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Ok – Let’s talk about it

In Communication, Networking, News, Sports on July 24, 2013 at 2:12 pm

Water cooler crib sheet

Slavery & Mississippi

1. News of the Weird (and Late)…
Slavery Is Over
In case you missed it, Mississippi recently declared the end of slavery. Despite the fact that the 13th Amendment abolishing it was added to the Constitution in 1865, the state finally got on board –in 1995– to ratify it. But a paperwork technicality held up the processing until February 2013.

Nasa Space Suit

2. Don’t Try This at Home
Space Suit Snafu
East African rapper Jose Chameleone thought wearing a $12,700 NASA-approveed space suit during his concert would be cool. Except it wasn’t. First, he started to suffocate because the oxygen tank wasn’t connected. After removing the helmet he couldn’t move. Then he started to overheat. Chameleone should probably find new concert gear.

all-seeing-eye3. Note to Would-Be-Rappers:
Human Sacrifice Not Necessary
Wafeeq Sabir El-Amin, a Virginia-based aspiring rapper, is awaiting trial for attempting to kill a friend as a sacrifice to the illuminati. He allegedly shot his friend because he thought a human sacrifice was necessary for membership into the secret group, which is frequently referred to in rap songs and rumored to be running the world. El-Amin was charged with possession of marijuana, possession of marijuana with intent to distribute, use of a firearm in commission of a felony and malicious wounding. He later said he had no memory of the shooting or of the illuminati rantings. El-Amin has no prior criminal record, according to news reports.

Jason Collins4. A Gay Athlete in the NBA
Was Anyone Surprised?

Jason Collins confirmed what everyone always suspected: There is a gay athlete in the world of professional sports– and there could be more. The 12-year NBA veteran, who played with the Boston Celtics last season, stunned the world with his admission in a Sports Illustrated article. The player said he’s glad he came out in 2013 rather than in 2003, because now, there’s more tolerance. Celtics coach Doc Rivers supported Collins: “He’s a pro’s pro. He is the consummate professional and he is one of my favorite ‘team’ players… If you have learned anything from Jackie Robinson, it is that teammates are always the first to accept. It will be society who has to learn tolerance.

WetSeal5. Dress Code
White Isn’t Always Right
Popular teen clothing store Wet Seal Inc. Has agreed to pay $7.5 million a settlement for a class-action lawsuit brought on by charges of racial discrimination. It all started when Wet Seal corporate leaders visited a Pennsylvania store where the manager, a sista, overheard an executive vice president say a hire should be “…White, [with] blue eyes, thin and blond.” Manager Nicole Cogdell was fired a few days later and claims she was fired because she’s Black. She later released this statement: “Being targeted for termination from a job I loved because of my race was a nightmare. It was important for me to be a force for change, but I could not have done it without the support of other employees who spoke out against discrimination.”

[Source Reference: Ebony Magazine July 2013]

Another 4th

In Griot, Movies, Music, News, Politics, Sports on July 3, 2010 at 9:34 am


Ones INDEPENDENCE is beautiful – thus the U.S. celebrates
while The Essence Music Festival jazzes up the Gulf Coast space.

Ms. Venus Williams’ TENNIS SKILLS are still cutting up,
She faced Vera Zvonareva in Wimbeldon 2010 & whipped her butt!

LeBron James and Dirk Nowitzky are ASSETFUL Free Agents now
Both have NBA Fan Love and ‘an entertaining scoring POW!’

Fab5Freddy is in New Orleans watching Janet Jackson ‘nem put on a show–
While BP shadows the oil spoiled beaches – where few tourists walk to and fro.

Michael Steele’s faux pas pot shot about Afghanistan being Obama’s War,
Has Republicans calling for his resignation; His foolish talk has them up in arms.

Soccer is still in play, and the official foul calling is kind of rough
Many countries pout about already being on the outs of the FIFA WORLD CUP.
(NO-CAMERA-REVIEW at the goalies viewreally sucks.)

So a RUSSIAN SPY RING has been broken up and is currently under investigation.
Recent news reveals a few spies have familial and “off spring” relations.

