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MermaidRadio.com maintains this site for information and communication purposes. This webpage contains the Terms of Use governing your access to and use of the MermaidRadio.com Website. If you do not accept these Terms of Use or you do not meet or comply with their provisions, you may not use the Website.

A. TERMS APPLICABLE TO ALL USERS

1. Overview

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For users who are not registered with this Website, your use of the Website will be deemed to be acceptance of the Terms of Use, Section A.

For users who are registered with the Website, your use of the Website shall be subject to (i) certain designated terms (see Section B below) in addition to those terms applicable to all users and (ii) shall be further conditioned on your [clicking the "I AGREE TO THE TERMS OF USE" button at the end of these Terms of Use].

IF THESE TERMS OF USE ARE NOT COMPLETELY ACCEPTABLE TO YOU, YOU MUST IMMEDIATELY TERMINATE YOUR USE OF THIS WEBSITE.

2. Changes To Terms

MermaidRadio.com may, at any time, for any reason and without notice, make changes to (i) this Website, including its look, feel, format, and content, as well as (ii) the products and/or services as described in this Website. Any modifications will take effect when posted to the Website. Therefore, each time you access the Website, you need to review the Terms of Use upon which access and use of this Website is conditioned. By your continuing use of the Website after changes are posted, you will be deemed to have accepted such changes.

3. Jurisdiction

The Website is directed to those individuals and entities located in the United States. It is not directed to any person or entity in any jurisdiction where (by reason of nationality, residence, citizenship or otherwise) the publication or availability of the Website and its content, including its products and services, are unavailable or otherwise contrary to local laws or regulations. If this applies to you, you are not authorized to access or use any of the information on this Website. MermaidRadio.com makes no representation that the information, opinions, advice or other content on the Website (collectively, "Content") is appropriate or that its products and services are available outside of the United States. Those who choose to access this Website from other locations do so at their own risk and are responsible for compliance with applicable local laws.

4. Scope of Use and User E-Mail

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The commercial use, reproduction, transmission or distribution of any information, software or other material available through the Website without the prior written consent of MermaidRadio.com is strictly prohibited.

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Except as expressly provided under the "Scope of Use" Section above, you may not use, reproduce, modify, transmit, distribute, or publicly display or operate this Website without the prior written permission of MermaidRadio.com. You may not use a part of this Website on any other Website, without MermaidRadio.com’s prior written consent.

MermaidRadio.com respects the intellectual property rights of others and expects our Users/ users to do the same. The policy of MermaidRadio.com is to terminate the accounts of repeat copyright offenders and other users who infringe upon the intellectual property rights of others. If you believe that your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please contact us at mermaidradio@yahoo.com

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7.  No Unlawful Or Prohibited Use



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8.  Spamming

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9.  No Warranties

THE WEBSITE, AND ANY CONTENT, ARE PROVIDED TO YOU ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND WHETHER EXPRESS, STATUTORY OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, QUIET ENJOYMENT, SYSTEMS INTEGRATION, ACCURACY, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT, ALL OF WHICH MermaidRadio.com EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS. MermaidRadio.com DOES NOT ENDORSE AND MAKES NO WARRANTY AS TO THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, CURRENCY, OR RELIABILITY OF THE CONTENT, AND MermaidRadio.com WILL NOT BE LIABLE OR OTHERWISE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY FAILURE OR DELAY IN UPDATING THE WEBSITE OR ANY CONTENT. WE HAVE NO DUTY TO UPDATE THE CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE. MermaidRadio.com   MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES THAT USE OF THE CONTENT WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED OR ERROR-FREE. YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY RESULTS OR OTHER CONSEQUENCES OF ACCESSING THE WEBSITE AND USING THE CONTENT, AND FOR TAKING ALL NECESSARY PRECAUTIONS TO ENSURE THAT ANY CONTENT YOU MAY ACCESS, DOWNLOAD OR OTHERWISE OBTAIN IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR ANY OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. THIS WARRANTY DISCLAIMER MAY BE DIFFERENT IN CONNECTION WITH SPECIFIC PRODUCTS AND SERVICES OFFERED BY MermaidRadio.com.  SOME STATES DO NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO THE FOREGOING DISCLAIMER MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOU MAY ALSO HAVE OTHER LEGAL RIGHTS THAT VARY FROM JURISDICTION TO JURISDICTION.

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These Terms of Use shall be governed in all respects by the laws of the State of  New York, USA, without reference to its choice of law rules. If an applicable law is in conflict with any part of the Terms of Use, the Terms of Use will be deemed modified to conform to the law. The other provisions will not be affected by any such modification.

11. Separate Agreements

You may have other agreements with MermaidRadio.com. Those agreements are separate and in addition to these Terms of Use. These Terms of Use do not modify, revise or amend the terms of any other agreements you may have with MermaidRadio.com.

12.  DMCA Copyright Policy and Copyright Agent

MermaidRadio.com respects the intellectual property rights of others.  If you believe something on this Site has infringed your intellectual property rights, please notify our agent and provide the following information:

(i)        A physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

(ii)   Identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed.

(iii) Identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or to be the subject of infringing activity and that is to be removed or access to which is to be disabled.

