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What the CANE – Queen Sugar

In Communication, Griot, TV Shows on July 21, 2017 at 6:16 am

Did you see the episode 6 of Queen Sugar a couple of days ago?
The family dinner that closed the show was pretty hard to throat.

Post their fathers headstone memorial everyone came back to the house,
They sat down at the table before the dine to commune for a while
and ooo child

let me tell you what went down then:
Aunt Vi and Hollywood witnessed frayed ends.

Ralph Angel (RA) is the youngest and only Bordelon male child
he found a letter addressed to him from their father after he died

Ernest Bordelon left the lot of his farm to his son Ralph Angel to passed down to Blue.

Initially he shared the letter with Aunt Vi
And her surmise: the letter could ruin their lives 

Because big sis Charlie has invested big dough – she’s the farms financial motor.
Their fathers last days were spent cleaning toilets, learned (middle sis), Nova.

Charlie was blindsided by all and asked the fam to ‘hold the phone,’
And clarified that the letter Ernest wrote gave the farm to RA, alone!?

RA said, “Yeah. Y’all can read it for yourself.
Both his sisters got up – but no for the mail


Nova and Charlie both started heading for the door.
I got the impression they were done with the “unity” score.

Aunt Vi, Hollywood and Darla sat at the table in silence…
I wasn’t talking either. I was busy writing this. 📝

What the Cane is going on with the fam?
The farm belongs to Ralph Angel. The ladies are like ‘damn.’
What now?

Episode 6 is titled: Line Of Our Elders and rightfully so.
We are passed down and inherit our ancestors beloved whoas.

The content of this series is sweet, sticky and thick.
I’m Qui
A candy lover though eating too much Cane can make you sick.

The family vibe
is mud and Ernests’ letter is the stick.

POWER Full

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on July 16, 2017 at 3:45 am

power-raina-confronts-angela.pngWe’re 3-feet in, as in 3 episodes into the series Power
And not one darn moment has been boring or sour

even and amidst the in-house and familial quarrels.
The FBI has not been shy in serving up warrants.

First at Tasha and Ghosts’ place– though now we are to call Ghost James.
Second the FBI raided TRUTH & introduced a gun into the game.

The gun was planted in Ghosts office behind the wet bar
Turning certain evidence from probable to gold star. ⭐️

What about Kanan? Or shall we call him Slim?
He’s the power source to Tariq’s dark & grim.

Kanans evil intents are finger prints all over Ghosts’ fam,
While Angela presses forward on ‘not giving a damn.’

The FBI warrants were a slam to further embolden the line
That Angela believes Ghost indeed took Greg’s life.

Wow. All of this from the chick
Who was trying to assume Tasha’s schtick.

James was Ghost-thick and for one moment he lost true sight
Of how dangerous his life could really be shagging an FBI agent at night.

Webp.net-gifmaker (4).gifAngela is the changing variable in the St. Patrick’s way of life.
Yet the burden to clean this up this mess belongs to “the wife.”

It’s a bumb-deal but Tasha really has no choice,
She’s got 3 reasons to push on: 2 girls and 1 boy.

The Death Penalty is waiting for James as he sits in the legal stable.
Angela’s colleague, good ol’ John filed for it and now it’s on the table.

TRUTH, James’ nightclub is dealing drugs and  in mode: creative throttle.
They’re funneling drugs as liquor sales when patrons buy 2 bottles.

It’s a risky business. Angela assumed they could nail Tommy and James via a drug operating – ploy.
But for every person the agents interviewed James sounded like a choir boy.

Hardy-har-har! That’s how it all went down –
Leaving the prosecution team looking like clowns.

But James is still on prison lockdown
The whole “quick bail thing” hasn’t come around

And his new 2nd chair defense attorney Terry,
Is a realistic brother whose analysis isn’t so merry.

Proctor is 1st chair and Terry is the heavy hitting muse.
Terry told Proctor if he’s Tommy’s lawyer too, he needs to recuse.

But Proctor said, ‘No way.
I brought you in to Death Penalty slay
.’
…Well, that’s my little paraphrase.😊

During Terry and Proctors visit with James this  recollection came to light:
Agent Knox pulled James over in traffic before he died that night.

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RIP Agent Greg Knox

This is as important as wind is to a sail
Because Agent Knox had James’ DNA under his finger nails.

That FACT alone was duly solidifying
that James was the killer and probably lying,

To: Angela

To Me: Angela is so wrong
to sing such strong and questionable song.

