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What Can We Do?

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on June 3, 2020 at 3:38 pm

Earlier this evening about 17 minutes after 5 —
President O made BREAKING NEWS and he did it “live.”

Did you see it? Did you see it? Big Leo speaks truth
when he says the future will very well be delivered by our youth.

It always has.
Rev. MLK started marching as a lad…

President Obama reminded us of that.
Via our youth, we can get our mojo back.

The children demand that we “reimagine the police.”
He also encouraged our finest (career servants of peace)

to continue to engage with civilians that consist in every hood.
Because when we all work together we produce the most good.

President O still believes in us as we still believe in change.
Change takes place through voting; here’s his bullet point lane:

WHAT CAN WE DO?

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We can figure this out.
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#1. We know there are specific evidence based reforms that if we put in place today would belter us up and save lives, would not show any increase in crime – those are included in the 21st Century Policing Task Force Report. You can find it on Obama.org.

#2. A lot of mayors and local officials read and support the task force report and then there wasn’t enough follow through. So, today I am urging every mayor in this country to review your use of FORCE POLICIES with members of your community and commit to report on planned reforms. What are the specific steps that you can take? I should add, by the way, that the original task force report was done several ago – since that time we’ve actually collected data in part because we implemented some of these reform ideas. So we now have more information and more data as to what works. And there are organizations like Campaign Zero and Color of Change and others that are out there highlighting what the data shows, what works and what doesn’t in terms of reducing incidents of police misconduct and violence. Let’s go ahead and start implementing those. So we need mayors, county executives, others who are in positions of power to say this is a prior – this is a specific response.

#3. Every city in this country should be a MY BROTHERS KEEPER commune. Because we have 250 cities and tribal nations who are working to reduce the barriers and expand opportunity for boys and young men of color with programs, policy reforms and public and private partnerships. So, go to our website and get working with that because it can make a difference.

“And let me just close by saying this — I’ve heard some people say that ‘You have a pandemic then you have these protests, this reminds people of the ’60’s and the chaos and the discord and distrust throughout the country… I have to tell you though I was very young, you had the discord and assassinations back in the ’60’s. I know enough about that history to say there is something different here.

You look at those protests — that was a far more representative cross section of America out on the streets peacefully protesting and who felt moved to do something because of the injustices that they had seen. That didn’t exist back in the 1960’s. That kind of broad coalition. The fact that recent surveys have shown that despite some protest having then been marred by the actions of some; a tiny minority that engaged in violence, that despite (as usual) it got a lot of attention and a lot of focus — the majority of Americans still think the protest was justified. That wouldn’t have existed 30-40 years ago.

There is a change in mindset that is taking place; a greater recognition that we can do better. And that is not as a consequence of speeches by politicians, that’s the not the result of spotlights in news articles — that’s a direct result of the activities & organizing and mobilization & and engagement of so many young people across the country who put themselves out on the line to make a difference. And so, I just have to say THANK YOU to them for helping to bring about this moment and just make sure that we now follow through. Because at some point, you know, attention moves away; at some point protests start to dwindle in size. It’s important for us to take the momentum that has been created as a society, as a country and say “Let’s use this to finally have an impact.” Alright?

Thank you ever body. I’m proud of you guys.  I know that we’re going to be hearing from a bunch of people who have been on the front lines of this who know a lot more than I do about it. ‘Proud of you. ”  – President Obama

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I didn’t mean to go and get all transcribe’y and such,
it’s just that this kind of news yields us hope & united love.

You know me on topic love; I’m an easy sap for it.

I’m Qui
I can see our good. Let’s move to one beat and score it.

WHO

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on June 3, 2020 at 5:15 am

 

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Oui-oui. I know me.

Good morning to you.
Know thyself and be true.

WHO are you and where are you going?
It’s easy to know by the seeds that you’re sewing.

Are your feathers stunted are growing? Baby, can you fly?
Before making any decision always find seek out the why.

Oh my, oh my. You are dashing to the third eye.

Who are you trying to impress?
You stimulate the masses – but only you know you best.

That is absolutely what’s up.
Your “good decisions” are made out of love.

Multi Ethnic People Holding The Word BenefitsWho benefits the most from your integrity?
You – of course and beyond any point that you could ever see.

The better angels in your heart are part legacy.
The better angels in you and me makes us a better we.

