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In Communication, education, News, script writing, TV Shows, Video on May 22, 2023 at 3:15 am

As a serial watching fanatic
my current focal point is TRANSATLANTIC.

Have you seen it? It follows France, post the 1930’s.
It is based off of Historical events that remain Drama worthy.

Didn’t pay attention in History class?
Netflix debuts a glimpse from our past

Thank God this particular tyranny did not last in its projected entire.
Unfortunately racial tensions still exist and has mutated its fire.

Like the refugees in the 1940’s…division is still a thing.
The Transatlantic series debuts the eerie and has a certain caveat ring.

There’s nothing boring or mundane about the series layout.
Episode six provides a fix if you wonder what “data tracking” is about.

The good ol’ Census may not be the thing that we once thought
would record us as counted citizens; a right that can’t be bought…

Well, the Census was not created for anything of the sort,
but more of a way of knowledge to separate the south from the north.

And I don’t mean that in the terms of geography; a place.
The creation of data tracking was to keep track of “statuses and race.”

The Census is used as a tracking stamp

and is pretty much the historical reason
why many of our ancestors were not excited by “Census season.”

I am reminded of the Census views
as noted in Harlem by Langston Hughes:


I used to perform this piece within a southern state.
I understood the words, but not the specific movements of the day.

The Transatlantic series has helped me to add more dimension
to what Langston Hughes was channeling during his publishing ascension.

Learning the route of our ancestors; our great, great grandpa’s and great, great grand momma’s
makes for the most interesting and compelling Historically engaging Drama.

Are you watching? You’d be better to serve yourself a look’sy.
I’m Qui
And I’m eating up History. It is the best zero calorie cookie.

Chew well every bite of noted history
to avoid walking into a re-make of humanity’s racial mystery.

Three The Reel Way

In education, Griot, Movies, News on May 15, 2023 at 3:15 am

Q: What’s the name of the project that Samuel L. Jackson and LaTanya Richardson-Jackson produced?

The answer is legacy and has been for several decades now. Are you familiar with Zoe Jackson?

You know LaTanya. I was first smitten with her exceptional role diversity work in The Dorothy Dandridge Story, 1999:

In the film, there is a scene when LaTanya (portraying Dorothy’s mother’s partner, AUNTIE) is helping the young Dorothy get dolled up for her wedding to one of the Nicholas Brother. Dorothy’s mother (portrayed by Loretta Devine) starts to sing a chorus of “Love.” She pitches her voice to Soprano and sings one word, “Love.” Dorothy’s sister (portrayed by Cynda Williams), pitches her voice to Alto and melodically joins her mother to the tune of “Love.” Alas, Auntie, (portrayed by LaTanya) pitches her voice in Baritone and flattens the harmonious preamble that seques into the married life of Dorothy and Harold Nicholas (portrayed by Oba Babatunde). I was struck by the Baritone note and what it ended up meaning in script. As small as this scene may have been it was paramount to me in story and I loved LaTanya’s delivery. If you have not seen Mrs. Jackson in ACTION in this script, you owe it to yourself to rectify.

You know Samuel L., and like his wife, LaTanya, Sam’s film credits are long and hard-hitting. Ebony Magazine (Kevin Powell) published a piece on him about a decade ago, titled: He’s a Bad Mother, and while they run down what seems like a million Film/TV titles and accolades — today it appears that Sam’s CV has doubled. Did you know that Megan Thee Stallion will join him in Marvel Cinematic Universe? There’s never a boring minute when Samuel L. is all up in it.

DISNEY +Plus Subscribers: Next month Sam will be blazing alongside other Marvel lovers in SECRET INVASION. Jackson and Action are inseparable.

IMDB boasts that Sam is associated with 198 film projects to LaTanya’s 98, and both have Upcoming Projects on the horizon. Zoe is the work that Hollywood did not create. Zoe is a Jackson Production and is sharply seated in the chair of the Producer.

