06Jul

Develops communication strategy to enable rapid dissemination of information throughout the community regionally, nationally and globally. Maintains the Orisa CDC’s presence on Facebook, Twitter, my Space, etc. and keeps Orisa CDC website current. Promotes all Orisa CDC programs and events by subscribing to appropriate e-groups and developing and growing e-mail databases and address lists. As […]Continue Reading

14Jun

Please complete our online application using the membership button to the left. Being current on your requested donation also enables you to receive membership discounts on Orisa CDC programs and events, nets you an Orisa CDC t-shirt and all donations are tax deductable to the extent allowed by law. We thank you for joining us […]Continue Reading

14Jun

Joe Quinones Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Joseph T. Quinones (Obakanla) is the first African-American born into the Yoruba Orisa tradition and his mother, Marjorie Quinones, was the first African-American initiated into the Yoruba tradition in North America. Joe is descended from a long line of Sango worshipers from the Yoruba town of Ilesa. […]Continue Reading

14Jun

The African world view and the Yoruba tradition acknowledge and recognize four major modes of thought or consciousness: collective consciousness, or that of a philosophy of a communalistic society; connection with and reverence for Egun (the ancestors); connection with the Creator or a divine being(s) and the recognition of the presence of that divinity within […]Continue Reading

02Jun

This Orisa CDC, both directly and through member organizations, will offer high quality social programs and initiatives that will support the social, cultural, and religious development of the Orisa Community. These and other initiatives will seek to give aid and support to the Orisa community and reclaim and preserve the tradition and cultural practices that […]Continue Reading

02Jun

The Orisa CDC intends to provide programs to strengthen already existing Orisa-centric entities such as Orisa Houses, Egbes, etc. The organization will serve as a researcher and innovator in the community, seeking to understand current barriers to success and offer new ideas to build stability and capacity. The organization intends to offer forums, conduct research, […]Continue Reading

02Jun

The Orisa CDC seeks to fulfil its mission and vision through programming in three (3) main categories: Economic Development, Community Development, and Social Development. Economic Development The Orisa CDC intends to provide leadership in the development of community owned economic assets such as a facility for ceremonies and programs, an operating fund and an endowment. […]Continue Reading

02Jun

Joe Quinones Co-Founder and Chairman of the Board Joseph T. Quinones (Obakanla) is the first African-American born into the Yoruba Orisa tradition and his mother, Marjorie Quinones, was the first African-American initiated into the Yoruba tradition in North America. Joe is descended from a long line of Sango worshipers from the Yoruba town of Ilesa. […]Continue Reading

02Jun

The Orisa Community Development Corporation is the brainchild of Joe Quinones, a businessman and community organizer who was born into the Yoruba tradition in the United States of America.  His goal was to expand into the larger Orisa Community the vision for a more unified and empowered community that he first expressed by organizing his […]Continue Reading

02Jun

The worship of the spiritual forces deities called Orisa has a long and venerable history that dates back thousands of years amongst the Yoruba and Southwestern Nigeria. These religious traditions spread to the Americas with the enslavement and indentured servitude of Yoruba during the late 18th and 19th centuries. In spite of colonialism in Africa […]Continue Reading