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Like Old Times

In Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on December 1, 2020 at 8:59 am

It feels like old times to me. Remakes and reboots reclaim space on TV:

SAVED BY THE BELL is rising back up and The Fresh Prince of Bel Air is rebooting family love.

What do you think about that? Is this the multimedia’s way to “get the mind of our country back?”

I don’t know, but it sure feels like so –

and I am not mad. In fact, I’m kind of glad.

Let’s look at it;  we may as well. Let us start with analyzing the reboot of Saved By The Bell.

According to Peacock.com the reboot is premised on ‘mirrored evolution.’ The series reboot positioning statement is:

“When California governor Zack Morris gets into hot water for closing too many underfunded high schools, he proposes they send the affected students to the most well-funded schools in the state – including Bayside High. The influx of new students gives the privileged Bayside kids (who never have a problem that can’t be solved in twenty-two minutes) a much-needed dose of reality.”

The positioning statement speaks volumes in the redirection department.  I was a fan of Saved By The Bell in the ‘80’s when I was in middle school and just like it’s successor FRIENDS, there were no Black cast members besides Lark Voohries on the show. How could that have been right or reflective of society at the time? It wasn’t. The reboot of Saved By The Bell, according to its positioning statement addresses the oversight of ethnic diversity.  

When my siblings and I would watch the show as children, we all wanted to be friends with Lark’s character, so that “she wouldn’t be alone.” Just the fact that we were feeling that way, is proof of composition ignorance that was yesterday’s industry trend. Whew. I’m certainly glad that’s coming to an end. Or is it?

The new cast appears to only have one Black American male and two Hispanic descedants; that makes it diverse from the original cast, by one additional person of color. So instead of having one Hispanic male and one black female from the original cast, they have added one additional person of color. NO JUDGEMENT towards the script composition or the morals therein, because I have not read one script nor have, I seen one episode. Still, I’m curious as to how one new person-of-color as a student will flip the moral messaging of this OG sitcom.

Diverse cast members can better relay moral messaging to a diverse viewership. Isn’t that what success is? Diverse & direct messaging that leads to a call-to-action. What’s the call-to-action? Morality; integrity.

Peacock isn’t the only network looking to fly with yesterday’s view, HBO MAX is clocking interest fast with reboot news of THE FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR.  The recent cast reunion is still resonating through social conversation 11-days past its broadcast.

The series reboot positioning statement is:

“The Banks family is back! Will Smith will be joined by series regulars for a funny and heartfelt night full of music, dancing, and unscripted fun. The special looks back at the series and the cultural impact it has had since its debut 30 years ago.”

With the exception of the OG Uncle Phil, the entire cast reunited. America’s Black History is still intact and with a happy heart we welcome our fresh family back.

Am I worried that there isn’t enough race diversity in the cast? No. I am not.

The entire composition of this show is premised in a white suburb. This series was crafted to diversify the people-view in Bel-Air. Before The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air debuted how many Black people did you know or had heard of that live in the Bel-Air community? While I am sure there are a few, The Fresh Prince Of Bel-Air series introduced me to domestic life in Bel-Air, California and I can tell you, “it looked nothing like the upscale Catholic private school that I attended in Dallas, TX.”

The Black population wasn’t super dense on my academic campus, but we easily amounted to one-third of the population. Our Mother Of Mercy Catholic School was located in the hood with no school bus system; each child was escorted by car. It was the good life that incorporated a wealth of ethnicities and little room for feeling “different.” I did not learn about the shortcomings of racial tensions until I left private school.

I wish every child to have a carefree beginning like the one that I had, and perhaps the reboot of The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air can deliver all of our children into a new era of understanding; we all have more in common than we do apart. Cultural exchanges are fun and adds dimension and depth to each of our worlds.

Have you ever been to the hoods of Philly? How about the hills of Bel-Air?
Buckle in because The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air reboot is going to take you there.

Let’s go! I’ve got shot-gun,

I’m Qui

Ready to reboot diverse series fun.

No judgement

just love and

unity binding our summon.

The FRESH PRINCE OF BEL-AIR reboot is a DRAMA and not a COMEDY. Peep the insight here:

NEWS PERUSE – Entertainment Hues

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 23, 2020 at 6:40 am

The weekend was swell; the weekend went hard. Raise your hand if you watched the American Music Awards?

