Patience is a Virtue!

How can we be more patient with ourselves? How can we be more patient with those around us--those who do not get what it is we are doing--those who are not feeling the NEW us? Today’s episode is about patience… we want things when we want them. We want that instant gratification! When you want… Continue reading Patience is a Virtue!

The Afrolatina Show – Ep. 02 #afrolatinashow

This week on The Afrolatina Show (Ep. 02) we talk about people fearing what they do not understand, different cultures and religious beliefs. I am thinking about this idea of having to hide our religions. Check out the episode and please share your thoughts... let's have a conversation. To listen to the podcast: The Afrolatina Show… Continue reading The Afrolatina Show – Ep. 02 #afrolatinashow

My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 2)

Before my Iyaworaje began something ugly happened to me, something arrived and shook the very foundation of my faith. The ground beneath me began to open up and I trembled. Things will show up to test how badly you desire something. Things will happen just to see if you are willing to fight for it.… Continue reading My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 2)

My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 1)

  Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars. Khalil Gibran Most religions recognize some form of honoring the divine, this invisible presence and representation of a force and source that is passed down as religious text, from person to person, culture to culture and from belief… Continue reading My Iyaworaje: The First 200 Days (part 1)

I was told that I had no right to claim my blackness…

Hey Family, There is so much I want to say… so much I want to share. I have been preparing for this trip to Cuba since 2012, but ten years before that, in 2001, this was when I began my journey into the Yoruba tradition. I didn’t understand what it was that drew me, and… Continue reading I was told that I had no right to claim my blackness…

I was lost and now I’m found…

Not so long ago I left corporate america vowing to never return. I was making over $80K a year, 401K package and company stocks. During that time in my life I could easily spend $300-$500 on any given weekend for no particular occasion, dining at some of New York's posh restaurants and drinking at the… Continue reading I was lost and now I’m found…

FILM SCREENING TONIGHT in NYC! Afrolatinos An Untaught History

   I honor that today is the very first screening of AFROLATINOS: LA HISTORIA QUE NUNCA NOS CONTARON, Afrolatinos: An Untaught History!  Tonight is the very first time we share it publicly.     Today I honor how Renzo Devia and I met and dedicated over seven years to this project. We have been committed to… Continue reading FILM SCREENING TONIGHT in NYC! Afrolatinos An Untaught History