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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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Oh Boy

In Griot, Music, News, Politics, Video on July 13, 2018 at 5:39 am

spanky_oh-boy.gifAnother glorious Friday! The weekends always yield me joy.
Though for what went uphill with Congress’ grill
of Agent Peter Strzok made me say, “Oh boy!

Did you get a chance to drop in and see it?
Strzok on the stand – I wouldn’t want to be him,

but he handled-up and told it like it was.
the statement he made about who the FBI is yielded him applause-love.

I was tuned in and little else ran in broadcast so steady.
For whatever the committee had planned for him, Strzok was prepared and ready.

I’m sure on Thursday morning Republicans in Congress felt confident that they would ‘bring the grill-filled noise,’
though they weren’t fully prepared for Strzok’s dismiss of their dares – he spoke bluntly and… Oh Boy!

Mr. Goodlatte was the chairman and his tone was on swoll
as he tried to conduct business like a boss but quickly lost control.

Democrats spoke-up in opposition of Goodlatte’s lead and the session went into rogue fashion.
Many began yelling about what Strzok would and wouldn’t be telling;
made me think of Cam’Ron & Santana…

Especially when Mr. Gohmert was questioning the Agent and brought up the agent’s wife.
That’s when I had to check the station, Gohmert’s tact was on vacation;
is he about that thug life?

Things in the hearing were pretty ripe. I enjoyed witnessing history unfold.
It really looked like fiction; I grew an instant concern and addiction.
Our country is in crisis — PLEASE VOTE!

Peter was grilled for about 8-hours, with a 2-hour lunch.
How many people tuned in with me? My guess is a bunch.

I almost changed the channel at its start, but I had a back-of-the-mind hunch.
Oh Boy! How many around the world tuned into the hurl? I reckon a whole bunch.

That was yesterday and this is today,
it’s Friday baby. Drop the cares and consider play.

I’m going to consider it immediately after my endearing collegiate ploy,
I’m Qui
On this glorious Friday, an intellectual high day – I pray thee not succumb to the Oh Boy‘s!

Congress started it but Peter Strzok brought the noise.

Vintage Kindred: SUPERFLY

In Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News on June 14, 2018 at 7:17 am

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The film dropped yesterday and I was quick to secure a movie pass.
SUPERFLY must be Shaft‘s nephew – because he kicked a lot of ass.

I’d like to think that he is kin to PROUD MARY; perhaps a nephew?
Though producers and editors really saw this project through.

The dialogue was real and the action was tight.
Superfly may even be kin to Rudy Ray’s Dolomite.

He had a no-nonsense style, Sammy Davis Jr.’s hair, and a winning smile.
He walked smooth and held no punches. Minus the cursing, he’s Samuel L.’s child.

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There were chickens, strip clubs, and clip-ins;
as well as police officers up to no good.

The chickens are what steadied Super’s game.
Those chickens were cocaine.

Superfly had a mentor, his name was Scatter.
The way the cartel did him, equated to “life doesn’t matter.”

It was a reel hairy scene; in fact, there were several.
It was a non-fiction thing – so no vampires or werewolves.

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He’s the actor that played the principal lead.

Good looking and skills on poise.
I’ve seen Trevor in a few other things,
tho SUPERFLY heightens his talented noise.

Outkast’s Big Boy is in the film
He’s strong in character and keeps it real.

I like the 1970’s remake; it’s taken on a 2018 appeal.
Sex, drugs, and strip clubs — the situational composition was real.

The dialogue and story-line were easy to follow; Superfly moved with intent.
Though we didn’t see much of his family or how his pre-teen years were spent.

The film does, however, take a brief look inside
of Sup’ slinging jeers in his teen years
rendering the spoils to Scatter’s car – curbside.

The flow of information is live and the cast comes through easy.
Rick Ross plays a local chickens boss — his performance was breezy.

Chris Brown was in the film but he didn’t sing any hits last night.
He was in an all-white gang; he danced at the exit of life.

This is not an upbeat film, it’s action and entertaining.
It doesn’t glorify drugs but reminds us of what’s remaining.

Before Oxycodone took the spotlight, folks were getting high and horrifically locked up.
Superfly stayed in the cocaine game a little while, but not long enough to get boxed up.

In that sense, his journey was a sketchy one that delivered him like many real-lifer’s, I’m sure.
Morris Day - hair.jpgSuperfly did his thing, I won’t lie — but selling chickens isn’t a broke entrepreneurs cure.

But his hair? Oh dear God, Trevor Jackson has duly learned
that his fly hairdo was inspired by Morris Day’s (of The Time crew);
like Al Sharpton and James Brown, Sup’s hair was permed.

