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Herstory Continues

In News on February 29, 2016 at 5:06 am

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HERSTORY

I carry IT on my back: BLACK HISTORY – I love it like it’s my biological baby.
You know how doting mothers can be, so lets talk about a few historical ladies.

Their stories are not new nor should we ever slip up and forget;
Therefore I’m yielding 7 quotes per each contributor in her designated sect.

Each quote blends into the next, while making a bold and solitary statement.
I thank God for the assests of HERSTORY & the way each woman pounded the pavement:

Still Diggin’ SOJOURNER TRUTH
American Evangelist and Abolitionist and social reformer. 1797-1883

a) If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it. b) If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, then these (gathered here) together ought to be able to…

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Good Morning Monday!

In News on February 29, 2016 at 5:04 am

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Good-Morning-MondayGood Morning Monday, what have you got up for me today?
I’m ready to comprehend, I’m ready to play.

I’m ready to make a statement, I do have a say.
I’m hard on my work. I’m hard on my play. 😀

And today, dear Monday, I’m just happy to be alive.
I’m thankful for days passed; the love did thrive.

I woke up this morning at approximately 4
with no thieves, no police trolling my door.

I knelt down to pray, then up to make a cup of jo.
My mind on the now and the future; on the to and the fro.

Yo! Yo! Yo, I’m up for it.
There’s purpose out there and I’m trying to score it.

Life? I adore it. What have you got up today?
Be good to yourself, put negativity away —

even if it’s a…

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What about ARETHA

In News on February 29, 2016 at 5:02 am

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Black History couldn’t be more pleased. Collectively — all races are thankin’
the good Lord for angelic voices and The Queen of Soul: Aretha Franklin.

Right?

At those points when my soul needs soothing and I yearn to feel comforted during praise,
I put on Ms. Aretha Franklin to help purge the darkness away; I then meditate & pray.

It’s necessary – as is a good comforting voice;
Thus her gift is todays Black History focus & noted choice.

Black History LoverAnother Black & Historical Singer that spawn in soothing thoughts paralleling Aretha
Is the angel we lost far too soon, the versatile vocal styled Aaliyah.

They say “Chicken Soup is good for the soul”.
Well Chicken Soup ain’t got stock on the formentioned two; ergo.

Ohhhhhhhhhh!!!!!!
…and now you know.

I’m Qui
Documenting history…

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About PAUL

In News on February 27, 2016 at 9:14 pm

The Real Negrodamus

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Oh yes – About Paul Mooney… He is one of the most funny, wise and tactfully blunt brothers that I have ever observed. Surely you’ve seen him on David Letterman, or talking about Oprah on an occasion, or just being Negrodamas on The Dave Chappell Show?

No?

Well perhaps you remember him from his DVD “KNOW YOUR HISTORY – Jesus was black“?

No?Yes? I thought so! How could you NOT KNOW Paul Mooney. The brother is edgy and real. Almost too real to be on film, but not really. Thank goodness for DVD’s and edgy comedy show productions that bring Mr. Mooneys wise comedy to life.

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Paul was born August 4, which makes him a Leo and even bolder than that– he shares the same birthdate as President Barack Obama. In fact Paul wrote a comedy sketch for “The…

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Icon in the Making

In News on February 27, 2016 at 9:13 pm

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Janelle Monae’ inspires herself.

The new face of Afro-Futurism The new face of Afro-Futurism

This is not to say that she’s an egoist or that she doesn’t take inspiration from life and objects around her. But it is to say that in her own struggle to complete the painting and to name the colorful woman depicted, she wound up jpenning an album. And not just a regular ole two-major-hits album, The Electric Lady offers 12 tracks of great listens.

Under Big Boi’s esoteric tutelage, she’s had several well received projects; however, the this is the one that will probablhy launch Monae’ , 27, from underground indie-cool popularity to NBA Finals halftime show superstardom. Yes, it’s that good, and yes, she’s that good live. It also doesn’t hurt that she snagged Prince as a collaborator and didn’t shy away from instructing him on how to improve his studio sound.

Nervy? Hell, yeah. But tha’s Monae’. “I…

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Advice to Black Boys

In News on February 27, 2016 at 9:12 pm

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My only son turned five years old last week. He is a handsome, articulate, energetic, intelligent, fun-loving and gentle young man. He is the apple of my eye!

There’s only one problem; he is Black.
And as his father, I am challenged to do for him what generations of African American fathers have had to do for their sons for far too long in this country; I must inform him that because of his unique blend of gender and pigmentation, there are a different set of rules with which he must contend while growing up.

Nineteen years ago, on a frigid December night in Waco, Texas, what was intended to be a quick stop at the convenience store turned into a two-hour lesson on the racial history of America. A teenager, I was wearing a large jacket with a hood. As I readied myself to exit the car, my…

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A Wise Say: Yesterday, the other day and today

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 23, 2016 at 4:59 am

These 3 Guys have something to say…

Charlie Chaplin was (for the most part) such a quiet guy:

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., was a dreamer, sure, yet he conveyed quite the awakening say  in only 55 seconds:

Tyrese Gibson is known for being fast and furious, however, as of late he’s been fast to  share his more intellectual and intimate moments — replacing fury with passion:

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Charlie Chaplin didn’t talk much, and my God, I don’t know why,
but that little scripted part about not being emperor, surely mad me cry.