But what can I say?
Jamie made this bed in which he lays.

Tariq is still stewing in trouble and too hormonal to say;
Tommy suspects foul-play and leans in for information from Dre.

Lord help me today because there’s another episode coming.
I just hipped you to  episodes 1-3, tonight 4 is gunning.

Will you be watching?
There’ll be a lot of Power clocking.

You don’t want to miss this – it broadcasts tonight on STARZ.
I’m Qui
Good Sabbath to thee – get your strongest Power from the Lord.

and yeah, the show goes hard – that ain’t no bull.
This production never fails to be POWER Full.no-bull.gif

What a Beach

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Travel on July 14, 2017 at 5:35 am


Good morning baby, how did you sleep?
I woke up this morning in San Diego on the beach.

I’ve been here a couple of days and much has transpired.
The hillside views are beautiful and subject to combustible fires.

The temperature hasn’t reached 100 – not even at the height of day.
Today’s high is only 76. My God, I love this place.

It this beloved month of July
Phoenix, Arizona is on the fry.

A relaxing time in abundance has duly been on my plate
I love this place because Phoenix is forecasted to hit 108.

Hey-ey! The day is young and poised for fun
No “nothing burgers” being fed by the juniors of Trump.

Collusion, adoption, opposition research – what in the honest world gives?
I won’t lie the transparency is so fried; it trumps the unreal.

I won’t get into the details, click the link if you want to catch up,
It’s the news I woke to. God bless the White House – this is rough.

jimmy-fallon-dancing.gifI’m not into clowning folk or overly shaming a situation.
Careful to not dance on this scene – this administration is our world relation.

I’m not dancing at all. I’m prayerful and concerned.
Dancing with Russia will bust ya and yield ya’ to a burn.

I prefer this scene of our country’s script passes quickly, let’s turn the page.
The position of the USA is still tops today though we could opt to burn a little sage.

The world is looking at us crazy.
This “nothing burger” fire is still blazing…

The San Diego beach is still staring me in the face,
So I’m up at 5am to enjoy this beautiful place.

I’m up thinking about you. I wish you were where with.
So with this beach in view,
I crack the pen to give you a swig.

Sip it, savor and make this day positively reach.
No matter where you are in the world today, act like you’re on the beach.

Take no dark clouds via information, only receive sunny
And if today is payday – take care to put away a little money.

There’ll always be a day when “a nest egg” will have a need.
I’m Qui
Out here in San Diego on hiatus thinking of thee… on the beach.

After we kick it….

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement, Travel on July 10, 2017 at 5:35 am

my-gf-and-iGood morning family, I am duly refreshed.
I spent the weekend with my girlfriend – our weekends are the BEST!

We payed homage to the champagne of life – we did gracefully sip.
Our relationship is young and we shoot from the hip.

My girlfriend and I are high school alumni’s
Life has been kind to us, our happy limit is the sky.

And that’s pretty high y’all. 🙂

We’re a couple of shorties, displaying 40 and proving life to be a constant rave.
We usually stroll the miles bearing big smiles, influencing youngins to wanna be our age.

It’s beautiful y’all.
We high spirit ball.

Last weekends spirited adventure took us to Scottsdale
Where the scene was resort clean and the weather escaped hell.

Scottsdale is only a few minutes outside of the metroplex of Phoenix
But it must be Mother Natures favorite local spot –  I mean it.

It was a beautiful setting, all the weekend long
Even though 100 degrees hit and surely hit strong,

But it didn’t burn our sunny song.

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Bearing BIG SMILES…

My girlfriend and I pleasantly get along.
I’m artsy rich and she’s financially strong.
We’re a couple of outspokens from Fort Worth — we get along.

And you know what kinfolk? I will tell you this:
It’s this kind of comradery that I, for too long, have missed.

It’s a young sisterhood in its early form.
We both inhale life easy, we both exhale charm.

And I’m happy.
We both wear night bonnets to stave off nappy.

#Sisterhood.

Usually, after a weekend of kicking it I have much thinking to do…
Our gelling chemistry is a fabu mystery — I couldn’t wait to rewind for you.

Thus here I am to tell you that girl time in Scottsdale was pretty good.
I also wanted to remind you that “ME TIME,” should always be understood.

It’s good to be grown but not so good to get old,
Exercise a good way to keep the spirit of youth from waxing cold.

If there’s a positive story to be told – let this be the one that you tell,
I’m Qui
A much happier she – after kicking it with my friend for a spell.