I loved it. Superfly is a hustler and the soundtrack did not disappoint.
I’m Qui
and the jams of this film were by one of its producer’s; they were FUTURE anoints.

A Teen Hump Thing

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, TV Shows on May 30, 2018 at 10:15 am

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Good morning! Good morning! O’ do check my seams,
I went to bed in my forties and woke up in my teens at 10:15.

It’s not Friday but it’s freaky with no switch-out on the scene.
Mischievously perked, with a brow up and short skirt –
I’m definitely in my teens.

Maybe you do or don’t know what I mean.
Feeling without a care, I’m better than fair –
Good God! I feel like I’m my teens.

The day is new my face is aglow.
I’m bound to make my runs and put on a show.

Yo-Yo-Yo! I head Yo! MTV is making a combeback.
My 20-year old told me about a few weeks back.

I haven’t had time to inquire about it more with Fab.
I’m just excited about the jams to come; MTV, welcome back!

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This hump day, for me, is but a mountain of sheer pleasure.
I’ve got the stamina of a teen and atop of the peak is a treasure.

Clock my speed as I maneuver. You better believe I’m taking advantage.
I’ve raised my kids and steadied the family bid – my time is mine to manage.

I love a new day and new challenges that come with.
I use my alchemist abilities to create compelling scripts.

Today I’ll be light and quick with the quips.
I think I’m going to a matinee of SOLO – so this entry shall be quick.

I’ve got script work on my mind and it has me feeling jitted up.
I woke up like this; I did, I did – with no caffeine in my cup.

My creative meter is going nuts, so in the latter of the day, I’ll hop onto Final Draft and write,
I’m Qui
A giddy and opportunistic-she, happy to observe and perfectly preserved to script a delight.

Oh my, oh my, what will I scribe?

Good Morning Melodic Monday

In Music, Networking, News on May 7, 2018 at 6:22 am

Good Morning Monday. How are you today?
I slept like a baby and woke up a lady;
In rare Formation, I’d like to play.

How about you and the opportunity that you encompass herein?
What have you got up for a Go-Getter’s prosperous win?

Me? I’m poised for the day; I’ve got collegiate homework in my hair.
I’m high up in the mountains where the mood and vibe is fair.

I’m mindful to take care and to love myself and others.
I’m mindful to flirt, I’m wearing a skirt and seeking dimensional lovers.

ISO people like me who are passionate about what they do.
Passion moves the people. Passion pushed-me-up on you.

QuiWho was born out of passion and relative demand.
I drop by to kick it with you as often as I can.

Today is Monday and we’re back in the groove.
Be mindful to mind those you meet – forfeit being rude.
Especially in the face of ol’ girl or that bothresome dude…
Acknowledge them as mundane-hem; don’t let them scratch your groove.

Gosh it’s good to see you up and in rare form!
I’m Qui
Feeling like BC, but not quite ringing the alarm.

Get Busy Y’all

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics on March 7, 2018 at 6:30 am


Good morning dear neighbor. What on earth are you doing?
You say ‘A storm is brewing and that she’s filed for suing?’

You mean Ms. Stormy Daniels? You say that she’s suing whom?
God bless those on ‘that wagon.’ The right wheel looks doomed.

Though I pray to God that it is not,
lest the agenda of the wheel is completely shot.

The Nor’Easter is headed east but Arizona is still hot,
The Tariffs are on the table and Gary Cohen’s left his job.

The Oscars ran last weekend, but I didn’t look.
I was about my academic studies; my head in a book.

Though, I have enjoyed the Oscar media highlights
of stars supporting DACA and supporting Women’s Rights.

It was nice but what does it really mean?
The Oscars was a collective stitch at our divided seam.

It’s a good look – The Oscars, but is America still looking?
Or are they working overtime trying to sift through what’s cooking?

Politics is front and center. Please report all defiance’s to the boss!
The White House has a few bulbs out; operating in a dim chaos!

Woops! Watch out for the Ming vase! You can’t afford the cost.
Xi Jiping is set to be president for life. Forever, China’s boss.

The media reported it, though it’s posed no constitutional attack.
Then Trump uttered the words, Maybe we should try that.’

car-goes-off-cliffNo. We shouldn’t and furthermore, that is not a joke.
He’s overstretched on governing and choking at the throat.

The State Department is understaffed – who’s balancing checks?
The intelligence community is at odds and your cabinet is a wreck.

Cybersecurity teams have no new coding strings to remember
Because very little is being done to protect the mid-terms in November.