Who do you really think will buy into that?
That we should unite in love & loyalty – having each other’s back?

I’ll raise my hand first, because I can dig that.
I’m a WHO whose looking at you, because we’re similar cats.

We_signWe are human, we love, we breathe air and we bleed.
We give & take (and resist being fake) when it comes to needs.

Who are we, individually? On the whole, we are a lot alike.
We love who we love and when we feel passionate – we may fight.

I am passionate about you. I love you to life.
I love on you by day and I don’t forget you at night.

It’s always been you and I.
Easy isn’t a given to us. We have to try.

We all have to try because that’s who we are,
I’m Qui
in a dark sky, I pray to radiate like a bright star.

Bring it in, dear friend. Please don’t be far.

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Who are you a good friend to?

I thrive better when we’re closer; heart-to-heart.

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The SNOWPIERCER is Ramping Up

Any chance that you’ve been watching prime time tv?
Perhaps on Sunday nights, maybe a little TNT?

If you have not, then do consider it, please.
Snowpiercer is a cold ride of legacy.

If you saw the film, and I confess that I did not,
you may or may not like this series a lot.

I have heard comments from both groups.
Contrasting views span the youths.

The span of youth is equal to ages 8 to 80.
The fact that humanity is reduced to a train ride is equator crazy.

Peep the tracks of review;
I’m hoping to sit somewhere next to you.
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Airs on Sundays on TNT @ 9/8C

Woosah

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 1, 2020 at 7:59 am

 

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We Rise.

It’s Monday, dear beloved and the sun is out.
Authorities sift through what the weekend was about.

Me, too.
Change by and large is due.

I recollect and accept evolution.
I think the people were protesting revolution.

The U.S. is a collected institution, please don’t be duped.
We are to love and protect our country not burn and loot.

We must love each other more. I know it sounds Sunday School’ish.
Though for what is going down with man — some of it is foolish.

I think we all know that.
I’m not giving up – I want peace back.

I want you.
Good morning, beloved. What are you up to?

Perhaps you are tired — if you stayed up late?
Perhaps you are laid off and without financial grace?

Is that why you were out in the streets protesting?
Many didn’t protest for George and are now confessing.

Many more than before protested their weekend away .
I was curious of the intent. What did they really have to say?

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I think the people are upset about being unemployed.
They think that Congress is ineffective; they’re annoyed.

Today is Monday and most folk still have a lot of free time.
The weekend was long on their minds… satellite news sifts the rewind.

Sifting can be organizing; to recap the acts of any day.
Though before you take it all in, let’s meditate and pray.

Woosah.
I’m in a space that I dig a a lot.

I am in my office; the peace is lofty.
Meditating on good intent keep’s bad energy off me.

You should try it.
It’s free; you don’t have to buy it.

Peace is ours. Don’t leave it on the table.
Change is necessary and we are more than able.

Meditate on breathing; thank God for your life.
Stand and stretch it out – go forward with the light

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God loves his children.

God loves you.
And I don’t know if you know this — but I do, too.
Yes.  I love you.
I don’t care what humanity is going through,
it won’t stop me from loving mankind and you.

I’m pushing positive energy towards our collective good; that’s why I meditate and pray a lot,
I’m Qui
Monday morning, I’m glad to meet thee. I accept and embrace the good of change;  Woosah.

SWITCH it up today:

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No Time for Woozy – The Weekend is a Doozy

In Communication, Griot, News on May 31, 2020 at 9:16 am

 

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I couldn’t have planned to “avoid protestors” when I made plans to travel a month ago.
Therefore, my weekend plans for Cali did not pop-off like I had planned, yo.

The hotel that I frequent is a beautiful downtown erection.
Memories are rooted in the brick; my personal connection.

So when I’m out in Cali, I relax and do what I do.
This time Cali’s sweet embrace tasted a little brut.

Ooo-ooo. It was the collected pain of a united people crying out loud.
Protests for George Floyd reminded many state’s about disappointing crowds.

Protesting is a serious process and is no process by which to play;
I appreciate the mild understanding of law enforcement on the first two days.

Folks were marching by day and looting by night.
Police were present; most did not fall to provocation and fight.

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I saw a collected effort.

It was truly an amazing sight, by and large.
Though a few folk on both sides may be charged.

No protest is perfect.
When change is needed society works it.

