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NEWS PURUSE – Chatting It Up

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on February 19, 2020 at 4:30 am

NEWS PERUSE_GossipNow that I’m watching the race a little closer – I turned the television back on
to see Mike Bloomberg on ‘The Bloom’ and his campaign growing strong.

I’m a forgiving lady, still I wanted to know more
about Mr.Bloomberg, his word, and his Mayoral score.

So I called up my cousins ex sister-in-law in Brooklyn, to ask her to divvy
me the goods on when Bloomberg governed over New York City.

Y’all, it wasn’t pretty and only  because I really do care
I promised her I’d Griot the info and drop it here, to share.

She said quite a bit and I wasn’t recording the call,
but thanks to ROLLING STONE Mag, this piece says it all:

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https://www.rollingstone.com/politics/political-commentary/mike-bloomberg-audio-recordings-stop-frisk-trump-951302/

It was eye-opening among other things.
He, too, prefers to govern like a king:

The New Yorker remarked that when Bloomberg was Mayor she pushed through jeers;
the weight of not getting a raise from her city employed-gig for about 8-years.

Uh-uhn. I don’t think I’m ready to swallow. I am not interested in another play date.
I do not want to babysit another rich guy in the White House; I’m looking forward to the debates.

The ladies and I are hooking up this eve. We will be watching.
We’re keeping score cards on who and what’s clocking.

There are several campaigns that we are watching; we’re not interested in lies.
We know Bloomberg is a target-market genius – we’ll look past his eyes.

We’ll be checking out Elizabeth Warren, Bernie and Amy Klobachar, too.
We are black and have love for Biden. It’s the patriotic thing to do.

go-vote.gifWe absolutely love this country.
To congregate over anything but – is to be funky.

And this ain’t a time to be funky.
The DNC needs funding but all money ain’t good money, honey.

Not if it costs you: your peace.
I’m just chatting-it-up with you for a little community release.

Is that okay?
I think communing with you is a great way
to start my day.

What are your thoughts? I’d love to hear your say.
Especially after tonight’s debate.

Life is a ballgame – are we ready to play?
The world is in sitting in the bleachers to hear your convey.

Let us show up with a good story to tell,
I’m Qui
Chatting in my community about which candidate sells.

Tonight, be informed.
Tonight comprehend well.

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Voting Matters in NEVADA

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement on February 16, 2020 at 4:53 am

yellow-brick-road_daisy-animated-gif-.gifNevada, Nevada we see your intent.
You guys hit early voting, like stellar tenants paying rent.

Thank you for choosing to civilly vent through diligence.
People are waking early to stand in line and change events.

Last night we heard a rumored mention
stating BLOOMBERG may be looking at CLINTON

and the world got a shade brighter.
It energized my solarplexus; I’m a writer.

Could Bloomberg jump to the front as an exciter?
Clinton is no shabby choice; she’s a fighter.

I say “today is a wiser day… go for it.”
The contest is rough but Bloom-Hill can score it!

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Visit a beautiful park in NYC

The ladies and I were cocktail’ing when we heard the news.
Cell phones lit up because Bloomberg is a numbers dude

and we wanted to weigh-in with our views.
So, weigh-in we did. We like the risk hue.

Nevada, Nevada: this weekend is about you.
Thank you for your insistence in following through.

This could be the beginning – of turmoil ending.

The world is watching you. beating-heart
May the Sabbath usher in new truths

about who we are as a people.
I’m Qui
and Church is in session beyond the steeple.

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Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS II

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

TUNE IN TONIGHT @ 8/7c

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Multi Media – when defined as an adjective (of art, education, etc.) refers to using more than one medium of expression or communication. “A multimedia art form”
As a noun the term is defined as the use of a variety of artistic or communicative media.

Which is the perfect description, (in some aspect) of every PLAYER that we highlight in this piece. What do yo know about:

The Pisces and chameleon JORDAN PEELE?
I first took notice of him during a show titled Key and Peele,
and then he busted the box offices with creative & reflective reel.

GET OUT and US are digital releases that I own.
Jordan Peele is a Multi Media Player and one who’s quite strong.

I’d like to get him on the phone and bring up Issa Rae;
talk about collaborating and then call Issa on three way.

ISSA RAE, Issa Rae. Girl what do you say?
You are no longer INSECURE in any way

and it’s a good look.
Ass is getting fat,” cause your content hooks.

I am paying attention, I am learning and I laugh.
I’ll see you at this weekend’s opening of:  THE PHOTOGRAPH.

