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Pimped Out & Talked about: CONTROVERSIAL NEWS

In Griot, Movies, News on January 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Controversial News - Terry McMillan & Bishop Eddie Long

“All news ain’t good news” and so it stands in the case of Terry McMillan. The “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” author is back in the news, but her current groove is anything but good news. Peep what she said on TWITTER about Will & Jada Smith “pimping out” their kids:

“The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad,” McMillan said on the popular social networking platform on Jan.27. “It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?” Terry continued, “A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn’t. Look at Lindsay. Phoenix to name, but a few. They miss out on childhood. It’s more important than fame.”

Later on Terry apologized in reference to the botched seam
Specifically for using the word “pimp” – but stands by ‘what she means’:

“I apologize for using the word pimp and exploit in referring to the Smith children. It was insensitive of me and wrong. Twitter is not the best forum to express some things. I didn’t know folks would take my opinion so personally. It is amazing, though, how fast an unflattering comment gets retreated versus one that’s flattering. I’m done with this issue. My opinion isn’t going to change anything. There are a lot more important things going on in the world right now. My Mama used to say: ‘They’ll talk about you if you do. And talk about you if you don’t. Let ’em talk.’ Some folks look for a reason to criticize you. They’re getting off on it and are saying much worse things than I did. I’ve got work to do. I hope everybody who has something important to do today besides worry about the Smith children, does it. And for those of you who were so offended by what I said or thought I was being disrespectful, unfollow me. So, I’m on blast? Too bad when I talk about what’s happening in the government, the GOP, racism, love, etc., doesn’t go viral.”

We know Terry isn’t hating on the Smiths. [?] She was just dropping a neighborly word.
It just wasn’t true of the legendary deux, though I pray other doting parents have heard.

It’s truly crazy how many adults ARE indeed pimping out their kids.
Fortunately for Jayden & Willow, those parents aren’t the Smiths.

Meanwhile mediations behind-the-scenes are lawful and certainly not wrong
which brings us back to the the ‘character hack’ of Bishop Eddie Long.

Recently he gave an interview to Channel 2
since the media ripped his story & bid him adu.

So quick to swoop in and scrutinize private lives
then dart off at the whimsical cost of the next sensational rise.

Here’s what Bishop Eddie long had to say
in his brief (no personal questions) interview the other day:

“It’s a wonderful celebration of a time when our nation needs hope, when people need to see people who rise up and are doing great things and actually making a difference in someone’s life.”

I don’t know what he meant, or what the comment is in full reference to,
but if you click the link of what he had to say, you can peep the video view.

Every man is innocent until proven guilty – and so applies to the Bishop as well,
I’m Qui
Acknowledging that all news ain’t good news thus our thwarted “news peruse” spell.

We’re pulling for the good of both Terry & Eddie — and definitely wishing them well.

NEWS PERUSE

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Technology on January 26, 2011 at 9:31 pm

Yep! It’s that time again
that we thumb through the news to see what is IN::

Looks like Michelle Bachman was committed to botching up the authorized Republicans surmise,
reading straight ahead – but filmed from the left – gave her a look of ‘roaming eyes’.

Chris Matthews and Bill Maher both they think she’s talking while “hypnotized”.
Boehner and Palin better WATCH OUT! Michelle Bachman (+ fan base) is on the rise.

Post hearing Michelle’s speech Chris called it THE BIG CARTOON SHOW & topped it off with “LET ME FINISH”…:

“I speak in all objectivity here –anyone who calls on the American media to investigate Congress for Anti-Americanism has no knowledge of the General McCarthy period. No notion of what McCathyism was. Anyone who says as Bachman did this week that Slavery in this country, (our original sin) ended with the Founding Fathers is beyond hope. We fought a Civil War to decide to end slavery. 600,000 men on both sides were killed to end this evil and the Founding Fathers DIDN’T END IT.

