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KEY AMERICAN BLACK HISTORY

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Travel on February 12, 2021 at 9:02 am
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What do you know about ROBERT SMALLS born of Beaufort, SC? He was an American politician, publisher, businessman, naval pilot, and is Key Black History.

He was known to parallel words like crafty and quick-thinker; an off-the-cuff intellectual with unmeasurable gall. May 1862  he commandeered a Confederate boat and navigated it through a militarized pass-through with no hurt, harm or stall.

He surrendered the commandeered boat to the Union side. He then shared his notes of dangers ahead that lie.

He worked with both the Army and Navy; providing both with direct intel —  flag officer Du Pont at Port Royal spoke of Robert well. 

Du Pont wrote a letter to the Navy Secretary — stating, “Robert transports intel better than a charted ferry.” Okay, perhaps he didn’t say it quite like that. Wikipedia published the quoted fact

Robert, the intelligent slave and pilot of the boat, who performed this bold feat so skillfully, informed me of [the capture of the Sumter gun], presuming it would be a matter of interest.” He “is superior to any who have come into our lines — intelligent as many of them have been.”

Robert worked much for the Union and lived to be 76-years old. He sought out a Navy pension but was denied because of his Black soul.

That was a cold response and I’m sure that it hurt like “ouch!” So before he died, a law was passed and the pension compensation was worked out.

God was with Robert for his entire life, as each adventure unfolded and happened. God turned up for Robert in the end, he was awarded pension comparable to a Navy Captain.

It was a backroom-move that was hard to pull through. I’m glad that it happened, it’s a Key part of American Black History truths.

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Of course you’ve heard of FRED HAMPTON. How could you not? He was one of the BLACK PANTHERS who the FBI shot. Per the statement on the periodical picture. Fred Hampton was only 21 when he crossed-over but is a revolution icon fixture.

Fred was a Virgo, which means that he was smart. His fashion reflected respect, he was sharp and operated with heart.

He was a leader in the Black Community. The Black Panthers were formed to protect and support Black unity.

Black people make up a small percentage of the USA; 13.4% is true.  — And we’ve always been in need of protection, too

I said, “too,” because sometimes it looks and feels — like requesting protection for Black people is a journey up hill.

To Protect & Serve” is a saying on a sticker. We only call 911 if MiMaw gets sicker. 

We’re learning to not call the cops for mental illness issues for a fear of who will answer.  We’ve seen time after time, unarmed Blacks being gunned down like Black Panthers. Epic shooting is not the answer. Internal ill-will festers and gives way to cancer. 

People fear what they don’t understand… like the Black Panthers and Fred Hampton —

Michael Brown, George Floyd, and Travon Martin. They are all Black people, not warrior Spartans.

The Black race is not a parallel to martians, we are human just like everyone else. Today we feature Fred Hampton because his legacy is our community wealth

We are still seeking security in our own communities, our homes and self-owned work places. Oscar Micheaux could never be my reel beau, I’m leaving reel progressive legacy traces.

There are too many Micheaux’s and not enough honest-broker Joe’s when it comes to Black-on-Black collaborations.

We have to be good to ourselves and our own community, if we are to ever be considered an asset to this nation.

On a whole. Careful to not be selfish and sell your soul. Careful not to be unseemly or cause a riot. — Which brings me to todays debut of  JUDAS and The Black Messiah:

I believe this film opens in movie theaters today as well as on HBOMax. — I’m pretty sure I’ll be viewing it, too; it’s perfect reel in the Month of Black.

The weekend is upon us and I’ve got several irons in the fire,

I’m Qui

A research-and-writing she. To leave an inspiring legacy is my desire.

We are

I saw the film, and here’s my take on it…

Let’s DO IT Again

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 10, 2021 at 4:38 am

Let’s do it again. Do it, do it, do it again. Things look so much like yesterday that it must be a sin. The second impeachment trial did begin. The first impeach was half-done, so Congress is at it again. 

Reminds me of The STAPLES but the defendant isn’t able to move me. Pop’s single has a plea and it’s: “Qui, groove-me.”

If at first you don’t succeed, I suggest you retreat and commit to think. 

It’s just that I’m into thinking and re-thinkingit’s just where I am. I rarely respond to “do-over pleas,” unless it’s that The Staples jam. Then I commence to get down because dancing beats that gavel sound.

I’m not much for court. It’s a bit too formal of a reach. — So here we are once again held hostage by an impeach.

And as much as I don’t like court, I do support the rule of law. Congress is doing what it must – to stave savagery off.  

Formal procedure is often the cost when we override civil law. It’s either a cuff from a policeman’s rough or your parents’ paw. So, avoid trouble at all cost and as a rule of thumb: 

It’s Hump Day already and I am an incessant communications girl, 

I’m Qui

Doing most things only once, because there’s a lot to do in this big world.

Stay out of trouble and just so you know — DO NOT REPEAT impeachment offenses or volunteer-work on the rail road.

Without saying, it just goes.

The American Floorplan as Remarked by AMANDA GORMAN

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Politics, Video on January 20, 2021 at 11:19 am

I absolutely loved the 2021 presentation of the INAUGURAL POEM, by Amanda Gorman. Her delivery was something-to-live-for, man.

Did you see it? She spoke life. It was so good that I watched it twice.

She is not a new phenomena, but she is rather young; 22 years is her total life sum. She is a chronicle-loving society’s yum!

Thing is, Amanda Gorman has been like this for sometime now. It’s as if Zora Neale Hurston passed-down literal architecture to this child:

Heck! She is my daughter! She spoke with convicting clarity, as if I had taught her.

Love from her community is what has ‘brought her.” Amanda is the definition of living smarter and not harder

She is todays excitement in my Griot-matic world. I’m down to give 3 pounds for the Poet Laureate brown girl.

Amanda Gorman, your words are weighted in worth. Keep up the talk, continue to walk the walk, and always pen-the-verse.

I pray prosperity finds thee and fills up your purse — or bag. Get you one like Cardi B has

The bag of success that you are crafting today — will forever be remembered in a Presidential way. 

Kudos and way to go; you are definitely kin to me

I’m Qui

A word-witty she and this composition is ‘for thee, I sing.

I love what you’re doing with the place…