It aired last night, but I saw none, — I was deep into short film reviews and app-streaming sums.

It has to be done; someone has to watch all of the indie submits.  Most are creative and well crafted – I fall for dialogue and quips.

Action films are a hit and new series’ can “free time impale.”  Speaking of, I heard we may soon have a serial “Waiting to Exhale.”

Had you heard? Porsha Williams DISH‘ed out the word.

You guys know that I love la Bella Porsha; she is a real ride-or-die. — So, Mr. Daniels, if you’re reading this, “please send Porsha “Robin Stokes’ sides.”

Porsha feels confident that she could play the part well.
Doesn’t everyone love a Cancer with a soft shell?

The Zodiac, Cancer – not the illness.
More diverse roles for Porsha is my multimedia request.

Photo by SoundKick

Missy Elliot always hails “best” when I think of random acts of kindness, — via a Twitter post, she was invoked to buy a bride-to-be’s wedding dress.

We all must support our lacking community.

It’s imperative we look past imperfections and towards unity.

That is the goal.

The FRESH PRINCE OF BEL AIR’s cast reunion is healing gold.

If unity was a tangible product, 4-days ago it was sold.
Black don’t crack; no cast member has grown old.

Photo by: TVLine

Well, Lil Nikki grew up but he still looks the same,
the size of his clothes is all that has changed.

Photo by: DailyMirror

The reunion was recollection-amazing.
The 80’s television industry did a lot of raising —

and I am so grateful for that.
Didn’t see it? Go ‘head and run it back.
You can find The FRESH FAM on HBO Max.

Good Monday morning, kinfolk, and how do you do?
It’s day 1 again. What have you got planned for you?

Will unity in the community show up and come through?
I’m Qui
Wide awake and up for a “give & take” with your Entertainment News Peruse.

News Peruse

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on November 4, 2020 at 5:59 am

This just in from the fashion era of ‘you can’t touch me — word on the wire is Brooks Brothers has filed for bankruptcy

I’m so very sorry to hear of such an unfold. It’s a lingering effect from COVID; halting shoppers ‘to and fro.

 

As an eye-candy consumer I am visually pained, yo. Ain’t nothing like watching a masculine strut across the room in Brooks Bros. clothes.

 

Change is inevitable. Fashion comes and goes. America will be fine – from crown to sole.

If Brooks Bros. is closing down with capital so big — what chance does a small biz stand to not be reduced to a gig?

 

Many small business owners have closed shop and moved into the garage. Past months presented a rut, but don’t give up. Your success is not a mirage. 

 

That Brooks Bros. suit that you bought was for a reason — plus the world’s current evolution is only but a season. 

 

That suit? Hold on to it. A new day and opportunity is coming for you to pursue it. 

 

I wrote a piece sometime back titled “What kind of outfit are you running?” A question owned by voters as 2020 ballot numbers are stunning. 

 

Vote counting is going long…

A grandaddy ash has never been accepted as cash.

 

Thank God for the hump and that election day is done. Now begins the hard work of uniting our sum.

 

Lawsuits are waiting to happen; how much of tax dollars will that cost? When the vote choked in 2016, Mrs. Clinton received a loss. 

 

Lawsuits are of no help — when the tabulated count is voter dealt.

 

I hope America intends to get better; I pray that we get this right. Otherwise the world will consider our talk & intentions to be Jekyll & Hyde. 

GOOD IS GOOD.

Meditate (on good thoughts) to proactively work on self.

It’s time to get our unity back.As of late, our swagger has been whack. 

It’s time for patriotic incivility to bust and fall flat. Let’s work on THAT. 

 

If you understand and are ready to put in the hard work, take courage in knowing that you are this country’s good worth

 

Your energy is needed, and your patience is gold. Let’s go forward with an understanding: I respect your spirit, and soul.

 

The news that we are to peruse will be our own. Fall brings the harvest of yesterday’s seeds sown. 

 

Over the last 3-years, what on Earth have we grown? I pray there’s enough for each man to prosper and build a home. 

 

There’s a bandwagon of good that I’d like us to all get on. Bring your momma, your daddy, your family, and your jones.

 

Everything is good until an occasional wrong…

Monique countersues Candice | RHO Potomac

More news on the wire reveals a Potomac fire

I should know. I’ve been watching season 5, yo. 

