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Jamie’s Dad, Fred

In Communication, encouragement, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on June 18, 2021 at 7:26 pm
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Compassion is a human component, it’s tangible, it’s real.
Compassion is what Fred Guttenberg’s efforts are yielding me to feel.

Can you feel him?
He’s hoping new laws will pass and help to heal him.

Fred is Jamie Guttenberg‘s Dad.
I imagine that he embodies the same spirit that she had.

Most girl’s are like their fathers, at least the mechanics in their heads.
I should know, I’m a daddy’s girl, yo;’ my Dad’s name is Redd.

I also have a daughter who is quite lively on ‘the other-side.
I am like Jamie’s Dad, “super tough,” but not too strong to cry.

It’s easy to relate to the Guttenbergs, especially the dad, the mom, the daughter and the son.
Of course our names, interests and dynamics are different, but we are composed of human sums.

Relativity is real. No one is alone in this boat.
Did you see Fred on Morning Joe? His “heart strings” pulled my coat.

And I liked it.
Fred’s got a petition and he wants you to sign it.

It’s the weekend baby! And I’m ready to relax a little.
Gonna laugh, hug and love; loosen up the middle. 

I might even do “the grown folks jiggle.”

When was the last time that you did it until it was done?
Do it again tonight because it feels good and its so much fun.

Life is at hand. If you want the full experience, LIVE OUT LOUD,

I’m Qui

Digging on thee. Sending you Griot vibes from within the global crowd.

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KEY AMERICAN BLACK HISTORY

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Book, Communication, education, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Self Improvement, TV Shows on February 2, 2021 at 8:34 am

This morning while yawning I heard Joe Scarborough ask – Eugene Robinson to voice a hero of his, that is Black.

Easy on the response, locked, loaded and merry – Eugene, with a wide smile said, ‘It’s got to be Berry.’

https://www.motownmuseum.org/legacy/berry-gordy/

Let’s talk about Mr. Gordy and his legacy of melodic fun. Let’s acknowledge the youth of ‘this pioneer, he is just 91.

Let’s talk about the Motown Museum that is to reopen this month. Covid may be a chauvinist but Mo’ legacy waits for none.

This man breathed life into our cultural melodic sum; he birthed R&B’s upgraded legacy, shaping talent, one-by-one.

All productions remain relative and great. Let none be undone but preserved from their day.

From Aretha Franklin, Teddy Pendergrass to Marvin Gaye – segregated worlds merged every time a Motown record played.

To add to Gordy’s legacy Joe Scarborough interjected — that Gordy is often associated with the genius of Phil Specter.

What the? I didn’t get where Joe was going with this. It’s a good thing that I listened closely, or I would have missed

the parallel that Joe Scarborough was making: “Hitsville USA” and “The Tycoon Tween” elevated Black Music for the airwaves taking.

I didn’t know as much before he said it. Then I thought, “I better chronicle this, to be sure you read it.”

Got that?

Good.

Morning Jo then turned to Yamiche Alcindor and ask of her native respective hero — and she said Toni Morrison, for all of the books that she wrote:

https://www.tonimorrisonsociety.org/

The Toni Morrison Society encapsulates her visions and preserves her view. I was thrown off again when Joe Scarborough interjected Fran Lebowitz was friends with her, too.

What the? I didn’t get the connection because I didn’t know Fran, but a quick Google Search made Joe a teacher, again.

For therein “the Google” I learned that — Fran Lebowitz and Toni Morrison swung similar bats.

They balled with words and words yield change. Also, along those lines, Joe threw in Martin Scorsese’s name.

I noticed “paralleling elevations” to be Joe Scarborough’s game. I appreciate the inserts because relatives convey change.

Paralleling relatives and elevating America is WHAT’S UP and is definitely ALL THAT.

Give American History her raw due in fancy diamonds; they are BLACK.

Did you know that?

Now you do.

Life in her fullness is really no mystery. Open up your heart and mind to embrace 

Wide Open Wednesday

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on January 15, 2020 at 5:32 am

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I had to think on it a while – pardon my expressive delay.

I enjoyed the CNN broadcast last night
and I think Sen. Warren did alright.

There were no hot topics that were cooled to the core,
and Sen. Warren did a great job at being honest and not sore.

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How many times has someone said something hurtful to you with no witnesses nearby;
tho when the tale was retold, that person chose to lie and deny?

Good people say foul stuff all of the time,
and a good handshake is not an appropriate response in-kind.

At the end of the debate Sen. Warren approached Sen. Sanders (they’re friends but not the best),
so when he extended his hand to shake her’s she clasped her fingers and drew them into  her chest.

Sen. Warren began to speak; though no audio was shared with us.
Tom Steyer approached the two in talks and his face looked like “hush.”

You know?
Tom’s smile turned into an “Uh-oh.”

Who knows what Sen. Sanders and Warren were saying?
Men devaluing women isn’t a joke and Warren isn’t playing.

Why on Earth would she handshake with a friend to ‘his not being honest?
Instead she approached him civilly to broach the topic; friends be up-on-it.

Real friends lay it out on the line, on the floor and on the table.
Bernies ‘overlay for the underplay‘ was an unappreciated fable

that Elizabeth Warren wasn’t feeling. Folks need to learn:
A woman can be sharp and graceful, but if you cross her, there’ll be a burn.

Even during ‘said burn,’ Sen. Warren was lady-like; she did it right and to that, I salute.
Mika Brzezinski missed the mark on MORNING JOE;  Sen. Warren displayed her value.

She spoke according to her own truths.
No shade to Sen. Sanders, tho, I bid him adieu.

Other than that, the debate was a smooth ride,
I’m Qui
a connoisseur of insight and a lover of good minds.