Slavery is written right there in The Constitution — the part to treat slaves as 3/5 of a person. People know this. You and I know this. Most Americans know that it took the Civil War to end slavery and it hurts in our national memory. Slavery hurts. It’s hard to imagine people accepting it. Justifying it – but they did, and it took almost a century of our history to end it. And another century to end JIM CROW.

I don’t doubt that there are some decent and knowledgeable people who are going to Tea Party events — but what I don’t get is why they sit there and let their movement be represented on national television by a loony tune”.

WHAT IS MC CARTHYISM? I’m glad you asked….
The term McCarthyism, coined in 1950 in reference to McCarthy’s practices, was soon applied to similar anti-communist activities. Today the term is used more generally in reference to demagogic, reckless, and unsubstantiated accusations, as well as public attacks on the character or patriotism of political opponents.[2]

Chris went off explicitly. Right?
Catch the re-run of his broadcast later on tonight.
Knowledge is power & Chris drops insight.

So what did you think about the STATE OF THE UNION ADDRESS?
I think he did good. He would’ve said more – but couldn’t have said any less.

He’s focused on the futureas we all should in looking ahead,
because the steel mill work is forever outsourced & corporate security is dead.

He’s focused on getting America in shape & back up on her feet.
He’s into moving forward in being a force in future technological competes.

Yeeeee! I’m with he. Let us be progressive and stake new claim.
I’m glad The SOTU was about the future & not a show of upcoming campaigns.
Yep-Yep Our president is duly doing the dang thang.
Whether he means to or not – this brothers got game. 🙂

Pre-Friday is at hand, and I feel like we’re already there,
I’m Qui
Enjoying recent news
, such an uplifting and folly affair.

PS — here’s a broadcasted “lesson to learn” for breaking districted rules:
Ohio Mom is jailed for enrolling kids in a better school.

Trudging uphill w/Phil

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 25, 2011 at 7:36 pm

Dr.Phil

Todays run of Dr. PHIL Housewives was pretty good. I am honest in saying “I have not been diligent in watching the saga” – but each time I tune in, it’s feline relative.

A whole lot of cat fighting,
nail biting,
bitch-inciting,
minus the scripted writing.

I dig it! So WHO are the WOMEN on the HOUSEWIVES panel? Meet:

So much fun!

Todays episode found Alana digging deep into Gloria’s britches
No foul name calling, just a whole lot of profane wishes.

Gloria said she didn’t give a F#CK and felt invoked to yell out: SHUT THE F#CK UP!
Alana then inserted her piece without any ‘grease’ and things got rough.

Alana felt Gloria was disrespecting the Dr. and the others with her sailor charms.
Tempers flared – no feelings pared, thank God it didn’t result in swinging arms.

Rachel was looking pretty innocent – but has bigger fish to fry of her own –
Unprotected sex has planted a seed and her gestation time has grown…

Rachel and her beaux are courting; she’s got some knowledge, but doesn’t have a job.
Rachel direly needs to get a grip on reality and Dr. Phil pointed out ‘the knob’.

He arranged a corporate score for Rachel- by way of a high potential job interview.
Rachel used the “like” and “you knowfiller lingo – the whole way through.

She pumped herself up and padded her political skilled truths,
but when asked about Arizona’s SB 1070Rachel didn’t knowwhat it do‘.
Oooo?

A job may be what her life duly thirsts,
But she will definitely need professional coaching first.

Jennifers husband just ain’t right – though as of late, he’s been softening up.
Jen says his current behaviour is repulsive and that she’s really had enough
of feeling sorry for herself, and living alone with a husband that constantly cheats.
Jennifer will be laying it all out on the table for “our closer scrutiny” on next week.

Kimm was pretty quiet today and Michelle did a slight show of ‘lay low’.
Michelles biggest comments came when ROBIN dropped in on the show.

Other than that Alana and Gloria hogged the spotlight indeed.
They did such a good job – I’ll be sure to tune in again next week.

I’m indeed a ‘feline she’ – who works and plays from home – best,
I’m Qui
Digging the “Camp Patsy She’s” for sharing the ‘truths of their heads’.

