by Iya Melissa Several years ago I taught a high school elective called Images of Women of Color in the Media. It was an amazing class with a curriculum that had been developed… Continue reading
Mae Stella reflects on suffering, 12.07.2012 Maria Stella de Azevedo Santos http://mundoafro.atarde.uol.com.br/balaio-de-ideias-por-que-nao-eu/ Translated by Melissa Oliver Suffering isn’t “my beach,” but it’s impossible to deny that this painful feeling plays a part of… Continue reading
I always get excited when I find videos that have subtitles. This documentary takes viewers through a terreiro in Sao Paulo. The terreiro itself looks elaborate, but is also in an urban setting.… Continue reading
by Iya Melissa It’s no secret that there is animal sacrifice in Candomblé. However, there are many types of sacrifices that we make when we decide to follow Candomblé (or any other religious… Continue reading
by Iya Melissa Edited on June 29, 2017 to clarify points about switching traditions after having gone through full Orisa initiation in another tradition. As Candomblé grows in the United States, it’s becoming… Continue reading
Maria Stella de Azevedo Santos | Iyalorixá do Ilê Axé Opô Afonjá email@example.com http://atarde.uol.com.br/opiniao/noticias/1734286-presenca-sim-presente-nao Translated by Melissa Oliver I’m ready to sleep, not so early as the elderly sleep. I’m 90 years and… Continue reading
Cleonice Fonseca is back at Cumbé. Check out her class on January 15, 2017 at 6 pm.
That religious intolerance is alive and well in Brazil is no news. The latest development is that the Brazilian Government is making moves to remove language from the law that protects Afro-Brazilian religious… Continue reading