(iv) Address, telephone number, and, if available, an electronic mail address where we may contact you.

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(vi)  A statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that you are authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed.

 

The Site’s Copyright Agent can be reached at:

            Mami Olufunke Morrishow
            180 Brook Ave
            Bronx, NY 10454
            718-679-1868
            mermaidradio@yahoo.com

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You represent that you are a United States resident.

14. No Professional Advice

The information available on the Website is intended to be a general information resource regarding the matters covered, and is not tailored to your specific circumstance. You should not construe this as legal, accounting or other professional advice. This Website is not intended for use by minors. YOU SHOULD EVALUATE ALL INFORMATION, OPINIONS AND ADVICE AVAILABLE ON THIS WEBSITE IN CONSULTATION WITH YOUR INSURANCE SPECIALIST, OR WITH YOUR LEGAL, TAX, FINANCIAL OR OTHER ADVISOR, AS APPROPRIATE.

15. Users Disputes

You are solely responsible for your interactions with other Users. MermaidRadio.com reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other Users.

16. User Submissions And Communications; Public Areas:

You acknowledge that you own, solely responsible or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post; that the content is accurate; that use of the content you supply does not violate these Terms of Use and will not cause injury to any person or entity; and that you will indemnify MermaidRadio.com or its affiliates for all claims resulting from content you supply.

If you make any submission to an area of the Website accessed or accessible by the public (“Public Area”) or if you submit any business information, idea, concept or invention to MermaidRadio.com by email, you automatically represent and warrant that the owner of such content or intellectual property has expressly granted MermaidRadio.com a royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, world-wide nonexclusive license to use, reproduce, create derivative works from, modify, publish, edit, translate, distribute, perform, and display the communication or content in any media or medium, or any form, format, or forum now known or hereafter developed. MermaidRadio.com may sublicense its rights through multiple tiers of sublicenses.  If you wish to keep any business information, ideas, concepts or inventions private or proprietary, you must not submit them to the Public Areas or to MermaidRadio.com by email. We try to answer every email in a timely manner, but are not always able to do so.

Some of the forums (individual bulletin boards and posts on the social network, for instance) on the Website are not moderated or reviewed.  Accordingly, Users will be held directly and solely responsible for the content of messages that are posted. While not moderating the forums, the Site reviewer will periodically perform an administrative review for the purpose of deleting messages that are old, have received few responses, are off topic or irrelevant, serve as advertisements or seem otherwise inappropriate. MermaidRadio.com has full discretion to delete messages. Users are encouraged to read the specific forum rules displayed in each discussion forum first before participating in that forum.

MermaidRadio.com reserves the right (but is not obligated) to do any or all of the following:

Record the dialogue in public chat rooms.
Examine an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the communication(s).
Remove communications that are abusive, illegal, or disruptive, or that otherwise fail to conform with these Terms of Use.
Terminate a Member's access to any or all Public Areas and/or the MermaidRadio.com Site upon any breach of these Terms of Use.
Monitor, edit, or disclose any communication in the Public Areas.
Edit or delete any communication(s) posted on the MermaidRadio.com Site, regardless of whether such communication(s) violate these standards.

MermaidRadio.com reserves the right to take any action it deems necessary to protect the personal safety of our guests or the public. MermaidRadio.com has no liability or responsibility to users of the MermaidRadio.com Website or any other person or entity for performance or nonperformance of the aforementioned activities.

17. Arbitration

Except as regarding any action seeking equitable relief, including without limitation for the purpose of protecting any MermaidRadio.com confidential information and/or intellectual property rights, any controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms of Use or this Website shall be settled by binding arbitration in accordance with the commercial arbitration rules, in effect at the time the proceedings begin, of the American Arbitration Association. Any such controversy or claim shall be arbitrated on an individual basis, and shall not be consolidated in any arbitration with any claim or controversy of any other party. The arbitration shall be held in New York, New York, USA.

All information relating to or disclosed by any party in connection with the arbitration of any disputes hereunder shall be treated by the parties, their representatives, and the arbitrator as proprietary business information. Such information shall not be disclosed by any party or their respective representatives without the prior written authorization of the party furnishing such information. Such information shall not be disclosed by the arbitrator without the prior written authorization of all parties. Each party shall bear the burden of its own counsel fees incurred in connection with any arbitration proceedings.

Judgment upon the award returned by the arbitrator may be entered in any court having jurisdiction over the parties or their assets or application of enforcement, as the case may be. Any award by the arbitrator shall be the sole and exclusive remedy of the parties. The parties hereby waive all rights to judicial review of the arbitrator's decision and any award contained therein.

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19. Indemnity

You agree to defend, indemnify, and hold MermaidRadio.com, its officers, directors, employees, agents, licensors, and suppliers, harmless from and against any claims, actions or demands, liabilities and settlements including without limitation, reasonable legal and accounting fees, resulting from, or alleged to result from, your violation of these Terms of Use.

B. ADDITIONAL TERMS APPLICABLE ONLY TO REGISTERED USERS

20. Accounts And Security

MermaidRadio.com does not warrant that the functions contained in the service provided by the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free, that defects will be corrected or that this service or the server that makes it available will be free of viruses or other harmful components.

