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Key BLACK HISTORY: Multi Media PLAYERS II

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows, Video on February 12, 2020 at 8:19 am

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Multi Media – when defined as an adjective (of art, education, etc.) refers to using more than one medium of expression or communication. “A multimedia art form”
As a noun the term is defined as the use of a variety of artistic or communicative media.

Which is the perfect description, (in some aspect) of every PLAYER that we highlight in this piece. What do yo know about:

The Pisces and chameleon JORDAN PEELE?
I first took notice of him during a show titled Key and Peele,
and then he busted the box offices with creative & reflective reel.

GET OUT and US are digital releases that I own.
Jordan Peele is a Multi Media Player and one who’s quite strong.

I’d like to get him on the phone and bring up Issa Rae;
talk about collaborating and then call Issa on three way.

ISSA RAE, Issa Rae. Girl what do you say?
You are no longer INSECURE in any way

and it’s a good look.
Ass is getting fat,” cause your content hooks.

I am paying attention, I am learning and I laugh.
I’ll see you at this weekend’s opening of:  THE PHOTOGRAPH.

Though tonight belongs to – la bella, AVA DUVERNAY 
as she broaches Day 2 of: CHERISH THE DAY.

It is Key that we continue to understand our BLACK HISTORY.
Ava takes on Black Love because it shouldn’t remain a mystery.
#Anthology

The view is kissing me. Let it kiss you back.
Today’s topic is historic on the legacy that is Black,

and not only that, but the production cast and crew is Full Gender Parody.
That means 50/50 on the sexes; an even-playing-field is always key.

I need you and you need me.
Give it up for Ava and opportunity.

The world is changing and we should all strive to be stronger and leaner.
The views are showing up more true, like those seen in GRASS IS GREENER.

Have you seen her? The documentary that claims —
there’s been a miscomprehension on the necessity of Mary Jane.

FAB5FREDDY is no newbie to Multi-Media; he’s long been a reel player.
So, when it came to documenting weed? Fab5 took the lead as ‘the slayer.’

Nothing wrong with it.
I’m sure he researched the foliage before he ‘hit it.’ 😛

Still, he did it! He brought the topic to the forefront.
The documentary is blunt and yields an intellectual punt:

You don’t have to be a smoker to be concerned
about the legacy of a whole race of people being burned.

So many African Americans are still currently serving jail time,
behind a blunt on a roach clip from cirque 1969…

Or something like that.
There’s a legacy rotation on the puff-puff pass

in my community.
Like Native Americans – weed invokes unity.

The law has decided to let it be.
America’s GREEN LAWS are making history.

Let’s keep it up; lay good intentions like brick layers
and do it in plain site – like these Multi Media Players.

The children are watching us, so is the rest of the world.
I’m glad to be GENDER PARODY; highlighting boys and girls.

I’ve taken my cue from Ava and the rest,
I’m Qui
reflecting BLACK HISTORY – it’s me at my best.

Are you watching? Are you clocking?

Feeling reel good about…

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on May 24, 2019 at 5:45 am
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Ida Lupino lit the path and I received a contact. #GirlPower

I’m Feeling reel good about where I am in my journey of life;
a place of contentment – no imposition of strife.

I’m good right now…
investing cash into a yielding cow:

Education.
What’s your woke relation?

Are you bettering your journey? Are you looking after your interests?
Are you self continuing education? Are you still up to doing your best?

I’m rooting for ya, and I’m feeling good about you seed sowing into self.
I’m rooting for me because I, too just want to be my very best.

Let’s go for it! What have you got up for today?
Me? I’m working on this mini-documentary and it feels like play.

I’m documenting someone that leaves me in awe of the exact words to say.
My subject is into the healing arts field and moves energy to sway

a more positive vibe in all situations.
I’m Feeling reel good about my project vibrations.

Beyond what I’m learning and how I’m feeling
I’m stoked about the portfolio that I am building.

I’m happy y’all.
With formal capacity, I exhibit some gall.

If we forfeit using learned knowledge I fear that it may fall sour,
so without further ado, “WAY TO GO GIRL POWER!”

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Director Duvernay is Queen Sugar

I’m using it.
Getting a feel for the reel world… I’m pursuing it.

I’m cruising collaboration and it feels pretty good.
I’m Feeling supported when networking in my hood.

