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  • 02:12

    Abiodun Oyewole of The Last Poets

    in Culture

    Abiodun Oyewole grew up Charles Davis in Queens, NY. Listening to his parents' jazz and gospel records and studying Langston Hughes and other great poets in school helped nurture Oyewole's love of poetry. His mother taught him to "throw [his] voice" by making him recite the Lord's Prayer in their basement so that she could hear him in the kitchen. When he was 15, Charles Davis and a friend went into a Yoruban Temple in Harlem out of curiosity. The Yoruba priest there performed a ceremony with Charles and gave him the name Abiodun Oyewole. He began reading about the Yoruba gods and the significance of one's ancestors, and felt a deep spiritual connection to the religion: "I could say a prayer to my ancestors every morning so they could help me through my life. [That] made all the sense in the world to me." The Last Poets were born on May 19, 1968, when David Nelson, Gylan Kain, and Abiodun Oyewole read poetry at a memorial for Malcolm X. Their goal was to be a poetic voice for Malcolm's call for self-determination and black nationalism. Like many black activists of the time, they were tired of Martin Luther King's integrationist agenda. They were much more influenced by the politics of radical members of the SNCC (Student Non-Violent Coordinating Committee), the SDS (Students for a Democratic Society), and the Black Panthers. : 

  • 02:01

    Throwing The Bones with Author Catherine Yronwode

    in Spirituality

    Join hosts Salem Warlock Christian Day and Salem Witch Lori Bruno as they welcome author and co-owner of Lucky Mojo Curio Co. Catherine Yronwode.
    Catherine will discuss her latest book "Throwing Of The Bones", a teaching of  ancient and modern methods for predicting future events by means of Scottish speal bones, American pyromantic furculomancy, Yoruban obi, Shona hakata, Mongolian shagai, British fortune telling dice, the Gypsy domino oracle, the Persian standing bone oracle, Alabama 'Possum bones, Virginia Chicken bones, Zulu-style sangoma bone reading, and more.
    Catherine Yronwode is the co-owner of the Lucky Mojo Curio Company and the chief pastor of Missionary Independent Spiritual Church. Her previous books include Hoodoo Herb and Root Magic, Hoodoo in Theory and Practice, and Hoodoo Rootwork Correspondence Course. She lives in California.

    http://www.luckymojo.com/throwingthebones.html

  • 02:17

    Epiphany's House Presents Gia Scott Heron!

    in Poetry

    It is National Poetry Month..Let us kick it off by celebrating the great Gil Scott Heron's Bornday!  In his honour..I present to you the wonderfully,brilliant artistry of yes..Gia Scott Heron!!!!!
    Life ain't no dress rehearsal...if you're gonna do it...get it DONE!

    Miss Gia Louise Mitsuko Scott-Heron, who has come to be known as "Miss Gia"among friends and fans, has been writing songs and poetry since the age of 10. She began pursuing poetry full time after graduating with honors from Pitzer college in 2002. Her major, not surprisingly, was in English World Literature and Creative Writing. She has performed at various venues such as: Spreadin' Love N Spoken Word, The World Stage, The Regent, 'Da Poetry Lounge, Remedy, Reflections, Shades of Afrika, Green, and Natural High to name a few. In 2005, she was chosen to host A Night of Spoken Word and Jazz for KJLH. In 2006, she hosted a weekly open mic called BARRA (a Yoruban word meaning, speak it and it shall be). Over the years, she has published three books of poetry: Introducing Me, Scott Free, and Contagias and produced an LP called Souletree, a compilation of 12 of her favorite poems set to music. In 2008-2009, Miss Gia took a break from the scene to start a children's science fiction book with her cousin Kia Lyons. They hope to complete the manuscript for publication in 2012. In the meantime, Miss Gia is also working on her second album Different from the Majority . Please join me as I sit a spell and speak with her about her life,art and just about anything else I can think of.  Save the date..It is gonna be dope.. Open mic to follow.

  • 01:33

    ~Queens And Dark Mothers~ *Here Comes OYA*

    in Spirituality

    I am your first sacred breath!
    I am your last sacred breath!
    I take what you don’t need!
    I bring you change!
    ©Ravenmoon The Powergoddess
     
    Bring your rainbow candle, purple, or orange, or green candle, and glass of dark wine, or grape juice.
    We Celebrate Life, Death, and Change with “Queen Mother Oya!
    Our special guest will be Priestesses: Szmeralda Shanel, and Luna Pantera
     
    Says Szmeralda Shanel: I’m a Hoodoo.Witch.
    Dancer. Magic Mistress. Music Maker. Vision
    Weaver. Daughter of the North Star. Artist. Seer.
    Seeker. Poet. Teacher. Student. Trickster. Healer.
    Fool. Lover. Story keeper. Storyteller. Sensualist.
    Bawdy Wild Woman Warrior. She who casts the
    Bones. Tarot. Ecstatic Shamanic DreamWalker.
    Priestess of Pleasure. Black Gypsy.
     Says Luna Pantera:
    Tsunamis,Earthquakes, Hurricanes, and Tornados create: sudden change, devastation, ruin and loss. This is the energy attributed to Oya. She is the Mother of Change. We sometimes wonder when she comes into our lives, "Why me? What did I do to deserve this? Instead we should ask, Why have I been blessed with this gift? How do I work to make this transformation as easy and painless as possible?