I like ’em rough: Dean & Sam

In Communication, Griot, News, TV Shows on January 24, 2011 at 1:12 pm

Dean & Sam - Braun & Brave

It just so happens they’re cute too. Ooo!

Okay – Have you been watching TNT’s reruns of SUPERNATURAL? I have, and just so happens the new season starts up on January 28- Friday 9/8c @ on the CW Network [CWTV]. As soon as MEDIUM could sign off SUPERNATURAL is starting up and boy oh – boy is the anticipation building. And just in case you’re wondering… YES! I’m a sci-fi chic for sure. 🙂 Dean and Sam have got my attention.

So the new season starts this Friday — it’s absolutely true
and I’ll be tuned in to witness the deeds of the good-looking two. Ooo.

Sam is the baby of the family and Dean is the protective big brother;
Their dad recently passed from “demon fighting” – as did their brazen mother.

It seems to be a family business; Mom died when Dean was just sixteen
Dad was away in a coma for years, being held hostage to a ‘spiritual bad dream’.

Dean and Sam found him last season and duly freed his soul.
But in a bargain for Deans life (later on) – their Dad gave up his life and ‘The Colt’.

The Colt — was the name of the gun
They’d shoot demons with to total their sum.

It’s gone now, though Dean and Sam still ride.
They kill demons with whatever’s handy while salting-the-scenein stride.

Supernatural Stars

I have no idea what they’ll be up to next – though I eagerly anticipate,
I’m Qui
into Sam & Dean
and looking forward to SUPERNATURAL on January 28th.

Me without You

In Communication, Griot, TV Shows on January 23, 2011 at 8:00 am

Bidding the MEDIUM adu

Gosh. Did you see the MEDIUM series finale? Heart gripping & tear ripping (yes- I cried).

Allison Dubois finally became a lawyer and trying a big case, for the DA just 7 years post Joe Dubois death in a plane crash on his way home from work in Hawaii.

WHAT?!?

Yep! That’s how the show opened up and steadied it’s 60 minute course on NBC last Friday. Leaving many of its faithful viewers sitting in shock through every commercial waiting for the “explanation” as to what the heck happened to Joe — did he (with certainty) die and why are we opening up the episode 7 years in the future? Wow!

Allison and Joe Dubois’ spirits were destined to intertwine completely throughout the life of the sitcom script and the writers saw to it. Joe Dubois ultimately died 41 year prior to Allison’s death, (Allison died of natural causes @ a nursing home residence). The minute her spirit was released from the confines of her body – there Joe stood to greet her simply saying, —

Joe: Hi.

Allison: You waited.

Joe: Of course. Are you ready?

Allision: Do I get a kiss?

Joe: From now until the end of time.

Then the big kiss scene sealed it and Sly & The Family Stone jammed us into the credits.

Very dramatic. I’m sure this is reading like an old 1920’s black and white film, but it was clearly 1080i.

Bidding Adu to The Dubois'

OMG! A tear jerker. Allison lived a widowed life for 41 years post Joe’s fatal plane crash accident, became a lawyer, raised their 3 children by her self, and a slew of grand kids, (framed pics in her nursing room implicated).

The episodes title was befitting: “Me without You”.
Wow — What a “deep scenario” to go through.

And who knew this was where the story line would end?
You never saw it coming by the way it all began.

I applaud the producers and the writers who never let on
just how abrupt the end would be. So subtle – yet strong.

Parallel Point made.

A lot like real life — but you’d be happier to know –
The real life medium who was portrayed on the MEDIUM show

is indeed alive and well – as are her children and her Joe. 🙂
I just thought that was something you might want to know.

So it’s over and done with and we all had fun.
Where there’s life and death – there will be a MEDIUM.

History tells us…

Im Qui
Absolutely enjoying Life & doing what I do.
Flipping the title to say – there’s no ME without YOU.

歡 迎 SASHA OBAMA

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on January 21, 2011 at 2:18 pm

Sasha may have read this bumper sticker somewhere...

