Posts Tagged ‘American HISTORY’

FALL in Love

In Communication, education, Griot, News on October 10, 2022 at 3:15 am

Good morning, Fam. I have fallen in love.
But only after searching much and talking to the ‘man above.’

I have been in the market for a studio of my own,
as well as out here in this crazy market ISO a new home.

The weekend came and I duly went out to peruse…
I concluded with my ‘eyes on the prize and more work to do.

And I’m into it. I am very much into today.
I am up early feeling girly with nothing but good things to say.

Regardless of the topic…
You dare me to chronicle today’s news? Oh, stop it!

I got you. Did you peep PBS‘s MAKING BLACK AMERICA?
James Weeks, The Freedmans Torchlight, and much more made the cut.

How exciting to be on the cusp
of learning more about BLACK AMERICA; more about US.

The entire show was fantastic and any further broadcast anxieties have been put to ease,
for I am happy to report that my favorite new show is not a one-time event, but a series.

Americans collectively know a lot of stuff.
Though, when it comes to our country’s formation, we don’t know enough.

The legacy of slaves can be seen in the faces of Black American descendants.
Most are familiar with the history, just ask any one of your Black friends.

And what your Black friends will tell you is that ‘it is not fun,
to be a descendant of enslaved ancestors and never knowing where they originated from.

So, the MAKING BLACK AMERICA broadcasts are comforting in that area.
Their volumes speak to this country’s history; 411 that can carry “US.”

And to be honest, that’s all of the new news that I found on the wire
that wasn’t bad news or composed of war fire.

Good love is for hire and has FALLen into our laps.
Good love begins with us; I am thankful for a seasonal sap.

Love is in session every day of every generation.
Halloween is up next, but Thanksgiving yields the biggest congregation.

FALL in Love with life again. Today is a good starting point.
Whatever you did over the weekend is now cashed like a joint.

Make this week about progress; make a plan and chart a quest,
I’m Qui
FALL in Love
with the idea that you deserve the very best.

There’s Goodness in the Making | Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

News Lube

In Griot, News, Politics on June 23, 2010 at 1:03 pm

News Lube

Yes– I said NEWS LUBE instead of NEWS PERUSE.


Because things are getting grimier and grimier everyday. I keep reminding my 12 year old daughter that AMERICAN HISTORY is soooo being made during her adolescent life. First we elect the United States first black president, then a Gulf Oil Rig explodes and one of our wars generals has loose staff lips that could sink ships. Can you imagine how this is going to read 20-30 years from now in history books….that is assuming TEXAS doesn’t attempt to rewrite all of our countrys History.

That’s right — History rewrites by folks with no literal insight is also in progress in the state of Texas with hopes to influence other ISD school books around the world. California has already declined on utilizing any such re-written versions. I hope their decision is catchy.

Health Care issues are also taking shape through reform
The President addressed most concerns [6-22] — w/o alarm.

General Stanley McChrystal has been dressed down and sent home.
History will recall him as the man who bad mouthed “the leaders” zone.
(shaking my head) Mm-Mm-Mm…what went wrong?

BP and TRANS OCEAN are surely not happy today
about the black dude who’s been interviewing about their “safety astray”.

When the ‘fail safe’ first blew, it took 11 with
Then today we lost 2 more — God forbid.

They were trying to help – it’s definitely shifty and risky work —
In an effort to keep off shore drilling alive – many more are bound to get hurt.

It’s a greasy situation. Todays NEWS is untimely, grimey and bold.
In an effort to exhibit a silver lining — what’s up on the production of clean coal? 🙂

America: The Story of US

In Griot, News, Politics, TV Shows on May 10, 2010 at 10:34 am

Did you catch The HISTORY CHANNEL last night? “AMERICA: The Story of US” If you didn’t — don’t worry, the same episode: “Civil War” will air again on May 12th @ 8/7c and a new episode: “Cities” will air on May 19th @ 8/7c.

I caught the late night re-run of the broadcasted show;
The CIVIL WAR was bizarre and both sides went ‘for broke’.

If you missed the first broadcast day – take heart it’s coming on again
The History Channels reflective panel — opens up @ our countrys begin…

Fighting “within the house” doesn’t make us look any more “functional” or smarter,
May outside forces observe: United Blood will always be thicker than water.

I’m digging the Historical recap of the haps – so far,
Finally a show – where our ancestors are “the star”.

AMERICA: The Story of Us airs May 12th @ 8/7c on The History Channel