Though tonight belongs to – la bella, AVA DUVERNAY 
as she broaches Day 2 of: CHERISH THE DAY.

It is Key that we continue to understand our BLACK HISTORY.
Ava takes on Black Love because it shouldn’t remain a mystery.
#Anthology

The view is kissing me. Let it kiss you back.
Today’s topic is historic on the legacy that is Black,

and not only that, but the production cast and crew is Full Gender Parody.
That means 50/50 on the sexes; an even-playing-field is always key.

I need you and you need me.
Give it up for Ava and opportunity.

The world is changing and we should all strive to be stronger and leaner.
The views are showing up more true, like those seen in GRASS IS GREENER.

Have you seen her? The documentary that claims —
there’s been a miscomprehension on the necessity of Mary Jane.

FAB5FREDDY is no newbie to Multi-Media; he’s long been a reel player.
So, when it came to documenting weed? Fab5 took the lead as ‘the slayer.’

Nothing wrong with it.
I’m sure he researched the foliage before he ‘hit it.’ 😛

Still, he did it! He brought the topic to the forefront.
The documentary is blunt and yields an intellectual punt:

You don’t have to be a smoker to be concerned
about the legacy of a whole race of people being burned.

So many African Americans are still currently serving jail time,
behind a blunt on a roach clip from cirque 1969…

Or something like that.
There’s a legacy rotation on the puff-puff pass

in my community.
Like Native Americans – weed invokes unity.

The law has decided to let it be.
America’s GREEN LAWS are making history.

Let’s keep it up; lay good intentions like brick layers
and do it in plain site – like these Multi Media Players.

The children are watching us, so is the rest of the world.
I’m glad to be GENDER PARODY; highlighting boys and girls.

I’ve taken my cue from Ava and the rest,
I’m Qui
reflecting BLACK HISTORY – it’s me at my best.

Are you watching? Are you clocking?

Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS I

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 8, 2020 at 1:57 am

Key Black History_Multi Media Players-1.gifI have a feeling this title will be a reoccurring one
because being a Multi Media Player is so much fun. So, let’s start with:

ANGELA BASSETT
She knows only to smash it!
Have you ever seen a show with her in it
and she didn’t win it?

BEYONCE is always about an intentional slay.
Learn the rules, and get in Formation if you want to play!

SHONDA RHIMES is a series network Dime.
Holding audiences captive is her M.O. shine.

QUI is WHO keeps
the Griot beat
and yields sublime rhymes
that chronicle our times.

OPRAH enhances the view inside of our homes
via the many positive morale shows on OWN.

She mastered adolescent success and transcended it to grown.
Kicking it with JADA PINKETT-SMITH is to listen strong.

She’s got a Podcast Show titled RED TABLE TALK.
She is a woman of will and she walks the walk.

Introducing Ms. SYLEENA JOHNSON – to those who don’t already know.
She’s new to me via  TV ONE’s SISTER CIRCLE show.

She is one of four hosts. Please tell me that you’ve seen it?
Once I tuned in, I realized just how much I mean it…

to support them.
Their union of love needs no alteration or hem.

On a recent episode I became a Syleena fan –
when I heard her new joint titled, WOMAN:

These are just a few skill capacity slayers
that I’m proud to list as Multi Media Players.

What about you?
What’s that thing that you do –
that you are into?

It’s because of you that each player get’s any play.
Big THANKS to you and your consumer ways.

Black History wouldn’t be the same without you,
I’m Qui
grateful and humble. This bow is for you.

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The BACKEND

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, Video on January 24, 2020 at 6:24 am
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Click here to read about the “Venus of Beautiful Butt.”

I think that it’s high time we talk about the ‘hind-kind’ again.
As in your backside, badonkadunk, your derriere, o’ friend.

Let’s talk about your keister, your tuchus, your butt.
Let’s talk past the quarterbacks last count & hut-hut…

Word is, at 50 most folks should consider getting a colonoscopy done.
I am no such age yet nor do I imagine the procedure is much fun

but it’s a teller of what’s going on back there; a way to measure the sum
of -ish you ate yesterday that has or has not exited your bum.

Anywho, between me and you, I went to see a GI specialist the other day.
I marched my healthy arse in, knowing exactly where it’s been – to hear the doc’s say.

Who want’s to wait until 50 to get a peek
inside of the mounds that we call our seat?