歡 迎 [pronounced huān yíng, huān yíng] means “JOYOUS WELCOME” in Mandarin Chinese and of course you know who Sasha Obama is, (no introductory necessary). So S.O. is speaking Chinese in her early stages of intellectualism. Read what the 9 year old presidential family member has been talking about:

WASHINGTON (Reuters) Talk about a high level language exchange.

President Barack Obama’s nine-year-old daughter, Sasha, wanted to test her developing Chinese skills this week while Hu Jintao was in town.
Just whom did she want to practice them with?
The Chinese president himself, according to a White House official who recounted the story on Thursday after a formal state dinner the previous night.

“The president pointed out last night at the state dinner that his daughter, Sasha, is a very young girl but her class is studying Chinese,” Ben Rhodes, a White House deputy national security adviser, told a video conference with Chinese bloggers. “She’s under 10 years old and they’re studying Chinese, and she wanted to have the chance to practice her Chinese with President Hu.”

The anecdote illustrates Americans’ desire to get to know China better with more people studying the country and doing business there.

Continue the ‘chinese lingo’ read HERE.

I used to jam JIN a few years back, but I don’t fluently speak Chinese.
I’ve left the art of doing so to Sasha O. – I hear she executes most beautifully.

I’m Qui [Pronounced: Key] lol!
我們隨時歡迎你。
我们随时欢迎你。
[Pronounced: Huān yíng huān yíng – qǐng zuò].
[Translation: We Welcome you anytime].

Hot dog! Now you speak Chinese! lol!
KNOWLEDGE is POWER.

What about ARETHA FRANKLIN

In Griot, Music, News on January 21, 2011 at 12:55 pm

All Hail! All is well with The Queen!

I’ll tell you WHAT about ARETHA FRANKLIN: She doesn’t have cancer.

How’s that for a bill of health? Highly refreshing.
Media news stated that she had PC
Perhaps the result of some real “sensationally ill” guessing?

Here’s what the queen of soul had to say about the rumors she’s heard about herself:

“Well, there was just so many wild things out there and just so many things being said that weren’t true,” she said Thursday. “I just felt I needed to address it a little.”

Who would have said such a thing? Who would “karma seek” such a feeling?
Folks need to think before they speak, it’s their future that their dealing.

Surely everyone knows that. 🙂

Well now we have it straight from the mouth of the melodic angel,
I’m Qui
Giddy about ARETHA’s good
. To feel good is always my angle.

The BABY is HOME!

In News on January 20, 2011 at 1:51 pm

Carlina White returns home - long after Jaycee Dugard's return

Okay here’s a BIG STORY I didn’t learn about through CNN
after 23 years kidnapped baby is reunited with kin.

Kidnapped from a NY hospital at just 19 days old –
she grew up under a the watch of “a con artists soul”.

She always felt she never resembled her (then current) kin,
so at 16 years old her “SLEUTH SENSES” began to kick in…

This story seemed destined to conclude with a real bad end –
but the 19 day old baby – has returned home, so the DNA family WINS!

I really can’t believe this story’s exposure isn’t bigger
Could it be – because she’s not blonde – no one pulled the CELEBRATION trigger?

Oh who knows and who really cares? I’m celebrating anyhow – and that’s firm.
Along with DUGARDs safe return home – this is another plus under the Obama term.

So all is well in the camp today, but the medias light doesn’t hugely reflect
The over comings that CARLINA WHITE has made to find her birth Mom & reconnect.

Now that the truth has come to light
Will suing the hospital for negligence – be her right?

Jaycee was recently awarded $20 million dollars for the states negligence.
So the prospect of Carlina being compensated may be in order; hence

The BABY is HOME:

Overcoming UNBELIEVABLE Odds

Look at that baby – She’s absolutely adorable still,
I’m Qui
Thanking God for ” baby she”

HAPPY ENDINGS yield me a hopeful thrill.

I just can’t believe this is not BIGGER NEWS. For real?

