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Pat & Turn’er have nothing on Paula Patton

In Communication, Griot, Movies, News, Video on December 28, 2018 at 2:22 am

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Talk about ‘walking a project through
Paula Patton is one of three Producers of TRAFFIK‘s truths.

Have you seen this relatively new 2018 film release?
I saw it on hump day and it is a beast!

It’s a Suspense/Horror piece based off of an ongoing, true scene.
It stars Paula and Omar Epps regarding a human trafficking ring.

Cali is the place where this story unfolded, resembling a romantic one,
but then certain hell rode in via Harleys & gin and killed all of the fun.

John and Brea were joined by Darrin and Mila for an impromptu date…
You’ve got to see what happened to Paula and the other three as the night grew late.

To add to my horror is the realization that this is happening in the United States.
Deon Taylor, the Writer/Director was inspired by headlines to create this screenplay.

traffik_paula-patton_omar-eppsDeon and his wife Roxanne are the other two producers of Traffik.
The film was budgeted at $4million and made $9Mil. That’s a reel hit!

Yes ma’am and yes sir! That is it!
Education and entertainment via a cinematic vent.

Please do not take my word for it – peep Paula’s Traffik
It’s riddled with edgy moments and eerie plot twists.

The title of this piece starts out introducing Pat & Turner.
If you aren’t familiar with the phrase, the aforementioned parallel will be a burner.

Pat & Turner are also known as your feet: ol’ right and ol’ left.
Paula did magnificent acting and producer-work on this tale.

With the statistics of human trafficking, I was impaled.
More than 60% are African American. We’re still for sale?

What the hell and why? If you’re stunned, then you are just like me.
Though the film laid out quite simply that it’s a million dollar industry.

This film kind of reminds me of GET OUT in the way that I was hanging on the edge – and for so long.
I recommend that you see Traffik with family and friends; its message and view is quite strong.

Pat & Turner are known for taking you from point A to point B
and Paula Patton not only walked this project through but she even acted in the piece.

Allow me to enjoy this sweet release. John Singleton and Ice Cube do it all of the time.
I just love when I get the opportunity to write about women of the same stock who are on their grind.

Women like Oprah and Queen Latifah, like Jada Pinkett-Smith and Vivica Fox.
That’s right! I’m doling out specific mentions because Black Girls Rock!

We can Write/Produce/Direct/Act, Pop & Lock! Now you know,
I’m Qui
Patting Turn’er and hoping you don’t overlook this film as a burner. Traffik is a dual show.

Entertaining + Educational

The most efficient way to go.

Springing Forward FUN

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics on March 12, 2012 at 8:47 am

Alas! Alas, it’s finally SPRING BREAK:
14 days of fun for the adolescents sake.
Me on the give and her on the take.
She bakes cupcakes and I gain the weight.

Yep! It’s going down a lot like that.
I’m up working out – to battle the fat.

SPRING is at hand and I’m in Tha’ Zone.
At least on this Monday – I won’t be alone.

My 14 year old offspring is officially in tow.
To acquaint with the city, we’ll go to and fro.

We went to the Ostrich Festival Saturday & had a lot of fun.
Intel paid for most of our recreational sum.

We were there for 8 hours and nearly rode every ride.
We slept hard on Sunday (recharging our hides).

After waking up Sunday – we hit the road again
in search of the hood to schmooze with melanin.

We live in a suburb of Mayberry galore.
No Koreans to speak of, no beauty supply stores. lol!

In other words, I don’t live in the hood.
I’m reppin’ the suburbs and it’s all to the good.

So the kid and I will duly hit the streets
roaming in search of cool peeps and merchant meets.

Springing Forward FUN – the clocks time changed
around most of the world, but in A-Z: stayed the same.

Then I hear Jada Pinkett may drop her married name…
Will Smith and etux seek to exit the marriage game?
Dang!

I hope they can find a way to reconcile such.
The tabloids cry foul and speculate too much.

Tabloids hail: Tisha Campbell’s husbands is part of the reason
that Will and Jada are on the brink during this season.

Not necessarily fingering Duane Martin as being gay,
but at least point blame at him for Will yielding to “stray”.

