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Feeling Virgo’ish

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 31, 2018 at 3:34 am

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Good morning goodness. How did you slumber?
Me? Like a baby; 40’s my sleep number.

Quick I am to rise today; quick I am to get out into the streets.
For I have four filming assignments in Comp & Visual Design that I must meet.

And shortly thereafter, I will have to edit the scenes and upload them to the student portal.
I’ve been doing the most, “me time” has been ghost; still life is good for a film student mortal.

F5F_Bday2018Today is a day of virtuosity; it is the month of Virgo
and today is the birthday of our beloved Fab5Freddy, yo!

It’s good to know that the years can roll in and not take your youth out.
Heck! That’s what artistic and reel living is really about,

so I’m going to follow Fab5’s lead and stay steady; continue to learn and evolve.
I’m going to enjoy this Friday as another high day and conquer it with dutiful resolves.

The day is waking up nicely from the view of my window.
It’s dark inside, except for my laptop’s light and of course my inner glow.

It’s really good to be alive, yo. Take a deep breath and say a prayer.
Then walk outside and face life with every intention to care.

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Follow through;
They’re good for you.

This day was made for mindful celebrations and it rightfully belongs to the Virgo.
I’m Qui
Good morning thee, reflect virtuosity and make today a beautiful show.

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POWER Devour

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on August 27, 2018 at 5:53 am

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A Family Friend is someone most of the members of your family know.
You’ve prefaced their name with aunt or uncle; a respectful show.

Eh, yo, have you been watching that series on STARZ?
The storyline bars none and the deeds done are hard.

My Lord, I watched episode eight on yesterday
and I tell you the shows creator and producers do not play.

Kanan gave up his scripted soul in a shootout with the police
because Tariq was feeling hard; Kanan encourages his beast.

And so he’s given up his last dialogue line.
I don’t expect him resurface in the future this time.

The cops swissed him up while Tariq sat in a squad car and watched.
Tariq-Kanan-Power.jpgThe “hard” in Riq hit the road when he was close to losing his own soul;
Kanan chose not to deliver the fatal drop.

I suppose in the end Kanan really was A Family Friend,
as Tasha and Terry Silver abruptly ends.

Yes. Counselman Terry ran for the hills
returning Tasha’s retainer and any idea of intimate thrills.

That was a pretty cold chill, because Tasha had just told Angela and Ghost
that they can feel free to be together, because Terry Silver loves her most.

She said as much only to go straight over to his place
and find his home empty and without a forwarding trace.
The look on Tasha’s face…

She was going to Terry’s to ask him to lie
and yield testimony to the F.B.I. as her “gun witness” alibi.

He just couldn’t do it.
Ol’ Terry packed it up; his actions said “screw it.”

Keisha-Power.pngKeisha and Tommy are trying to get close…
Tommy is beginning to frequent questioning Ghost.

Ghost and Angela took a revived romp in the hay,
but so did Tasha and Terry, before he ran away.

Terry was almost A Family Friend.
Teresi and Tommy are thin blooded kin.

Teresi has plans with the FBI to turn Tommy in.
Diego is dead. Kanan put one in his head
and Dre is headed to the pen.

Yes-Yes, therein episode eight the writers got quite a bit of exposition in.
Blood doesn’t always act like family and who really, is your friend?

You have to know or else all that is good has the potential to sour.
I’m Qui
chopping it up with thee about yesterdays episodic POWER Devour.

Please tell me that you’re watching this.
It’s that insightful 411 that you don’t want to miss.

 

Not The Same without John McCain

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 26, 2018 at 4:31 pm

RichardPryor-MilitarySaluteYesterday Arizona’s beloved John McCain left Cindy, Meghan, six other children, and crossed over. I cried. I suppose I’ve always been a bit sensitive about energy, life, and death and it’s not unlikely that I’ve become even more sensitive to the feelings of others in mourning since the passing of my own Dad, just over a year ago. All the same, I cried. Not just at hearing the news in my Arizona residence, but especially when reading Meghan McCain’s tweet shortly after her father took his final bow:

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She and I have our differences; we party on different terms. It’s true.
But I’ve always respected her POV, even long before THE VIEW.

I knew she was the child of The Maverick; she’s looks a lot like her Dad.
I was able to understand her ‘right, wrong or indifferent’ stance
because of the DNA that she shares.
There’s no rule stating that you have to agree with any human being to truly and genuinely care.

I really do care.
Things won’t be the same now that JM III isn’t here.

He lived a life without fear; one of honesty, integrity and patriotic intent.
He stood his ground in the face of foreign and domestic dog pounds;
resisting bullying from the president.
And his NO vote to repeal healthcare was Heaven sent.

I am going to miss the beloved John McCain, the third.
I never once saw him live in Phoenix, tho his voice was always heard.

A man of honor has exited the scene and has ceased his life role.
I am doleful but understand he wanted to catch that caravan
with Aretha, the Queen of Soul.

Things will not be the same
without Senator John McCain

on the hill or at Cindy’s house.
I’m Qui
and I’m missing him already. With honor and respect I utter his name from my mouth:

JOHN McCAIN
Do you know what his life was really about?

Thursday Word Say

In Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on August 23, 2018 at 2:35 am

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Good morning sweetheart. I don’t have too much to say,
I just thought I’d hit you up with a couple of words for the day

and they are: corroborate and collaborate.
This week, these words are heavily in play.

What doth young Twitter tweet from the hill today?
Any word of Tuesdays verd‘ & confession of 8 in play?

