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Hello Dolly

In Communication, dance, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 27, 2020 at 5:45 am
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Let’s jam on one accord. The W.H.O.

If you’re watching the news, I beg of thee to turn it off.
There’s illness in the message; you’ll mess around and get a cough.

Psychosomatics, baby. If you receive it in your mind then it will manifest in your body.
Turn off the news and refocus your views on you and the fam. Hello, Dolly.

Lodi-dodi. Look at you.
It’s been a coons age since you focused on the familial view.

Are you single with no children? Do you live by yourself?
Consider it a blessing; no co-piloting on your health.

Are you all boo’ed up? Do you have kids?
That’s even better – you’ve got pending biz!

No kicking back for you. Are still wiping the house down?
We can beat this virus. Let’s wear the disinfectant crown.

You can make your own bleach surface wipes, even produce your own lemon scent hand sanitzier.
We are daughters of CJ Walker and son’s of Ben Franklin; invention and evolution remain exciters.

Be encouraged by the world demand and by this writerI am telling you child,
If you have sewing talent your barter-capacity is about to go wild.

I compare the feel of today to about 1000 years ago.
A bit archaic, folks don’t want to say it – but we’re in the dark ages, yo.

Still, we don’t have to get lost in it.
Our species is in trouble; let’s buckle down and defend it.

DON’T GIVE UP, soldier! I need you to hold the line.
Keep the fam inside of the house and all will be fine.

We are not feline cats, our life availability is not 9,
I’m Qui
Hello Dolly, today is a great day to call on Jesus to bind.

Wash your hands, wear gloves and masks if you must go out.
Survival of the fittest is what our species is about.

WHO are YOU?
Ever heard of W.H.O.?

Lodi Dodi

 

Leadership

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on March 24, 2020 at 9:26 am

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What does leadership have to do with entertainment? The name of this site is Qui Entertainment Magazine, so then why are we always creating content that plays off of, parallels,  and reflects world views? Because multimedia producers are leaders. My line of work is global and requires me to create relative content responsibly. Research and think tanks are my jam.

Leadership is needed on every level. We need it in sports, we need it in combat, we need it in the E.R., we need it in church or else that one sister will sing all of the praise & worship songs during her testimony. Leaders set boundaries that support purpose. Stating that each testimonial is yielded to 3-minutes will keep most folk from going into the second verse on that hymn that describes their sentiment perfectly and will leave enough time in the service for others to express themselves as well. Leadership is needed, or we’d all be singing a different tune; not acknowledging or even hearing the messages of others that may contain life saving wisdom.
  Can I get an Amen?

Leaders are visible, like Governor Cuomo in New York.
Divvying life saving information is a patriot’s sport.

There are so many other leaders, I am sure, who are stepping up to the plate
to prove that they have the capacity to think, discern and contemplate.

It’s called governing and leaders are stepping up.
That’s great because virus cases are revving up.

We got this. Schumer is on the House floor right now talking sums
that equate to employers paying employees to stay home for 4 months.

We can do this. We can hit this head on and come out stronger.
We should act now – not in 12-more days; no need to be a prolonger.

Let’s first lead at home. Lead the family to wash their hands.
Then stay inside of your homes and admire your manicured land.

If your land is un-manicured, you don’t have to worry about being bored.weed-pulling
During your time at home, you and the fam can do team building with chores.

Make necessary work fun again.
Post weed-pulling pics on social media for friends.

Why not?
The weather is fair and not too hot.

Okay, maybe weed-pulling isn’t “a thing,”
especially if you’re in more of a city scene.

Leaders in your hood
are best equipped to tell you what’s good.

As for me and my household, we are full of hope.
Are we going to the mall and eating out as usual? Nope.

We have calibrated our to and fro
follow-the-leader_ducksto give the world time to figure things out, yo.

We are doing our best to be educated heed’ers.
We are doing our best to be in-home leaders.

Leadership should begin at home.
Line the fam up and get in a zone.

Together we can fight this.
Leadership is necessary but doesn’t feel like bliss.

That’s okay. Via united leadership we will all come out strong,
I’m Qui
Good morning to the leader in thee; prepare your fam to survive long.

Lets Get Clean and Blow Off Some Steam

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on March 20, 2020 at 8:09 am

French-maid.jpgGood morning beloved. How are you today?
I’ve been up since 3 on my sanitizing prey.

We collectively don’t know as much as we’d like to gleam
about that dominating virus: COVID 19.

As a domestic science researching hustler,
I’m sharing with you the W.H.O.’s list of Myth Busters.

Still, what we do know is that the configuration of this thing
seems to recoil and retreat from heat.