As part of the registration process, each user will select a password (“Password”) and Login Name (“Login Name”). You shall provide MermaidRadio.com with accurate, complete, and updated Account information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of this Terms of Use, which may result in immediate termination of your Account.

You may not:

select or use a Login Name of another person with the intent to impersonate that person;
use a name subject to the rights of any other person without authorization;
use a Login Name that Website, in its sole discretion, deems inappropriate or offensive.

You shall notify MermaidRadio.com of any known or suspected unauthorized use(s) of your Account, or any known or suspected breach of security, including loss, theft, or unauthorized disclosure of your password.  You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password.

Any fraudulent, abusive, or otherwise illegal activity may be grounds for termination of your Account, at MermaidRadio.com’s sole discretion, and you may be reported to appropriate law-enforcement agencies.

Contact us: If you would like to request additional information regarding these Terms of Use, please contact us at: Mermaidradio@yahoo.com

Featured art

Our shop features the work of Mami Olufunke Morrishow

 
The dawn of this Ancestral African Image came about to express creative ideas relevant to the life and style of people involved in values that express the  thought and actions of spiritual commitment to Ifa, Orisha, and Vodoun.
Ninety percent of the items listed here are "one of a kind" original ideas based on the creative concepts that follow the texture, color and number structures of the spiritual constructs in use by the priesthood and adherents of these three interrelated spiritual phenomenon and its interpretation by the hand, heart and experiences of  Mami Olufunke Morrishow, Orisha priestess, artist, entrepreneur.


 Not all of the items presented are made for ritual occasion. Many merely reflect ones appreciation of Black cultural identity expressed artistically according to the spiritual model of Africa and the African Diaspora as is understood from Khemet to the West African coast to North and South America and the Caribbean Islands.        
 
The Cowrie Shell, as a symbol of prosperity, fertility and spiritual connectedness is used to fashion elegant regalia used on ritual and ordinary occasions. The cowrie shell appears prominently in these designs to promote the energy of prosperity, fertility and spiritual connectedness and bring that energy to the people that shop AncestralAfricanImage.
                                                                  
ARTISTS STATEMENT
 Visual ideas that express the divine are my passion. Rendering symbols that express three interrelated concepts of African spiritual genius is where my impetus to create is called to action. Ifa Orisha Vodoun.
 
Ifa Orisha is a set of spiritual operations that compliment one another. Ifa, according to Wande Abimbola, is at once, the name of the Yoruba God of divination and the title given to the divination system itself. Ifa, by means of oracular manipulation, gives direction and recommendations about the situations one encounters in life.
 
Orisha are, in the words of Baba John Mason, "Spiritual heads of first rank and age selected by God to be repositories of Ase. concealed divine power and transformation".
 
Ifa Orisha is understood and maintained by many in many communities on the African continent and in the African diaspora. Referred to by many names, Voodoo, Hoodoo, Candomble, Lucumi, Roots, Mami Wata, Obeah, etc., the basic operating system remains the same.
 
The Vodoun I refer to here speaks of bothe the Benin and Haitian systems of interacting with the spiritual forces of this world. Benin, West African Vodoun forms a  system known as the Mami Wata pantheon of spirits. The basic group of these deities can be directly correlated to those functioning in Ifa Orisha. Examples, Papa Legba is similar to Esu, the divine messenger; Gu is Ogun, the divine blacksmith; Heviesso hold many similarities with Shango, Lord of the magic of lightmimg; Afa, holds the same functionans Ifa, oracular directive.
 
The Vodoun of the Haitian view again has correlations that serve and function in the same manner as Ifa Orisha and the Mami Wata, but the Haitian pantheon of spirits is broad and has taken into itself spirit forces from all over the African continent, Catholicism, and the Caribe Natives. The geometric icon symbols of Haiti known as Veve are ritual designs used to excite the lwa and encourage favor toward the community. Originally drawn with cornmeal, powdered clay or ash upon the ground the Veve are now used to transform items such as bottles, bowls, plates and fabric into ritual emblems with the same status as any statue upon the shrines to the Yoruba or altar of the Catholic church.
 
Ifa Orisha Vodoun is a set of complex operating systems that are vital to the proper functioning of interactions between the spirits of Heaven and the spirits of Earth. The language and symbols, represented in line and form, color and texture, smell, taste, sound, time and place, order and demonstration are the formal means of communication, determined by thousands of years experience in human communication between heaven and earth.
 
I herald the compilation of this data and call to reiterate the precepts here in from my own perspective. As a formally initiated, crowned priestess of the Ifa Orisha community, I create and recreate with reckoned initiative these painted, beaded, sculpted representations of Black African Caribbean divinities. It is my understanding that the works presented here are to be used as tools in our human quest toward peace. Peace being a reconciliation between what is and what should be on our paths to interaction with the divine. 
 
 I create and recreate these symbols of divinity to stand as focal points intended to be recognized as the footprints of the deities and therefore the place where they stand to be praised with song, dance, prayers, food, water, alcohol, etc.
 
Love and more love,
 
Mami Olufunke Morrishow
10th of December, 2015