EMANCIPATION DAY MESSAGE 2017 – Oloye Orawale Oranfe Ife

Oludari Agbaiye of Egbe Onisin Eledumare

Another  year has rolled by.

Africans  worldwide  still continue  to  struggle  for  significant improvement in out lives.

Interference  by  external  forces and  by internal counterproductive forces continue to plague our  struggles.

Wheresoever we  are  we are constantly  engaged in  battle.

Is there hope?

There is hope.

As  we  engage yet another year of U.N. designated International  Decade   for People of African  Descent there seems to be little State response to ensure that Africans  in this country  have  “national cooperation  in relation to the full enjoyment of economic, social, cultural, civil and political rights by people of African descent, and their full and equal participation in all aspects of society.”

The result  and consequence of this  has been  increased  crime and violence in our communities as the dispossessed  and  disadvantaged  citizens of African  descent  seek  to rectify this  situation.

Even  where  citizens utilise  legal options  such  as trade union action to receive their  well earned benefits to wealth that they helped to  create,the State and its relevant  agencies have  frustrated these legitimate efforts in favor of big business,State   and foreign  enterprises.

As  a direct consequence of this oppression is on the rise.

In our region there  are  attempts by capitalist/imperialist interests to plunge the region into political instability and internecine  war and  dispute.

How  can  we  counter  these divisive  and  disruptive tactics of those who do not wish  to see us prosper and enjoy the benefits of our contributions to our societies and world at large.

WE MUST FIGHT BACK.

WE MUST ORGANIZE TOTALLY AND EFFECTIVELY.

WE MUST SUPPORT OUR OWN.

WE MUST  ESTABLISH OUR OWN INSTITUTIONS OF REVOLUTIONARY EDUCATION  AIMED AT FREEDOM  OF OUR MINDS,BODIES, SOULS AND SPIRITS.

WE MUST RETURN  TO OUR ANCIENT WELL TRIED INSTITUTIONS  AND PRACTICES OF COOPERATIVE AND COLLABORATIVE ECONOMICS WITHIN OUR COMMUNITIES.

WE MUST JOIN AND FINANCIALLY SUPPORT ORGANIZATIONS THAT ALREADY EXIST TO SERVE  OUR NEEDS.

WE MUST BUILD NEW ORGANIZATIONS THAT  WILL COMPLIMENT THOSE ALREADY  WORKING  SO THAT  WE  MAY MORE  QUICKLY ACHIEVE OUR OBJECTIVE.

WE MUST ORGANIZE AND STAY ORGANIZE.

WE MUST DEFEND OUR RIGHT TOBE FREE.

There are perhaps  several other legitimate  actions that  can  and should  be taken.

It is time that we stop complaining and start doing something.Where  we are disorganized or not organized WE SHOULD ORGANIZE.

As we enter another year in which our government should begin  to ENSURE that persons of African Descent are equally  given opportunities of building independent  institutions via State funds, we should all demand that this happens.

Any political party existing or not yet existing to receive our support should meet our demands.

As we celebrate let us honour  our Ancestors.

As we celebrate let us keep the image of FREEDOM-Total and unconditional in our minds.

When  we gather this time  next year let us  report to ourselves our accomplishments of this year’s  objectives.

I pray that all of  us celebrating this year will  do so with peace, with  dignity and with the royal comportment with which our Ancestors  carried ourselves.

I pray that there shall be no violence whatsoever manifested on our sacred day  of coming together in UNITY.

May there be no deaths,interruptions of our celebrations or anything untoward whatsoever as we celebrate.

I thank our Ancestors.I thank the Ancestors of the First Nations Peoples.

In conclusion I greet the entire Nation  of Republic Trinidad and Tobago: Let every creed and Race  have its equal place.

 

 

WORDS OF OLOYE ORAWALE ORANFE TO THE NATION OF REPUBLIC TRINIDAD & TOBAGO 2017

Contemplating the coming future

Contemplating the coming future

Praises to all intelligences and energies that have sustained our planet and our lives.

We are now completing one gregorian year cycle and opening the gates for yet another cycle of planetary life.

Earth and the many  political  entities on this planet are in  disarray.

The peoples of many Nations are demanding JUSTICE and equality of opportunity to enjoy life and live comfortable on this planet.

