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Taking Root

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 23, 2018 at 4:56 am

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Almost two decades ago some of you planted seeds
and you weren’t sure if they were productive or mini-me weeds.

They’re high schooler’s now and are building quite the connection
peer-to-peer, they’ll be eighteen in a year; and impacting elections.

Saturday, March 24th will manifest their “March for Life,” plea.
Congress will listen. Our children will lead.

I support their cause, but unfortunately, I won’t be on present on the hill this weekend.
I’ll be here revising my English composition essay with a beloved collegiate friend.

MarchForOurLives-protect kids.pngHowever, if that were not the case, I’d have spent last night at a suite in DC,
I’m Qui
in which case, I’d be ending this piece by saying, “try to find me on TV.”

Children protesting for change will be a commendable and nostalgic thing to see.

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It’s Friday, a high-day;
a necessary fly-day.

A ‘do what you can to win‘ day.’
A ‘play fair and make a friend’ day.

It’s Friday, a high-day,
tell the universe, “It’s my day!”

Let your hair down, experience life at your best.
Meditate early in the day; focus on your breath.

I just finished doing my meditative part.
I focused on my mind; I focused on my heart.



You can do this in Arizona

I thought about the world up close and from a distance
and concluded there’s no time available to be living resistant.


Global warming is present. The juxtaposition of weather conditions are unreal.
My friend, Marc is shoveling show in Brooklyn and I’m sporting a Daisy Duke appeal.

Remember, I am in Arizona
where fair weather and varying heat ‘stays up on ya.’

Still, when comes to thoughts about snow, I love it.
My beloved Marc stays fit because he shovels it. 🙂

It’s amazing how the sky does its thing.
It’s amazing how global warming is affecting our Spring.

I’m into Mother Earth and since I live here I’ve developed a knack
of living off of her produce, planting seeds and giving back.

It’s just a cool thing to do and so on this Friday around 3,
I’ll be outside unearthing soil and planting a new tree.

I just want to give back.
Mother Earth is our girl; she always has our back.

Whose back do you have? Are you mindfully sowing seeds?
Today is Friday, a high-day, your stewardship is what Earth needs.

Feeling majestic? Plant a tree. Feeling grounded? Plant a bush,
I’m Qui
Feeling flirty about getting dirty so I’m rising up and off of my tush

and being proactive about global warming.

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JuJu on Da Beat

In News on March 21, 2018 at 8:14 am

Qui Entertainment Magazine


Sometimes you have to:

JuJu on the beat
JuJu on that beat
JuJu on that, JuJu on that, JuJu on that beat
Now slide, drop
Hit dem folks, don’t stop
Don’t stop, aye
Don’t stop, aye.


I find myself JuJu’ing quite a bit these days. You should see me sliding down the self checkout lane.  In the event that you don’t see me doing it and you want to cop these moves for yourself, peep the ZAY’s and HUMP their dance!

Believe it or not, even though I keep a well oiled blog –
when I’m not on keyboard I fancy the dance than more the talk.

It’s as easy for me to accomplish as getting up to walk.
All I need is a beat and enough room for a squat.

I’m not all over the place when I bust a JuJu,
because I wouldn’t…

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A Monday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, weightloss on March 19, 2018 at 7:58 am

Monday-Fresh-StartGood morning dear one. How well did you sleep?
I took no melatonin and slept very deep.

I was up early this morning and am currently working out.
Yes, I’m on the gazelle giving myself hell; calories and I are in a bout.

What’s the news on the hill all about? Really.
Stormy is doing what the Nor Easter could not; salaciously silly.

It’s no new news that folks lie on their willy.
To think porn will be the winner of scorn… again it looks silly.

And so I’ve turned my cheek and I am ready to tackle a new day,
though I can’t help but think about the debacle surrounding McCabe.

He was set to retire today.
Instead, his pension appears to be floating away.

Heyyyy Monday! What’s really good?
What positive moves can we make in our hood?

fresh-off-the-boat_family-conversation.gifLet’s start with a conversation around the dinner table;
let’s explain to our youth the difference between acting unhinged and being stable.

We have to.
If we don’t – we’re screwed.

