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GREENLEAF

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News, Politics, Self Improvement, TV Shows on August 19, 2016 at 6:06 am

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The other day I had a couple of quiet hours alone
so I kicked back and put channel 279 on.

I have DIRECTV, so that channel is OWN
and the drama that resonated was good to the bone.

GREENLEAF is the show and though its coming to a close – its first season,
It’s PRIME SOAP and melanin dope;  the cast of players yield familial reason.

There’s Lynn Whitfield, Keith David, Lamman Rucker and Tye White
as well as Kim Hawthorne, Merle Dandridge and Madam “Oprah” Dynamite.

The familial situations and the scrip writing is out of sight.
I watched a couple of episodes back-to-back that night

and easily so.
It was so good that I absolutely couldn’t let go.

So I watched
and tick tock went the clock

as the Bishops family fell apart…
this, in the first seasons start.

greenleaf-bishop-1st-ladyGREENLEAF is the family, their faith and professions are in the church.
Prayer is hailed for healing – they pray for others, but they, themselves, are hurt.

Keith David is the Bishop, you remember him from SOMETHING ABOUT MARY?
The way this man transitions in roles is quite believable and errily scary.

He plays his part as if he’s playing no part at all;
his house of clergy is exposed and threatens to fall.

Lynn Whitfield is the Bishops wife and first lady. She’s classy from A to Z.
She walks soft, but you can tell she’s the domestic boss and reigns proper in her scenes.

Ooo y’all! Please tell me that I’m the last one to find this gem.
I pray that you’re watching, I love the scripted hymns.

If this show were not so fantastically WRITTEN we could call this a reality show.
In the face of the truth kudos to the writing team. I’m hooked and ready to go…

find this series in satellite broadcast do a religious re-run
because this season is “already in progress” and is almost done.

Catching up can be fun and on DirecTV it’s free.
I’m Qui
enjoying my OWN tv and the innards of the mega church via GREENLEAF.
And let’s NOT TALK ABOUT Brother Mc Cready….

airs Wednesdays 10/9c

Making the woman…

In Communication, Griot, Networking, Self Improvement on December 29, 2015 at 8:44 am

woman-class-choicesAt the beginning of this year I demanded change of myself. I’d been overweight my entire parental life (since having kids) and now that my youngest is a freshman college, I decided to get back to me. I was in the process of Making the woman that I always wanted to be when my first womb-mate arrived. I put my personal goals on hold for 2 decades though I must say this year I got a firm grip on “getting back to me.”

Beyond dropping 30[+] pounds and holding — I am polishing up all areas concerning my self improvement and/or embetterment. Yes, I said embetterment. It’s a term that we don’t use anymore in American English. I think it was replaced by the word improvement. Meh. I like ’em both. We ought to always seek to self improve. Especially women. I know, because I am one. The most important self improvement that a woman can make early in her youth is to learn and utilize

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I’m having a blast over here! This was the perfect time in my life to make such a drastic lifestyle change. What lifestyle change? Well, since I’m no gym rat, my most significant change this year was my diet. I stopped eating out. I stopped eating fast food and largely cut back on finer dining as well because by default the best steaks are usually cooked in some type of oil. I lost 30 pounds by forgoing cooking with oil and butter. Eating from my own kitchen has been paramount in my success. I’m in search of my own apron now. Something to reflect the domestic culinary artist that I’ve become. I’m looking for the right apron, perhaps it will be smart, practical, cute and sexy – all in one. That would reflect my style; the woman that I am.

When Making the woman that I am, I drew from many sources in my youth. I pulled style from Lena Horne, Oprah Winfrey, Diana Ross, Christie Love (a fictional character; a sort of tv series version of FOXY BROWN), Thelma (from Good Times), Stephanie Mills and Patti Labelle to name a few. All of them embodied something that I liked and ultimately utilized in shaping Qui. I think it’s okay to admire and adopt. All women should. If you weren’t born with it, LEARN IT.

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Class is something that can easily be learned. Learn the ins and outs of proper conduct and utilize it in your walk, your talk, your business conversation, your everyday and everything. It’s not a part time gig. You should wear class like it’s your favorite outfit. In fact, make sure your outfit has class.