So…
Let’s get to steaming, yo! 🙂

Unfortunately, steam is not the answer and neither is direct heat.
Ok. Let’s research this more while sipping hot tea.

Of course hot beverages are no cure or solution,
but it might deliver COVID 19 some type of contusion.

Just do what you can to slow this mother down.
Let’s become clean freaks and blow some steam around.

If it is true that the virus has a tendency to live airborne…
Where’s the harm in steaming up the home this morn?

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Own it.

I’ve been up since 3am wiping my entire domicile down.
I don’t have the virus answer, but I do wear the CLEAN CROWN.

Ow!,” in my James Brown voice. “Get down!” And then get back up quickly.
Unless you’re steam cleaning the floors to keep folks from getting sickly.

In that case — that is what’s up!
We don’t have to be scientist to do as much.

So, good morning beloved. It’s time for you to get up
and steam up the home with more than fear-bluff.

Do take all measures to protect your fam
and please remain compassionate to your fellow man.

Do not sit around and succumb to jack!
Pray to God for wisdom to keep your health in tact.

Then wash your hands. Wash them again. I am re-washing my own.
I’m Qui
Glad to wake up with thee to steam things up and clean our homes.

It’s not the COVID19 cure, but  it certainly isn’t wrong.

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Lets hit this ANTHONY HAMILTON Concert

In Communication, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on March 14, 2020 at 6:34 am

When life is sweet among many days of tart
it’s good to reflect on the contents of your heart.

It’s good to sit back, kick your feet up and reflect
on where you’ve been, who you’ve loved and what you’re on to do next.

Let Anthony Hamilton sweeten the road.
His talent is a God-Science; substantial like gold.

Ooo wee and whoa. He can warm any cold;
the backup singers call to my soul
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and I love listening.
It puts me in a zone; it’s got me wishing…

Is that alright? Pardon my forward stance.
You’re just so easy to talk to; I call you friend, man.

You and I are tight. Right?
Let us jam some Anthony Hamilton tonight.

The view above is good cinematography, by far.
Let’s give a little love to the Producers at NPR.

The TINY DESK Concert was shot 4 years ago.
Amazing resonance and penetrance to the soul.

Good morning baby. Yes, you must stay in today,
I’m Qui
Let’s start with breakfast in bed & Anthony on rotate.

You don’t have to go outside just to play.
Goodness is within. Happy Saturday.

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Calibrating Our Perception

In Communication, education, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 13, 2020 at 9:05 am

Sufferin-succotash_Sylvester-the-cat.gifDon’t be put off by the idea of change.
Change is key and spittle is lame.

We are not shaking hands or hugging right now, man.
We’re planning on living long and enjoying the land.
Amen?

Therefore, let’s wash our hands, workout and make some changes real quick,
like not eating out as much, because a food worker may be sick.

Would you even know it?
The wrapped entree doesn’t show it.

But you don’t really want to take that chance 
So no, we’re not eating out now – man.

Let’s  get back to  taking our lunch
for a couple more days – okay, a whole bunch.

Got plans to go out with friends tonight? Covid19 is more than just hype.
Based on reports here and abroad, it’s taking folks’ lives.

Please take care of yourself and don’t go out tonight.
Surround yourself with like-friends and kick it by Skype.

Do you have streaming services? It’s a great way to catch a show.

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Don’t be fooled by the baby hand…

The movie theater is likely open for business, but do you really want to go?

Coughers like to go out and they may have the same film taste as you.
They may as well be a monsters behind your seat hacking up a “BOO!”

You know that you are going to run.
Running isn’t your idea of fun.

When was the last time that you had family time, yo?
When was the last time that you played dominoes or Skip Bo?

Dust off those video games and get engaged with the fam again.
Turn your room into a nightclub and Facetime with friends.

Calibrate your perception and let’s be proactive,
I’m Qui
Staying in more often means we’re being cautiously active.

BE IN CONTROL

like yesterday…

Way To Go with The Vote

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Video on March 11, 2020 at 5:53 am

I hear you America, your vocals are strong.
Do what feels right because you understand what’s wrong.

Yesterday’s primary turn-out had it going on. I’m proud of you.
Michigan rose to the occasion to do what they needed to do,
and came through.

I slept like a baby and dreamed quite vivid.
Good energy is up while the low energy is livid.

Unity requires a standard of respect and respect has been at lack.
Rise this morning, smile in the mirror and get your unity back.

libra.jpgAmerica is a Libra today; the balance of her positive scale looks not so low.
The world is at a better starting-point today, because of the American vote.

Atta’ boy! Enjoy the self-pat on you head
and jam the headline video of what UMI SAID.

As for that nasty-boy Covid19
the blood of Jesus can cover you from that scene.

Divine favor from your maker is real.
Someone that you know tested positive? They can heal.