Not me.
I insisted the doc take a peek

and he did oblige me with care.
He lit up his wand and went in my bum to see what’s up in there.

He looked twice
and asked if I’d like him to look thrice?

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Not if twice is enough.
He was very gentle and not rough.

I really and truly appreciate that.
Upon retreating he concluded ‘I had a healthy ass.’

I’m paraphrasing of course, and the procedure was not a full body
scope of 6-ft bendable rope; it was not a complete C-scopy.

It was a short scope with a light
that went in for 2-3ft of insight.

There was nothing there.
My anus is secure beyond my mound-pair.

Sir Mix-Alot appreciates a firm-round and I’m happy to report,
that he hasn’t seen mine and I’m a healthy score.

What about you? Have you given any attention to your backdoor?
Beyond your lover checking it out; beyond the ball, the beads, and the oar?

Well, I’m not sure what you’re into.
Feel free to use whatever you want to

I’m good with that, I’m knocking at the human core.
I’m making sure to not be demure about the backdoor.

Are you bi-anal? It’s the perfect question to close with. 😛
I’m Qui
it’s the weekend baby and I’m a curious lady, how is your backend?

Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2020 at 5:32 am

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I had to think on it a while – pardon my expressive delay.

I enjoyed the CNN broadcast last night
and I think Sen. Warren did alright.

There were no hot topics that were cooled to the core,
and Sen. Warren did a great job at being honest and not sore.

Question_prompt
How many times has someone said something hurtful to you with no witnesses nearby;
tho when the tale was retold, that person chose to lie and deny?

Good people say foul stuff all of the time,
and a good handshake is not an appropriate response in-kind.

At the end of the debate Sen. Warren approached Sen. Sanders (they’re friends but not the best),
so when he extended his hand to shake her’s she clasped her fingers and drew them into  her chest.

Sen. Warren began to speak; though no audio was shared with us.
Tom Steyer approached the two in talks and his face looked like “hush.”

You know?
Tom’s smile turned into an “Uh-oh.”

Who knows what Sen. Sanders and Warren were saying?
Men devaluing women isn’t a joke and Warren isn’t playing.

Why on Earth would she handshake with a friend to ‘his not being honest?
Instead she approached him civilly to broach the topic; friends be up-on-it.

Real friends lay it out on the line, on the floor and on the table.
Bernies ‘overlay for the underplay‘ was an unappreciated fable

that Elizabeth Warren wasn’t feeling. Folks need to learn:
A woman can be sharp and graceful, but if you cross her, there’ll be a burn.

Even during ‘said burn,’ Sen. Warren was lady-like; she did it right and to that, I salute.
Mika Brzezinski missed the mark on MORNING JOE;  Sen. Warren displayed her value.

She spoke according to her own truths.
No shade to Sen. Sanders, tho, I bid him adieu.

Other than that, the debate was a smooth ride,
I’m Qui
a connoisseur of insight and a lover of good minds.

And just like that…

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 3, 2020 at 4:29 am

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2020 is upon us and everything has the potential to be new.
What is it that thou desirest? What will you do this year or you?

Everyday is uncertain, as is every breath in and out.
Your body is autonomous – but you don’t have to run routes.

No need to do more laps around a process that you have
that leaves you tapped-out of energy and with a block on creative gas.

Leave that route in the past. Today focus on building-up whatever you may lack.
Do it because you need to and ideas of ‘how to’ will begin to stack.

Go ahead. Give it a go,
And just like that, you’ll soon be a pro

at calling good energy your way.
positive-vibe-karmaIt’s January 3rd and it is your day.

It is my day too.
I have enjoyed January 1 and 2.

Though I must admit,
I heard Day 3 is usually “the hit!”

Are you hitting it?
I’m up early for the jo and the griot-spit.

Communication.
I compose these pieces to promote positive relations.

Let anxiety and lack-of peace hit the door.
Tell old man lack that you ain’t with him anymore.

Don’t ever choose to — not do the best for you.
And just like that the universe will move to meet you.

Affirmations. Are you still saying them?
Practice them often and watch negativity hem.

Come on, it’s the first Friday of a new year and
I’m in it to help us collectively win it, man.

I have a feeling that we are more linked that even I know.
Is it true that you’ve channelled-off of the “NEWS” show?

World news continues to be a hot mess.
Fixing our issues is something that God does best.

Let’s give it to Him
and watch miraculous amounts of negativity hem.

If you don’t like the way things are going with and/or around you
a conversation with God will relieve all and pull you through.

