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The Linguistic: GRIOT

In Communication, Griot, Networking on January 14, 2011 at 7:50 am
Recognize the linguistic. Enjoy it's relativity.

My Kinfolk.

One of my main TAG WORDS is: GRIOT. I very much like being identified with the historic West African Linguistic. [Griot is pronounced Gree-OH. ]

It was July of 2006— I’d taken my first trip to the BIG APPLE. I stayed in the PARAMOUNT HOTEL and all was well with the world, (according to my fantastic TIMES SQUARE view). To make a long story short and get to the point…while I was there, among all of the things I did and all of the monuments I visited, none were as memorable as meeting Fred Brathwaite aka Fab5Freddy. We hit it right off and took a ride in his Mercedes to delve more into what seemed to be a never ending showcase of absolute & relative conversational rhyme…by yours truly of course. Fab was fantastic in encouraging me to do so and at some point during our spontaneous meeting he dropped knowledge on me and informed me of a historical West African Linquistic called: Griot. Griot is the art form of telling stories and/or passing down cultural information IN RHYME.

Had you ever heard of it? I had not.

Thirsty for knowledgeI always am— so at the first free moment I had (post my conversation with F5F) I researched the heck out of the word Griot and how this linguistic thing worked. I, like many African Americans have no clear record of where in Africa our families may have originated – so to be pointed to out of crowd and told that my style of conversation likens to a tribe in W. Africa…I am thrilled.

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It doesn’t mean that’s where I’m from – nor does it mean that’s where I’m going,
but it’s good to know there’s historical documentation for the form of seeds that I’m sewing.

I’ve been talking in rhyme since my conversational begin.
I remember utilizing the skill & stunning my kin.

I remember my 2nd grade teacher “literally” telling me —
that I was a poetic genius for my versing scheme.
Ooo Wee.

I didn’t know what it meant, but I kept the encouragement in stride
then it all made sense once I met the HIP HOP Statesman Fab 5.

It’s been all good on a daily – I enjoy sharing my comprehended flow
I’m Qui
and I’m grateful to know I’m DNA gifted something like a Griotte.

[Griot is the term usually referring to a male story teller – Griotte is the term used for the female counter part]

TBS: Are We There Yet?

In Griot, Music, Networking, TV Shows on January 12, 2011 at 12:22 pm

Gosh I’m just giddy with anticipation that ‘we’re almost there’.
I can already feel Terry Crews ‘nem in my hair. lol!

NEW EPISODES START January 12 – Wednesday night
TBS – very funny, keeps your belly tight.
That’s right!

Yep! He’s ba-aaaack!
Ice Cubes view is never whack!

Therefore I do support the journey of the ethnic familial flow
and I couldn’t resist hipping you to their upcoming episodes:

Oh No She Di-in’t
Wed. January, 12 at 10/9C
When Nick’s new field producer, Sam, turns out to be female, Suzanne is convinced she’s trying to steal her man, a suggestion Nick thinks is absurd–until Sam makes a move on Nick. Guest starring: Sandy “Pepa” Denton

Nick’s Manny-Pedi
Wed. January, 12 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne crashes a night with Nick and his boys, Nick pays her back by showing up for spa treatments with Suzanne and her girlfriends. Guest starring: Toccara Jones

Gold Party
Wed. January, 19 at 10/9C
When Marilyn throws a gold party at Nick and Suzanne’s, and Nick learns Suzanne’s wedding ring isn’t real, he sets out to have a real ring made before Suzanne learns the truth, while Suzanne thinks she has lost her wedding ring forever and panics trying to replace it. Guest starring: Ice Cube

Boy Has Style
Wed. January, 19 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne suspects that Lindsey‘s athletic new crush from school is gay because he has style, Nick sets out to prove that he isn’t, until he can no longer ignore the signs and helps the boy tell Lindsay the truth.

Man and the Bragging Snafu
Wed. January, 26 at 10/9C
When Nick’s colleagues at the station encourages him to send Lindsey and Kevin to a private school, Nick and Suzanne look into it, only to be misled about the process. Guest starring: Wayne Brady

Suzanne Theft Auto
Wed. January, 26 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne is overly protective teaching Lindsey how to drive, Nick takes over and makes Lindsey feel confident, until she scratches Suzannes’s car and chooses to lie about it.

Despicable E
Wed. February, 02 at 10/9C
Nick attempts to have a night out with Lindsey, but when all she wants to do is follow around a young celebrity DJ who doesn’t even know her name, Nick tries to teach her how a man should really treat her. Guest starring: Michael Strahan and Lil JJ

She Got Game Night
Wed. February, 02 at 10:30/9:30C
When the Kingston-Persons decide to have a game night, all bets are off, as unlikely friends are drawn to one another when paired together for games. Guest starring: Ice Cube, David Rasche and Toccara Jones

The Valentine’s Day
Wed. February, 09 at 10/9C
Nick tries to help Kevin with his Valentine’s Day at school, but his advice backfires when Kevin gets sent home.

