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Going UNDERGROUND

In Communication, Movies, Networking, Self Improvement, TV Shows on March 14, 2017 at 7:29 am

bokeem-woodbine-undergroundI’m going UNDERGROUND again. Are you coming with?
Bokeem Woodbine has joined the awesome casting list.

Season 2 has insight and good music comes with —
I believe I heard a little Beyoncé and Lamar, Kendrick.

The underscore is deep and references are thick
UNDERGROUND brandishes history and that “slave trade” shick.

I’m down with it – Season 2.
I’m trying to see what Noah ‘nem ‘gone do.

I see that Rosalee‘s mom, Ernestine (house slave queen) is in a reality bind.
Post her fling with the late master she left him hanging from the porch by a vine.

His demise split up the plantation and she lost her “golden ticket” lover.
Now she’s on another slave plantation shacking with a field brother.

Noah is in ‘fate limbo’ and Rosalee is on his heels.
She’s down to free her man; resistant blood will spill.

Talk about a woman that’s down to “ride or die…”
This series would get Harriet Tubman high.

rosalee-noah-undergroundSpeaking of “getting high,” Ernestine is doing it.
A handkerchief to the nose… Ernestine isn’t new to this.

Whatever she’s inhaling in the hankie yields a mind-altering haze.
It allows Ernestine to carry on in the lows that are the life of a slave.

Sad stuff.
America’s History is rough.

However, last season when she was living high on the hill
She offed Pearlie Mae. She delivered ‘the kill.’

Any thrill was short lived and death is nothing at which to squawk
On his wedding day, on the courthouse steps death took John Hawkes.

Now I feel like Esther Rolle, I’m saying “damn, damn, damn!”
We needed him and his protections – human decency is on the lam.

Hot damn! This plants a big arse stick deep in the mud
And retrieving a win with Noah, looks like a distant thud.

By the end of Episode one Rosalee was in progress to free him from a scheduled hang
When they were chased and had to face an even more hungrier gang…

They wanted Noah and while Rosalee and the crew fought –
It was John Hawkes CIVIL RIGHTS assistance that invoked his death be brought.

There was a single gunshot wound to his head as he did arrive
from the doors of the county courthouse with his new bride.

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Real stuff.
Our country’s mirrored history is tough.

However, this show is back in the chamber and Thursday nights are looking up.
I’m Qui
Going UNDERGROUND with thee. This production could use our supportive love.

UNDERGROUND

In Communication, Griot, Networking, TV Shows on April 15, 2016 at 9:07 am

WGN-underground8:15am — Good morning, Good morning! Let us do go down
to that WGN “Harriet Tubman spin“; the new series UNDERGROUND.

Have you been checking it out? It’s fresh and in its first season.
It’s the beginnings of our country. Framing history – is my viewing reason.

Sure I saw the mini-series:ROOTS. It’s a commitment to watch.
Underground puts it all in the round on a 60-min clock.

Weekly. I believe it broadcasts primetime on every Hump Day.
I DVR because the writing is sharp – history-piecing is at play.

The cast is exciting and they are quite on fire,
there was even a cameo by Jussie Smollett from Empire.

The main cast members are a mixed bag with great flow,
but lets go deeper, UNDERGROUND past the headline photo:

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The actors are phenomenal, wading swamp waters and running barefoot on stones and grass…
Talk about “all terrain!” I blame the above the line creative cast:

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This show is by no means a race to the finish but a slow and steady sprint.
This is ‘foundational worthy’ stuff – it has the potential to rehabilitate ‘the fringe.’

What ‘fringe?’ You may ask? What in the world am I talking about today?
I think this show is perfect to put into perspective our issue with RACE.

It’s something about the melanin in a black mans face that let’s all who look upon him save:
It is the look that history took and for centuries, reigned over and regarded him [them] as slaves.