Don’t forget that every time you step out of the door you are selling a brand. The brand is YOU. To those that don’t know you, and have never met you before, what would your outfit say as a first impression? You gotta think about it. It represents YOU and what YOU mean. It’s never a question of IF anyone will see you out in public today – the question should always be WHO will see you out in public today? Always dress the part. Everyone loves statement pieces these days. You are the statement, now what pieces will you adorn yourself in. Remember, everyone (especially those that live to hate on you) will be watching. Give haters no factual gasoline by resisting to wear less than what you mean. If you mean, “step to me with respect,” you might forgo the daisy dukes and crop top. That outfit says ‘fun at the bbq with folks that already know me,’ not ‘step to me with respect at the grocery store.’ It’s super important to dress the part my ‘classy up & coming divas,’ and be on the look out for sisters like me to go out of our way to approach you and high five your level of class. Classy women support classy up & comings. Someone has to pass along this social necessary and we are so glad that it’s YOU

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And so in Making the Woman, please don’t forget the class.
We love how God made ya, but don’t show everyone your ass.

You may have a body that folks would pay to keep,
but no one will value it if you’re showing it ALL for free.

Up the ante and go CLASSY. Learn the way. You deserve it.
And when tacky steps to you, put CLASS on your response and curve it.

Don’t discourage those that hate, but continue to step in an ‘upper level stride.’
Class is something you hone internally therefore it will always show on the outside.

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Pull a Beyonce if you must. Embrace your light and dark feminine stance.
Sasha Fierce is her alter ego, but Jay Z cherishes Lady Beyonce’s hand.

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Every guy wants a dual feminine queen by his side.
But CLASS has to reign – if you intend to truly ride.

If there’s no class whatever will set you a part?
If you’re just showing your body – who’ll want your heart?

Let’s be honest ladies, we have got to exude class.
I’m over here working out, tightening up my abs.

I’m over here being resized by a tailor, the new size is hot.
I’m revamping the wardrobe to show off and yet cover my bod.

No slouch gear or going hodge podge – that can’t be our slogan.
I implore you to not forget class when you’re Making the woman.

Me? I’m all over it. Me? It’s my default stance,
I’m Qui
all about CLASS. It’s the foundation of my made-woman.

How do you stand and whatever do you stand for?
Keep it locked right here – on this topic – there’s bound to be MORE…

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ON TOPIC of CLASS:  

Girls Just Want To Have…

These Women

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, News, Politics, TV Shows on September 6, 2012 at 12:47 pm

I had to go to PP

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Today Ann Richards must have danced in her grave
at the way Cecile Richards worked the DNC stage.

Honesty and truth did manifest and win
when she addressed the rights and health of all women.

I love her white hair and her Ann Richards grin.
I second the notion: Obama’s going to win!

It was April 2011 -I was in Texas and not feeling too good.
Abdominal cramps during my insurance gap sent me to Planned Parenthood.

My job and insurance were shipped overseas in 2008 for sho’,
and without it — my gynecologist couldn’t see me no ‘mo.

Oh! I couldn’t get my uninsured foot in the do’.
Something had to be done. I chose a ‘job relocation’ flow.

Less than a year ago, I found another job with benefits equivalent to gold;
and the way I feel about Planned Parenthood is gratefulness from my soul.

Had I not seen PP in 2011, I would have surely been a statistics chancer.
They found abnormalities on my papsmear and helped me avoid cervical cancer.

I’m just like the millions of other women who look like debatable sitters.
I’m like those millions of women who are rallying behind Cecile Richards.

I’m one of the millions of women, who feel that limiting my right to health care is terribly unfair.
I’m one of those millions of women who regardless of party choice – for quality life – I do care.

There are a 1 million and 1 other bullet points me and those other women share,
I’m Qui
Grateful
to Cecile Richards leading the cause. I thank God PP was there…

Because I had to go.

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While reading Blackvoices.com I came up on this,
a 15-year old girl has gone ‘on the miss.’

Her mother is distraught and on a prayer she dwells;
since August 18th, she’s been MISSING Gabrielle.

Her mother was at work from 7-3:30
though at some point in between the devil got dirty.

Gabrielle was asleep in her bed, securely snug and without a care.
It was unusual for her to not be home in the eve – when her mom got there.

Disturbed and awfully worried, as this all happened on August 18th.
Gabrielle is still missing – Please call 803-576-3000 if you’ve seen…

There is a subject in custody whose cell phone was near Gab’s on that day.
And though he isn’t talking, he’s sitting in a jail cell for temporary stay.

