11Jul

by Akanke Washington As we settle into 2011 many of us are seeking to stay committed to our resolutions. Many of those resolutions are going to include promises to drop pounds and improve diets.  We also tend to include resolutions that address our financial health, like saving money and developing a budget. As we focus […]Continue Reading

11Jul

Ile Orunmila Ogunike, is a love filled ile in the Houston, TX metro area, run by computer scientist and jazz pianist Babalawo Rony Perry (omo Yemoja) and his wife Dr. Faizah Perry, a priestess of Ogun, who both hail from the twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.  Baba and Iya are assisted by their […]Continue Reading

11Jul

By Amma Ayapon   Whether you are an elder in life humbling oneself to begin a path in the Orisa tradition, or you are a hip-hop generation Orisa worshipper, there are new experiences and concerns ahead as the tradition and its Diaspora move further into the new millennium. Keeping Iwa Pele at the forefront, this […]Continue Reading

11Jul

By Nana Kwame Osunwole Irosun F3 Awo Salako – Sixteen Cowries “Head, push me into wealth”… Evening got all the fruit of Morning’s labor Evening got it Morning was working To serve Evening When people pray, They say, “May Olorun “Let your evening be good, oh”; And we reply, “Amen, oh.” And Evening was good, […]Continue Reading

06Jul

In an effort to help young people in Nigeria to gain skills that will continue to serve them far beyond a single donation, The Orisa Community Development Corporation, in collaboration with local organizers from across Yorùbáland, is hosting its 4th Orisa Community Empowerment Retreat This 1-day retreat will take place on 19 August, 2015 in […]Continue Reading

06Jul

by Karen E. Quinones Miller (Osun Lade) “Now, we have to find out who’s leading the year.” Silence filled the large but crowded room, and all eyes were on the babalawo as he threw the ikin once, then twice, then smoothed his fingers over the palm nuts. He nodded his head, then looked over at […]Continue Reading

06Jul

This committee functions as the Orisa CDC’s official liaison with other Orisa entities and provide the primary catalyst and leadership in developing, in partnership with other Orisa entities, the necessary community organs for consensus building, Orisa organizational entity coordination and synergy, and eventual community governance systems, all in alignment with social model and strategic plans […]Continue Reading

06Jul

It is through the Program Committee that the Orisa CDC delivers its true value to our community. The PC implements programs of the Orisa CDC by coordinating program delivery through Orisa CDC member organizations, external resources, and direct delivery from the Orisa CDC. Orisa CDC programs are grouped into three program areas being Economic Development, […]Continue Reading

06Jul

Recruits, processes and provides orientation for new Orisa CDC members and then deploys them to their assigned committees. Also holds events to facilitate networking, social interaction, etc. Will also develop database of all members of the Orisa community to enable to the Orisa CDC to develop a demographic profile of the community.Continue Reading

06Jul

Under the direction and leadership of the committee co-chairs and treasurer, the FF Committee is responsible for fundraising (grant writing, fund raising events, capital campaign development, etc) to fund activities of the Orisa CDC and move group towards having a full time staff. The finance section of the committee is responsible for book keeping, approval […]Continue Reading