And just like that – your vision will become clearer;
peace is yours when God is nearer.

Get your peace. I am certainly in route to get mine,
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee. Today your best self will shine.

Go on and put in the work. Be mindful that you’re doing it for you.
And just like that – watch the universe respond in kindness and truth.

This year is poised for the advancement of all, especially you.
Advance in love and watch bigger love come through.

Give-in to mindful livin.’
Utilize your best 2020 vision.

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I missed you and I want to…

In Communication, education, Networking, Self Improvement on December 26, 2019 at 5:15 am

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I’d have wished you a Merry Christmas yesterday
but I didn’t want to interrupt your “celebrate.”

I can only imagine that you cooked your best, mingled with fam and ate.
Then you probably worked it off indoors — (the way that you like to play).

And I get it.
I didn’t want to hit you up while you were hitting it.

Did you consume some sweet potato pie?
I did – a small piece or two. I ain’t gone lie.

It was good but it wasn’t Mom’s; hence it didn’t taste the same.
Merry is the season and Jesus is the reason,  (that’s Mary’s son’s name).

Black-Jesus.gifThe calendar pushes us into the “mass shopping” lane.
Shopping isn’t king. Don’t forget Mary’s baby’s name.

Isn’t He why you’re feeling so so merry?
Let Him get those burdens up off ya – DO NOT carry.

You knew that right?
Now dance all day and dance all night.
Believe that all will be alright.
Eat a sugar plum or two from your dreams tonight.

You deserve it.
Not getting enough love? Then serve it.

You serve it so well.
Tell opposing notions to ‘go to hell.’

I know that family can sometimes work on your last nerves.
They too, have refrained from putting your philosophy on the curb.

So it’s mutual

the essence of family.
Amen. Now pass the ham to me.

I love leftovers. Don’t you?
Last nights fragments? We took up a few.
Therefore, “going-in again” is something we’re sure to do.
How about you?

A Happy Holidays is still in order from me to you.
What’s that you say that you’re getting into?

Will you be jitted-up for New Year’s Eve?
states-mmj-legalPerhaps travel a stint and smoke some weed?

Vegas or Cali? Where are you planning on going?
I know cold Colorado does not have your itinerary glowing.

Me? I’m easy like Sunday morning after Christmas.
I’m thinking of you, love and longing for a big hug.

So here I am, beloved. Do bring it in.
Let’s slide to the kitchen for a lemonade & gin.

There’s left over liquor from last weekend.
Let’s, you and I, stay warm; let’s drink the gin.

Let’s flirt but not sin. Can we really?
Let’s act like teenagers; don’t give AF and be silly.

Give yourself the gift of life
And bury routine, mundanity and strife.

Are you in?
If so, raise your cup of jo’ or gin.

I toast to thee: A loving and prosperous end-of-the-year.
I’m Qui
and I’ve missed you. Please let these words kiss you, o’ dear.

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Wine, Wings, and Scripts. OH MY!

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Travel, TV Shows on December 22, 2019 at 12:51 pm
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Toasting to diverse scripts.

Last night, last night was about scripted writes.
We gathered before the sky took moonlight.

We sipped and drank, and shots were called.
Literally celebrating the leave of ol’ Fall.

We did so with open hearts and minds
we mingled over the new scripted finds.

Then we read…
with the drink about our heads.

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Yeah, we had the CAJUN WINGS, too.

Sober? We were and all feeling well.
T’is was the perfect setting for a SCRIPT READING spell.

The readers in tow represented Millennials and Generation Z.
Then there were the older kids; kids who graduated with me.

Okay, to be honest when I’ve the opportunity to hang w/younger folk, I’m pretty glad.
It’s good to feel youth extended — and not play the role of ‘the mom or dad.’
Yes! A good time was definitely had.

We read 2 short films – all original content.
We did so expeditiously; only 90-minutes were spent

breathing life into the formatted short scripts.
The guest comments are vital; I put them on my hip.

Something like a gun holster would adequately hold.
The minds of the future are todays think-tank gold.

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FRESH Eyes, Ears, Thoughts and Concepts matter in my SCRIPTS

The MOST VALUABLE PRODUCER flew in from LA
to host in the space and take her aristocratic place

as “The Hostess with The Mostest;” deep charm was on display.
The Producer is TWERKITA – from Dallas, Phoenix, and LA.

The script reading party that went forth last night,
was full of high spirits, wet-spirits, all-smiles and no fight.

