Archive for the ‘Self Improvement’ Category

Jamie’s Dad, Fred

In Communication, encouragement, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on June 18, 2021 at 7:26 pm
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Compassion is a human component, it’s tangible, it’s real.
Compassion is what Fred Guttenberg’s efforts are yielding me to feel.

Can you feel him?
He’s hoping new laws will pass and help to heal him.

Fred is Jamie Guttenberg‘s Dad.
I imagine that he embodies the same spirit that she had.

Most girl’s are like their fathers, at least the mechanics in their heads.
I should know, I’m a daddy’s girl, yo;’ my Dad’s name is Redd.

I also have a daughter who is quite lively on ‘the other-side.
I am like Jamie’s Dad, “super tough,” but not too strong to cry.

It’s easy to relate to the Guttenbergs, especially the dad, the mom, the daughter and the son.
Of course our names, interests and dynamics are different, but we are composed of human sums.

Relativity is real. No one is alone in this boat.
Did you see Fred on Morning Joe? His “heart strings” pulled my coat.

And I liked it.
Fred’s got a petition and he wants you to sign it.

It’s the weekend baby! And I’m ready to relax a little.
Gonna laugh, hug and love; loosen up the middle. 

I might even do “the grown folks jiggle.”

When was the last time that you did it until it was done?
Do it again tonight because it feels good and its so much fun.

Life is at hand. If you want the full experience, LIVE OUT LOUD,

I’m Qui

Digging on thee. Sending you Griot vibes from within the global crowd.

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Somebody Loves Ya, Baby

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, encouragement, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Sports on June 13, 2021 at 7:59 am

Good morning beloved how are you doing today?
Are you feeling well and loved, or feeling some other kind of way?

Are you happy with the way that the G7 Summit went?
It was good to hear Global Leaders positively vent.

America is on the field and the race is a relay
I am most thankful to God for less melee.

There are a couple of area’s in society that we’ll always need to address
like inner community beauty; where & when we “wear bonnets.”

The good news is our community is great at yielding support.
Rickey Smiley rolled through for Auntie Mo, to be a conferring sport:

No shade. Self improvement is key; you deserve more love.
Please allow this Griot piece to nourish and hug

Building Us up
is what I do

and I’m not alone because that would be a shame, 
I’m on the same relay team as China Anne McClain.
She’s erupting compassion into the world via God’s lane:

I agree with the BLACK LIGHTNING youngster who is coming-into her being as a compassionate lady,

I’m Qui

Your Griot Auntie conferring that indeed “Somebody Loves You Baby…”

I Left My Wallet in Tulsa. OK?

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Movies, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on May 31, 2021 at 3:15 am

Yes. It happened in Oklahoma and No. Nothing has been resolved to be “okay.”
The 1921 bombing of Black Wall Street is partly responsible for the wealth gap today.

What happened in OK was not okay.
Century-year-old children go to Congress to have their say.

Alas, they are allowed to speak in the year 2021.
A 100-year old national ignorance sum.

Ms. Viola Fletcher was only 7 when the America looked the other way
as racial hate reigned fire on Black Americans in Tulsa, OK.

To my white family members who honestly thought
that the poverty in my community was not forced-upon & taught…

Please think again.
The United States governance has not ever been
the Black community’s friend.
They kidnapped my ancestors as a means to capital ends.

The shades are once again drawn – will the US make amends?
To continue to ignore what is in the light-of-day is a damnation sin.

Do no start me on a historical Griot binge.
the way that I verse… folks will come unhinged. 

The pain does not evaporate should some choose to bear & grin.
Each one of us is mortal and will see our Creator in the end. 

On that day when you are judged
will your “life’s walk” be rebuked by God or hugged? 

Did you do what was right or did you sorta kind-of nudge?
Are you living a life of honesty and is every man (regardless of race) by YOU loved?

Every mans truths? Transparently, I really do not know.
Though I am certain that I’m living among some very ignorant souls.

Whoa! Don’t hate the messenger but do examine the contents herein,

I’m Qui

and my family name links back to my great grandma’s Oklahoma kin.

To think that “WE HAVE NOT
regardless of the educations we have bought —

because of the color of our skin.
God bless man according to the shoes that he is in.

Dear US Governance: Make things right and allow the healing to begin.

Please return to our families their lawfully earned ends
starting with the ones that in 1921 were singed and then