The give & take is understood when LOCATION SCOUTING.
So my reel services are on the table when I’m out and abouting…

I appreciate all who are working with me.
Makes me feel reel good about sharing this community.

Thank you to all of the supporters of my current film project,
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee, today work is free – tomorrow you get a check.

The ARTS live strong because you are on deck.
Am I Feeling reel good about that? YOU rock, and you BET!

Hey-Hey-Hey Ms. DuVernay

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on March 8, 2017 at 3:48 am

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Have you seen her work? Doth you know the fascinating she?
Ms. Ava DuVernay is a Director of much, including GREENLEAF.

Yes! Oprah has her OWN, Tyler Perry has Madea
and the beauty of GreenLeaf is brought to life via a Sheeba.

ava-duvernay-on-setMs. DuVernay is beautiful and elegantly rocks
visionary eyes, a lovely smile and strong mane locks.

Her capacity to hold the masses attention
is duly up for mention –
for I am hooked on the view

that is the family of GreenLeaf
ava-duvernay-smilethe church folks and who creeps…
You know? The mirrored reflections of me and you.

It’s dimensionally good and relates quite strong.
Ms. Ava DuVernay has a visionary home on Oprah’s OWN.

Ava’s website is REEL tight, drop in on her work,
I’m Qui
Up on Ms. D’s story lines – they’re filled with mad familial girth.

 

QUEEN SUGAR

In Book, Communication, Griot, Movies, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on September 16, 2016 at 5:43 am

queen-sugar-book-coverWhat do you know about cane sugar? Any takers? Anyone have memories, like my own,  from the South of grandparents buying sugar cane then coming home and cutting you off a piece of the bamboo looking stalk that tasted like 100% sugar water? It was amazing that this candy-like pleasure grew out of the ground. As a child I loved it and today,  — I’m digging on that scripted family in NC that make up the series QUEEN SUGAR. It’s unusually sweet in its beginning as I DVR’d the run. The series is only 3 episodes in for season 1 and dare I say the start up is sticky?

The FAM:

You’ve got to meet Ralph, Charley and Nova, they are the kids of Mr. and Mrs. Bordelon. Season 1 started out with Dad in tow, the patriarch of the family, (portrayed by COOLIE HIGH‘S character, Preacher – who in reality is portrayed by the awesome Glynn Thurman!

coolie-high-preacher   queen-sugar-glynn-turman  I remember meeting the talents of Glynn at my adolescent introduction of the iconic film COOLIE HIGH. He played Preacher, the smart consistency of the teen friends pack — who had to make sense of it all in the end. If you haven’t seen Coolie High – DO.  Anwho, Glynn is the Bordelon patriarch and he owns the cane fields that were likely passed down to him from the generation before.

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L-R; Ralph Angel, Charley and Nova Bordelon

3 episodes into Queen Sugar and pops is tops with stress
It’s diagnosed ‘a stroke’ and he’s in the hospital – bed rest.

During said episode 3
the patriarchs condition ‘robs his speech.’

REAL STUFF. Stress produces strokes.
The cane fields don’t pay the bills – still a familial yoke.

Dad didn’t recover. He gave up the ghost.
Now Ralph Angel, Nova and Charley don’t have him no ‘mo.

With 2 more episodes loaded in the chamber for the month of September
I implore you early, to consume QUEEN SUGAR. Please do remember.

It broadcast on OWN and I’m pretty excited
Natalie Baszile is credited with the #WriteIt.

Directed by the film visionary Ava DuVernay —
this brand new OWN series is already another #Slay!

This outbreak of cultural knock-out film scripts and television series alike
confirms my own reasons for ever deciding to write.

My family was missing in American familial view.
So I began to craft DR. SEUSS pieces about ‘brown people’ too.

I figured Dr. Seuss just hadn’t met us,
then I waited for time to pass and opportunity to connect us.

The connection is clear. The connection is new.
Queen Sugar is before me and it’s about me and you.

Nova has intense melanin like me and Charley’s tone looks like mothers.
Ralph Angel has a different angle, he’s the loving and protective brother.

With perfect chocolate skin like no other… THANK YOU OWN.
I enjoy watching Kofi on screen. My eyes of candy are blown! 🙂

Obviously I’m excited and Queen Sugar’s writing connects on every line,
I’m Qui
Excited for “WE” – Queen Sugar has arrived and in perfect time!

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