Gabrielle is 15, she’s a cheerleader and plays the guitar.
Gabrielle’s mom is living in darkness – please help her find her DNA star.

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—Qui

Stacy A. Littlejohn is the creator of VH1’s SINGLE LADIES

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It’s really been fun, but she’s got to move on,
SINGLE LADIES bids adu to Ms. Littlejohn.

With two amazing all-consuming seasons under her belt,
She’s going to break to concentrate on scripting more wealth.

It’s a lifetime job to hold an audience in story tell,
and Stacy A. Littlejohn does it so well.

Are you watching Single Ladies on VH1?
It’s a show of relative drama – highs, lows & a lot of fun.

Look at the beautiful array of sisters that are now running on prime time.
God and good – expanding the screenwriting hood
beyond the awesome Shonda Rimes.

click here to read more

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Oprah & Rhianna talked about

What can I say about Oprah and Rhianna?
They’re all snugged up like Brittany and Madonna.

Not really, but their conversation is reeled gold;
Oprah was listening and Rhianna told.

I was looking and enjoying the scene.
I’m Qui

and these 2 women are doing the dang thing.

click here to see the full interview video

What’s the HOLD UP

In Griot, News, TV Shows on September 12, 2010 at 7:25 pm

Encroachments are real, and here’s proof:

Encroaching on The CREATIVE PROCESS

My brief online research turned up very little information about encroachemnts, but boy-oh -boy are they real. Just ask any artist whose creative works have been reviewed by industry officials and ask them about the RED INKED NOTES they received in return…

Ask Dave Chappell. Surely you remember “the creative differences” he had with the producing officials he ultimately “ran away from” on Comedy Central. Remember that? The Dave Chapell Show was creative from day one. Somehow when money, producers and networks get involved, it becomes less funny and more political. WHYYY? (Screams my inner artists who whole heartedly misses the laughs the artist and creator of the show used to render us).

Can you imagine someone or some persons attempting to steer your creative process to deepen their own pockets? Demanding you to do it…even if you’re not feeling it. To me, this would surely stifle the creative process. To me, this is surely an active and live part in the careers of most successful creative persons. There’s definitely a balance that needs to be struck for the talent and the networks to make money. I’m sure it’s hard for everyone, as for me and my creativity — I’m following Oprah. Harpo Studios is a beast and very few can encroach on the giant Ms. Winfrey is. Ask ABC.

Encroaching on SACRED SPACE

While visiting someones home and they tell you to take off your shoes and make yourself comfortable do it, but don’t plant your bottom into the only lazy boy recliner in the room, for it may be their favorite chair. Afterall, there was only one such seat in their house. Trust me, they weren’t keeping it vacant waiting for your visit. Sacred space needs to be listed under common sense.

It is common sense not to stand too close to anyone, no matter how long the line is. In fact, just so you know, standing too close to me and encroaching on my sacred space could induce ‘yawn sparring’. 🙂 The next topic will tell you why…

Encroaching on RESPECT

Respect is crucial,. Please don’t forget it. In fact you demand it – so GIVE IT. Better yet, GIVE IT they way you’d like to receive it.

Encroaching on REALITY

Just because they’re dating you online – doesn’t consumate a marriage or make a relationsship exclusive. Just because The Kardashians did it in an episode, doesn’t make it possible for you to do it anywhere…and on, and on, and on. Know the difference between REEL and REALITY. The differences could make you or break you.

Encroachments are improper and boundaries shouldn’t ever be overlooked.
I’m Qui
Not literally encroaching, but paralleling education…like that of books.

KNOWLEDGE is KEY
– Get Hooked!

Selling “The V-jay jay”

In Griot, TV Shows on May 11, 2010 at 5:18 pm

Oh don’t act like you don’t know what IT is. Oprah has educated you enough to know that “V-jay jay” is a “nicer” (less penetrating) word to use in lieu of the word “Vagina” in casual conversation.

Speaking of casual Is there anything “casual” about selling sex? Is prostitution considered “casual sex”? How about if you’re not a skilled prostitute and are justseeking to sell your virginity? Is there anything “just” about the sale of such? It depends on who you ask.