Monique Samuels and Candice Dillard are in a tiff; a real legal regal cliff.

I can sum up their issue as being a karma ‘thang — because each girl’s reflection is fashioned in the same

Each one is standing up for how she feels. Candice is about lip service; Monique does “drag drills.” 

This is how communication goes awry at will. This is the root of discord that kills 

the unity vibe. However, its misunderstandings that yield RHO it’s thrive. I am a fan of the concept and franchise. 

It’s a show of good, bad, and what’s real –its about life at the top, and life downhill

Reality shows are packed full of lessons. So, what Monique and Candice are going through, could result in a blessin.’

Are you watching? They look a lot like you. — News Peruse’s include shows that deserve your review.

Hump-up on learning more about others. Via television we learn how to be good friends and better lovers. 

I’m all in. I want more love and I have more to give. I think love is a good variable for Monique and Candice’s jiz.

Perhaps you are thinking, “Ah. It’s just a show,” when in fact, actual lives are reeled in RHO.

I’ve got your back, yo. You will remain informed, 

I’m Qui

Humping news, from several views; marinated in griot charm.

Tuesday’s Mood Sway

In Communication, Griot, Science, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on October 20, 2020 at 5:15 am

Good morning goodness. How are you feeling? I’m over-joyed from all of the physical love reeling.

I’ve been hanging pretty tight with family and friends – to the point where I can’t tell where the line of DNA begins or ends

as of late. Good love is on my plate and for that I am grateful. Every time it is on the menu, I indulge in a plateful.

What about you? Good love and a long hug can pull you through.

Give it another go. I promise you – that it is so.

How whilst your day go? I am already in route. I was up to greet the sun with full gladness – no pout.

Monday came through and I went about. Good morning, good Tuesday, pray-tell your good route.

The hump of tomorrow will find me composing short scripts. I’ve got a project to film; I’m connected at the hip

to this one. No working title to share – just pending fun.

It’s literal audio with visuals; you could call it a show. Something like RED SHOE DIARIES; archived years ago:

Remember that? I’m a “stick-it-to-the-ribs” kind of cat. This new project and I… well, we go way back.

Before my knowledge of griot, PlayboysKitti was my psuedo. Words and verbs lift emotions higher than herbs; ergo, — I envision snippets of inner thoughts inside of my portfolio.

It shall be so.

Like Beyonce’s visual album, I desire to hold you close:

Humanity. You and I – we are family. Connective words birth a better reality.

I use basic vocab to convey history. The way I copulate with words is no mystery.

But it works. I can be both graceful and grateful at all times or none. I can be both an adult and a child at heart; life is short, so let’s have fun.

What is your sum? —- If there’s good in youI want some.

I know that you have the goods, so I’ll crest the woods to see it. If Shakespeare had a family member near, I’d likely be it.

Sonnets are about my head — from the time I awake until I go to bed. I spend the in-between time chronicling what the moment says.

Humans march from behind while evolution moves ahead. Like Shakespeare, I’ll document what our era said.

It will read poetic and cool; a pulse of population, status quo, and formal schools.

What will the future think of our best and our highest? Whatever will history say regarding our thoughts on Science?

Mercy, mercy! Merci beaucoup to longevity! I pray that I live long in griot;  legacy is the immortal key.

Communication is my thing; I do like to play.

I’m Qui

Thanks for kicking it with me during my Tuesday Mood Sway.

Godspeed to the prosperity that is coming your way.

TODAY.

Monday Morning Goodness

In Communication, Griot, Music, TV Shows on October 12, 2020 at 2:20 am

Who doesn’t love “goodness in the morning? I know that I like it, yo. It’s in the sheets, in the streets, and in this cup of jo. Oh!

Good morning kinfolk. This cup of jo under my nose is the strongest. And if you think either candidate has this election ‘in the bag,’ — you’d be the wrongest.

Let urgency find no one sitting idle. I filled out my ballot; used my pen like a mallet, now I’m off to the poll excited & unbridled. Any chance that you feel remotely the way I do?

Monday Morning Goodness, you are everything to me. I look forward to meeting you at the start of every week. On you I am sweet. Serially.

The weekend found me missing you, and writing quite a bit. I chronicled my roots, like Alex Haley did.