I found the clip on Facebook, thespian sis Liz Mikel put it up.
Then my biological sis posted THIS of Dr. MLK in the cut.

While nursing my broken heart, trying to drown out the words, “I CAN’T BREATHE,”
I found a little more comfort in #MyBrothersKeeper, the extraordinary Mr. Tyrese.

With These 3 guys on the microphone, I really don’t have much more to say,
I’m Qui
I love you
, live out loud and have a fantastic communication-heavy day!

❌⭕️‼️

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Qui said:

“Be yourself. Speak your mind. They need to know…”

Key BLACK HISTORY Subject: BERNICE KING

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Science, Self Improvement on February 22, 2016 at 5:17 am

key-blk-history-subj-bernice-kingYes I love her daddy and his contributions to my civil rights avail,
but since he was assassinated and is gone – his children are going thru hell.

I’ve prayed that all will be well but what force is liable
for moving MLK’s sons to want to sell his legacy Bible?

Dr. Kings children are courting the law like rivals – God bless.
Surely it’s not a greedy spirit that is leading them to this mess.

Or is it?
Dr. King in a dream, should visit

his children at once and remind them of themselves.
Seems collectively that the sons may not be feeling well.

Bernice is the Dr.’s daughter and she’s also of the cltoh.
Bernice doesn’t believe her fathers Bible should be auctioned off at any cost.

Not too long ago and after a long battle in court
an MLK artifact was sold for a paupers score.

It amounted to nothing, nonsense, lint. Bernice said, “No More.
and mounted a non-compliant wedge under the “sell our legacy” door.

Could you imagine a generation of people holding on
to the glue that bound a race of people and their history so strong?

Like the Kennedy’s or the Einstein’s… I wish all collectors good luck
in trying to procure precious artifacts from any of their legacy stuff.

MLK wasn’t a pop star, he civilly changed the world
and fighting to keep his legacy intact is his last born baby girl.

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Bernice King: Our hearts are with you, as are our prayers and energetic pull.
Seems your dad cleaned a lot of his purposeful plate and now your plate is full.

You’ve picked up the charge and you’re running. Girl look at you go!
Protecting your families legacy because its worth is more than gold.

For only $60K the letter from Pres. Johnson to Coretta S. King – was sold.
To the son’s of MLK: Where’s your vision and the root of your soul?

Your father was killed at the hands of the very crew
that you are looking to sell his personal artifacts to.

Why does Bernice really need to plead and cry? Be a DNA sport
and think about your fathers legacy, work it out and stay out of court.

THINK harder a little more and open up to historical counsel.
If you sell your inheritance off, the rest of Dad’s legacy is headed downhill.

This court battle stuff will
historically counter the civil rights legacy hill

yielding your great grandchildren to be forced to eat, recognize and see
what happens to a black family when their nobility is destroyed by greed.

Considering more discorse? Children, don’t do it.
Refrain from putting your familys legacy through it.

No one wants this to be the history for Dr. Kings seed – youngest daughter, please do stay strong,
I’m Qui
on the Subject of Black History and Bernice King, because she’s a warrior and her trials are long.
The feel of selling out on any level (to me)… just feels wrong.

Black Dad – White House

In News on February 20, 2016 at 8:49 am

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BlackHistory_WhiteHouseThe title, Black Dad – White House,  sounds like a cheesy sitcom on Nickelodeon or something, but it’s not. However, if it were a scripted show, let’s be real, it would likely be broadcast on OWN. The book, “The Black History of the White House” by Clarence Lusane is an interesting read too, (click the link to see his C-Span video interview), though it never could have foretold of the fatherly impact the 2-term president would have on the lives of so many.

The truth is there is a Black Dad living in the White House that Malia and Sasha love dearly and as you’d imagine, they are not alone in their affections. Ebony Magazine recently has noted that “the presidents most important task is Father-In-Chief.” EM’s Steven Gray examines the embrace of President Obama, the dad:

“At Hyde Park Career Academy on Chicago’s south side…

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The Harlem Renaissance

In News on February 19, 2016 at 10:55 am

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Harlem Renaissance Players“…Our problem is to conceive, develop, establish an art era. Not white art painting black…let’s bare our arms and plunge them deep through laughter, through pain, through sorrow, through hope, through disappointment, into the very depths of the souls of our people and drag forth material crude, rough, neglected. Then let’s sing it, dance it, write it, paint it. Let’s do the impossible. Let’s create something transcendentally material, mystically objective. Earthy. Spiritually earthy. Dynamic.”Aaron Douglas

The Harlem Renaissance was originally called the New Negro Movement – a literary and intellectual era that birthed a new black cultural identity in the 1920s and 1930s.

Critic and teacher Alain Locke (a meticulous Virgo) described it as a “spiritual coming of age” in which the black community was able to seize upon its “first chances for group expression and self determination.” Racism was rampant and economic opportunities were…

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