Parent Teacher Trap
Wed. February, 09 at 10:30/9:30C
When Suzanne gets roped into a committee at Kevin’s school where the other moms are mean to her, Nick volunteers to fill in, making things awkward when the ladies love him.

Are you watching“ARE WE THERE YET”?
Wednesday nights @ 10/9pm & 10:30/9:30 on TBS.



In Communication, Griot, TV Shows on January 10, 2011 at 9:54 am

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Do you ever watch that CBS series “MEDIUM” starring Patricia Arquette? Gosh I love it. Fridays episode guest starred David Arquette as Allison’s (Patricia’s character) little brother ‘Michael aka Lucky’. The casting was sooo appropriate and totally DNA believable. What I didn’t know is that in the past David has Directed a few of the MEDIUM episodes. How cool is that? Talk about “the family business”…the ARQUETTES are definitely an “acting lineage”.

Do you believe in: the after life, dreams, visions and the likes?
Are you a digger of the show MEDIUM on Friday nights?

Were you a fan of “Crossing Over with John Edwards” when it was on?
I don’t know what happened to it — perhaps the frequency was wrong.

Not the frequency picked up by digital cable or telvisions analog,
but the frequency of taking on the audience through ‘a gift in the nog‘.

I can only imagine how difficult and how hard such an undertaking would have been…
His audience was not only packed with live visitors but also with their “unseen kin”.

I watched the show at its early begin, and the phenomenon seemed intriguing and fun,
then the show was cancelled & shelved on the mantel – making room for MEDIUM.

Patricia’s following grew fast & their domestic cast took John Edwards under,
and CBS has no regrets because their Friday nights bring in good numbers.

I’m watching – are you watching? What is it that makes this show a success?
I’m Qui
and I think it’s because “researching the unknown”, helps put us all at ease about death.

Shooting @ Safeway

In Griot, News, Politics on January 8, 2011 at 3:34 pm

NOVEMBER 8th, 2012 — JARED LEE LOUGHNER has been sentenced to LIFE in PRISON. Read the details here: Huffington Post Reports

Shooting in Arizona - Jan. 8, 2011

Congresswoman shot in the head is alive – in a medical induced coma…

AZ [D] Rep. Gabrielle Giffords has been shot in the head,
and rushed to the hospital – but thank God she’s not dead.

There was a rally inside of a Safeway some where in Arizona
and a man with a gun walked up and ‘point blanked’ on her.

The bullet entered through one temple & exited out of the other side.
It’s clear that the gunman was seeking to take the congress womans life.

But he didn’t stop there – Oh no. Not there.
He shot others as well – with “specific” care:

A bullet to their heads too. All in all the gunman shot eighteen.
This story is being broadcast LIVE & framed a developing scene.

The congress woman is in surgery now – alert and responding to Dr.’s commands,
I’m Qui
Rallying for peace in US politics – and laying the ill will of others in Gods hands.

PS — It’s being reported that Gabbie’s had a few ‘hater run-ins’
with constituents of the Tea Party kin.
Stay tuned. More details are bound to roll in…

Click COMMENTS for updated information on Jared Lee Loughner: The AZ Rally Shooter….


In Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on January 8, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Looking GOOD Girl!

The new year brought in a new figure for Raven Symone – and I don’t mean the dollar and cents kind, though I’m sure they will closely follow much like Justin Bieber is attempting to #follow her on Twitter. Right? Thats right — the milky J-Bieb has exhibited a little Jungle Feve’. lol! How cute.

Cute like Raven – She looks great!
I wonder what it is she’s TAKEN OFF of her plate
that has drastically changed her full figured shape?
I hope we’ll be seeing more of her in our televisions face.

She’s positive proof that a child star can indeed grow up right in the television game;
In the face of ‘an abstinent struggle’you can resist drugs & maintain your good name.

Now give Raven Symone a hand.

She’s a young Oprah with a revamped figure and a new plan.

Where’s your WEBSITE?

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 6, 2011 at 11:00 am

Qui Vision Web Services

Yes, I’m connected to “social networking” both online and on my mobile device. The iPhone 4 dubs wonderfully as an assistant; one you can keep in your pocket – take with you everywhere you go- and they never ask for a bite of your sandwich at lunch time. It’s great. So I’m out in about talking, flirting with professions and pushing my skilled services when I run into an entrepreneur that wants to exchange numbers so he can call me and find out about my services. Technology has so broken the chains of being bound to blind conversation, so I shot him my website url[s] through text and asked for his in return. He didn’t have one, but assured me he’d call me and we could talk about what it is he does…

Talk about it?