The youth are looking at the hill and deciding whether or not
they should grow up and act adult-like or continue to be a snot.

The latter, they cannot. We have to deliver that information.
What this country is going through is comparable to self-degradation.

A Monday is a great day to speak up and talk to a kin
about America’s fall and how we can rise again.

Good morning dear one, it’s so good to commune with thee,
I’m Qui
over here doing me, trying to make a challenging Monday feel like a breeze.


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.

Lets Go To DICK’S

In Communication, fitness, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 28, 2018 at 7:32 am

to-catch-a-thief-car-driveLast night was highly strung so I slept in a little bit.
I woke up feeling refreshingly sporty; therefore, I’m going to DICK’S.

I may order a few other items online, perhaps I’ll Amazon Prime check.
On the other hand, they still support NRA TV… Shopping explorations! I’m looking for the next.

Good thing, for the sporty feeling me that I’m up for sewing money into society’s mix.
And with my choice of retail stores to begin with – I think I’ll goto DICK’S.

Surprised this morning to learn this that I’m a gun sporting girl?
Actually I’m a hunter of words, scripts, and supportive verbs; an advocate of peace in the world.

In light of February 14th at Marjorie Stoneman Douglass High,
Dicks is looking good; there’s plenty of room for other companies to try.

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS has decided to remove all assault rifles from their stock.
I’m not a big hunting fan, still, I am a sport who likes to shop.

There are dozens of other companies that have recoiled their NRA support.
Perhaps I will review that list and consider spending with them more.

It’s a beautiful day outside on this midweek hump,
but Florida buried their kids last week, so they are still in a slump.

Please send them vibes of strength, prayers to the father and yield support to their neighborhood.
Let’s show the children that we’re reliant and not down with gun violence — Let’s Go To DICK’S SPORTING GOODS.


It’s a NEW GAME.


In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Travel on February 26, 2018 at 4:46 am

download_cloud.pngThe last time I did something wild? I really don’t remember.
Mark my word on this day, I am moving to Denver.”

That’s what my daughter said to me last week. She’s all packed now and ready to go!
Me? I’ll be a kid in town all by myself. I’m excited about her to and fro!

I’m excited about my future travels, too. The Arizona’s dust can be a bit hazy.
I hear there are so many elevations in Colorado that the fun can border crazy.

She’s life blossoming, yet level-headed and poised to handle drama.
She’s a literary girl with very little cares. She got that from her moma.

Me? When was the last time that I did something wild?
It could go as far back as me having my last child.

I’m surely an out of the box kind of girl; limits are not really my thing,
still 6-years exist between my kids. I appreciated the time to breathe.

Therefore, I reckon I’ll be okay
with both my kids living in different states.

In fact, on the real, I think it’s carefree’ingly cool!
I’m still that rapper-girl from Trimble Tech High School.

Today — on the reel, I am a woman about my studies.
I’ve been hanging real tough with my collegiate buddies.

I’ve been putting in 15-30 hours a week on course research.
My head in a book near a window to outwardly look;
’tis my perferred creative perch.
My brain is massaged – my mind, alert.

I am really more of a nerd than even I ever knew.
The work is rigorous. I study and comprehend-slew.


Page sharing…

Everyday life is beautiful and new.
Good morning, good morning, good morning to YOU!

Come on in for the morning )))HUG(((.
I appreciate your reflection of love.

I just thought I’d rewind my weekend a day or two,
and share the beloved contents therein, with you.

No need to make our morning introductions a mono-score,
for I’d love to hear about the events of which YOU did adore.

Lay it on me – I’m listening. Bright eyed and bushy tailed,
I’m Qui
Downloading with thee. For without WE, there is no tale.

Left, Left. Left-Right-Left.

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 21, 2018 at 4:30 am
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Students from  Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School : Cameron Kasky, Emma Gonzalez, David Hogg, Alex Wind and Jaclyn Corin

Martin Luther King had a dream and it looked something like today,
‘black kids and white kids are walking hand-in-hand (with a stop on the hill  before) play.

Their character is not content; they can very well hate you or adore you.
Congress, you’d best to pay attention, because they’re really coming for you.

Martin Luther King had a dream and he never woke up.
Today our kids are on the bus – they’re being forced to grow up.