Too much BOY TIME? Who the heck knows.
SPRING is at hand – may GOOD TIMES behold!

The President is the incumbent and poll numbers are crazy.
Campaigners vie for his job…the finish line looks hazy.

Me? I’m sipping jo’ listening to MORING JOE’s plight.
Me? I’m wondering what the heck is up with politic’ing WOMENS RIGHTS?

Me? I’m paying attention. I’m on the world news sum.
I’m Qui
Springing Forward GRIOT (part news, part support) and FUN.

Pimped Out & Talked about: CONTROVERSIAL NEWS

In Griot, Movies, News on January 30, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Controversial News - Terry McMillan & Bishop Eddie Long

“All news ain’t good news” and so it stands in the case of Terry McMillan. The “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” author is back in the news, but her current groove is anything but good news. Peep what she said on TWITTER about Will & Jada Smith “pimping out” their kids:

“The Smith children already act like child stars. There’s an arrogance in their demeanor and behavior. I find it incredibly sad,” McMillan said on the popular social networking platform on Jan.27. “It feels like the Smith children are being pimped and exploited. Or, they’re already hungry for fame. What about 4th grade?” Terry continued, “A lot of A-list movie stars shielded their children from the Hollywood-world until they were old enough to decide. Look at those who didn’t. Look at Lindsay. Phoenix to name, but a few. They miss out on childhood. It’s more important than fame.”

Later on Terry apologized in reference to the botched seam
Specifically for using the word “pimp” – but stands by ‘what she means’:

“I apologize for using the word pimp and exploit in referring to the Smith children. It was insensitive of me and wrong. Twitter is not the best forum to express some things. I didn’t know folks would take my opinion so personally. It is amazing, though, how fast an unflattering comment gets retreated versus one that’s flattering. I’m done with this issue. My opinion isn’t going to change anything. There are a lot more important things going on in the world right now. My Mama used to say: ‘They’ll talk about you if you do. And talk about you if you don’t. Let ’em talk.’ Some folks look for a reason to criticize you. They’re getting off on it and are saying much worse things than I did. I’ve got work to do. I hope everybody who has something important to do today besides worry about the Smith children, does it. And for those of you who were so offended by what I said or thought I was being disrespectful, unfollow me. So, I’m on blast? Too bad when I talk about what’s happening in the government, the GOP, racism, love, etc., doesn’t go viral.”

We know Terry isn’t hating on the Smiths. [?] She was just dropping a neighborly word.
It just wasn’t true of the legendary deux, though I pray other doting parents have heard.

It’s truly crazy how many adults ARE indeed pimping out their kids.
Fortunately for Jayden & Willow, those parents aren’t the Smiths.

Meanwhile mediations behind-the-scenes are lawful and certainly not wrong
which brings us back to the the ‘character hack’ of Bishop Eddie Long.

Recently he gave an interview to Channel 2
since the media ripped his story & bid him adu.

So quick to swoop in and scrutinize private lives
then dart off at the whimsical cost of the next sensational rise.

Here’s what Bishop Eddie long had to say
in his brief (no personal questions) interview the other day:

“It’s a wonderful celebration of a time when our nation needs hope, when people need to see people who rise up and are doing great things and actually making a difference in someone’s life.”

I don’t know what he meant, or what the comment is in full reference to,
but if you click the link of what he had to say, you can peep the video view.

Every man is innocent until proven guilty – and so applies to the Bishop as well,
I’m Qui
Acknowledging that all news ain’t good news thus our thwarted “news peruse” spell.

We’re pulling for the good of both Terry & Eddie — and definitely wishing them well.

The New Karate Kid is a Smith

In Movies, Music on January 21, 2010 at 8:55 pm

In their Pursuit of Happiness Will and Jada Pinkett-Smith are building a family tree of exemplary actors like the Barrymore’s, Douglas’, and Southerland’s. So far Jaden Smith has taken the family business and is steadfast making it his own. After starring opposite his father in Chris Gardners life story, “The Pursuit of Happiness” he’s already generating buzz reviews about his upcoming role as The new Karate Kid.