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An End and a Begin

In Comedy, Communication, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on May 19, 2017 at 4:03 am

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and all the while my time was spent

running the streets going to and fro
to finalize the affairs of a man named Joe.

Joe is MY DAD, some folks called him Redd,
it’s because he had freckles and flaming hair on his head.

Had he lived to see June 27th, he would have been 70.
Today we’ll memorialize a man that meant the world to me…

Much happier will be I after this huge moment of closure indeed.
After the veteran send off, we’ll congregate among ourselves and delve in the feed.

Comfort food.

We’ll laugh and talk, give dap and hugs.
We’ll likely run through many familial stories of love.

And then it’s on to healing and living well. I’m just a few years past 40.
Life is at hand, enjoy the lay of the land; and always remember to party.

Feeling stuccato? Drop some E40:

After the party, ol’ Saturday morning will roll in sweet
and I’ll brave a smile before the floor shall meet my feet

Because I’m alive, I have the activity of my limbs and all is well.
God bless the family of the late Roger Ailes.

The FOX NEWS giant was doing fine just in the Summer of last year
when a forced resignation is all that the Murdock sons would hear.

Not to rehash old news but he was let go,
post allegations of sexual harassment when female employees said ‘NO.’

My, oh, satellite news has been popping beyond Pennsylvania Av
— none of which is okay, or poised to make us laugh.

So on a lighter note
for you, I have a joke:

A taxi passenger taped the driver on the shoulder to ask him a question.

The driver screamed, lost control of the car, nearly hit a bus, went up on the footpath, and stopped centimeters from a shop window.

For a second everything went quiet in the cab, then the driver said, “Look malex-baldwin-pillow-cover-laugh.gifate, don’t ever do that again. You scared the daylights out of me!”

The passenger apologized and said, “I didn’t realize that a little tap would scare you so much.”

The driver replied, “Sorry, it’s not really your fault. Today is my first day as a cab driver – I’ve been driving a funeral van for the last 25 years”.

Anytime is a good time to start something new & productive in life,
I’m Qui
The day is yours, take the opportunity to soar and smile while you’re covering the miles.

Hindsight will prove it all worthwhile.

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It’s getting FUNKY

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, TV Shows, Video on May 17, 2017 at 5:06 am

Last night as satellite news was spilling it–
The world beside me was watching and reeling it.

Taking notes.
Making jokes.

On that man in the white house
whose not working but should be kicked out?

I don’t know, I’m not crazy about the orange homey,
but he had my patience-pending then he fired Comey.

And then he did an interview with Lester Holt
to prove his good mind may be on the fro.

He admitted on camera like a bird that sings
how he fired James Comey while thinking of “this Russia thing.”

McMasters, Huckabee-Sanders and Sean Spice alike
Have all looked like fools behind Trump on the mic.

Each one braving reporters to buff for the orange twitter.
Just to have the rugged pulled from under them; the prez is no quitter.

Sean is worn out and Huckabee-Sanders is looking crazy.
McMasters came out with a “non-denial” denial, like that would phase “we.”

But to phase or erase from yesterdays memory — It did not.
It just reconfirmed that the SPOT is quite HOT!

Pennsylvania Avenue is still the hottest soap opera (to date) brewing.
Isn’t the prez protected from being court dragged by the suing?

Some are hinting the prez to take a thwarted term and go hiate
after it was leaked that he asked Comey to drop the investigate.

Look guys he’s 70. He is living long,
but that holds no guarantee on the mind being strong.

We should all be concerned
from what I’ve learned.

My father passed 2 weeks ago
and he was only 69, yo!

But I can tell you from recent dealings
a strong mind is not what he was feeling.

In fact to watch him slip on basic judgments — broke my heart.
To recognize the prez may be “slipping in judgment” would be smart.

Sadly, it’s Ivanka’s daddy. I too am a Daddy’s girl.
So yeah, It’s Getting Funky is the jam being heard across the world.

Good morning baby, It’s Wednesday again,
Pray up, stay up and forgo building sin.

I’m up early with my cup of jo and a smirky grin,
I’m Qui
On that Dr. Dre piece. ‘Bout to run it again.

It’s Getting FUNKY!!!

Good Morning Monday

In Communication, Griot, Music, News, Politics, Self Improvement, Sports, Video on May 8, 2017 at 5:26 am

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I am quite alright and refreshed
Yesterday God was good and I copped the best rest.

