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Aug 31, 2014

This grad school thing is no joke. Lord have mercy!

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The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.
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I always forget this.

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Aug 20, 2014 / 5,891 notes
Black children, look in the mirror. You are a reflection of Divinity. Don’t let them fool you with selective memory.
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”Corner Stone”Quote in the background is by Marcus Garvey from “African Fundamentalism.”“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own creative genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. There is no height to which we cannot climb by using the active intelligence of our own minds. Mind creates, and as much as we desire in Nature we can have through the creation of our own minds.”
Aug 20, 2014 / 32 notes

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”Corner Stone”

Quote in the background is by Marcus Garvey from “African Fundamentalism.”

“God and Nature first made us what we are, and then out of our own creative genius we make ourselves what we want to be. Follow always that great law. Let the sky and God be our limit and Eternity our measurement. There is no height to which we cannot climb by using the active intelligence of our own minds. Mind creates, and as much as we desire in Nature we can have through the creation of our own minds.”

Aug 20, 2014 / 15 notes

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I stay watching this.

"Two Sets of Notes" - M.K. Asante Jr. 

sigh. =]

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"Crossroad Blues" Shout out to my love, maxwellthedark thenelomaxwellexperience for being my inspiration and helping me through yet another painting!

Still got love for ya maxwellthedark
Aug 20, 2014 / 13 notes

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"Crossroad Blues" Shout out to my love, maxwellthedark thenelomaxwellexperience for being my inspiration and helping me through yet another painting!

Still got love for ya maxwellthedark

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"Foxy Lady"
Aight here it is! New painting!
Aug 20, 2014 / 283 notes

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"Foxy Lady"

Aight here it is! New painting!

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"No One Is An Enemy To Water"
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"No One Is An Enemy To Water"

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"Badu."
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"Badu."

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Who are the Orishas?(Versión en Español)
The Yoruba religion isn’t a polytheistic religion, although the Orishas are referred as Gods sometimes, there is only one supreme deity in our religion. God has the representations as the catholic religion does.
Olodumare, the creator of all things and father to us all. Olorun, the manifestation of God visible to us as the sun, the owner of the heavens. Olofi, the representation of god that communicates directly with the Orishas, teaching them what humans must know.
The Orishas are intermediaries between the humans and God also watch over us to report our actions to Olofi. Also they use their ‘aché’, or spiritual energy gave to them by Olofi, to maintain harmony in the world.
In the past, most of Orishas were humans and gained their status after death, similar to the Catholic saints.
The word Orisha means “head guardians” as they’re the ones watching us for Olofi. We can worship them, but they are never placed above Olodumare.
As previously told, each one of Olodumare’s eldest children are imbued with aché, with this spiritual power they guard the earth, watch over human affairs and the nature. They’re represented with colors, numbers and in occasions with the image of a Catholic Saint.
Here is a list of some of the Orishas and a little information about them:
EleguáAlso known as Elegguá, Elewá and Elegbá. In catholic religion he’s represented by Saint Anthony.Colors: Red and blackNumber: 3 and 21Eleguá is the first and one of the most important Orisha in Santeria. He is the owner of all paths and the witness of fate. He’s often perceived as a trickster who tests our integrity.
OgúnAlso known of Oggún. In catholic religion he’s represented by Saint Peter.Colors: Green and blackNumber: 3Ogún is a mighty warrior, the divine blacksmith and the hardest working Orisha of them all. He is often perceived as a powerful muscular man wearing a skirt made of palm fiber and he carries a machete.
OchosiAlso known as Ochossi, Oshoshi. Represented by Saint Norbert.Colors: Blue and amberNumber: 3, 7Ochosi is the divine hunter whose arrow never misses its mark. He is the force of blind justice that is applied equally to all. He is best friends with Eleguá and Ogún and is often found hunting with them.
ObataláRepresented by Virgen de las MercedesColors: WhiteNumber: 8He is the eldest of the Orishas, the owner of white cloth, the king of peace and logic. He encourages us to use diplomacy and reason when acting and is often the Orisha who mediates disputes between the others.
OchúnAlso known as Oshún, and represented by Our Lady of Carida Del Cobre.Colors: Yellow and amberNumber: 5Ochún is the Orisha of love and beauty. She is a generous and loving mother, but she can also quickly turn bitter if she is wronged. She is the youngest of the orishas and is depicted as a flirtatious, mixed-race woman dressed in yellow, gazing in a mirror.
ChangóAlso known as Shango, Sango and Shangs. Represented by Saint Barbara.Colors: Red and whiteNumber: 6Changó is the king of the religion of and was once the fourth king of the city of Oyó in Yoruba land before he was deified and became an Orisha. He is the Orisha of lightning, thunder and fire, the owner of the sacred batá drums, the power of passion and virility. Changó is a ladies’ man and a charmer.
YemayáAlso known as Yemoja and represented by Our Lady of Regla.Colors: Blue and clearNumber: 7Yemayá is the mother of all living things, the queen of heaven, earth and all waters. She resides in the ocean and is the mother of many of the other Orishas. In addition to being a loving mother she is a fierce protectress. She can fight with a machete or a scimitar and bathe in the blood of her enemies.
Wanna know More? http://101.myyoruba.com/