  • 01:03

    ~Queens And Dark Mothers~ *OSHUN*

    in Spirituality

    Join Creatrix Media Live Thursday evening at 8PM to 9PM PST Honoring  OSHUN
    Our special guest will be  Priestesses: Szmeralda Shanel, and Luna Pantera
     
    Szmeralda Shanel is an ordained priestess of Isis with the Temple of Isis and The Fellowship of Isis. She the founder of the Iseum of Black Isis, an iseum dedicated to Goddess spirituality and sacred arts. She is also an initiate in the Anderson Feri tradition, a high priestess in the Amazon Dianic Goddess tradition and one of the founding high priestesses of Come As You Are Coven:::::::::
    Luna Pantera is a daughter of Oshun she is currently doing deep work with Oya to midwife others through the deep soul change that is needed to prepare for the times ahead. She is a featured contributor to Crystal Blanton's latest anthology, "Shades of Faith." Luna is a healer, bard, and most importantly mother of an amazing young woman!  You can contact her via lunastouch.com.

  • 01:01

    ~~~~~Queens and Dark Mothers~

    in Spirituality

    Meet and chat  with one of our presenters, Priestess, and Founder  of Black Isis Iseum, Szmeralda Shanel for Queens and Dark Mothers Convention: Coming in 2012!!!!, at Iseum Of The Nubian Moon, Long Beach, California
     Other Presenters for 2012  will be : Prs. Luna Panters,  Prs. Heaven Walker,  Prs. Nadirah Adeye, And Prs. Dailey Little, who may come in to say hello .
    Come with us and meet the "Dark Mother" and find out what she has in store for you as we begin to head into the dark. Learn to face your fear with Oya by your side knowing
    that you will always make it to the other side as long as your learn the fine art of "listening" to her call.

     http://www.sanctuaryofisis.com/darkmothersevent.htm
     

  • 01:00

    ~~~Divination and Conjuring~ Chief Luisah Teish~

    in Spirituality

    Luisah Teish is a storyteller and author, and priestess of Oshun, the African Yoruba goddess of love. She is also on the faculty of the University of Creation Spirituality and a board member of the Association for Transpersonal Psychology. Luisah is author of Jambalaya and Carnival of the Spirit.
    "Our ancestors sat beneath the full moon around a fire and explained the sacredness of life, nature, and spirit through the art of storytelling. Their stories provide the guidelines for inner peace, spiritual education, and communal action. The Aztecs told their stories through poetry that was born from a flowering need to express their soul. In the African Diaspora, myths and stories are housed in the body of cowrie shells, stones, seeds, and bones. When these are cast, the voice of the Divine is heard, and the community contemplates the mysteries of creation, applying to contemporary life the wisdom that emerges".

  • 02:00

    Sunday with Dr. Suleiman B. Akinola Naturopathic Doctor from Nigeria

    in Health



    Sunday's guest Dr.Suleiman B. Akinola Naturopathic doctor and Yoruba King from Nigeria located in West Africa. Dr. Akinola has been dedicated to health and wellness for a majority of his professional career. He has held positions such as Governor General in Nigeria presiding over regulation policies, training, workshops, and the in fusion of tradition medicine with natural medicine.

    While at Lagos State University as a Naturopathic physician he was the director over the Killer diseases eradication project. Which involved the research and development of natural cures, treatments for some of our most common and deadly diseases. Dr. Akinola will discuss some of his findings and potential resolutions to these issues and concerns of the day. What can we do to improve our overall health?

    Dr. Akinola has also worked with international agencies to advise, assist, and develop natural solutions for health and well being. His dedication to consistently research to work towards resolutions for healing the body naturally by giving the body herbs to balance your overall healing. He will also discuss some of the herbal remedies he’s used throughout his practice.

    As noted Dr. Akinola is also a Yoruba King we will explore some of the responsibilities involved with his position and how is a King selected. The Yoruba people represent approximately 120 million across the globe and it is estimated that about 21% reside in Nigeria. Other communities reside in locations such as The Republic of Benin, Brazil, Cuba, Haiti, USA, Trinidad of Tobago, Guyana, Jamaica, Barbados and several of others across the globe.

  • 01:00

    The Venus Revolution Radio Show Hosted By The American Hottentot

    in Art

    What Shape Are You In? Being full-figured is a wonderful thing, but being unhealthy is not. Join The American Hottentot and her guest, Hotep, Visionary and Founder of the Venus Revolution, as we discuss our physical health and our financial health! There is a wonderful way to improve both!