This year, in the month of Black History – unity is fantastically brimming from the heart.
Remember that Louis Farrahkan, historically put us on to The Million Man March,

Parkland_shooting_protest.jpgNow the children of all races and gender
are promising Washington, DC another March to remember.

March 24th in Washington, DC is the date and state
when a million kids will show up and flood the gates.

State officials rejected a weapons ban in Tallahassee, yesterday
in the face of knowing a packed bus full of kids were in route – on their way.

Whatchu say?
Congress wears a careless face.
Our kids are going to vote them out of that space.

Donations towards the children’s march have been rolling in.
At a half a million a drop – The Clooney’s and Oprah had to get in!

Then Steven Spielberg ponied up and threw in half a million more.
Congress has been a real heel; the children aren’t impressed anymore.

Martin Luther King had a dream. Surely it’s something you’ve heard about.
Interestingly enough it all came to a halt when a shooter took him out.

Last week – 17 more
were added to the score.

Let us not forget. It’s long overdue that the people collectively rise.
Remember on March 24th, we’re MARCHING FOR OUR LIVES.

Once again, Hump Day is here – and I’ve really and truly missed you.
I’m Qui
Always thinking about WE ❤️ and super appreciative that you still come through. 🙂

is by far, the biggest sport.

News Peruse

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on February 19, 2018 at 7:36 am


presidents day.pngPlease, yo – say it ain’t so.
Is it time for a News Peruse?
I’m inclined to say, “No.”

I don’t miss running down headlines, though they inspire me to script.
Then I wake up this morning to another round of the hill’s fat lip.

Oh, it’s nothing deemed new-news, we’re still swelling off of last weeks hit,
when Mueller passed down 13 indictments on Russians for election meddlin.’

I don’t want to talk about it, really.  :/ I’m poised to wait for the investigations answers.
Nor do I want to talk about Melania’s man cheating or the scowls of Sarah Sanders.

Oh – why, yo?
And on top of that, I think she’s a Leo.

Have you seen Steven Colbert’s new animated show, OUR CARTOON PRESIDENT?
It is actually genius work and a great way to comedy vent.

When was the last time that you laughed? —- Oh! Just now? You did it?
Was the reason for the laughter over something the President twitted?

I see. I see.
‘Woah is me,’

is what I think when I start receiving courtesy cues
that folks in my circle are ISO a News Peruse.

I don’t even want to talk about the Florida shooting…
It’s like watching a hunting humans club and they’re recruiting.

The NRA takes no blame…
ill formed Tweets etch in certain shame.

The leader is so limp, unintelligent and lame
that even our children refuse to say his name.

We lost 15 children to gun violence on Valentines Day.
Giving credence to them saying, ‘Nothing ever goes their way.’

They complain and we brush it off.
17 more lives are lost. How much more is the cost?

In my mirror is a daunting reflection of world views,
in order to keep it real – we must thumb through and News Peruse.

I hear your vibes and it’s true – I love you anyhow.
You always come through with the supportive bOoM-PoW!!

Thanks for that.
Now make it a point today – to LAUGH.

You got this! I got this! Having a GOOD TIME is what we do!
I’m Qui
Serving you for coming through; Bon appetit la News Persuse.

Is there anything therein that you can use?

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NEWS Nuggets

Let’s talk about BLACK PANTHER

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 16, 2018 at 10:56 am



img_8267Just before our 8:15 showing last night of BLACK PANTHER at AMC, I tore open my Amazon packaging and took a pair of scissors to my MARVEL Black Panther tee-shirt. I threw on a head band to accessorize – because my ancestry is rooted in eye-catching jewelry and I wanted to show up looking like I knew.

Good thing I did. Did you see the neckline pieces that Black Panther and his nemesis cousin, Erik Killmonger wore? I was out done on my accessory choices and pleasantly driven to unexpected depths in the story-line and relatedness of the tale that was a black life experience.