The aggressive networker is a lot like ol’ Jerry Maguire: SHOW ME THE WEBSITE!

We can talk all day until the cows come home
but every entrepreneur needs his store front own.

Reason being, most folks forget conversation once they hang up the phone.
A website presence will remind networkers of what you do – quite strong.

I replied to the young networker, “Getting Online isn’t hard”
Then I quickly passed him my QUI VISION card.

I’ve maintained my own website since 2004
My interests in code modifying increased my visual score.

My interest in HOW web designs work – lead me to school.
The plethora of knowledge I’ve retained makes me “moxy cool”.

No longer “the blind fool” – I’ve gone on to help others.
A visual presence is for every entrepreneurial sister and brother.

Oprah’s not the only one that’s big enough to do it.
You’re growing and you know it – now let me help you through it. 🙂

So the next time someone asks you if you’re online,
boast “I sure am, Qui Vision hooked me up just fine!”

I’ve got your back. Together we can do it!
I’m Qui
Hit me up when you’re ready & we’ll get right to it.

Don’t just Talk about itBE about it.
Your SUCCESS depends on it.

I can feel it. Can you feel it?

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 4, 2011 at 7:57 am

Can you feel it

This morning I awoke rather early [3:15 am/CST] and I could just feel it – SOMETHING GOOD IS IN THE AIR. It’s thick in the universe. Can you feel it? Pipe down the television, the radio, and any other unsubstantial conversation in your head and see if you can tune into and catch ahold of this feeling.

I assure you it’s not just me. I have nothing (personal) to feel pinnacled about on my journeyed path. SOMETHING GOOD IS IN THE AIR. Feel it.

Despite the Pentagon Official whose body was recently found in a land fill;
Despite our loosing Officer Smith at the hands of a homicidal ill will –
I still feel that something good is lurking in the air.
I awoke this morning to sheer happiness in my hair.
I feel as if I could live life today without a care…
It’s as if there’s a “safety net of security” to hold me – somewhere.

I feel not like this is an isolated blessing.
I’m sharing the vibe to relieve you of any unnecessary stressing.
Save the stress for another day.
LOVE yourself, MEDITATE, and PRAY.

Sure there are low points in the world. ‘Tis the world has always known,
I’m Qui
and You really should catch a hold of this good feeling through the words I’ve sown.

Grab ahold of this — and make it your own!

Note to Self: WIN TODAY!!!!


In Griot, Music, Networking, News, Politics, Sports on January 2, 2011 at 10:08 pm


President Obama has finally signed the 9/11 Health Care Bill into Law.
Should it have ever been a question wether to or not? Heck naw.
To get Congress to come together and get onto one accord –
even though a timely process – was a priceless afford.

Wondering what’s next for Congress? Well it isn’t encouraging banks to do small loan lending.
My dear – post the lame duck session, they’ll delve into “The War Over Spending“.

Had you heard about “the fall of Chuck Berry“?
He’s fine now – but for the 84-year old elder the incident was scary.

No sooner than the New Year could start – lurking closely was strife –
Yesterday a female deputy in Clark County, Ohio was shot & lost her life.
A second law enforcement going in to check on her status
Was promptly shot as well & is sporting hospital apparatus.
If you’re wondering how this shoot out ended…
A 6 foot grave for the shooter is now befriended.

The LITTLE FOCKERS reflection won box office favor
while TRUE GRIT insisted on being noted as a close neighbor.

I found this story on among the many relative columns that (so often) be,
About 2 sisters being FREED FROM PRISON on the condition they share a kidney.
Cool beans and Oooo Wee
I’d do it for my sister — because I know she’d do it for me. 🙂
===> On the flip side:
Both women have been incarcerated for the last 16 years
over $11 theft + armed robbery jeers.

Being young, aspiring and popular can be a bit of a louse –
Chris Brown is once again apologizing because of his TWITTER MOUTH.

We’re always looking for good news that’s being made by like melanin kin,
So here’s Dr. Watkins list of “10 Most Intriguing African Americans in 2010”.

Football is still a great pastime – Football is what cold weather was born to do.
The Cowobys found victory in Philly but KSU eluded the Pinstripe’s “double-u”.

The “Happy” pre-fix is on ice until at least next month,
I’m Qui
and this is the years first News Peruse headline crunch.
I appreciate you kickin’ it with me a whole bunch. ☼.•**·.♥

WELCOME to 2011

In Griot on January 1, 2011 at 12:29 am

Happy 2011

I’m glad to see you @ the start of anew 365.
I’m Thankful to God for Love, Good Health, My Strength & my Life.

H a p p y N e w Y e a r,
I’m Qui
I pray good times for YOU are always near.

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