I love histories that are not hid. Beloved, do you know from whose DNA of which you were chipped? Where’d you get those eyes, those lips those thighs or those hips?

Does your family have a legacy chronicler? Are you, yourself – it? The weekend found me “finding myself.” I chronicled our tree quite a bit.

I felt a little like Black Thought; something-like a walking HBCU. Monday Morning Goodness when research-jonesing it is good to start with you.

I’d love to write a book or two but I keep getting side-lined with Final Draft. Film writing is my default; compositions of fiction and/or fact.

I can’t help but to give-in to that; I can’t help but to give-in to you. You are the best day 1 before day 2, and you’ve got some pretty impressive grooves. Ooo.

Be good to we, be good to me; shine your goodness for the world to see,

I’m Qui

a fan of thee, and the goodness of your opportunities.

Image by Tenor

So Far So Good

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, TV Shows, Video on October 7, 2020 at 5:15 am
Seriously. It’s good.

While on hiatus, I found a whole lot of space and time
to take it easy, live life breezy, fast forward, and rewind.

Delving into streaming series is how I spent my time.
Entertained I was; the time was surely mine.

I journeyed LOST IN SPACE and got lost in AWAY. I finished both series just yesterday.

I am in the current throws of LOVECRAFT COUNTRY and FARGO.
Chris Rock is maturing well; I dig him as Loy Cannon – in a gangster role.

The comedian portrays a community boss — and I do like.
Fargo went to the hood to storyline spike.

Good choice. Chronicle yesterday’s relative and give it voice.
So far, so good inside of HBO’s horror series hood.

Are you watching Lovecraft Country? It’s magic & black folk and civil-rights funky. I like the horror hue, so I’m bringing it up to you.

Are you watching?

Fargo, o’ Fargo. The town’s mixed couple conveys all funeral shows.
But what does it mean that their daughter is sharp like Einstein, yo?
I don’t know, I don’t know, and such details keep me glued to the show.

FARGO’s town mortician, Thurman Smutney and his daughter Ethelrida.

Fargo is fairly early in its 4th season while Lovecraft’s season 1 is about to close.
Lovecraft Country fights monsters as a family while gentrification takes the lead in Fargo.

The four streaming shows are all Grade-A to watch.
Good writing is exciting and thwarts watching the clock.

Boredom has come to a halt. Good streaming entertainment can be bought.
Cop it and watch it.

I dig YouTubeTV, HBOMax, FX, Netflix, and Amazon, too.
While on hiatus, I sipped cocktails while watching a few.

Last week’s retreat was good for me. Did I miss thee? Like you wouldn’t believe, but hiatuses are oh so necessary.

What are the headlines on your plate today?
Have you been keeping up with the news as of late?

I have. The broadcasts have been nothing at which to laugh. COVID19’s spike resists our requests to go flat. We’re all concerned a bit about that. How do we get our collective good health back?

The Coronavirus tally is running… | November 3rd is coming.

Inside of the footer of this page in the leftt-hand slot, the PLAN TO VOTE Image is capacity hot.

Have you clicked it? A planyou must get it.

So far, so good we are doing our best. Today’s hump is an assist — not a test.

Thank God for the elevation that allows us to see more; for providing us the space to love and increase our emotional IQ score.

Speaking of, the LOST IN SPACE series is full of emotional exercise. The last episode of season 2 caused water to well up in my eyes 

continually. The credits rolled over compassion and humanity.
The AWAY series boasts love, human touch, and family.
Relationships seem to rule in and out of gravity and that’s okay with me.

So far, so good. We are mid-week for sure,
I’m Qui
Talking show-shop with thee is a serial cure.

The moral is beautiful.

Monday Morning

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on September 28, 2020 at 5:15 am

Monday Morning:  Things are getting world-wide-weird again. — I stopped fracking with social sites because bots are not my friends.

They pretend to be social kin  and have formed decoy sites — to anchor Gravatars while they peruse and LIKE writes.

Butt for what? Ain’t nobody giving bot love.

Monday Morning, I’ve no time for late introductions or yawning. I pray the polls be on ‘swoll with our collective-unity spawning

in just a few weeks. Let no American be vote-shy or poll-weak.

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In November I intend to vote my interests and base them on the facts. I know that the IRS can reach you best if you forfeit on a tax.

