Divine Forces Media coordinates cultural rites of passage and mentorship programs and personal change workshops for youth and young adults. Our trainings are designed for participants to establish physical, mental, and spiritual discipline, develop good character, grit, cultural respect and a strong foundation rooted on principles, family and community. In our programs questions and insights are discovered with participants through the writing of their personal narrative to discover an understanding of the archetypal wounds that create negative patterns of behavior such as abandonment, shame, and betrayal. Youth and formerly incarcerated youth and young adults are mentored on their journey to heal from trauma, to find their own inner peace, and to aquire the skills and tools for their quest towards a paradigm shift and self-mastery.  

Divine Forces Media also produces award winning and number one Arbitron rated radio shows and Hosts inspirational and edu-taining TV and Film productions, conferences, and concerts.

Divine Forces Media is led by Fidel Rodriguez who is dedicated to implementing paradigm shifting programs through media and auspicious projects that stimulate and promote mindfulness and consciousness, wellness, harmony of the mind, body, and spirit; and cultural knowledge that empowers the individual, family and community.

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The Oracles of Hip Hop

divine forces radio (dfr), is a conscious hip hop radio talk show on the cutting edge of popular culture and trends.  For over 10 years divine forces radio hosted and produced by Fidel Rodriguez has engaged and entertained its listeners through conscious hip hop music, critical thinking and enlightening information through interviews on culture, global spiritual traditions, history, health and politics.

Developed from one of the most engaging radio shows ever launched at Clear Channels 92.3 The Beat back in 1998, divine forces radio, formerly "Seditious Beats", was hosted and produced by Fidel Rodriguez with  DJ Icy Ice of the World Famous Beat Junkies.  “Seditious Beats” first aired on KKBT FM (92.3 FM "The Beat") where it premiered in February of 1998, and eventually evolving into divine forces radio and adding resident DJ's Orator, Counterstryke, and Breeze with many guest DJ's over the years. 

Since its inception in 1998 to its departure in 2009, the growth of divine forces radio was nothing short of spectacular:

·     Increased its ad revenue and also increased its listener ship by 275%.
·     Went from #14 in Arbitron ratings, to the #1 radio program in Los Angeles in its time slot within 3 months of its debut.
·     Currently airing on the strongest radio station in the United States -- 112,000 watts KPFK (90.7FM) in Los Angeles and KPFK (98.7FM) in Santa Barbara 
·     Diverse audience with strong Latino and African American following.
·     divine forces radio /Seditious Beats & Fidel Rodriguez also have received awards for their commitment to social and community issues from United States Congresswomen Maxine Waters for "years of dedication to raising consciousness, promoting unity and providing our youth creative avenues for positive change through the radio airwaves” and former State Senator Tom Hayden for their “enormous and continuous efforts to touch and transform lives through conscious radio”.

·     dfr received its second award for seven years of dedication to conscious radio in Los Angeles from Congresswoman Maxine Watters, "divine forces radio (dfr) in recognition of the seventh anniversary of one of the best programs on radio today featuring conscious hip-hop music and promoting political awareness, and for all the positive and devoted work dfr has done to uplift, enlighten, and educate while entertaining its listening audience and the community".

·     divine forces radio was nominated for Best Radio Show in Los Angeles by the LA Weekly for 2005.

·     Certificate of Appreciation presented to divine forces radio May 2006 “Thank You For Making A Difference” Antonio R. Villaraigosa Mayor

·     Recognition on divine forces radio 9 Year Anniversary February 21st, 2007 Mayor Antonio R. Villaraigosa

·     Certificate of Appreciation presented to Fidel Rodriguez May 22, 2007 “For your commitment and dedication to serving the City of Los Angeles’ 30th Anniversary Celebration of Asian Pacific Islander Heritage Month” Antonio R. Villaraigosa Mayor

·     “Certificate of Special Recognition presented to Divine Forces Radio February 21, 2008 on the occasion of its 10th Anniversary celebrating a decade of revolutionary radio programming that strives to raise consciousness by sharing the wisdom of ancient cultures and the struggles for justice in our society in a format that entertains as well as enlightens its listeners; and in recognition of its strong support of positive programs that help improve the quality of life of inner city youth in Los Angeles and beyond”  Maxine Waters Member of Congres.

Innovative, positive, and exciting, divine forces radio flawlessly blends music, education, in-studio guests, and spiritual consciousness within theme-based shows.  There is even a “Word of the Week”, where listeners improve their vocabulary and comprehension while having a chance to win books (over 3300 in the past 10 years) to promote literacy in Los Angeles. With songs intertwined with entertaining movie sound bites and knowledge breaks that are sure to make you scratch your head in astonishment, dfr focuses on seeking the root of “truth”.