Did you see it? Among so many messages, the biggest one was the hurdle that mounts in the middle of many African American families for a mono power. It may be between two alpha male cousins, two strong minded aunts, two bull headed brothers, two stubborn standing sisters, it doesn’t matter — beef exists in the tightest of families. However, all too often, in the African American family beef has an HOV lane to tarnishing and separates families at the root. I saw this in the film. Also, I really hoped the dying cousin would have accepted the extended hand of the king instead of preferring death. Have you ever been a part of a damaged relationship and the person with whom you share the relationship with would rather die than work things out? Yep. Like I said, the film was strong in relatedness.

Gosh i enjoyed it. I must say, after the first 30-minutes of the film, the screen went black and… well, my mood almost soured. It took me back to last year at Regal Theaters in Gilbert, AZ when I went to see GIRLS TRIP last July 2017, (with Queen Latifah and Tiffany Haddish) and the theaters air condition went out. After waiting in the dark (and properly cooled) theater last night for about 60-seconds, the theater manager came in with jovial greetings and informed us that it had just been brought to his attention that the show we were viewing was not in Real 3D3!! —  I didn’t think so, but no one in the theater seemed to be have been bothered by that fact, but me, so… I just sat back and enjoyed the unfolding of the story. Thank God for the patron that did get up and alert the projectionist — I was just going to write about it in the end and inform you all that the Real 3D technology may not be worth the few extra bucks. 🙂 However, after the projectionist put on the proper formatted film – it was all gravy baby. We were were eating the steak of this tale in pretty radical 3D vision from the comfort of leather-style home theater recliners.


I learned a lot. I love it all.
I wasn’t even mad about the brief film stall.

I enjoyed much about the story-line – each detail, therein.
I hated to learn that Black Panther’s nemesis was his beloved kin.

I loved how we all could relate to a family member who hails “the brakes.”
I loved how through life and much adversity, the hero’s story was laid.

I appreciated the crowds that turned out to make this film a hit, by far.
I enjoyed our Real 3D audience at the close of the show, yielding applause.

I reside in Phoenix, Arizona where there are a lot of choices –
for folks to spend their entertaining dollar. So many new film voices

that they didn’t have to come out and support last night.
The fact that the audience was lit – is an aspiring writers delight.

Did I mention the dialogue was thick? They let me have IT with the details!
This is something I missed in PROUD MARY; their background story failed.


Yep. I’m digging the apparel.

But the action was on point, so was the talent that delivered the lines.
Black Panther pounced all over Proud Mary. Still they have roots from the same heroic vine.

They just want to help.

I appreciate Disney and Marvel! Thank you for leading diversity; for tending to the plight!
I’m Qui
Happy Friday baby! Grab your guy, best friend or lady and go see Black Panther tonight!

Another TWO’s Day

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on February 14, 2018 at 4:53 am


Today is Hump Day – “Let there peace!” That’s what I always say.
Peace is when you throw up the deuce aka Another TWO’s Day.

It’s mid-week already and boy do I feel it.
I took yesterday off; lethargy was the boss and I wouldn’t ‘up-hill’ it.

I wrote not – too much. I hung out with my favorite girl, instead.
I talked about my core curriculum – She was on ‘the last blog‘ that she read.

I talked about a media project due at the end of this week.
She talked about dawning a concert venue tonight as I approach sleep.

Our commonalities are sweet! I remember hanging tough like that when I was 23.
She is 3-years junior to that age, indeed. She is the aristocratic jiz and literal mini-me.

And oui!!! Hump Day is at hand and I am up early to create.
I’ve got a Narrative Series pitch that I need to produce – on my plate.


In the spirit of Another TWO’s Daymeet Beyonce’s doppleganger, Brittany…

I took off yesterday because I have been going non-stop.
Ideas flood my mind. I know not of writers-block.

Though organizing thoughts can sometimes be a blessing in desguise.
I jot down a concept then re-write it mid-step because another idea’s on the rise.

Sometimes the creativity is so strong, it becomes difficult to lie down and close my eyes.
Though that was before I was pulling a full class load; seeking time to nap now, is always nigh.

Self-Preservation, people. Take serious your sleep and your play.
There you go!  Two more cool points on this Another TWO’s Day.

Good morning kinfolk. Let us stretch, workout, shower and get to it,
I’m Qui
All about good sleep, peace and the space to create. Ha! I can’t wait to do it!


Again and again and again and again…