo Salami. Add a copy to your library and, gift a loved one. Hurry, while there are still copies available. Email ironhousepub@gmail.com for your copy today!

 

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What is Egbe? Simply  expressed,  and  for  a  particular  person  who  is  alive  and  on  earth,  Egbe  may  be  described as the clone of that  particular person  left (or living) in heaven to function  in  diverse  ways. Medically,  the  human  is  known  to  be  as  a  result  of  the  fertilization  of  the  egg  and  the  sperm. Whether  male,  female,  twins  or  combination  of  these,  most  religions  submit  that  the  human came  from  Heaven  to  be  borne  by  certain  parents  on  the  Earth.  Science  also  claims  that  each human  has  a  DNA  profile  that  is  unique  and  which  cannot  be  identical  to  any  other  person’s DNA and that the DNA exist as a pair. Creation of the human and revelation of his Egbe. —Ayo Salami

 

Yemaya, Me, and Blitz

For the final installment of his Diasporadical Trilogia, Ghanaian-American emcee Blitz The Ambassador heads to the heart of Afro-Brazilian culture: the beautiful seaside city of Salvador in the northeastern Brazilian state of Bahia.

The gorgeous self-directed music video for “Running” explores the state of African spirituality in Brazil, with Blitz himself playing the role of a priest.

“Steeped in the world of magical realism, ‘Running’ is a story of community in Salvador, Bahia threatened by gentrification,” Blitz explains in a video synopsis sent to Okayplayer. “As the demolition team make their way to an old woman’s house to tear it down, she is protected by her Orisha’s.”

Watch Blitz’s latest video for “Running” below. For parts one and two in the Diasporadical music video series, check out his previous clips for “JuJu Girl” and “Shine.” Blitz’s Diasporadical EP officially arrives in March.

 

Short Film: Orisha’s Journey


<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/149355438″>ORISHA'S JOURNEY</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/user25268949″>Abdul Ndadi</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

“Orisha’s Journey is a fantasy tale of a girl’s journey through the spirit world (‘Orisha’ denotes a spirit in Nigerian Yoruba cosmology), who must learn about the importance of remembering one’s roots. The film, set in a mysterious walking forest, explores the power of a child’s imagination and the deep meanings and manifestations of Africa.”- Yayra Sumah of GhanaILoveYou Tumblr.com___ SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS THESIS (2014)

 

 

Carlota Lukumi

Carlota Lukumi de Cuba

Carlota Lukumi. Carlota was kidnapped from her Yoruba tribe, brought in chains to Cuba as a child and forced into slavery in the city of Matanzas, working to harvest and process sugar cane under the most brutal of conditions.
She was bright, musical, determined and clever. In 1843, she and another enslaved woman named Fermina led an organized rebellion at the Triumvarato sugar plantation. Fermina was locked up after her plans for the rebellion were discovered. Using talking drums to secretly communicate, Carlota and her fellow warriors freed Fermina and dozens of others, and went on to wage a well-organized armed uprising against at least five brutal slave plantation operations in the area. Carlota’s brave battle went on for one year before she was captured, tortured and executed by Spanish landowners.