I appreciate how the majority of law officials behaved,
“to vent frustration” — is what the people crave.

And they did.

Their frustrations (with high-end stores) – were not hid.
Did the protesters make a point? Why yes, they did.

Cali got serious and imposed a curfew.
I was just on hiatus for a day or two.

It’s clear that I could have stayed home and hidden inside of my place.
It would have cost me no gas, no hotel, no road trip — just safe.

Safe living is everything.
Though traveling to and fro makes my heart sing

and my creativity ring!
Until things calm down, I’ll curb my hiatus scenes

to be more conducive to what the writer in me essentially needs.
I am inspired to produce after watching you; you are my script-seed.

Ooo wee, I’m so glad the Sabbath has finally arrived.
Thing were much clearer upon the opening of my eyes.

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In the thick of it – I remained unharmed.

I have survived a hairy hiatus; I am grateful and alive.
I think I’ll fashion a hiatus room at home. It may be high-time.

What do you think? I think I just might.
How have you spent your weekend days and nights?

Did you have a little fun, is your health alright?
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. For us, there is a new day nigh.

Join me in sending up thanks beyond the sky.
If for no other reason — because we are both alive.’

I will woosah again once I’m home and safe inside.

Oh, I’ve been thinking…

In Comedy, Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 29, 2020 at 1:10 am

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As if I ever stop thinking.
For if I retreat from my thoughts, I may resort to drinking.

Who am I fooling? I am already familiar with the practice.
At the end of the day, my vodka toast to tomorrow is “I got this.”

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Oh yes, Happy Friday! I insist on being such today.
I’ve got my scripts and a camera on my hip – I am ready to play

because I’ve been thinking… and a bit too much.
I’ve been busy with intellectualism and less with love.

For that, I apologize.
I’m a woman about quality and less about the size.

Good morning sweetheart. Open and focus your beautiful eyes.
The world is at hand, what doth this day hold in surprise?

To God be the glory and the limit is the sky,
I’m Qui
Up thinking about longevity, love, you, and I.

Let’s prepare to go long.

Let’s re-focus on THE LORAX and our home:

THURSDAY is HER DAY

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

thursday.jpgMe and Thursdays — we go way back
like 4 new tires on a Cadillac.

It just is what it is.
I’m all about that ‘Thursday biz.’

What are you up to today?
Is everything everything? Are you feeling okay?

Did you sleep well last night? Tell me, love, did you dream?
I did and I loved it – I’m up to research what it means.

Do you ever do that? Research your dream for a dimensional reveal?
Or when you dream something vivid do you blame your last meal?

Either way, good morning goodness. I’m so glad that we’ve made it this far.
I have a shoot this morning – my favorite healing arts star.

What? You don’t know of one? You implore the help of MD’s when you’re in pain?
Please don’t limit your access to good health – call a masseuse, a therapist, a saint!
For God sake, do not lower your quality of life because of pain.

During my documentary research, I learned much about the benefit of humans moving.
This morning via movement, I am up, showing-and-proving.’ What are you doing?

Do something for thyself on this day.
No other day is promised – please have it your way.

When was the last time that you went outside and played?
Thursday’s are verse-days; express your inner-kid today.

Me? I’m due on set in a few short minutes.
Experience is mine for the making; I’m in it to win it.

I’m making egg-scramble for breakfast: sausage-egg-potato.
I’d love to feed you, as well; consume breakfast before you go.

Rise and sip this jo that I have prepared for you.
Let me bid you a productive day filled with good energy through and through.

Whether or not you have to work the weekend, get jitted up, anyway – to win,
I’m Qui
and Thursdays are my day’s to shape the week’s end. It’s always good to start it out with a friend.

I appreciate you in my morning spend.

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Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 27, 2020 at 8:21 am

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Hey, hey, hey!” Sounding like Rodg’s friend Dwayne,
What’s Happening” with you; how’s the view in your lane?

Me? I’m awake and up for goodgame.
Me? I’m the vehicle in the creative lane.

You? You’ve been on my mind for quite some time now;
different reasons ‘why‘ and dimensions on the ‘how.’

Believe me now, when I say that I’m enjoying the climb
that has delivered me to this day; my creative grind.

I’m happy y’all.
In a world of uncertainty, I have the gall.
I wish happiness for us all.
Flex your positive gall.