I’m a child of Ellegua.
Aug 5, 2014 / 113 notes

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myoruba:

Who are the Orishas?
(Versión en Español)

The Yoruba religion isn’t a polytheistic religion, although the Orishas are referred as Gods sometimes, there is only one supreme deity in our religion. God has the representations as the catholic religion does.

Olodumare, the creator of all things and father to us all. Olorun, the manifestation of God visible to us as the sun, the owner of the heavens. Olofi, the representation of god that communicates directly with the Orishas, teaching them what humans must know.

The Orishas are intermediaries between the humans and God also watch over us to report our actions to Olofi. Also they use their ‘aché’, or spiritual energy gave to them by Olofi, to maintain harmony in the world.

In the past, most of Orishas were humans and gained their status after death, similar to the Catholic saints.

The word Orisha means “head guardians” as they’re the ones watching us for Olofi. We can worship them, but they are never placed above Olodumare.

As previously told, each one of Olodumare’s eldest children are imbued with aché, with this spiritual power they guard the earth, watch over human affairs and the nature. They’re represented with colors, numbers and in occasions with the image of a Catholic Saint.

Here is a list of some of the Orishas and a little information about them:

Eleguá
Also known as Elegguá, Elewá and Elegbá. In catholic religion he’s represented by Saint Anthony.
Colors: Red and black
Number: 3 and 21
Eleguá is the first and one of the most important Orisha in Santeria. He is the owner of all paths and the witness of fate. He’s often perceived as a trickster who tests our integrity.

Ogún
Also known of Oggún. In catholic religion he’s represented by Saint Peter.

Colors: Green and black
Number: 3
Ogún is a mighty warrior, the divine blacksmith and the hardest working Orisha of them all. He is often perceived as a powerful muscular man wearing a skirt made of palm fiber and he carries a machete.

Ochosi
Also known as Ochossi, Oshoshi. Represented by Saint Norbert.
Colors: Blue and amber
Number: 3, 7
Ochosi is the divine hunter whose arrow never misses its mark. He is the force of blind justice that is applied equally to all. He is best friends with Eleguá and Ogún and is often found hunting with them.

Obatalá
Represented by Virgen de las Mercedes
Colors: White
Number: 8
He is the eldest of the Orishas, the owner of white cloth, the king of peace and logic. He encourages us to use diplomacy and reason when acting and is often the Orisha who mediates disputes between the others.

Ochún
Also known as Oshún, and represented by Our Lady of Carida Del Cobre.
Colors: Yellow and amber
Number: 5
Ochún is the Orisha of love and beauty. She is a generous and loving mother, but she can also quickly turn bitter if she is wronged. She is the youngest of the orishas and is depicted as a flirtatious, mixed-race woman dressed in yellow, gazing in a mirror.

Changó
Also known as Shango, Sango and Shangs. Represented by Saint Barbara.
Colors: Red and white
Number: 6
Changó is the king of the religion of and was once the fourth king of the city of Oyó in Yoruba land before he was deified and became an Orisha. He is the Orisha of lightning, thunder and fire, the owner of the sacred batá drums, the power of passion and virility. Changó is a ladies’ man and a charmer.

Yemayá
Also known as Yemoja and represented by Our Lady of Regla.
Colors: Blue and clear
Number: 7
Yemayá is the mother of all living things, the queen of heaven, earth and all waters. She resides in the ocean and is the mother of many of the other Orishas. In addition to being a loving mother she is a fierce protectress. She can fight with a machete or a scimitar and bathe in the blood of her enemies.

Wanna know More? http://101.myyoruba.com/

I’m a child of Ellegua.

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Aug 1, 2014 / 23,745 notes
The truth is, everyone is going to hurt you. You just got to find the ones worth suffering for.
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The world doesn’t make sense, so why should I paint pictures that do?
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