Might “the kids” have SPY DUTY expectations
from their parents heritaged nations? Hm….

An oil tanker in transport in the CONGO, flipped over and spilled
Nearby Villagers showed up to help clean up & 230 of them were killed.
it’s believed one of the Villagers may have been smoking….. UNREAL. 😦

Oh yeah and I saw ECLIPSE, the Twilight Saga during it’s first 24 hour run,
And realized that the first 30 minutes of the film told the tale of its 2.5 hour sum.

[Scenario I].

Bella loves Edward the vampire and loves Jacob the werewolf too.
In real life somebody would’ve gotten shot & the story would have been through.

Its one thing to fantasize about vampires if that’s your fetish desire,
But don’t be leading young girls down a road history has proven: “fire”.

[Scenario II].
Bella hasn’t got one magical power
yet the two male co-stars fight over her – until near sour.

It’s a fantasy indeed. Power Fights usually arise for something?
I’m Qui
and the whole TWILIGHT hoop’la (to me) is a big vein of nothing.

Again, Happy Independence Weekend – The FACTS are always our friend:
I may not like TWILIGHT, but it’s making crazy dividends!!! So, They WIN! 🙂

The Eve before Monday Morning

In Griot, News, Politics, Sports on May 23, 2010 at 10:01 pm

starry-nights

It’s Sunday night already and just like the previous days before
for every “shot” I took – I REEL‘y scored!

Something like those in the NBA: I’m “game appreciative” – I am no hater.
Tonights NBA WIN went to Phoenix – given up by the Lakers.

I peeped the weekend news in between my shoots
and was hardly shocked to find – there was nothing new.

Except for more literal confusion looming from a “red states” outlook;
I’m embarrassed that unqualified Texans are altering history books.
I’m not surprised though — I’m an observative –a born and raised Texas kid;
I’ve spent a life time looking upside the ill-rationed reasoning of a conservatives wig.

BP is going on 34 days strong – shooting flagrantly foul;
still polluting Earths waters for ungodly miles.
For marine life, fisherman, and seafood prices – it’s nothing @ which to smile.

Sarah Palin popped up with G.W. Bush in mind during media conversations
and “accidentally” blamed the Obama Administration for cozy BP oil relations
[I kid you – she “meant to” say that.] 🙂

Victoria Rowell has written a new book
She’s part of the reason that I’m “Y&R hooked”:
Secrets of a Soap Opera Diva“.

Me? I’m sure to support it – though I’m hardly curious about the fore titled lifestyle,
I’m Qui
an avid soap watcher whose been peeping Drewcilla and Erica Cane’s wilds for a while.
Oooo Child. lol.

Rolling with Roland

In News, Politics, Sports on April 14, 2010 at 9:39 pm

Roland Rocks!Don’t you just love Roland Martin? I do. Born and raised in Houston, TX [11.14.68], this A Phi A brother (notice the black and gold attire) is alright with me. I love his intellectual outspoken nature. Whether the topic be about April being “Confederate Month” or Ben Roethlisberger and the NFL Commissioner issues, Roland is unbias and unquiet.

He’s not for “celebrating confederate month” in any state and he’s not exactly supportive of the NFL Commissioner reprimanding Ben before he’s been officially charged by the justice system of any wrong doing…like they did PAC MAN Jones and [NBA] Gilbert Arenas. Roland also recently ripped into police on their own “stop snitching” policy for lying and protecting the cops who beat the U of Maryland student when his team beat DUKE (@ the end of the regular season).

Mr. Martin is conversationally all over the place with interesting points to make. I like the way he rolls. You don’t have to agree with him, but it sure is good to hear from Mr. Martin on any front, whether by CNN views, or his radio tunes. I am PRO-Roland Martin and today — I appreciate his voice.

Life is good and good I feel
to key in on such a reflective appeal.

I’ve got a thing for outspoken & intellectual dudes,
I’m Qui
Digging Rolands sharpness from his mind to his suits.
Oooo! 🙂