Atoms and energy composes us all.
Angels are protecting you; illnesses fall.

When life presents us with a situation that has swollen out of our control
God steps in with biological winds that avert ill-will from His children’s souls.

I’m a girl of Science. I think Science is tops.
I’m a supernatural girl; I believe in God.

I’m a storyteller; you know me,
I’ll always champion the good of WE.

Last night the world saw our intentions; may the markets honestly rise,
I’m Qui
Good morning sweetheart, there’s divine help beyond the skies.

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The Hand Sign for UNITY

A Light Affair

In Comedy, Griot, News, Self Improvement on March 9, 2020 at 4:30 am

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The weekend was great: Friday felt V.I.P. special,
Saturday was kind and Sunday smacked the devil.

What more could you want? Please do say.
I’ve got a few funnies to share on this Monday.

Care you to comprehend? Lean in close.
I don’t want to print too loudly and pull anyone’s goat.
You know?

Below are a few
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that I’d like you to give a looksy to.
A little abdominal agitation is good for you.

What do you mean “Who’s going around laughing-it-up these days?”
As long as God gifts me with life I’m making jokes out of melee.
Let’s laugh at self a little. Eh?

February came and went quickly; love quickened the day but did it glow?
Many were proposed to and many said no, too; thus our first joke:
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Speaking of “proposal’s,” I had to compose one last night
for a multimedia client whose in the market for a website.

I was bar none when composing the user experience and shopping for interface.
I spent hours & hours with no sour; time flies when your work is your play.

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Gamification is the way.
Remember when we found fun in everything, yesterday?

If you’re reading this piece, you have got to look back and laugh —
at how God has delivered you; you used to be bad.

I’m kidding. No you weren’t. Really. You were not.
Mucous is an endearing fluid – that’s why mom calls you “a snot.”
Because “bad,” — you were not.

I have enjoyed every birthday that has delivered me to:
being grown and doing what I want to do.

So,

Joke_Dirty-offer.jpgAfter all, I am of age and it’s Monday, too.
The kids are not looking;  it’s just me and you.

Lean in close I’ve been reading folks texts —
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I didn’t make it up. I just shared.
I asked for your permission first, because I care.

I care so much that I would at least stick around until the sun rips the scene. And because I’m from the South, I’ll rise and cook everything.

Nothing wrong with it. I just like to admit it.

Speaking of sunrises, I’m trying to get out of this house before the suns rise but not before kicking it with you over smiles on life and tell you that “you stay on my mind and are always a muse for me when I’m on my grind.”

Having said as much I have to run. Do take care.
I’m Qui
Let’s make this day A Light Affair.

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Terrific Tuesday

In Communication, News, Self Improvement on March 3, 2020 at 7:31 am

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Talk about keeping time — it’s Day 2 already.
I’m up with my jo and collegiate notes, to comprehend a vibe more “steady.”

Are you ready? The feeling that is waxing me is quite warm.
My heart is receptive to your forthright charms.

Come with it, Tuesday.
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Light me up. I can stand it.
There’s opportunity on the horizon and I want to hand it

to us both.
Honing it will take some considerable growth.

You’ve grown an inch already this week. Ooo, la-la, look at you.
Let your growth reflect in your work; be a Friday on Day 2.

Me? The last few months of school are trying and very spiked —
with an over abundance of work. The kind of flow that I like.

Tuesday: make me feel alright about letting go of it all at the end.
Learning sustains creativity’s churning – the university’s my best friend.

Learning and I will continue to date. I’m a steady girl, no doubt.
And we’ll make love through scripted doves; morale’s my goto pal.

Yesterday was beautiful, yesterday is gone.
Today is about we. Rise like a Phoenix; be strong.

Be who you want to be today; mess up your perfect hair.
All is fair in love – no war. Good vibes were made to share.

Are you vibing good, and is all well?
Are you fulfilled and happy with yourself?

Mondays are miraculous muse-days…
Please enjoy the Fibonacci inside of this Tuesday.

I am already in route.
As the day progresses, I’ll fill it out.

A spiral of goodness that is the capacity of our merits.
To be alive and to feel yields this day to be Terrific.

Do you feel it? Start with affirmations and let the vibe well-up in your chest.
I’m Qui
Celebrating Day 2 with thee, because we do it best. Go forth and conquer all; your drive is the test.

Work-It-Out.

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Look Beyond The Moment

In Communication, Self Improvement on February 28, 2020 at 4:28 am

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There’s no reason to not take pride in “living in the moment.
And there’s nothing worst than not seeing a thing because you’re all-up-on-it.

Are you? Living in the moment and blinded by the view?
If ever there was time see clearly – drink not the surface brew.