Tuesday was a big day and all day Wednesday I stayed glued
to a variety of stations heralding pro and con relations;
with popcorn, I’ve been watching the tube.

Corroboration means evidence — which is exactly what DC Prosecutors and Michael Cohen have.
Collaboration means working together; comparable to the president and Michael Cohen’s past.

Poor Manafort. He never said a word in his defense.
He’s still wearing a jumpsuit and sitting in prison; hence,

Michael Cohen spoke up quickly;
he waited patiently to tattle intently.

He did so with no immunity deal on the table.
That’s a clue that there’s more than smoke in the admin’s stable —

that ol’ girl is on fire.

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I aspire to be word-savvy today as well as witty in conversation.
I aspire to understand the outs and the ends; I’m about communication.

I’m about at least having a clue about my surroundings.
I’m praying for the hill because mounting news is astounding.

Understand, that we face the possibility of eventually being told
that the 45th Title of U.S. Presidency (via foreign hacking) had been stole.

Yeah. Corroboration and collaboration are shaping things up as I speak,
I’m Qui
Good morning sweetheart. It’s good to commune with you at my start. I pray we’re past the melee of the week.

The situation is pretty deep.

Absolutely Cellophane

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 20, 2018 at 4:11 am

Who’s the Navy Bean today?

I’m looking towards the future and I can see it clear and plain.
I’m putting in the work to increase the skill capacity of my worth;
my moves are cellophane.

You could call me vain, but I’d only argue that you’re a lot like me.
With all that you’re doing in your life to not live trife?
I wouldn’t label that vanity.

To prepare for the future is to operate within sanity. That’s you and me, main.
Show your hand; how do you plan to lead your band? Make your intentions cellophane.

It’s Monday morning again. I arose with no hidden agenda.
The week is young and Omarosa still has her gun.
In media wrestling, she’s no beginner.
The Whitehouse is really hoping to pin her
to the mat
for being a Republican and being Black.

But what I’m finding is that Blacks are familial pansies.
They may not like Omarosa much, but heck! She’s still family.

She’s making her rounds
sharing receipts via audio sound.

Omarosa is out making waves.
She’s dirty, yet quite cellophane.

Have you heard?

I’m looking towards the future and with my pen, I’m shaping reel.
I’m looking at the people; they’re looking to the hill.

The Whitehouse is piping hot, like tea and looks like it’s about to spill.
I really thought I’d craft a fictional piece, but I’m heavily leaning towards the real.

Life. It is but a necessary game.
It must be played – the consequences are made.
People pretend to be cellophane

until the legend becomes a fact.
Omarosa has audiotapes and folks, that is that.

Whether it proves any leaders to be in the damnation of wrong, is yet to be heard in any direct frame,
I’m Qui
Good Monday morning to thee, avoid miscalculated pains. Live like a Vegas dealer; live cellophane.

Trying to walk back loose-conversation is confusions reign.

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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.

A Mundane Reign

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 8, 2018 at 5:31 am

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Mundane is not what we have here. Nothing remains the same.
Every since late 2016 we’ve been in a comparable acid rain.

You may not like the way things are, but who really wants mundane?
Melee keeps you on your toes, eh? Commit to vote; commit to change.

It’s day 3 and everything is up for the take.
There was a special election last night that kept many awake.

Ohio candidates: Balderson and O’Connor were the political sayers.
Voters went to the poll to voice their souls, but no one called The Ohio Players.

What’s up with that?


Anywho, O’Connor went after Balderson’s truths. T’was a pretty tall horse to mount.
Franklin County is still weighing in – will there be enough provisional ballots to win?
— It’s likely these two will have a recount.

Congrats to the ultimate winner.
Godspeed on running again in November.

The midterms are coming in just a few months.
The Summers are hell in AZ; I crave Fall a bunch.

The heat is not mundane – not even a little bit.
I don’t know about you, but we’re in triple digits

every single day.
To not combust, is what I pray.

My collegiate curriculum keeps me indoors and alert.
Michael Hauge shapes script understanding and frames my work.

Script writing is hardly mundane. There’s always 5 turning points to be made.
Entertainment and morale will be woven-in like a sheets percale
with a hint of lust and shade.

Mundane doesn’t make the page. It reigns too often and I am into change,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee and creativity. Let us forego A Mundane Reign.

Life is too short to spare anytime to that vein.

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Ooo

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on August 6, 2018 at 4:43 am

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Good morning baby. Good morning to ya.’
Are you feeling relaxed? How’d the weekend do ya?

Me? It did me well. I rested up nicely.
My appetite for romance played out quite spicy.

Energized rightly. Being grown is alright.
If the weekend’s dance missed you – give it a go tonight.

Goodness is yours if you have the withall to receive.
Have more faith than the day before; it’s imperative that you believe.

Think William Ernest Henley and feel a little Invictus!
Then walk out of the door tho not a minute before you kneel and pray for us.

You don’t pray? That response is surely past tense.
Who can afford not to pray with our country’s balance in a sway?
That doesn’t make sense.

If you used to pray but have since stopped and your faith has grown slack
I want to say, I understand the past, we need you again; henceforth, welcome back.

Yes-yes. Come in for the hug.
I need your prayers, unity, and love.

Yesterday is gone and today is a great day to start.
Take stock of the true contents of your heart.

You may find that you have a “human condition.”
Something we all suffer from but don’t like to mention.

It just means that we’re all the same tho with unique flaws.
What’s good for the best of us, is indeed good for us all.

Division is not ours. United, we need to stand.
I’m Qui
saying Ooo, I’ve missed you. Sit next to me and hold my hand.

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