It’s the beginnings of why your black neighbor may not smile, or be so quick to trust.
But if we look deeper at UNDERGROUND we may find the healing ingredients we need to thrust

us onto the next level. The ingredients look like understanding and human relation.
I’m Qui
Happy Friday to thee, I’m digging UNDERGROUND – it’s an early look at the foundation of our nation.

Are you looking? Drop in on the story of my kin,
UNDERGROUND airs on Wednesdays – primetime on WGN.

News Peruse

In Communication, Griot, News, Self Improvement on January 4, 2016 at 4:54 am

monique-pressley-huffingtonpost-liveWhen it comes to the NEWS that we love to PERUSE – just how much does it cost thee?
First out of the gate, a staple headline page: The accusations on Mr. Cosby.

When women began to come out of every piece of woodwork and out from under every rock
saying Mr. Cosby tried to ‘get all up in their pudding’ – I have to admit, I was shocked.

Why would the JELLO man do that? How much gellin’ can there be?
Or is this another societal pitch to change the good of a mans history?

I don’t mean to sound dismissive, I don’t mean to sound femme insensitive;
but I remember what they said about Michael Jackson and the things they said he did.

Turns out we can’t find one former molested kid with a legal leg to stand up and say
that MJ molested them in that day. Back then ‘twas the trend for the yield of a big payday.

And today many women have come forth to say Mr. Cosby has done the same.
If the man is guilty – charge him in court, tho I’m wary of those seeking fame.

If we fail to heed history it will keep happening to us.
MJ was accused of molestation until his legacy was crushed.

O.J. Simpson is fighting the same. Legacy death is riding his coat tail persistently trying to befriendglen-rogers-killed-nicole-simpson

another black male who wore fame for a spell, only to face a lethal rumored end.

Now back to the begin – I am not saying that Mr. Cosby is innocent. I’m still gathering facts – God bless me.
But I am saying that my judgment is wide open to Defense Atty. Monique Pressley.

She makes a great case, but then again, this ain’t court,
I do believe INNOCENT UNTIL PROVEN GUILTY should remain the peoples sport.

The Affluent teen was given “such grace” and this is – after he mowed down four lives, while driving drunk.
Bill Cosby put in years that should leverage the fears of society wanting to toss his contributions in the trash dump.

After all the Affluent teen put in nothing to help any type of culture.
Still history is showing up to degrade and cut off another good legacy brother.

King Solomon won’t ever live down having several wives of different races…
We’ll never get over black guys reigning in ‘white guy places’.

waka-flocka-believes-bill-cosbyPresident Obama only has one wife and he has been with her for many years.
Infidelity and molestation isn’t his accuse. The blackness of his skin, alone – raises fears.

In the world, race relations have a wickedly short fuse.
I mean not to light a single wick in this News Peruse.

But if we don’t start looking at things differently we lose.
Folks defaming folks is historically something folks like to do.

Don’t join that crew.
There in the balance is the legacy of you.

Don’t jump on to facts — that you haven’t proved.
Don’t jump on and it be proven wrong. Then you look like the fool.

Monique Pressley has something to say. Attorney Pressley is fact reliant.
I do believe I’ll wait for her day in court when she can properly defend her client.

Now all is not lost and not all News Perused is sad,
tell me when you look at this picture, it doesn’t make you laugh:

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Those Jacksons, those Jacksons, they can not be stopped
and for “most hairdo’s at once” – Jermaine can’t be topped.

My goodness, I laughed at this when I read the caption.
I noticed his hairline of paint — good Lord what happened?

Anywho, no one is defaming Jermaine Jackson – his stylist has taken great care
to do whatever it is he has requested them to do with his multi-styled hair.

In fame, style and love — apparently ALL IS FAIR.
If you need a good laugh today, come back and look at Jermaine’s hair. 😀

Last but not least, it’s a new year and with that comes new stuff,
I’m still eating clean and working on getting buff.

I’m still pulling for you if you want to change too,
Hit me up, I’m Qui
Lifestyle Coyote; something like Harriet Tubman Pt. 2.