Spending fun times with family and friends is good for the soul,
A good time had, anytime, is a life moment worthy to behold.

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Calling All BALLERS

In Communication, fitness, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on July 7, 2017 at 7:38 am

ballers-spencer-stasmore-rick-jerriet.pngCalling All BALLERS
Not necessarily alcohol shot callers,

but those men in double-stitched shoes and starched collars.
When I see ya’ in transit I sho’ be wanting to hollar,

if for no other reason than to tell you, “Brother, it’s working.
There’s nothing average about the women that target you for their ‘twerking.'”

I should know, I watch the show.
HBO’s showcase of BALLERS is mad proper, yo.

Are you watching?
Financial Advisers are about ‘dollar clocking.’

Dwayne Johnson plays a wealth adviser named Spence’
who signs with NFL players before their cash is spent.

He’s trying to insure that tomorrow they can afford the rent.
The wealth advising game is hard up; relationships are easily bent.

The sound track to this series is jamming and the cast is approaching season 3.
It’s not too late for you to catch up, it’s ON DEMAND for all to see.

HBO-To-Go can get you there if  you’re lap top is up.ballers-spencers-car 

Ladies I promise you it’s worth it – to see The Rock strut.

His acting skills have always come easy. He slides into character like no other.
I must admit I also dig his schtick because he reminds me of my brother.

I only have one brother and he, too, is of former NFL stock.
He left the game and groomed his brain for business meetings on yachts.
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My brothers collegiate degree
is in Criminology,
Though he found a career in finances to be
lucrative and hard hitting; quite “calling” to he.

Which is most interesting, because this is Spencers scripted story,
He’s a fine and well dressed ex-athlete still fit enough to play in glory.

Instead, just like my brother, before too many injuries were acquired,
he made a career switch that allowed him to still “feel rich”
while helping others avoid financial fire.

Spence is a legacy wealth manager and he’s for hire if you have long dough.
You could learn a lot about finances from watching this handsome show.

I have.

Webp.net-gifmaker (3).gifThe cast of characters are good for eye-candy and CSA isn’t stopping,
It’s a healthy mixture of actors and real players authenticating the copping.
Are you watching?

The show airs on Sunday evening and if you haven’t heard
Season 3 is lining up to Hut-Hut on July 23rd.

What’s not to like about this show, have you ever wondered just WHAT 
happens to NFL players after they resign from the prime time “Hut-Hut?”

They often get regular jobs and pull regular shifts
some at the finance office and some at car dealerships.

Yep. What’s done on the football field is rewarded handsomely in kind,
then you are ‘on your own Jack‘ once the game is done with your behind.

If many former athletes could REWIND I bet we’d find the chances
are high that they’d take better care of their blessed finances.

I wonder how many current BALLERS are a fan of this reflective show,
I’m Qui
learning the after effects of the game are not an if — but a certain, yo!

ballers-spence-wise-up-quote.gifManaging your health and your money, will effectively determine how your life will go.
To come up on male fashion, financial advice and eye candy; you’ve gotta watch this show!

Digging into CLAWS

In Communication, Griot, TV Shows on July 5, 2017 at 4:45 am

claws.jpgI’ve been scratching at the typing-pad to get this piece out,
but not a minute before comprehending what ‘the nail’ is about.

The original series CLAWS is a catty TNT broadcast
starring a host of ballsy gals being lead by Niecy Nash.

It’s about a “class” struggle, illegal deeds and cash.
From within a doctors office and nail salon – moving meth stash.

The businesses are fronts that launder dirty cash.
Desna is the name of the character that’s portrayed by Ms. Nash.

It’s an intriguing 30-minutes to be had on TNT
Uncle Daddy’s nephew was offed by the youngest salon-member she.

Her name is Virginia and she laid Roller 6 feet deep.
Roller
was Uncle Daddy’s nephew, a cheap oppotunist freak.

Desna was his bottom girl, he made her feel tops
tho he slept with other women too – there was little reason to not.

Uncle Daddy is sort of a big meth deal in town
and his nephew Roller held his distribution down.

Promising every shaggable nail tech a crown —
until (the nearly-a-victim) Virginia put him down.

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L-R: Virginia, Polly, Desna, Jen and Quiet Ann

Desna was there and is the only other person who knows as much.
I don’t know if there’s honor among dealers but nail techs lack no love.