Good morning sweetheart, do not hit the snooze.
Wake up! Wake up! You’ve got too much to lose.

We’re headed towards a cliff and the car is set to cruise.
Wake up! Wake up! We’ve got too much to lose.

Things are messed up – sure, still we can change this groove.
I’m Qui
Encouraging you to do what you need to do; channel Young MC and Bust A Move.

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News on January 29, 2018 at 7:03 am
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My morning cup of jo

Good Morning Monday and wouldn’t you know,
I woke up wee early to Morning Joe?

Oh don’t even think that I’m going to sit here and recap the political spew.
I just appreciate their chatter and the attractive Mika Brzezinski view.

Her hair, posture and messages are always on perfect cue.
I dig the power media duo – I think their coupling is cute.

Thus, I share moments of my jo with them
as I began to piece together how the day will be hemmed.

mika_joe_morning joe coupling.jpgGood morning sweetheart. I hope that you’re feeling alright.
Say your prayers and get out there – be productive straight through the night.

The days news is not new but Joe hit on something pretty hot
He is using his position to educate us about faux FOLLOWER bots.

You know your fav celebrity’s followers tally that runs into the thousands in numbers?
Well many of them aren’t real people at all, but are profiles from cyberspace, in slumber.

Corporations are now learning this and like Morning Joe said
“Celebrities please don’t let your followers ‘say’ influence your head.”

Your real followers posts are likely being drowned out by the bots.
You’re still all that, indeed!! It’s just that your followers may not.

FB is prime playground for bots. During the prez election they incited division.
There was so much social media yuck – I tuned completely out and took up network television.

I’d rather be entertained
than to focus on a runaway train.

But it used to be fun…
When nuclear war wasn’t the relative sum.

Right?
So did you see The Grammys last night?

I did not but I DVR’d.
Last night found me to be the homework star.

I got it done!
Afterwards, I sipped a cocktail sum.
It consisted of no rum,
though shortly there after – I was done.

I slept hard and dreamed well.
I awoke this morn with a new story to tell.

In short order: I better get cracking and get to it!
I’m Qui
And it’s Monday baby. Let’s have fun and blow through it.

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Good Morning Monday. XOXO

Sweet November

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on November 2, 2017 at 7:50 am
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Prescott, Arizona

November, November.  How are you my sweet?
So fairly you’ve come in with a refreshing spin.
I’ve missed your seasonal release.

The Summer was a beast; so very trying and relentless.
We embraced her warmth, a 115-day charm –
our AC’s had no rest.

Alas! Our air conditioners finally got a break this week,
while good ol’  Dallas, TX  is reviving the devil’s heat.

Dallas will be warmed to the tune of 92 degrees.
Texas does it’s own thing in the face of Summers retreat.

You do know that all four seasons run-at-will in Texas. Do remember.
And while I miss Arlington, TX I am enjoying the dawn of AZ’s November.

So sweet, you are.
The fairest by far.

It truly is good to see you.
You’re the perfect distraction from world news.

So beautifully diverse, your natural views. I admire you -360.
I’m Qui
Wearing a sweater this morning because your dawn is quite nippy.

Good morning November.
You’ve got my attention.

Kick, Push, Kick, Push. Coast

In Communication, Griot, Music, Self Improvement, Video on October 19, 2017 at 3:30 am

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If at first you don’t succeed – try, try and try again.
When you gain mad speed, don’t forget “the legs” that have been your friend.

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Push thru like the background dude. Notice the hind-leg Kick!

WHOSE LEGS: Yours, your friends, your agent’s, your mothers, your partner, etc. The legs of your success is everyone that supported you and carried you – whether you asked them to or not.

Whoever it was that assisted you up and over that hill — remember them during the coast.
Whilst you coast, enjoy your accomplishments and forfeit not  to be learning the most.
Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push, Kick, Push.  Coast!

Un-supportive folk are comparable to burnt toast –
your grill doesn’t cook that stuff no ‘mo.
Do yourself a favor and please let them and that go.

Always remember whose had your back the most.
It takes a lot to propel ahead — thus remember them on the coast.

Lupe Fiasco – Kick Push (Video) (Album Version)

Don’t forget Lupe Fiasco either. His joint inspired me to write this lil’ o’l piece.
Go on, click the link and join me in a dance-break release.

As we approach the weekend plan some quality time in your favorite hood.
I’m Qui
thatGriot lady in coast mode and I’m feeling good. 😀

Don’t skimp on the kick.
Don’t skimp on the push.
Enjoy every moment of the coast.

#Persistence
#Consistency