A few months back TYRA asked that very question to a 22-year old virgin who is currently taking bids to SELL OFF HER VIRGINITY. So far bids have come in between 1.5 – 3.8 million dollars. Peep a couple of clips from the show::


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Now I’m sharing video 1 & 4 out of 6 from TheAlphaMale73‘s YouTube page, (it’s the only users page I could find the COMPLETE run of the SHOW on – so enjoy it before YOUTUBE takes it away).

Are you PRO-Choice?
Do you believe in Womens Rights? Do you think a move such as selling your virginity will be seen as “empowering a woman” or just another sensational move that would not empower women but mark the virginity seller with a historical scarlett letter? It’s certainly up for debate. A womans right to do what she wants is one thing, I (personally) do not feel empowered by the sellers actions, though she claims that is exactly her intention.

She plans on losing her virginity at the BUNNY RANCH in Nevada, under Dennis’ (pimp like) watch. It’s legal in NV and Dennis (+ 2 of his best whores) were also present on Tyra’s panel [see 2nd Video in line up]. When and if Dennis provides “the place for the sale to go down” he will also be signing on to reap HALF of the bid. HALF? If the virgin reaps 1 million, Dennis gets half, and he didn’t have to marry her and divorce her in the state of CA to do so. 🙂

The worlds oldest profession is still open & going strong
though ever since Rahab did it – it’s been a scarlet wrong.

Now a new girl is born & likens to it; a woman with an educated mind in tow,
She’s strapped for cash, has a virginic lap & feels this is the way to go.

The concept is reaping bids of mad cash flow including tenative bids from a few celebrities…
Is 1.5 -3.8 million enough for you to soundly (in mind w/o love) to give up your virginity?

I remember giving mine up…it was scary and the moment taught me alot,
I was in love with the dude and willing…I was scared and he was hot!
ah….the fond memories of intimate naughts.

I remember him taking my goods, with all kinds of sweet things to say
I remember thinking “Thank God its done” — I had to lose it (virginity) one day.

And I must say, the young man was my sweetheart, my monogamous bf —
But we soon broke up after the nut – when I confessed, I didn’t like sex.

I love sex today – though the first time hurt like hell to me,
I’m very fortunate we had prior chemistry – he treated me like a queen.

It still HURTED – so I quit. Though today, I like it JUST SO,
If there’s no pain to gain — there’ll likely be no encore show.

There really is something to be said about ‘THE WAY a woman is broken in’ @ her first time
She’ll either continue to do it ‘for the love’ or she’ll continue do it for ‘the dime’.

As for Tyra’s beloved guest in all of her 22-year old Virginic Glory,
I’m Qui
‘wondering, “Who really wants prostitution to headline thier intimate story?”

There’s a time and a place for everything…
Please don’t whore IT off @ “your beginnning”.

Post Oprah

In Griot, News, Politics, TV Shows on April 28, 2010 at 5:13 pm

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Wow! I thought Dr. Phil was good today [“A Predator Next Door“: Sexual Predators were discussed and some were PRESENT on stage]- but OPRAH was better. She hosted the tears of our 2006 Ms. USA (The one Donald Trump went “to bat” for) & Todd Bridges as he spoke candidly about “Killing Willis” (the name of his new book). He read page 68 from the book – aloud to the audience – at Oprah’s request…. Wow! Please tell me you saw (heard) it? GRAPHIC STUFF.

Tomorrow Oprah will broadcast the coveted interview she did with Rielle Hunter. Remember Rielle? She’s former Senator John Edwards illegitimate baby’s Moma. Sensationalism should be a sin — if it were, I’d just pray more. 🙂

Nope — I’m not a rank catholic. I don’t always get my way.
But I duly indulged & was educated during two talk show exhibits today.

Dr. Phil kept it real and went hard; Ms. USA telling Oprah EVERYTHING was also tight,
But Todd Bridges wore the crown for divvying “the most detailed & raw insight”.

What’s done in the dark always come to light; thus I’m feeling alot like Sameul L.
For the man who molested Todd Bridges when he was 11, “I pray he rots in hell”.

I kid you throughout this Griot piece – though both shows were very deep,
I’m Qui
Atop of Wednesdays Hump post Dr. Phil & Oprah‘s sufficient feeds.
Oooo Wee.
The contents were truly something to “take in” and “see”…