The many are fed up with the  agendas of the few who  continue to trample upon the RIGHTS OF THE PEOPLE.

Tough all of this is present,there is hope.The people are not lying down and bowing to the oppressive and unjust laws that they are experiencing.

This malaise is also here in our own  society.One government has exited the halls of governance and has been  replaced by another. Yet the situation worsens. Those who labour do not hold the reins nor the reign.

What will we like to leave as a legacy for our children and our children’s children?

As we enter this “new” cycle.I pray that it is love, equality and justice for all that  we would all love to experience in this  beloved land of ours.

Where do we  start?

At the beginning.

Resolve the issues of INVASION AND OCCUPATION,OF SLAVERY AND INDENTURE and then there shall be peace.

This decade – 2015- 2024 has been proclaimed by the United Nations  as: International Decade for People of African Descent. This decade is supposed to bring us  recognition, justice and development. Is it? What are the provisions being made by our government and our society at large to ensure that these goals are attained.

A PEOPLE WITHOUT GRATITUDE PERISHES.

I have sounded the WORD, time and time  again.

All citizens of our country, let us raise our voices to ensure that the monies and riches that this  country has been blessed with  be utilised EFFECTIVELY, to correct the WRONGS/INJUSTICES of the Colonial Era.

There is urgent need to deal with the issue of RESTORATION of the RIGHTS of the First Nations/Indigenous  People that CRISTOBAL COLON – Christopher Columbus met here. Let  put in place immediately the mechanisms and social structures that would allow for this to be implemented IN THIS DECADE.

THERE IS URGENT NEED TO ENSURE THAT THE ISSUES OF REPARATIONS TO OUR AFRICAN POPULATIONS IN THE CARIBBEAN AND AMERICAS -NORTH AND SOUTH BE ADDRESSED IMMEDIATELY.

Since 2013 at the 34th Regular Meeting of CARICOM held in Chaguramas Republic Trinidad & Tobago CARICOM States agreed to seek “REPARATIONS FOR SLAVERY AND THE GENOCIDE OF THE NATIVE  PEOPLES” of the Caribbean. Since the  several Caribbean territories have formed National Reparations Committees with a view to ensuring that that  decision made in Republic Trinidad& Tobago become MANIFEST.

The time is now to take affirmative and positive action in our regions. Governments who would not implement  serious action  to manifest this agreement should either step down from office  or be voted out by the people in each geopolity where no action to make this  a reality.

To better act we must be informed. Do follow the links attached here to learn more  about the International Decade for People of African Descent.

In concluding I ask for ALL AFRICAN ORGANIZATIONS AND GROUPS IN OUR COUNTRY TO MOVE BEYOND POSTURING AND TRULY COME TOGETHER FOR POSITIVE ACTION.THE TIME IS NOW.

2015 in review

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IJUBA AT EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE THIS SUNDAY

Egbe Onisin Eledumare follows several cycles simultaneously as we attempt to keep in Cosmic Alignment, through multiple actions in multiple spheres of our lives.

One such action on our part is the salutation of the New Moon, as we engage our journeys from where we are to where we are intended to be and destined to be.

The Ijuba gives us an opportunity to collectively engage our aspirations in an atmosphere conducive to amplifying our prayers, petitions and praises of the divine and supernatural.

Our next Ijuba is this Sunday.

Date : Sunday 22nd.February, 2015

Time: 2.00 p.m.

Venue :  International Headquarters E.O.E.

12 First Street, Sparrow Drive, Simeon Road,

Petit Valley.

All are welcome.

Protocols of entry are required.

Participants are expected to dress and attire themselves in manners that are appropriate to the sacredness of the event.

All participants are encouraged to bring votive items for ritual and offering.

Items include : gin, obi abata, obi gbanga, atare, efun, iyerosun, efun, fruits, alcoholic drinks and beverages, grains, fruits, ground provision, etc.

CARNIVAL 2015 TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Trinidad & Tobago Carnival is more than just Calypso and Steel band.

There have been many arguments as to the origin of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival. Scholars like Isidore Ian Smart, Kimani Nehusi, Rawle Gibbons, Frances Henry , Gordon Rohler, Hollis Liverpool  and others have all addressed different positions on this origins issue. Even today’s featured artiste The Roaring Lion  – Rafael de Leon presented his perspective as to the origin of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.