The series script is plot-sound as Uncle Daddys is on the move
to find the killer culprit who interrupted his groove

but he doesnt know the killer is in his own house
so while he searches outside; inside he remains a louse.

Demanding more cash from the business fronts —
someone robbed the doctors office of 8 Grand – leaving them in a rut.

Uncle Daddy likes to “stick it to ya.” He in no way is coy.
He runs the drug racket like a tyrant and sleeps with a little boy.

Writs of twist are Shakespearean catty.
The Claws come out to satisfy Uncle Daddy.

He wants his money!
The script is dramatic; the script is funny.

The series is situational; anything can happen.
A life could be lost behind the dirty game cost –
while nail techs keep trending fashion.

For unpredictable scripts, I have a reel passion,
I’m Qui
Digging into Claws for we and TNT has that Opiod-hit action.

Make IT Stretch

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on July 3, 2017 at 4:30 am

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If you need your ground beef to go long, you opt to make nachos. Yes?
Well today’s piece is kind of like that, we’re going to focus on ‘the stretch.’

As it pertains to your dollar, your shopping for necessities and  your hobby
but most importantly I want to ask you, are you engaged in stretching your body?

The Dollar:

1. Track what you spend and plan a budget. Forgo fooling self and doing the ‘fudge it.’ Stick to the plan as tightly as you can. The effort will effictively benefit YOU, man.
2. Be aware of small amounts. Do you have any habits that merely cost small change? But you frequent the buy so much, that the annual add-up is insane? News Gazette reminds us: Five lunches a week eaten in a restaurant at $10 per lunch adds up to $2600 a year.
3. Other ways of Investing: Have an investment mindset. In everything you can make this relation, from investing in better products to investing in more education. Right? I mean there are more dollars to be made in this expensive life. If you have an investment mindset then UP your game, get a(nother) degree behind your name and duly stretch your future dollars. 

The Hobby:

Everybody needs a relaxing past time. You don’t have to sit around and knit, no need to be a couch potato either, what about a hobby in getting fit? It’s for your own benefit, you’ll look great and feel stronger. Not to mention it will go well with your future, since folks are living longer. If your dollar is stretched properly there is no maybe about the fact that you’re gonna need them when you’re young and 80.

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The Body:

Not long ago I told you that I was studying Tao; an inquisitive beginner
and enrolled myself in a series of classes held at a Tao Healing Center.

All is well and all is great.
We stretch a lot before meditate.

You learn to speak to your body and give it respect.
I’ve learned before I jump up and go, to yield to the stretch.

Our bodies deserves it. Our body is our joint!
If it stopped working on you today…. well you get my point.

Make IT Stretch, make it bend, touch your toes — or at least try.
Remind your body that you love it so much. Prove those words are not a lie.

You know me, I’m speaking to myself. You are not being preached to.
I’m guilty of Making IT Stretch today and I hope you will too.

Do what you can to take care of you before attempting to care for others,
I’m Qui
On this Monday Morning 1-2-3, kind of feeling like your mother.

So, bring it in…

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ALL IN

In Communication, News, Self Improvement, Video on June 30, 2017 at 5:00 am
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Are you in?

Okay, I’ll be quick, because I have a lot to say,
I’ll start with Trumps tweet about Mika bleeding from the face.

What is up with him, women and blood? Dare I say a fascination?
I’ve no nasty counter words to render him into degradation.

I just don’t and would it really matter?
His base has supported him through countless nasty chatter.

It would truly be less than intelligent to argue with that man.
Unfortunately, it’s becoming easy to tune-out the leader of the land.

I’ll tell ya something else, since we’re chatting it up,
When it comes to 24-hour news: DO NOT TURN UP.

It’s not good for us; it never changes a thang’
To wallow in reality, this surreal strange.

So don’t!
Early on this year, I promised: I won’t.

I frequent outside, I hit the playgrounds,
I laugh at goofy jokes, to keep my humor sound.

I fancy indulging in an ice cream cone from Cold Stone.
And I do so with friends. What’s having all the fun alone?

Don’t do it!  Thus, I don’t.
Regardless the day of the week – I just won’t.

Time is short and is ours to spend
I vote we come together and work on our “mend.”

Work on reacquainting with our neighbors and friends and start some chatter,
About the world, what’s going on, where we stand and what matters.

Remember backyard Barbeques and house parties alike?
Remember when politics wasn’t squit and you had a life?

Friday is a good day to get back to it.
If someone says “let’s watch the news“… Just don’t do it.