Wooo and Yes! Do indulge, and tell how are you?
No child, I’m not crying no more – I insist, I am through.

I’ve de-puffed my eyes and returned to caring for me.
SELF PRESERVATION, fam, is still key and good for Qui.

Ooo Wee! I’ve also learned a lot about me and “loss grieving,”
It released the shopping gene in me – my CC was cash heaving.

I killed DSW on Friday evening. I tell you, me…
They said I had a $40 credit so I spent (more than) bills of 3.
I reckon it’s just how I grieve. 🤗

Dear Monday: it’s good to be back. I am so ready to settle in.
Last week I took an “L”, this week I can only WIN.

Big Sean knows what’s up,
Take a minute and jam his cut:

Congrats to the French peoplethey voted beyond hates hump
And sent Marie LaPen packing – they didn’t want a female Trump.

I’m so happy for them (the French people). With unity they’ve made no exit.
They didn’t follow our funky dumb asses like we followed Brexit.

Oh heck! It’s too early in the week for me to start “a read“…
Aw that’s a lie. Reading gets me by.  Pardon me, please.

I’m akin to starting up early and carrying on, rather late.
I’m also tuned into what’s going on this week with Sally Yates.

What is this business that the administration is tangled up in?
And what do you mean you skipped the vetting process and let Mike Flynn in?

Is this the old “I just copied off of her,” antic that dummies used in high school?
Or do they really think the world is “like them?” A bunch of knowledge-less rich fools?

Either way, this day has got to be a funday.
There’s nothing like congressional testimonies on a Monday.

Cleveland Cavaliers! We saw you, baby! All Dunks and laughter.
After you put that can of whoop ass, 4-in-a-row on them Raptors.

King James keeps doing his thang, so I’m encouraged to continue to break through,
I’m Qui
And Good Morning Monday. Communing with you is what I do.

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I love it, too.

NEWS PERUSE – Airline Jet Fuel

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on April 12, 2017 at 6:46 am

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Knotted Up Travel…

Yes-yes! Good morning good kinsmen, I pray that everyone is fine.
I want to talk a little bit about the bad customer service at United Airlines.

I’m no bandwagon jumper, I am, however, an opportunist of writes
and my New Years trip to New York this year – was partly facilitated by one of their flights.

And I promise to God I am not lying, but I told my dear high school beau
That our purchasing 2 tickets and given no designated seats was a big fat no-no.

Their flight destination board was shotty and they had the rudest flight crew staff.
I wanted to write of it earlier, but it was nothing at which to uplift you with or laugh.

I told my dear beau, if there’s an opportunity to fly United Airlines again? I’ll forgo.
He didn’t care for their protocol and was too willing to let thier lack luster display go.

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Unfortunately post seeing UA‘s new “customer dragging video,” I am convinced that they don’t care — even a little
for our passenger experience more than they do that we provide the funding in the middle.

The trip was more important for their 4-crew members that needed the seats of paid patrons.
It’s no wonder their seating was met with boo’s and statements that proved they were being ‘hated on.’

Again – I didn’t share my 2017 New Years Eve connecting flight woes with you,
because UPLIFTING news is what I’m into and bad news makes tasteless juice.

However, in light of what happened last weekend, I thought I’d better confirm
CEO Munoz is horrible with customer service; t’was from him, employees have learned.

Jimmy Kimmel gives an inside look into United Airlines Marketing:

WHAT IN THE WORLD is going on?
United Airlines… you aren’t looking too strong.

Your marketing team will have trouble spinning
the fact that you apologized only to the fact that you were inconvenienced in winning.

In fact Munoz said, and I quote:
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Ooo wee kinfolk, something has gone terribly wrong
for them to think they can treat patrons like so and we dance to this song.

Well, I’m certain I won’t dance with them. I won’t play along and be smiley.
I dropped United Airlines quicker than the 58 advertisers that dropped O’Reilly.

O’Reilly and the other Bill, Mr. Cosby
seems to have had a pretty similar hobby.

Call it what you want – it sure looks the same.
Be it O’Reilly or Cosby — Bill is the name.

Good Lord! Deliver us from our exceptional selves.
Morals should count higher than the stack of wealth.