I’m no expert, but on this I do know — because in 2011 the IRS came for me, yo.’

In reference to taxable dollars that went unpaid – on a lump sum that I received from closing out my 401K.  I really had no choice my job closed shop and moved away.

This was back when the 2008 recession hit.  Who knew lucrative gain would not return for a bit?

Business finally resumed about 3 years later — and the IRS came for me like Cruella Deville on gators.

I recall that I had just logged 3 new clients, with promissory notes to pay me — when the IRS entered stage left and emptied-out all of my savings.

Aw frick-frack and what the heck! That was quite the “wake-up” point. So, are we sure the IRS doesn’t know about the 1st fam’s tax-less  paying joints?

The U.S. is a lot sharper than that. — The U.S. is funny about folk not paying tax.

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It’s just who we are.  The IRS is filled with the best contact-tracing stars.

They are quick if they think that you owe them a check.  Paying taxes is our way to show country love; we invest.

Monday Morning, what new headlines will be born out of today?  I’m a writer with a griot lighter – I’ve already meditated and prayed.

I am awake and ready to participate. What give’st thee?

I’m Qui

ISO the good of we; utilizing Monday as opportunity.

And Today is

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, TV Shows on August 31, 2020 at 5:48 am

Today is the beginning of another week of winning. I’m an early bird on the grinning, due to my nocturnal dream and the romp-winning 

that it entailed. I remember doing kegels and parallels. Today is going to be swell; I’m happy to be alive and I hope that you’re well.

Do tell if you watched the VMA awards? Were you satisfied with the winners and did the musical acts go hard? 

I didn’t watch it, but I read all about it. Headlines say ‘Gaga was the  -ish, and I don’t doubt it. 

The Weekend took home video of the year; best composition of scene — Justin Bieber and Ariana Grande took home best video during quarantine. 

KeKe Palmer was the show host, I do enjoy her vibe. I hate I missed the VMA’s; headlines read like it was live. 

And Today will exceed the weekends hype because you’ve got your health and you’re still alive.

I’m up early feeling a party-type vibe. In the season of Virgo I’m thinking of Fab5.

Today is his annual born day; in essence his pre-party was the VMA’s.

Michael Jackson‘s born day was 2-days ago and Bey’s birthday will be in fo.’

Virgo, o’ Virgos, we love you so. Your perfection plays out well in most award shows. 

And so today will surely follow the Virgoan suit. Power to the people who bear wheat and produce fruit. 

Happy Monday to you, as well as to all of the zodiac signs,

I’m Qui

And Today’s Virgo breeze is the best of its kind! 

Humping Horror

In Advertise, Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows, Video on August 26, 2020 at 5:15 am

Good morning beloved. How are you this morn? I’m awake, for opportunity’s take; I’m bright eyed with no yawn.

How art thou, multimedia kin? The week’s halfway – we’re halfway in.

I am poised to watch LOVECRAFT COUNTRY at its begin. Are you on-board with the series? it’s a Jordan Peele kin.

I am enjoying Angela Bassett’s husband starring as George Freeman. Jurnee Smollett and Jonathon Majors are Jim-Crow-surviving friends.

The series centers around negro and witch hunting. Episode 1 starts out with a lot of gunning,

but the melanin prey gets away to live another day. Misha Green is the co-creator with Jordan who birthed the way.

Lovecountry Craft airs at primetime on Sunday’s. With no UNDERGROUND series, HBO get’s all the play:

HBO – Based on Matt Ruff’s novel of the same name, Lovecraft Country follows Atticus Freeman (Jonathan Majors) as he meets up with his friend Letitia (Jurnee Smollett) and his uncle George (Courtney B. Vance) to embark on a road trip across 1950s Jim Crow America in search of his missing father (Michael Kenneth Williams). This begins a struggle to survive and overcome both the racist terrors of white America and the terrifying monsters that could be ripped from a Lovecraft paperback.

Lovecraft Country is executive produced by showrunner Misha Green along with J.J. Abrams, Jordan Peele, Bill Carraro, Yann Demange, Daniel Sackheim, and David Knoller.

Are you watching this series? O’ do tune in. Sunday evening episode 3 will begin.

The rise of the sun always yields vampires a good singe… Season one is so much fun that the number of episodes produced are 10. Let the fight begin!