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Set it ON FIRE

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on April 17, 2017 at 6:33 am

matches.pngToday is Monday and you all know how I feel–
I’m always on that relative Griot spill.

Today I’m ON IT! Filled with excite and inspire!
I’ve got pends in the bin and I’m ready to Set it ON FIRE!

I’ve got a THINK TANK to commune with to birth a new script write.
I’ve got a toddler on my hands; he’s 69 – cutting up like he’s 5.

I call him my father, my elder, my birthright sire.
My hands are full with “needy bull” and I’m ready to Set it ON FIRE! 🙂

Hey! Whatever it is that needs productive igniting – resist the feeling to say “screw it.”
Hunker down and get a handle on it from the ground… aka set a RESOLVE match to it.

N. Korea’s been acting up, nuke-testing without clear sense.
And who do we think was scared off by the words of Mike Pence?

I don’t think Kim Jong Un is going to stop missile testing anytime soon.
What now? Is the US going to “go at it alone,” Per the Twitter buffoon?

We had a presidential election last year on who we wanted to head up the country, to hire…
The elected came in as if drunk off Ripple and Gin then took years of (country) progress and Set it ON FIRE!

EPA standards have been rolled back and Planned Parenthood funding is divvied to the states.
We’re back to that B.S. — a woman must have the child, even if she is raped.

Sounds like a lot of future welfare cases are about to be made
In a country that was once held “LAND OF THE BRAVE.”

[Current administration conversation]
Don’t abort that baby, Ms. American lady! Are you serious?
Girth it, birth it, seek assistance and be treated like a refugee from Syria.

Policy delirium.

Oh well, still I rise, with wide open eyes and continue to aspire!
When met with a challenge, I raise my standards and Set it ON FIRE!

This piece is not quite a NEWS PERUSE fuse, though there is much to say on the topic.
We’ve got Steve Stephens out willing & killing; Authorities are out to STOP IT.

Dear citizens in Cleveland, keep your eyes peeled and open
There’s a nut on the street and his gun is smokin.’

Nuts work for free, it seems. I’ve seen no signs saying: NUTS FOR HIRE!
I pray for the force of the law to not only catch, but Set Stevens plans ON FIRE.

Today is a new day, in a new week, totally poised for greatness within,
I’m Qui
Good Morning to thee, when was the last time you meditated or took a knee bend?

SET the current trends ON FIRE … start to PRAY again!

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The RADAR

In Communication, Griot, News, Politics, Self Improvement on May 3, 2012 at 11:04 am

Politics – Film – Television – Music – Books – Art – Technology

The Advocate

I subscribe to EBONY Magazine because… well… I’m EBONY and the information in their publications are highly relatable. While reading the HOLLYWOOD ISSUE I came up on page 29 and an awesome column titled::

FIGHT THE POWER
Occupy The Hood is gaining steam among Blacks

Kevin Chappell reports
As the Occupy Wall Street movement continues to grow across the country, African-Americans are increasingly showing their disapproval with a protest movement of their own.

It’s called Occupy the Hood. it started online and has already spread from New York City across the country. It now has some 15,000 followers on Twitter and chapters in cities including Detroit, Pittsburgh, Boston, Seattle, Philadelphia, Atlanta, Dallas, New Orleans, Cincinnati, St. Louis, Cleveland, Chicago, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles.

The Occupy the Hood motto: “We are the most affected of the 99 percent.” It’s a spin-off of Occupy Wall Street’s “99 percent” mantra against America’s increasing wealth gap, where Occupiers state that one percent of the population has the majority of the nation’s wealth. Occupy the Hood protesters believe Blacks should be even angrier than Whites in the 99 percent because people of color, particularly in low income areas, have been disproportionately affected by high unemployment, incarceration and fallout from the housing bust.

The facts support their claims: According to an analysis of new U.S. Census data, the wealth gap between Whites and minorities has grown to its widest level in a quarter-century. In 2010, 27 percent of Blacks were living in poverty, compared to 10 percent of Whites. The recession and uneven recovery — which have left nearly twice as many Blacks out of work as Whites — have also erased decades of gains, leaving Whites on average with 20 times the net worth of Blacks.

In recent protests in Dudley Square in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston some 400 protesters gathered for an Occupy the Hood rally. All ages and socio-economic levels got in on the activism. Preteens spoke about wanting to feel safe at school while university professors spoke out about unjust laws aimed at keeping minorities disheartened and disenfranchised. They marched from the square to Boston’s Financial District, many chanting

“Occupy the Hood!
We’re spreading something good!”

While focused on problems facing African-Americans, Occupy the Hood has the clear goal of bringing more Blacks into the larger Occupy Wall Street movement, a faction that, to date, has been mostly White. Movement leaders hope to galvanize more Blacks by bringing up issues including the heartless ways some big banks have foreclosed on homes after tricking Blacks into getting subprime mortgages. They also want to clearly connect the effects of capitalism with the advent of racism.

Leaders promise that the protest tactics will be nonviolent and similar to other movements including the Civil Rights Movement, Black Power Movement, Poor Peoples Campaign, March on Washington, Million Man March and even Arab Spring.

Organization will be key to Occupy the Hood’s future success. Right now, local groups take part in national organizing calls to plan rallies and protests. They reportedly have been given advice from Black leaders such as Cornel West, and may have received a phone call of support from U.S. Congresswoman Maxine Waters of California’s 35th District.

Want to donate or volunteer, go to officialoccupythehood.org.

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Wow and okay – We understand the 411 but all is not to-the-good.
We don’t like the percentages so we’ll “OCCUPY THE HOOD”.

Now if we’re going to occupy the hood, let’s do a better job
than running off franchises and mimicking the mob.

Let’s raise our standards, pull together and support our own.
Be a customer to that small business down the street from your home.

Patronize the quaint farmers market. They’ve got big plans.
Eat like a warrior while supporting the brown man.

In doing so you won’t hurt Wal Mart or cause big grocery stores to stall.
In fact so many others support big grocery chains – that they won’t miss you & I at all.

Occupy Wall Street if you want then Occupy the Hood,
I’m Qui
concerned about our percentages – and how to make them favor our good.

LIVE Well and PLAY Hard
while keeping your eye on The RADAR.