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All Black People Know Each Other

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Comedy, Communication, education, Griot, Networking, News, Self Improvement on February 5, 2021 at 11:27 am

No, we don’t, but I do like the fact that no matter where in the world we are, when we see another that looks like us, we speak and often times indulge in random conversation with no formal introduction, knowing full well, we may never see that person again. I guess it’s a social/cultural thing.

Personally, I speak to everyone I encounter in passing. I smile and wave at strangers. Some are caught off guard by the gesture and wave back, while wondering if they know me, some grow stoic and just stare (like a deer in headlights), and some mean-mug me in response. However, 9 out of 10 times when I speak to a black person in passing – without pause, they speak back in kind. I love that about my culture. I do. It’s so warming. I also love it when random folk of any race are cool enough to smile and wave back at me without reservation. It’s the coolest.

I have an awesome black male friend of 23-years who is married to a fantastic white woman for about 21 years. Their interracial union is beautiful and quite productive, though he once told me that early on in their relationship he and his wife had a slight falling out because they had gone to the grocery store and as they entered the doors, a white couple exited the store. They made eye contact with the white couple. My male friend acknowledged their presence with a nod and a smile, the couple saw my friends and continued to walk their way. Once inside of the store my friends see a black guy nearing the exit, my male friend acknowledged his presence with a head nod and a smile and the black guy responded with a head nod a smile and said, “What’s up?”  Then while they shopped, he encountered a couple of other social speaking black people and he even struck up a brief conversation with a brother about an NBA game that was going to broadcast later on that evening. Once they were done shopping and had returned to their car, his wife stared at him curiously as he began to start the car. He asked her what the look was for and she said,

Wife: How do you know all of those black people and why didn’t you introduce me?

Husband: What black people?

Wife: In the store.

Husband: I don’t know any of those people.

Wife: Then why were you talking to them? I didn’t see you talking to any random white guys.

He hadn’t noticed the fact, but after yielding brief thought, he realized that he nodded and smiled at everyone that encountered him making eye contact and that many responded in kind, but only the black people responded vocally. He kissed his loving wife on the forehead and welcomed her to his culture. This was year one in their marriage. Culture is real and curiosity is cute. But… 

All Black People DON’T Know Each Other – we’re just expressive in our social lovin’.  — I’m of slave descent like Oprah, sure – but we’re not really cousins.

 All cultures have uniquenesses as to what makes them hot. — Among rhythm and athleticism, Black folks talk a lot. 🙂

All Black People Know is that when they see each other in the streets — if one should speak kind to another – it’s common courtesy to return the speak.

Now that does not mean that All Black People do it.  — I love smiling and speaking – So to social boundaries? Ahhh – screw it!

I speak to everyone I see. — Especially those who act like they don’t see me. 

I wave at strangers I pass on the street — and known to hug a good soul at an introductory meet.

Life is short and hugs are sweet. — I smile and speak to most folk on the street.

Mean mugs don’t rest on my face. — You’ll find no frown line or ill will trace.

 

Yes, I’m an extrovert. I’ve heard and I am aware.

I’m Qui

Taking the time to speak to thee, because I humanly care.

Are you a random speaker?

 And would you ever dare?

 

About The BIRTHDAY GIRL

In #SeveralLayersDeep, Communication, education, Griot, Music, News, Self Improvement, Video on August 15, 2020 at 1:51 pm

An intimate throwback, because The Birthday Girl has your back:

I ain't never cared | Qui Entertainment Magazine

About Life…

WHO ME?

I ain’t never cared what you think about me,
or how you’ve always been free

or about your ethnic background –
if you’re of gentile or jewish crown.

I have not cared one bit
whether Governor Christi is fat or fit,

or if Hillary Clinton still looks good in daisy dukes
or who the Repubs will poll as their next “leading suit.”

I have absolutely given it no thought – because I do not care,
tho I am interested in what is just and what is fair.

The Dream Act, the removal of the confederate flag, racism and marriage rights for the LGBT
are definitely issues that get my attention and concern me.

I am into all people feeling good. Inclusivity is generally best.
Thank God we don’t HAVE TO judge – so we can wear the nonjudgmental vest.

Yes! Marriage equality is LAW and the Supreme Court said so.
It no longer matters the way your heart pitter-patters – to the alter, you’ve the option to go.

I don’t reckon there’ll be too much of an influx to and fro – but if it is don’t make the subject HOT.
Think not about it, (if you morally doubt it), remain cordial and just give it to GOD.

qui_i-aint-never-cared.gifLOVE is the most of the things that God has instructed us to do.
So to my Christian fam – the good book is now talking to me and you.
Oooo. You’ve gotta embrace the truth.

Personally I don’t care who marries whom. I’m happy and wish all others to be,
I’m Qui
and I ain’t never cared about much beyond what’s fair, love, equality, and good deeds.

Thank God we’ve got a major civil issue out of the entanglement of our hair.
Just respect your brother and remember: An act of kindness shows God that you care.
THIS I care for.
XO!!

WHO

In Communication, Griot, Networking, News on June 3, 2020 at 5:15 am

 

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Oui-oui. I know me.

Good morning to you.
Know thyself and be true.

WHO are you and where are you going?
It’s easy to know by the seeds that you’re sewing.

Are your feathers stunted are growing? Baby, can you fly?
Before making any decision always find/seek out the why.

Oh my, oh my. You are dashing to the third eye.

Who are you trying to impress?
You stimulate the masses – but only you know you best.

That is absolutely what’s up.
Your “good decisions” are made out of love.

Multi Ethnic People Holding The Word BenefitsWho benefits the most from your integrity?
You – of course and beyond any point that you could ever see.

The better angels in your heart are part legacy.
The better angels in you and me makes us a better we.

Who do you really think will buy into that?
That we should unite in love & loyalty – having each other’s back?

I’ll raise my hand first, because I can dig that.
I’m a WHO whose looking at you, because we’re similar cats.

We_signWe are human, we love, we breathe air and we bleed.
We give & take (and resist being fake) when it comes to needs.

Who are we, individually? On the whole, we are a lot alike.
We love who we love and when we feel passionate – we may fight.

I am passionate about you. I love you to life.
I love on you by day and I don’t forget you at night.

It’s always been you and I.
Easy isn’t a given to us. We have to try.

We all have to try because that’s who we are,
I’m Qui
in a dark sky, I pray to radiate like a bright star.

Bring it in, dear friend. Please don’t be far.

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Who are you a good friend to?

I thrive better when we’re closer; heart-to-heart.

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The SNOWPIERCER is Ramping Up

Any chance that you’ve been watching prime time tv?
Perhaps on Sunday nights, maybe a little TNT?

If you have not, then do consider it, please.
Snowpiercer is a cold ride of legacy.

If you saw the film, and I confess that I did not,
you may or may not like this series a lot.

I have heard comments from both groups.
Contrasting views span the youths.

The span of youth is equal to ages 8 to 80.
The fact that humanity is reduced to a train ride is equator crazy.

Peep the tracks of review;
I’m hoping to sit somewhere next to you.
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Airs on Sundays on TNT @ 9/8C