Munoz has apologized a third time without dismissive intent to “word clown.”
Or perhaps his apology was in someway tied to the stock prices that were going down.

If you’re a United Airline stock holder or spouse/lover,
no worries on the stock, before the close they duly recovered.

human-kindness.jpgIf it weren’t for the money, I don’t think change or an apology would have come.
I think Oscar Munoz thought the majority of America wouldn’t add up his careless sums.

My beau is a Mathmetician, we did the math rather quick.
The fact that we’re talking about dragging customer service says the country is sick.

There’s a lot of coughing but no vomit or blood (yet) gushin’,
still our country’s acting a little funky
and might need some sort of Robitussin.

You don’t have to believe me, in fact you can outright refuse,
go out and grab a pussy and you could make the next NEWS PERUSE. 🙂

It’s up to you. I’m just dropping heightened information
something like The Cat in The Hat, tho in Griot formation.

Good morning kinsmen, it’s mid week and I’m on my mid-week grind,
I’m Qui
I always love kicking it with thee on any relative NEWS PERUSE find.

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Vibrate higher, resist temptation and take your Robitussin

A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 10, 2017 at 5:24 am
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Seeds of wisdom

The bed you make may be your own.
Consequences matter from a kid all the way to grown.

Be quick to apologize if you’re the one in the wrong
and always pay royalties if you use other artists words to make songs.

That’s just good advice 
if you want to avoid a drama-filled life.

Me? I’m doing quite alright. I’m always digging the wiser say.
Anytime that you may find  me “quiet to the riot” I’m usually in Proverbs phase:

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To myself and others, I always say:
Pick and choose your battles and be clear about your plight.
Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

Aggression is aggression, there is no such thing as a “slight.”
Again, Don’t throw your weight around if you’re not prepared to fight.

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Is nothing more, really – than COMMON SENSE in your face.

If you’re in the car but not behind the wheel – I suggest you pray.
Especially if the drivers skill are comparable to the roller coaster: Run Away.

As in old, herky-jerky, extreme sharp turns and full of thwarted thrills.
Click the roller coaster link; the Run Away is real. 🙂

Remember that a roller coaster ride is limited to its designated tracks,
walk your journey, know your road, don’t be side-tracked by this and that.

The world stage is too big for any type of menial tit for tat,
so if you have issue with your brother — please leave it at that.

Do not go global, do not take to Twitter or Facebook.
Take it God and maybe your best friend, then jot it in a journal book.
Lock it up so that your counters don’t take a look.

That’s A WISE SAY: Yesterday, The other day and Today…
All of your thoughts need not be aired. Some – you can put away.

However, if you’re all about healing the world, what ails the people or unity on a whole,
Hit-up your girl, Qui. To me, that’s Project: GOLD. I’m always down to positively affect the soul.

Good morning to you, be on your wisest beat,
I’m Qui
On this griot 1-2-3 sewing wisdom in relative seeds.

Plant. Grow. Eat.
It makes sense.

Another Fine WEDNESDAY

In Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on April 5, 2017 at 4:29 am

Greenleaf-cast-2017-season2And I’m feeling very much like 32
It’s SPRING time and I’m on the take –
not sure what on Earth I’m going to do

with this sunny side of me that is clearly showing.
I’m over here reading, writing, learning and knowing.

I’m soaking up information that I didn’t know yesterday.
The sapeosexual that I am, this research equates to play.

Hey-ey! It’s Wednesday baby and I’ve got a feeling of Dallas, TX in my hair.
I’m quite a few miles out of her radius’ frame but my attitude doesn’t care.

greenleaf_family.pngI’ve got K104 blasting through my speakers, via an app and bluetooth on my phone.
I’m rolling through the streets, I’m Phoenix-deep, but the DF-Dub is all in my dome.

Monday seems like it was just yesterday — yet it looks like the weekend’s about to begin.
We’re atop of the hump, fix your posture – no slump, It’s not Friday, but WEDNESDAY, again.

What’cha got up for today? Be it all sweet and no beef
for later tonight on channel OWN, you can indulge in some GREENLEAF.

Yes, honey child.
GREENLEAF is back – you know it’s gone be wild.

UNDERGROUND will backdoor this awesome show and still new at season 2’s begin.
Underground isn’t on channel OWN, but rather on WGN.

