Posts Tagged ‘Los Angeles’

Inquistion Dont Stop & What about Biggie & Pac

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Video on September 25, 2017 at 6:49 am

Perhaps you did or did not see Fox’s broadcast
that investigated the deaths of Pac & Big; two decades past.

It was all real chronicle, no slamming tracks or laughs.
It yeilded a lot of concrete proof and a bit of ‘crooked-cop gas.’

There was new insight for me, to which I thank God
that Pac was only shot ONCE at the elevator in Quad.

Or rather that’s what I learned last night.
Sounds like Pac was shot by self – during that life byte:


Yep! I told you Fab5 would be in the broadcast, but I didn’t know
Soledad and Ice-T would kick it with F 2+3 in his Harlem studio.
It’s the spiz-ot yo.

Anywho, the 2-hour broadcast brought through rumors, facts and now a blog.
Pointing to several rival groups, including gang involvement and crooked cops.

Las Vegas never closed the case on Pac
and because Vegas loves an ongoing show — ‘It don’t stop.

Los Angeles never really properly closed the case on Big
or we would be more certain of WHO the culprit is that ‘split his wig.’

The WHY’s are very sketchy, though the broadcast seemed to imply
Pac was a walking-tale to be told, and didn’t mind living out a lie.

Perhaps he was not shot multiple times outside of Quad studio.
Still he allowed the riddled rumor of him being shot up – go fro.

I loved him, yo. I really did.
I’ve always been a fairytale kid.

I’m most sorry to Mrs. Wallace and Faith Evans alike.
I was reminded per the rewinding that Christopher lost his life.

The larger than life man
on that night – didn’t stand a chance.

God bless Biggie and God bless Pac.
2 icons were on the rise. 2 icons were shot.

The special investigation was hot. I’m not lying.
Kudos to Ice-T’s cred in the street and Soledad O’Brien.

Me? It’s Monday and I’m ready to start anew.
I’m Qui
Glad to be here with thee while mulling over yesterdays view.

It’s good be alive, thank God for life and good morning to you.



Don’t beat me Mr. Officer – Sir

In Communication, Griot, News on September 13, 2012 at 7:53 am

Enabled to BEAT the DISABLED

Officials from the U.S. Department of Justice Thursday morning are expected to announce the federal agency’s findings from a more than 14-month-long investigation into Portland police use of force.

The federal agency opened a civil rights investigation June 28, 2011 to determine whether the Portland Police Bureau engages in a “pattern or practice’’ of excessive force, particularly against people with mental illness.
Assistant U.S. Attorney General Thomas E. Perez came to Portland last June to announce the federal inquiry. He said then that the review was prompted by a significant increase in police shootings during the prior 18 months, the majority involving people with mental illness …click here to read more


Attorney Crump is Crunk about…

Policemen using excessive force with arrested and hand cuffed civilians. Benjamin Crump is an attorney representing TrayVon Martin’s family. After successfully bringing TrayVon’s case to light as the trial of George Zimmerman is currently being tried, he has been retained by 3 families in Los Angeles. And while the 3 families are not related to one another, their stories of police brutality are:

  • Aug. 31, when police said a 35-year-old mother of two, Alesia Thomas, had died in the back of a squad car after she was detained. An in-car video revealed “questionable tactics and improper comments” by police during Thomas’ arrest. The footage has not been made public.
  • Ronald Weekley Jr., 20, a college student shown in a cellphone video being pinned to the ground and punched in the face by police who stopped him for skateboarding in traffic on Aug. 18.
  • Aug. 21 arrest of a 34-year-old nurse, Michelle Jordan, who was pulled over for using a cellphone while driving. Videotape of that incident showed LAPD officers slamming Jordan, already handcuffed, to the ground twice before appearing to give each other a “fist-bump.”

This racial thing is getting worst.
More minorities are getting hurt.

And not for reasons of being ‘in the wrong.’
But because brutality is being laid on strong.

In question are our supported police officers;
Who we trust to hold our civil peace coffers.

How many times have I passed a motorist in distress,
immediately after a cop did? What a helpful mess.

What has happened to Alicia Thomas, (God rest her soul),
Will come back on the officers — because karma is cold.

Arresting Ronald Weekly Jr, for skateboarding in traffic –
didn’t warrant the peace officers brutal harassment.

And for the RN Michelle Jordan – who was driving and talking on her cell phone –
the police didn’t have to body slam her (twice). Their response was unjust and wrong.

Every since President Obama took office in 2008,
we’ve found more instances of racial hate on our American plate.

Surely the police will stop and beat whomever they want.
Though it seems “the browner races” are the ones to haunt.

It’s not what they deserve – thus there’s a backlash of calamity.
I’m Qui
Pleading with the men that wear the peace-blue to abandon brutality.

Karma is real and does not stop after your shift ends.
Please know that the harm you inflect will come again,
to harm you, your loved ones and/or a beloved friend.
Bad karma is renewed at each hateful begin.

Be of good tidings, spread peace and gain the peoples trust.
Brutal deeds will be revealed with or without Attorney Crump.

A little off kilter

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I don’t know why —
but all isn’t right.
We’ve got violent incites
folks taking other peoples lives.
This is not the way to our universal thrive.

But it is a sign — one that I don’t mind adding a filter,
because weak folk are on a slippery slope and a little off kilter

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

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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::

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.

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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.