It doesn’t smell right and it’s not good for you.
Dare I say that you are wise if you’re feeling confused.

Reality is infused with what you yearn to hear.
Society appears to be losing its glue, year by year.

When will it stop.
Look past your nose and wipe the snot.

Refocus your eyes and look straight ahead.
React not only to visuals, but what is said.

We don’t need a 24-hour news channel to divvy us insight
on why we can’t trust everyone or how to spot a lie.

We don’t need much outside interference at all.
I believe in us and we got this – let’s get out there and play ball

for the long run.
Change may not feel like fun,

but it is necessary,
if it’s a great future that we intend to carry.

playing-footsies_blk-wht.gifLet unity be the mate that we marry.
Let us realize we need each other to ultimately tarry.

Earth is aging a little, so let us be her youth.
In fact ditch the aged vision for an adolescents view.

No one is asking you to be a tree hugger,
but to recognize our global issues and become a lover

of humanity.
Please turn things around for our legacy families.

We can do it.
You and I; let’s do pursue it:

Look Beyond The Moment and our own nose.
Consider our future and lessen our foes.

Consider yielding more love – first dibs to ourselves.
Then love-on our neighbors; live less for the wealth.

Wealth should not be the ultimate goal.
Use your time on Earth to love and enrich your soul.

Dig your toes into the sand of your favorite beach,
be fruitful and multiply; each generation should teach

about the perils of the past and how we used to be.
Let’s finally live out the facade that is our good history.

We can make it true.
Put more love in the red, the white, and the blue.

Start with loving you, then lean over and give me some, please,
I’m Qui
taking a Look Beyond The Moment and it ‘sho looks sweet, to me.

Meet me out back by the lemon tree
and let’s make some delicious unity.

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Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS IV

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 24, 2020 at 6:30 am


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Alright, Good People: I’m at it again, with something that you can feel
in the spirit of Black History, I’m thrown back to JORDAN PEELE.

Have you seen the new Amazon series THE HUNTERS?
It parallels todays hell; the script is a punter.

I am enjoying the series install.
It’s a throwback view of — us all.

This show takes a particular look into hate,
the law, the people; a legacy page.

A lot is up for debate on this piece.
Composed of real stories, yet hard to believe.

Give it up people: for content creators who keep it real.
Give it up people:  for the history of Jordan Peele.

He is showing you yourself – regardless of your race.
The Hunters series has potential; may it take its place.

HOME. I am an American. The American way yields an intellectual key.
Home. I am an American; I am about her values and BLACK HISTORY.

BAD BOYS For LIFESpeaking of making history, let’s talk about Martin and Will —
and the alchemy of good times they have captured in their reel.

BAD BOYS came back this year and made history;
approaching $200 million box office reception carries mystery.

Like, why is it that folks have turned out to see them in show?
Is it likely we missed the days of wholesome entertainment, so….

We bought tickets to sit in the theater and be consumed
with yesterdays situation and these beloved two.

What is it about yesterday that invokes us to congregate,
pay a door fee in hopes to rewind history and improve today?

Whatever it is… let’s all hold to it.
When it comes to supporting Box Office Numbers
please continue to DO IT.

The BAD BOYS franchise is raking it all in
because yesterday was good and karma is a friend.

Not to mention that one of the cast members claims to be an Alchemist.
Both relate in laughter, though making gold belongs to Will.

He remains reflecting that “go getters appeal.”
Martin Lawrence is still the neighbor who ‘we feel.’

Scripting realities is quite the reflection of yet another —
Mr. Writer/Director/Executive Producer, Donald Glover.

Donald is Childish Gambino (the musician) and he knows full well,
what type of patience it takes to produce: A-T-L.

It’s been off of the air for a spell but is slated to come back with plenty.
In 2018 FX renewed for Season 3 and 4 to be broadcast the year after 2020.

It’s not easy being independent. So many of us want to be.
So give it up to the brother that embodies it; give it up DG/CG.

Which brings to mind another no limit storyteller
Curtis “50Cent” Jackson gets better and better!

Have you seen the view of his latest characteristic plight?
It stars Nicholas Pinnock in a new series called FOR LIFE:

Like Power, FOR LIFE takes off quickly.
The storyline is relative and connects swiftly.

A Multi Media Player usually plays more than one role;
an influencer of views to be told and to be sold.

Any chance that you’re watching either of these shows?
Your support is appreciated and I hope the show moves your soul.

Black History month is short and perhaps that was the calendar goal.
I am grateful for any reservations to culture-uplift and boast.

I’m a Multi-Media player; I write, chronicle, direct and shoot,
I’m Qui
Just taking a moment with thee to shine a light on our Black AmericanRoots.

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