Go outside and play, go hang out with family and friends,
If you love your job like I do, work overtime and make some ends.

I’m taking the weekend off, I have a funeral in Texas to attend,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee, I was serious about working on our united “mend.”

Are you in?

Humping Life

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on June 28, 2017 at 4:30 am

happy-birthday-dad.jpgYesterday was my Dads birthday; the fact was embedded in my sublime.
No one called to remind me, still – all day he was on my mind.

Life is kind. I smiled and laughed aloud once I realized
It was my Dads birthday. ‘Twas a pleasant surprise.

Today upon rising I am still happy.
I slept in a silk bonnet to stave off ‘nappy.’🤣

The first thing I did was read scripture, pray and meditate,
Then I ran downstairs yo! – to fetch a cup of jo and duly start the day!

I’m happy to be alive to thrive in this vibe. Please tell me how you feel?
My dad checked out on May 3rd then my Aunt – on Monday morn. Unreal.

I was still on the heal from my Dad leaving us and now my Aunty has taken the lead.
If a broken heart was literal I’d be suffering an excessive organ bleed.

Sometimes it feels like … “Ooo wee.”
So I just keep it moving –prayerfully.

While I’m emotionally in transit dare I repeat and say,
I am still interested in you. How do you feel today?

Baby are you okay? I pray this day does treat you swell.
After all your health care was not repealed away and is doing quite well.

Whew! What a chaotic scare and the Republicans are in no way through.
In order to divvy tax cuts for the rich they’re dipping into medicades pool.

save-the-aca-protest.jpgDon’t stop showing up to those town hall meetings or those protests in the street
If healthcare for every American citizen is what you want to see.

Every time you let up from showing that you’re fed up they take your inch and stretch it a mile.
Your decency overriden and your good sense smitten while politicians play vile.

I know, dear child. I’ve already humped satellite news and early, yo!
I’ve been up since the night-to-day crux . I ushered in MORNING JOE.

And so here we go! The sun is up and we are effectively on the hump.
Today holds excitement; in my throat there’s a lump

In my solar plex; my tummy, I truly feel butterflies.
Today the limit is set pretty high – way beyond the skies.

rise-people-standup.gifSo rise kinfolk, rise! — if in you there is life
And call up that estranged fam  member and write off any strife.

Then hump on the back of this vibe that is about today,
And ride that girl like she’s yo’ own. Today is all your day!

Take life in with every breath that you draw
Today is another opportunity to move forward past Hem & Haw.

Remember them?

Gird yourself with wisdom and be kind to all that you meet,
I’m Qui
Happy Hump Day to ya, kinfolk. Life with you feels oh so sweet.

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We’re gonna’ miss you Ru-Ru…

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Ruth Virginia “Aunt Jean” Garnett-Alford-Clemmons Jan. 4, 1952 – June 26, 2017

Click Here for funeral information

Monday Morning Goodness

In Communication, Griot, Self Improvement on June 26, 2017 at 4:30 am

QE Mag Morning Goodness

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Good morning Sweetheart. How do you feel?
I spent the weekend resting. The number of hours were unreal.

I slept 8 hours each night for the last 3 days.
My dreams were intense. My recollection… a haze.

My body, well rested. I promise to goodness I slept plenty.
I haven’t slept this long and carefree strong – since I was in my 20’s.

I’m grateful, kinfolk. I really am. So much so, that I don’t know what to do.
Life was coming at me like a bullet train, I much prefer this pace with you.

Good morning, You. Did you wake up with a smile?
Did you affirm that you’re good? Reinforce the days mile.

You know I did and early. I like to rise before dawn to have my say.
While the world around me is asleep, I’m up to kneel and meditate
shortly after I pray.

Oh yes. I do both, goodness. I pray, and then I meditate.
The prayer is to give thanks, and I meditate to get my mind straight.

I kind of tune everything out and focus on my breath.
I do it for the love of life, I do it to strengthen my health.

I do it to focus my energy and open up the good flow of channels.
I do it because I want to be level headed as I observe and record annals.

Monday Morning Goodness. I’m so glad that you’re here.
I think this day will display many reasons for us to cheer.

I pray that all will go smooth and love will wash over this place.
I’ll start the process by braving my most loving and compassionate face.

Monday Morning Goodness. Let love be what reigns today,
I’m Qui
Excited about WE and the good that could be if we’d Meditate & Pray.
What do you say?

Good morning.