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Hibbity Hump Day – Folks it’s Time To Slay

In Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, Video on October 12, 2022 at 3:30 am
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Hey, hey, hey!” Sounding like Rodg’s friend Dwayne,
What’s Happening” with you; how’s the view in your lane?

Me? I’m awake and up for goodgame.
Me? I’m the vehicle in the creative lane.

You? You’ve been on my mind for quite some time now;
different reasons ‘why‘ and dimensions on the ‘how.’

Believe me now, when I say that I’m enjoying the climb
that has delivered me to this day; my creative grind.

I’m happy y’all.
In a world of uncertainty, I have the gall.
I wish happiness for us all.
Flex your positive gall.

It’s Hibbity Hump Day, which sounds a lot like “hibbity hop.”
Saying “hibbity hop” reminds me of The Sugar Hill Gang – Hip Hop don’t stop.

Something like The HUSTLER’S CONVENTION, I’m a one-stop Griot shop.
I’m something like Lightnin’ Rod; The HC is not a publication that you can cop

but you can stay tuned to multiple flows like my own, for most Griotte’s are quite steady.
We are storytellers of the day born. I learned as much from Fab5Freddy.

I forget not, much. I am intrigued by various moves made.
I chronicle the view in rhyme. Griot is my mode of Slay.
Hey.

Hey-hey-hey!” I’m quoting Dwayne Nelson again,
I’m Qui
atop of this hump glad to be purveying and conveying What’s Happening.

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It’s a total high day and I’m up for the win.
Come with. This vantage view is better with a friend.

 

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

Vision and Focus from 1860

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on October 7, 2022 at 9:00 am

What does tomorrow look like in your mind’s eye? 10-years, 20-years, 200-years from nigh?

You ought to always think forward, from what I just read – yesterday’s woke vision was more than a century ahead.

So I was talking to Fab5Freddy the other day, and he dropped a link referencing The Wide Awakes.

I was intellectually-smashed and enlightened to the hilt because Fab is always on “the progressive” tip.

Photo by: Sean Pressley for the New York Times

My mind is always in-search-of a new wrinkle, so I took a quick researching sip — and learned that the Wide Awakes, in essence, have been evolution’s progressive whip.

Formed from the Republican Party in 1860, they pushed for President Lincoln to win. Then they trolled the states with ‘freedom sway‘ for my enslaved kin until the Emancipation Proclamation kicked-in.

What great vision. Evidence reveals that they are still on a mission.

United. Collectively we can conquer all. The Wide Awakes of 1860 had vision and gall.

The spirit of their focus has strengthened with time and has brought many iconic artists together to vibe.

From ObeyTheGiant to Fab5Freddy, Ebony Brown, and Alicia Keys — I am grateful to witness the fruit with century-year-old roots, alive & well, and in full swing.

Life is all about learning and getting better. Tell me something new, and I turn into a research go-getter.

Hank Willis Thomas heads up the 2020 Wide Awake group that defines itself as “a network of like minds who create in the name of liberation, artist sovereignty, and the evolution of society” that aims “to radically reimagine the future and enable self-emancipation.”

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Hank Willis Thomas. Who is he? He is an American conceptual artist whose capacity produces the most creative + smartest.

Per the JstorDaily – They were known as the “Wide Awakes,” because of their youth, enthusiasm, and torch-lit nighttime marches. “Now the old men are folding their arms and going to sleep,” said William H. Seward while campaigning for Lincoln, “and the young men are Wide Awake.”

They ran through the streets of the South in the 1860’s — they are a heavy weigh-in as to why slavery missed me

The spirit of their fruit is more than a century years old and their reconvene is our progressive gold.

This topic reminds me that we are always living in legacy-making days. Reality revives Wide Awake and invokes a true quote from SCHOOL DAZE:

New 411 keeps the eyes wide. I credit this brain wrinkle to “the woke” Fab5.