This site offers an eclectic range of personal, reflective, and expository essays on subjects of interest to students of African-Amer- ican cultural history in Africa and Cuba: its politics, law, history, psychology, and liberation theology; al l based on traditional African religious perspectives. Alashe means "one who has the authority of "ashe" or vital spiritual power. And Alashe Michael Oshoosi (Michael F. Wright Ph.D., J.D.), who has formal training in these subjects, is also a deeply initiated priest of the orishas "Oshoosi" and "Oya" in the Afro-Cuban (i.e., the Santeria-Lucumi) version of Africa's Yoruba religion called Orisa-Ifa. Hailing from the oldest African American continuous family lineage in the United States (since, circa, 1680), he is a committed social liberation theologist who opines on topics of public concern with the aspirational values of liberation theology in mind.