I just feel like

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 18, 2011 at 2:40 pm

JAMMING IT OUT!

I don’t want to think about nothing
that doesn’t yield me a “feel good” rubbing.

Nope!
Feeling good is my dope.

Life is my high…my party…my rave
I’ll acknowledge no opposing vibes today.
Hey-eyyy

Regis Philbin announced that he’s retiring from his show
so he won’t have to acknowledge network stress no ‘mo.

That Daddy-o Regis knows what’s up.
I’ve got a rug for the two of us to cut.lol!

Dance with me!

I ain’t gone let what’s going on in Haiti make me ‘a concerned sport’.
Today I could care less that Baby Doc’ will have his day in court.

I’m being honest with you – I don’t care for much no ‘mo
Not even the rumor that more kids are wanted by J-LO.
Un-un. No sir, I don’t care no ‘mo. lol! 🙂
[this is turning into a side NEWS PERUSE sco‘]

Today I’m winning — and I’m happy about the fact.
I’m Qui
JAMMING IT OUT! – getting my carefree back.
Have you any glow sticks for me?

Animated Dance Electronica Girl

About SIDNEY POITIER

In Griot, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement on January 16, 2011 at 4:21 pm

He’s been on my mind lately, so I thought I’d “call him up”…well not exactly on the telephone, but rather I’d “call him out” online. Mr. Sidney Poitier is undoubtedly “the man” when it comes to outstanding talent, effective skill and longevity in the film industries will. Is he not the best? He made the black in black & white films POP when he starred opposite of Jamie Lee Curtis’ dad in “THE DEFIANT ONES“. Remember that?

When thinking about the contributions that Mr. Poitier has given of himself, his talent and his time, I can’t help but to sum it up to: “The measure of a man: A spiritual autobiography” by Sidney Poitier. Surely you heard about this book a few years ago (at best). It was a headliner in OPRAHS BOOK CLUB and drew a boatload of outstanding reviews. Here’s an excerpt from the book that I found immediately relative to my own jouney:

Writers of a spiritual or metaphysical persuasion often convey their message through storytelling. They illustrate their points with parables drawn from great teachers of the past, whether it be Jesus of Nazareth, or Buddha, or the latest Arabic sage or Sufi mystic—the more exotic the better. Some take this natural tendency to great lengths, writing whole books devoted to finding the deep wisdom embedded in ancient folk tales, psychologically complex stories drawn from Africa, Scandinavia, East Asia, Latin America, and many other far-flung countries. They do this, it seems, to get as far away as possible from our contemporary mindset so that we can see modern, digitized, postindustrial life as if through new eyes (or, perhaps, through very ancient, very grounded eyes).”

About Sidney Poirtier

I remember seeing old movies of him and Bill Cosby – they ran the seventies.
You couldn’t tell me back then those two weren’t the thickest of thieves.
Need a refresher? Peep these:
Comedies w/Sid P. & Bill C.

Mr. P. has always been good looking to me,
so I did a little research on his roots/biography.

Born in Miami, while his parents vacationed from the Bahamas.
He’s been an American sensation every since – headlining in the heaviest dramas.

February 20th is his upcoming birthdate
born in 1927 makes him 84 all in yo’ face.
[by 2011 calculate]

He’s got six kids and has been married twice;
still married to the second Mrs. & their offspring is nice.

Perhaps you’ve heard of their eldest daughter Anika?
If not perhaps you’ve seen the baby of the family: Ms. Tamiia?

Either way the offspring have sprung and are making names of their own
I’m Qui
Still raving about their father because I’ve got a ‘black intellect’ jones. 🙂

No – I kid you – I bring him up because the weight of his life will always be relevant.
Sidney Poitier may be born of the Bahamas but his kids are of historical icon descent.
He’s ranked right up there with Dr. Martin Luther King & ‘nem.

F.Y.I.: The Defiant Ones will be on TURNER CLASSIC MOVIE Channel [TCM] TODAY – 1.17.11 11:15a/ 12:15p [noon] CST