Its KEY

DOPE.

In Communication, Griot, News on August 15, 2018 at 2:32 am

Redd-QuiBbday2018With caution to the wind, I am not on the ropes,
today is my birthday and y’all I’m feeling DOPE.

I woke up feeling mischevious, I woke up feeling strong.
I woke up with that song in my head by Nina Simone.

A few clouds are in the sky in my A-Z hood.
Dispo’s open early with a late close — and that’s good.

Money flows through the city and folks are feeling fine.
Me? I’m easy going, spirit free-flowing; my vibe is on sunshine.

This early morning o’ mine, I do love. Whatever will I sow?
I’m sitting upright by cellphone and candlelight
though bright is the room from my inner glow.
It feels like noon to me, yo. 😀

Hello baby. Are you awake? Let us raid the cereal cabinet and watch cartoons.
Let’s live like teens; create our own scenes 
or we can stay in bed ’til noon. Vroom! Vroom!

That’s definitely something a Leo would do.
Ooo.

Yes! It’s that kind of season and definitely that kind of day.
I’m about hard work and hard studies; I’m about letting go to play!

Wednesday is a great day to start the weekend; a great day to let go.
I’m game. Letting go is as key as my name. Good Lawd, playtime is DOPE.

Nope, I am not on the ropes. I’m awake quite early today.
I’ve got my iPad in place and my collegiate curriculum in my face;

learning is a lobe-time pleasure. I count it all as play.
In the frame of gamification, I am poised to start my day.

The sapiosexual Qui is beaming
when researching and clarifying meanings.

Good morning sweetie. It’s good to see you up. Let’s go.
I’m Qui
saying, Oui! Oui! Thanks for kicking it with me. I’m high on life
and that’s

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Watch This

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 13, 2018 at 5:50 am

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I watched a variety of shows this weekend, some  of vain and some of glory
but none of them were as real as the realities of HOLLYWOOD LOVE STORY.

Have you seen this series? The Millenials have pains.
God bless them, for they see no shame in being completely vain.

Hollywood Love Story is a 30-minute series that focuses on a real subject who strives by talent or sham
to become super-duper famous online,  tho in particular on Instagram.

There are many different people vying and HLS doesn’t focus on any one style or just one way to do it.
Each documentation reflects crystally clear that our Millennials are saying, “screw it.”

Pipe down and listen hard. Tune into HLS on DirecTV’s Viceland.
I’ve seen 5 episodes so far and it made me want to hold my child’s hands.

Where is their self-esteem?
Who did we raise and what did we mean?

They are who they are and they are here to stay.
How on Earth are we going to help them when they just want a popular face?

How is that going to pay for their independence and their rent?
Tune in to Hollywood Love Story; reality is true and generationally bent.

Webp.net-gifmaker (9).gifThe production is 5-star and Paris Hilton is pretty good at hosting.
The series set-up is reminiscent of The Twilight Zone and Rod Serling.

A little bit. Though it is the stories therein and the character content
that will connect, resonate and educate us.  Hence,
it is a series of 30-minute episodes that has equated to time well spent.
Our future is trying to vent.

Are you watching? Are you interested in understanding?
I’m Qui
and I don’t think the option is ours. This culture is demanding.

You gotta’ WATCH THIS.

 

Regardless of the Talib

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on August 10, 2018 at 12:58 am
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The Talib’s do excellent groundwork

I dig a couple of pretty awesome people whose names sound the same but are spelled differently: Talib Kweli and Rashida Tlaib. I recently became introduced to Rashida Tlaib via her recent news headlines. Rashida is running for Congress in Michigan. You may remember her from being kicked out of the GOP nominations campaign rally in 2016. Rashida said of that event,

“I told Trump that “our children deserve better” and I asked him to provide a better example to our kids. I implored him to read the U.S. Constitution. And then I was grabbed by several security personnel who physically moved me to the exit while I continued to express my concerns.”

She was right and that was two years ago. My, how time flies when you’re making sense of things in the world. It’s certainly no day at the beach but it is a party to and for common sense holders.

Which brings me to the other Talib: Talib Kweli has been holding common sense court on Twitter single-handedly for a little while now. He’s patient in his Twitter tone and delivers ‘aha moments’ wrapped in wisdom.

Any chance that you are following his timeline of inspiring quotes, comments and wisdom notes? Check him out, if only because a little bird told you and then approach doing so with an open mind & heart because Talib Kweli, much like Rashida Tlaib is about unity through understanding your community.

Who wants to live life misunderstood because they had a misunderstanding? It doesn’t make sense, but this jam does:

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The Talib’s are important in any progressive story.
Each in search of unity and less narcissistic glory.

I like them both. They mean business and we need it.
Is diversification necessary? Learn it and heed it.

The world is changing rapidly, still with you in control; you have the power to vote and are still at the helm.
Take notice of who your neighbor is, whose shaping your politics and whose forming the care of your health.

It matters.
Don’t let your good head be scattered.

Get to know The Talib’s. They are your neighbors; they are you and me,
I’m Qui
and there’s some good out there, Regardless of the Talib.