Go ahead and DVR them in. Both are pretty good company.
I’m just a writer, a dome exciter – these shows are like friends to me.
You ever talk back to the TV? 🙂

I do, and all of the time.
Sometimes it’s a flat comment – sometimes it’s a rhyme.

Today more of the same will be on shine, I’ll be nail-biting on bended knees,
I’m Qui
on Another Fine Wednesday, join me later on for familial reflections of you and me.

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Artful Notation

Just yesterday as I was on my way, sashaying and being productively steady
I received an informative text from the international and domestically cool: Fab 5 Freddy.

Beyond saying,”Yo Qui! What’s up?,” and spitting a few more verses that made me think
he split my wig with info of his current gig when he shot me this WJLA link:

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Fab5Freddy & MC Yan hang hip, historic and cultural ART in the SMITHSONIAN

http://wjla.com/features/good-morning-washington/street-artists-bring-unique-collaboration-kung-fu-wildstyle-to-the-smithsonian

Two very different, yet influential international icons
collaborating in art of hip and historic cultural sums.

Mmm and yum. Y’all know how I feel about adding good and solid content.
It seems that their art and cultural collab has alas, been SMITHSONIAN sent.

The WILDSTYLE EXHIBITION is on display in Washington, DC as I speak.
The a fore interview was pretty telling as well, click PLAY and take a peek.

Good shows, good art and good love are like shots of caffeine to me,
I’m Qui
This Wednesday deserves a “Oui” for being so Fab and for tonights Greenleaf!

Waking Up to Timothy Snyder

In Book, Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on March 29, 2017 at 7:05 am

waking-up-is-keyI’ve been with my guy for more than two decades, (since high school), so waking up to Timothy Snyder was something new to me. Good thing my guy isn’t the jealous type, because Timothy has a book that has caught my attention and demands ‘curl-up-in-the-bed’ time, so I’ve been ‘curled-up.’

How did I meet Timothy? Bill Maher introduced me to him last Friday night (I’m quick! 🤗) – he was a panel guest. Did you see the show? It was enlightening and heavy all at the same time. And by “heavy” I mean in yielding brain lobe capacity. You know THAT works for me. Oui! Meet Timothy:

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I met Timothy on REAL TIME with Bill Maher on Friday
He was discussing historical tyranny; education always equals a high day.

I kept the channel locked. Here is where I wanted to play,
it was pretty good stuff. Here’s a 8-min vid of Tim’s informative say:

Heyyyy! That’s whats up. Did you get that?
Aw, you know me. I’m a knowledge hungry she,
and yes — I definitely dug that.

It was so good, so proven and so deep…
I think I’ll transcribe the conversation for “readers on ‘the creep.'”

But that will take a little bit of time.
Peep YouTube – now, before they kill the line.

Me? On this Wednesday morning, I’m feeling fine.
I’ve got a few hours pending before tackling my grind.

I’m hitting you up, because you’ve been on my mind.
Good morning baby. I’m on my lobe-lift grind.

The day is early and knowledge is a good serve anytime!
I’m Qui
Good morning to thee, I’m content with spooning this book of mine.

I’m imploring you to expand your mind and to read a book today
Protect yourself, health and wealth from the tyrannical methods of yesterday!
DO Be wary of it creeping up again; Resist “the tyranny sway.”

#PayAttention

It’s a New Day

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, Video on March 27, 2017 at 6:37 am

Yes! Yes! Good morning baby.
I’m that energetic UP EARLY lady.

I awoke at dusky and quiet 4am
when most were asleep and little (visual) mayhem.

Glad, I am, for this New Day,
a new griot spill, wit-willed informative say.

It’s Monday, it’s Monday and I’m back at it again.
I’ll shoot the landscape with my reel sharp friends.

I’ll edit a bit, with my eye-detailed tech crew
and on every free moment, I’ll check in with you.

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Me, You, Monday and the crew…

What have you got up for today?
The weekend has come and gone away.

It was fun. Did you go outside and play?
Monday is at the door with an opportunistic score,
Are you ready for another funday?

I’m up for it and I want it all.
Love is in the air and I want to take the fall.

I’ll take it to the back – like the NESTEA Plunge.
Mondays for me are fuel for “GIDDY!” I’m up to reap some!

The first thing I heard this morning inside of my monologue head space
was Pharrell’s voice from The Clipse video: “It’s a New Day!