Some past guest have been: KRS-ONE, Reverend Michael Beckwith, Thich Nhan Hanh, Public Enemy, Dilated Peoples, Russell Simmons, Africa Bambaataa, Ali Shaheed Muhammad, Tony Touch, Brother J (X-Clan), David Icke, Miguel Ruiz, RZA, Sifu Shi Yan Ming, Congresswoman Maxine Waters, SWAY (MTV), Talib Kwali, Gang Starr, Immortal Technique, Del The Funkyhomosapian Ozomatli, Luis Rodriguez, Akil (Jurassic 5), DJ Q-bert, DJ Revolution, Jeff Chang, Tommy Chong, Chief Joseph Chasing Horse, Sabac Red, Orval Looking Horse, Jose Arguelles, Super Natural, Lady Bug Mecca, Psycho Realm, and many others.
divine forces radio  - Listener Comments

“Popular education is a rare find in radio these days, especially when the focus is relevant to many young minds who are at the crossroads of identity construction and development.”  – dfr Listener Renee Rodriguez – Orange County Human Relations Commission

“Hello divine forces radio,

I just wanna say thank you for putting together the beautiful show every Friday night. It's educational and I am always inspired and bugging out on the knowledge you share with me. Much peace to you folks at divine forces radio.” Porschia Baker

“Your show inspired me so much brotha, because I have a learning disability and you’ve help motivate me so much…..I’m not the best reader but two years ago listening to dfr I started reading books and now I am hooked” Maskman MC

“I first heard the show (dfr) about five or six weeks ago and I haven’t missed it since.  You dudes break it down for all of the people who aren’t knowing what’s really going down in this world.” Faithful Listener, Ulysses Washington III

“I’ve lived in Los Angeles for 7 years now, and your show (dfr) is one of the most original and stimulating programs (radio or otherwise) that I’ve experienced since I’ve lived here.” E. Christian Moore

“divine forces radio exposes listeners to information that is left out from the news and commercial of rap radio…dfr is the only hip hop radio show that encourages listeners to be aware of the events of the world…..and is an inspiration for young hip hop listeners who believe in social justice”.  Karl Pacho

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Decolonize the Mind - is the meaningful and active disciplined practice to heal from the forces of colonialism that perpetuate the subjugation and/or exploitation of our minds, bodies, spirits and lands.  Through studying historical indigenous cultural practices of people colonized throughout the world, tools that heal people from historical and complex trauma are discovered, understood and developed to assist in the process to decolonize the mind.    

Decolonizing actions must begin in the mind, and that creative, consistent, decolonized thinking shapes and empowers the brain, which in turn provides a major prime for positive change. Undoing the effects of colonialism and working toward decolonization requires each of us to consciously consider to what degree we have been affected by not only the physical aspects of colonization, but also the psychological, mental, and spiritual aspects. 

"The real aim of colonialism was to control the people's wealth: what they produced, how they produced it, and how it was distributed; to control, in other words, the entire realm of the language of real life.  Colonialism imposed its control of the social production of wealth through military conquest and subsequent political dictatorship. But its most important area of domination was the mental universe of the colonized, the control, through culture, of how people perceived themselves and their relationship to the world.  Economic and political control can never be complete or effective without mental control.  To control a people's culture is to control their tools of self-definition in relationship to others.  

For colonialism this involved two aspects of the same process: the destruction or deliberate undervaluing of a people's culture, their art, dances, religions, history, geography, education, orature, and literature, and the conscious elevation of the language and "culture" of the coloniser.  The domination of a people's language by the languages of the colonising nations was crucial to the domination of the mental universe of the colonised. 

The effect of the cultural bomb is to annihilate a people’s belief in their names, in their languages, in their environment, in their heritage of struggle, in their unity, in their capacities and ultimately in themselves. It makes them see their past as one wasteland of non-achievement and it makes them want to distance themselves from that wasteland. It makes them want to identify with that which is furthest removed from themselves; for instance, with other peoples’ languages rather than their own. It makes them identify with that which is decadent and reactionary, all those forces that would stop their own springs of life. It even plants serious doubts about the moral righteousness of struggle. Possibilities of triumph or victory are seen as remote, ridiculous dreams. The intended results are despair, despondency and a collective death-wish." - Ngugi Wa Thiong'o - Decolonising The Mind: The Politics of Language in African Literature

Decolonizing link - http://www.decolonization.org

“We are what we repeatedly do, therefore excellence is not an act but a habit” - Aristotle


Everyday we are given challenges to overcome and life choices to make,  this page is to be used to inspire you as you push yourself to follow your goals and dreams no matter what.   Below are various motivational videos that I watch daily to keep my mind, body and spirit awake and motivated as I pursue and commit myself to develop my principles, character and grit.  I hope you enjoy them.  

Ase is an invisible force, a magical sacred force of all divinity, and of all things.  It means to affix and affirm things, by saying Ase we not only legitimize the prayer, we also send out the vibration of the holy phrase so that the prayers may reach Orun (Heaven).



Wellness Trainings and Speaking inquiries for Mr. Fidel Rodriguez email - divineforcesmedia@gmail.com

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