Whatever the origins of Trinidad & Tobago Carnival it is visibly evident that Africans then and now have impacted most dynamically on the phenomena called Trinidad & Tobago Carnival.

2015 Carnival is going to be a phenomenal Carnival. There were threats of Ebola, that  was seeking to postpone the Carnival. Chicken V has not yet left outr environment, National Elections, all will impact on the output for this year’s Carnival.

The musical genres associated with Carnival are no longer restricted to calypso but involves a number of other genres.

This though is not new, for even some of our  original traditional characters utilised peculiar genres of musical rendition associated with their characters and portrayals.

So as we draw closer to Carnival 2015, let us HONOUR OUR ANCESTORS. Let us embrace the opportunity to RE- SANCTIFY THE CARNIVAL. Let us accept the African influence on this Carnival. LET US KEEP IT SACRED.

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CARIBBEAN NATIONALS LAUNCH INTERNATIONAL DECADE OF PEOPLE OF AFRICAN DESCENT 2015 -2024 IN REPUBLIC TRINIDAD & TOBAGO

Agba Khafra Kambon at launch of International Decade for People of African Descent held in Ile Iere Caribbean.Caribbean Africans gathered today in the city of Port of Spain to support thr launch of International Decade for people of African  Descent 2015 – 2024 by  The Emancipation Support Committe of Trinidad & Tobago. 

The event was held in the city of Port of Spain , where a reasonable gathering of African centered citizens supported by other persons loving justice and equality for all gave their blessings to this launch that had representatives of the  People’s Partnership government, The Office of the Leader of the Opposition, Nation of Islam, United Nations, Council of Traditional Afrikan Chiefs of Trinidad & Tobago, members of the Diplomatic Corps, The National Council of Orisa Elders of Trinidad & Tobago, Caribbean Pan African Network, All Mansions of Ras Tafari and other organizations cultural, spiritual and civic based.

The feature address was given by David Commissiong prominent Caribbean Pan Africanist of the Clement Payne Movement of Barbados, who delivered a very clear and concise outline of what the U,N, Declaration entails and the resposibilties of governments of the Caribbean, civil societ organizations and independent persons working to ensure that this decade allows us further victory in the process that would lead to total and unconditional liberation.

Those persons interested to contribute their energies to ensure the success of activities for International Decade for People of African Descent may contactEmancipation Support Committee of Trinidad & Tobago at Bergerac Terrace Maraval.

Photo credit : Roxanne Muhammad.

RITUALS OF REMEMBRANCE FOR OUR ANCESTORS AT EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE 2014


Once again the African community in the Republic Trinidad & Tobago come together to reflect upon our historical past, that includes the glory of building of the Great Pyramids, giving the world mathematics and science, the steel pan and steel orchestra, but also the indignities of the Trans ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE, GENOCIDE and issues of REPARTRIATION AND REPARATIONS.
Every year at this time EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE becomes involved in the Diego Martin Emancipation Day activities currently manifesting as a Street Procession led by Block 4 Drummers, Musical recognition by Castro and an Ancestral rememberance ritual conducted at the Diego Martin Water Wheel Heritage Site, River Estate, Diego Martin.
As we engage this memorial and celebratory period and as we continue to strategise and implement these strategies to move us to total and unconditional liberation of ourselves as a distinct people on this planet we
call on all Africans to refrain from the consumption of shark and shark products for the period 26th. July, 2014 – 1st. August, 2014, as a mark of respect to those of our Ancestors who either committed revolutionary suicide by throwing themselves overboard and were eaten by sharks ,or those who were thrown overboard either alive or dead and were eaten by sharks.
We honour you who suffered this indignity and we pray for your continued elevation as you guide us to our victory.
EGBE ONISIN ELEDUMARE will also host it’s customary midnight ritual of rememberance on 31st July, 2014 at it’s International Headquarters, 12 First Street, Sparrow Drive, Simeon Road, Petit Valley, Republic Trinidad & Tobago beginning at 11.00 p.m.
ALL MEMBERS OF OUR NATIONAL COMMUNITY ARE INVITED TO JOIN WITH US ON THIS OCCASION.
We invite all members of our African community to offer farine and water as part of this ritual.