The party wrapped before 10 but we still had a little gin
and wine left over to sip.
We partied until Uber came, we grabbed our things and we dipped.

A night downtown was owned by a party of social-minded script readers
whose opinions weigh heavy me. I’m the receptive writer; I’m eager.

I’ve got re-writes to do today. Today is the Sabbath, so ‘good Lordy,’
I’m Qui
Recovering with thee from last night dope SCRIPT READING PARTY.

It went hard and no one was over the age of 40…
(beyond me) 😛

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IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on December 18, 2019 at 4:50 am
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Think about it…

Our landfills are filled to the max and recycling “all things” isn’t quite as effective yet.

So, why are we a country of consumers who stack the deck
on any thing brand new that we can get?

A new car? You can have it, but what will you or the manufacturer do with the old one?
Recycling isn’t in the picture when we are so often feeling entitled and forever young.

How old are you? Sure, being young is indeed a state of mind,
so is being thoughtful towards Earth, yourself/mankind.

A new house? Old neighborhoods are abandoned for the new.
Builders are responsible for erecting residences for me and you.

They are hoping that you’ll be open to upgrade and bid your current one adieu.
But builders aren’t magicians; recycling houses should be in our purview.

I know what you’re thinking: “homes are recycled” because you have moved ump-teeth times.
Homes are not recyclable. We live in a system that needs to be looked at and redefined.

Homeownership erodes in neighborhoods that are 7-8 families removed from the original builder.
Reminding me of how we arrived at this place of impoverished standards; though, each new fam can be a healer

with an understanding in mind and a long-term vision for the future.
Passing down eroding structures equates to a wound – not a suture.

We, the people should utilize mindfulness via our individ & collective domes.
Let us give deeper thought to re-upping those earbuds and cell phones.

Phones do not render us transportation nor a place to live.
Though, when it comes to emitting radiation to your head, they do give.

So when a new phone hits the market, you often consider dropping the one that you have.
Are phones recyclable? Research before yielding a premature laugh.

THEY ARE NOT recyclable but they should be.
Is it asking too much to get manufacturers to agree?

What is the expiration date for any technological thing?
If marriage engagements don’t work, we just give back the ring.

It’s futile to hoard old cell phones and stack them up.
That practice is for legacy heirloom metals and diamond cuts.

If the jewel isn’t returnable, we opt to regift it or melt it down.
We mold it into a bar or another accessory; but we don’t abandon the crown.

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Do we really have to have it?

Jewelry isn’t the only valuable commodity that deserves long term thought.
Whatever happened to that old car, home, television, and phone that you bought?

This issue is not solely yours; though your thoughts on resolution are requested like hire.
Responsible manufacturing already exists in some markets – we actively recycle tires.

Would it be too much to dismantle an old home and reclaim the wood?
Would recycling old cellphones do our atmosphere any collective good?

Absolutely. If only we could arrive at recycling being easy and done on a whim.
There are so many products that we insist on upgrading but are not recycling them.

Manufacturers are making products-upon-products with no path to recycle.
We must hold them accountable; lets live a “FULL LIFE” – not a “life-full.”

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No RECYCLING yet, but a few REPURPOSING ideas

A life full of old products that we just walked away from.
Thoughtfulness starts with you. Upgrading is supposed to be fun.

Not tethering us all to dated manufacturing ideas.
IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG is a present issue – for real.

Are you so busy shopping that you have given it no thought?
What “thanks”  have mfg’s given to you for the upgrades that you have bought?

No national trade-in programs or money-back for upgrades.
Must we be loyal to Earths accelerated degrade?

Law insists that we pay a trash collection tax, inspect our cars and pay our utility bills.
Why aren’t we holding manufacturing and marketers to same “responsibility” feel?

The world is full of old NEW stuff and we need help with “the discard.”
Let’s appeal to manufacturers and marketers and not just to the Lord.

Praying for a miracle? Fine. But we need no supernatural dash,
just a few recycling programs to help reduce the loyal customer’s trash.

If manufacturers and marketers want the people – at large, to support…
We must demand they help us out on recycling their specific sort.

Consumers cannot do it alone.
Lest they be more thoughtful and not get that new phone.

T’is a workable solution; a solution that I actually like,
I’m Qui
IRRESPONSIBLE MFG & MKTG exists because “excessive want” is ruling our lives.

Honestly, we can’t afford a trashed Earth; it’s time to consider ye ol’
DO NOT BUY.”

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