I rose quickly and found the video to display!
Nothing could be more befitting for Monday.

Indeed, It’s a New Day and I’m so glad to be in it,
I’m Qui
Good morning fam, let me echo “Hot Damn!,” let’s go out and win it!

IN Per SUIT

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on January 18, 2017 at 7:48 am

byron-allen-suit-sharpWhat up kinfolk? What’s good and what has happened
that caused a $10 Billion Lawsuit to be filed by Byron Allen?

No, I don’t suppose this is #NewNews, but it’s news all the same,
the lawsuit was filed in respect to Charter Communications and its BOS frame.

BOS. What does the acronym stand for?
Black Owned Stations. Byron wants to know “What’s the score?

I think we have two, but could we have more?
Are attempts to own black stations being thwarted at the door?

I remember many years back when Bill Cosby wanted to get a station,
not long after — allegations raped him of his reputation.

Thank God for the OWN station, though Byron says there could be more,
he got with the crunchers and did the numbers and is confident before us is a locked door.

In October 2016, a judge ruled the suit to go forth, to proceed.
Black folks are major consumers, may we have a little more ownership of feed?

Great progress is in the works but no victory for WE, though Mr. Allen is on the case.locked-door
I know you remember Byron Allen from occupying yesterdays late night broadcast space?

Well his drive has not waned or aged and nor has his face.
I won’t lie, I’m a writer ’til I die – and I’m glad Byron’s on the case.

What good is a scripted create if it has no prospect of a home?
How many writers are praying for outlets; fighting off ‘popularity in the dead zone.’

An artists appreciation is usually on the rise
when he produces much and then he suddenly dies.

What the what-what? Ain’t nobody got time for that anymore.
So God bless Byron Allen on his “judicial access
regarding BOS” score.

The battle is lain before us and I’m sure it will be long and hard.
I will continue to write a reflective insight and continue to pray to the Lord…

I really need Byron Allen to make headway today for many of our tomorrows.
I’m Qui
Taking my cues from that NO LIMIT dude, he’s got the notes that a #GoodHead must follow

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It’s just Good Business.

Black-ish Racket: Play Ball!

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows, Video on January 13, 2017 at 7:30 am

BLACK-ISH

Wednesday night on ABC a rather direct episode of Black-ish aired.
Dre, played by Anthony Anderson went where most scripts don’t dare.

During a round table discussion at the marketing firm
the president-elect came up and dialogue began to burn.

Dre’s co-workers went around the table expressing their despair vs. hope
and most were perplexed, admitting: for the pres-elect, ‘they did not vote.’

But then there was one young lady sitting across from Daphne (played by Wanda Sykes)
who did vote for the pres-elect; her name is Laura and she happens to be white.

Suddenly the script got hype and the mostly male co-worker situation started to question
what was on her mind in the booth? With debated breath they insisted confession.

The young lady at the round table expressed her truth-in-thinking the elect would be fair –
and did not wake up post election like her co-workers with a pitted feeling of despair.

When the mic was turned to Dre
at first he didn’t have much to say.

But when pressed by peers on the subject
Dre had much to say and with clarity it erupted.

The writers of the LEMONS episode were sharp in laying their delivery
When Dre spoke on his feeling, I was chilled and it went right though me.

The monologue was touching and Dre was convicted in his necessary release.
In short he said, ‘I’ve always supported this country, even when it doesn’t support me.’

 Ooo Wee.
You see?
That’s what’s it like to be BLACK LIKE ME.

Dre continued at the round table expressing how he remains hopeful and presses on…
he is not unique in his stance, this is many a Black persons song.

So let me let you hear the monologue as not to quote him wrong:

Watch It Quick – it’s the most reflective say!
Again Watch It Quick- before YT takes it away.

I couldn’t quote it word for word, so I found this cheesy shot.
Give me a few minutes to compose a word-for-word on this slot.

In the meantime enjoy the view
the writers of this series are thinking about you.

The writers of this series are thinking about us as a whole.
Racism is an ugly mother and the –ish is way past old.

I love this series because it does its best
to build a bridge that connects us at the vest…

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@The heart.
What Dre expressed needed to be said… it’s a start.

I hope that you saw the series on Wednesday if not, try and cop it ON DEMAND.
I’m Qui
and Black-ish is Playing Ball. Thank God, because we need ’em to, man.

#SayThat