It’s Hibbity Hump Day, which sounds a lot like “hibbity hop.”
Saying “hibbity hop” reminds me of The Sugar Hill Gang – Hip Hop don’t stop.

Something like The HUSTLER’S CONVENTION, I’m a one-stop Griot shop.
I’m something like Lightnin’ Rod; The HC is not a publication that you can cop

but you can stay tuned to multiple flows like my own, for most Griotte’s are quite steady.
We are storytellers of the day born. I learned as much from Fab5Freddy.

I forget not, much. I am intrigued by various moves made.
I chronicle the view in rhyme. Griot is my mode of Slay.
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Hey-hey-hey!” I’m quoting Dwayne Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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It’s a total high day and I’m up for the win.
Come with. This vantage view is better with a friend.

Or a LOVEBIRD:

Terrific Tuesday

In Communication, News, Self Improvement on May 26, 2020 at 9:03 am

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Talk about keeping time — it’s Day 2 already.
I’m up with my jo and collegiate notes, to comprehend a vibe more “steady.”

Are you ready? The feeling that is waxing me is quite warm.
My heart is receptive to your forthright charms.

Come with it, Tuesday.
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Light me up. I can stand it.
There’s opportunity on the horizon and I want to hand it

to us both.
Honing it will take some considerable growth.

You’ve grown an inch already this week. Ooo, la-la, look at you.
Let your growth reflect in your work; be a Friday on Day 2.

Me? The last few months of school are trying and very spiked —
with an over abundance of work. The kind of flow that I like.

Tuesday: make me feel alright about letting go of it all at the end.
Learning sustains creativity’s churning – the university’s my best friend.

Learning and I will continue to date. I’m a steady girl, no doubt.
And we’ll make love through scripted doves; morale’s my goto pal.

Yesterday was beautiful, yesterday is gone.
Today is about we. Rise like a Phoenix; be strong.

Be who you want to be today; mess up your perfect hair.
All is fair in love – no war. Good vibes were made to share.

Are you vibing good, and is all well?
Are you fulfilled and happy with yourself?

Mondays are miraculous muse-days…
Please enjoy the Fibonacci inside of this Tuesday.

I am already in route.
As the day progresses, I’ll fill it out.

A spiral of goodness that is the capacity of our merits.
To be alive and to feel yields this day to be Terrific.

Do you feel it? Start with affirmations and let the vibe well-up in your chest.
I’m Qui
Celebrating Day 2 with thee, because we do it best. Go forth and conquer all; your drive is the test.

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REMEMBER THOSE

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on May 25, 2020 at 4:20 am

 

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Happy Memorial Day – 2013

Remember those who thought about and fought for you and lost their lives.
No need to redecorate the reason – their branched sacrifice is why.

If you’ve got the day off – hooray for you.
Now do something nice for someone else too.

Pay it Forward was born from those who dormant lay
having sacrificed for our freedom – so HAPPY MEMORIAL DAY.
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HUG me.  KISS me.
Please don’t wait to miss me.
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Service man and women: I love you and it’s true.
Today’s my opportunity to give you flowers — you are due.

Don’t ever forget or take for granted flaunt their sacrifice as a whim.
A Happy Memorial Day is at hand, and folks, it’s All About THEM.

Just do a good deed and forget keeping count and don’t keep score.
I’m Qui
REMEMBER THOSE who’ve gone before you and hug on your children more.

Happy Memorial Day.
Concentrate on LOVE & PLAY.

MINDFUL MEMORIAL DAY

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 25, 2020 at 4:14 am

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Remember the heroes of yesterday…
they are the reason that you can safely play

outside at the park, in transit and at the game.
If it weren’t for our brave military our existence would be bane.

Have a Mindful Memorial Day to the survivors of those who we’ve lost.
We may not understand your depths, though we recognize your cost.

As you kneel, I’ll drape a cape on you and dust you off.
You, who were charged with carrying on; your hearts so soft.


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Thank you for the sacrifice:
children, hubby and wife.

Thank you for sharing your heart, your boy and your girl.
A Mindful Memorial Day; let’s remember the brave that shaped our world.

They are only “dead” when we forget to be thankful for their sacrifice,
I’m Qui
Have a Mindful Memorial Day baby – Democracy costs a high price.

Be thankful today, be happy and fully embrace this life.

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