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In Comedy, Communication, Griot, Networking, News on April 24, 2021 at 9:30 am

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All Black People Know Each Other

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Comedy, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 5, 2021 at 11:27 am

No, we don’t, but I do like the fact that no matter where in the world we are, when we see another that looks like us, we speak and often times indulge in random conversation with no formal introduction, knowing full well, we may never see that person again. I guess it’s a social/cultural thing.

Personally, I speak to everyone I encounter in passing. I smile and wave at strangers. Some are caught off guard by the gesture and wave back, while wondering if they know me, some grow stoic and just stare (like a deer in headlights), and some mean-mug me in response. However, 9 out of 10 times when I speak to a black person in passing – without pause, they speak back in kind. I love that about my culture. I do. It’s so warming. I also love it when random folk of any race are cool enough to smile and wave back at me without reservation. It’s the coolest.

I have an awesome black male friend of 23-years who is married to a fantastic white woman for about 21 years. Their interracial union is beautiful and quite productive, though he once told me that early on in their relationship he and his wife had a slight falling out because they had gone to the grocery store and as they entered the doors, a white couple exited the store. They made eye contact with the white couple. My male friend acknowledged their presence with a nod and a smile, the couple saw my friends and continued to walk their way. Once inside of the store my friends see a black guy nearing the exit, my male friend acknowledged his presence with a head nod and a smile and the black guy responded with a head nod a smile and said, “What’s up?”  Then while they shopped, he encountered a couple of other social speaking black people and he even struck up a brief conversation with a brother about an NBA game that was going to broadcast later on that evening. Once they were done shopping and had returned to their car, his wife stared at him curiously as he began to start the car. He asked her what the look was for and she said,

Wife: How do you know all of those black people and why didn’t you introduce me?

Husband: What black people?

Wife: In the store.

Husband: I don’t know any of those people.

Wife: Then why were you talking to them? I didn’t see you talking to any random white guys.

He hadn’t noticed the fact, but after yielding brief thought, he realized that he nodded and smiled at everyone that encountered him making eye contact and that many responded in kind, but only the black people responded vocally. He kissed his loving wife on the forehead and welcomed her to his culture. This was year one in their marriage. Culture is real and curiosity is cute. But… 

All Black People DON’T Know Each Other – we’re just expressive in our social lovin’.  — I’m of slave descent like Oprah, sure – but we’re not really cousins.

 All cultures have uniquenesses as to what makes them hot. — Among rhythm and athleticism, Black folks talk a lot. 🙂

All Black People Know is that when they see each other in the streets — if one should speak kind to another – it’s common courtesy to return the speak.

Now that does not mean that All Black People do it.  — I love smiling and speaking – So to social boundaries? Ahhh – screw it!

I speak to everyone I see. — Especially those who act like they don’t see me. 

I wave at strangers I pass on the street — and known to hug a good soul at an introductory meet.

Life is short and hugs are sweet. — I smile and speak to most folk on the street.

Mean mugs don’t rest on my face. — You’ll find no frown line or ill will trace.

 

Yes, I’m an extrovert. I’ve heard and I am aware.

I’m Qui

Taking the time to speak to thee, because I humanly care.

Are you a random speaker?

 And would you ever dare?

 

Alleviate, Elevate, and Educate

In Communication, education, Griot, Movies, Music, Networking, News, Science, Self Improvement, Video on January 22, 2021 at 6:07 am

MMJ Revenue is likely on-the-rise near you. The 2020 Vote conveyed to several states the legality-to-toke and edible-chew. Ooo, ooo. Today’s cloudy overcast will not be blue.

Alleviate and Elevate will be a 2-For-1 and a great deal of the flowers will be ingested for fun. 

I am sure, so very sure. Sciatica pain? It’s an alleviation-cure.

If you have migraines – herbs can help to relax, and Durban Poison will help you curb “the snack.”

Durban Poison originated in the South African regions. The smell is dank, the effective percentages highly rank and it lessens your hunger sum.

Elderberry, o’ Elderberry, you are with great medicinal strength, before the world went recreational you nearly healed the sick.

There are pros and cons to any state legalizing weed, but the income that it generates for the state is an alleviation, indeed.

Photo: Yahoo Finance

The only caveat that I have found in recreational sales, is that the respect of “medicinal effectiveness” is all but shot to hell.

Unless the grower is educated well. But “recreational” isn’t about medicinal, it’s about sales.

And today will no doubt shape-up swell. My neighbors are showing a pippity-pep in their step.

The clock’s early morning alarm — finds them up like Tik Tok ready to receive “dispensing charms.”

I’m happy for them and many others in many more states. May Friday be a high day, may you sage out and play. May you relax your day and exhale ‘a care or two… I don’t have to be a career MMJ advocate to want that for you.

You can smoke it, you can eat it, you can rub it on your back. There are flowers, edibles, and pain-relieving salves.

Alleviate and/or Elevate. I Educate and Legalizing MMJ yields us all three or both,

I’m Qui

Up early with thee, it’s Friday, a possible a high-day. Any chance that you’ll pass ‘the toke?

That’s my DAWG!