Know Zoe.
With almost a decade under her industrious belt and 16 Television Producer Credits, Zoe is making her own way. Perhaps you are familiar with her work:


The screen-scripted life is my life and I’m all into it.
Calling the shots on reality? A good Producer can do it.

I don’t foresee Sam or LaTanya going “reality television” on us yet,
but if show writers are not compensated exciters, stop: Reality TV may be the next.

‘Nothing wrong with it. I do enjoy a loosely-scripted show
of BRAVO’s beloved franchise: RHO.

Not that the Jacksons need to display loose Actions like so those in ATLANTA,
but to be real, within the Jackson family will – we could come-up on some good banter.

Great dialogue remains the answer to what ails most relationships.
Samuel and LaTanya made a pact and remain connected at the hip.

Action will always play out better than any monotone lip.
So whenever I get wind of the Jackson Band, I bring out my publishing tip.

Kudos to the doting parents of Zoe Jackson.
She’s all grown up and producing with passion.

Multimedia is my technical modality, and Griot is a faction.
My name is Qui,
and I’m a fan of “WE” — specifically of that Jackson ACTION.

Leaders are Readers & Heeders of History

In education, encouragement, Science, script writing, Self Improvement on May 4, 2023 at 3:15 am

There are three traits that a leader embodies at his core:

  1. Courage
  2. Stamina
  3. Communicate and Inspire

Do you have them? I believe that everyone has some level of leadership baked into their being. How developed yours are is an unknown that you would be best to answer. Let’s say your courage levels aren’t as high as you’d like them to be and you want to strengthen the emotion.

In the interest of HISTORY, here’s a favorite quote by Mary Tyler Moore, Pain nourishes courage. You can’t be brave if you’ve only had wonderful things happen to you.”

Embrace un-comfortability. When un-comfortability is upon you (not if but when), you will be correct to feel emotional. Be sure to respond appropriately according to how you feel.

Emotions have their order. When you are personally affected by word or deed several boxes light up on your EMOTION WHEEL:

The core emotions are at the center of the circle—start here. After choosing the most accurate core emotion, you can use your finger to identify the more specific emotions that connect with the outer edges of the circle.

Scripting leaders is one of my favorite things to do in composition because by communicating our emotions, others are better informed on how they should react.

Most of my scripted leaders understand and lean into the emotional wheel in word and deed. I reckon this is how most people operate in real life.

Reckon means to consider or regard in a specified way. In real life, folks “reckon” all of the time. 🙂

Do you? You would be best served to reckon with yourself first. Start with the 6-Point of Emotions wheel. READ each section of the wheel to understand it, then learn it so that you can become a more aware and effective communicator.

When you’re feeling Happy, use the wheel to pull from your Strong and Calm sectors to connect with others. If you are genuine, you will receive innate responses. Emotions trump tact. Leaders know this, and that is why most are labeled charismatic. Dimensions strengthen character. Find a way to exhibit more dimensions via well-placed emotion.

Story is to be seen (scene), recorded, and read. Usually, a story contains pertinent information on one or several topics. Your life is a story. No cameras are rolling, but you are the protagonist and I’m thinking that you’re also a leader. What would you want an on-looking audience to comprehend about you? Ask yourself:

  • Do you have the COURAGE to read, comprehend, and calibrate your running script, i.e., how you come-across?
  • Do you have the STAMINA to stick with making a change? Because it won’t happen overnight. You may even feel like you are “faking it,” but that will dissipate as Neuroscience kicks in and your calibration becomes your new standard.
  • Do you have COMMUNICATION skills that convey INSPIRATION? People are moved by inspiring words. To pull these words from your person, you must first input them. Install inspiring words by reading paralleling content. It is how society has evolved since the beginning of publishing; reading.

HISTORY is important. History is the record of today’s events that will be read tomorrow. Our ancestors left many notes on almost every major topic of life. Notes work much like the emotions wheel; not specific, but definitely direct. HEED the notes. History was not recorded for nothing. Use it to become a more effective LEADER, then use it in the script.


We got this.