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Nobody ever said it would easy, Breezy

In News on April 29, 2019 at 5:35 pm

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Moving the bar forward in creativity,” are words that John lived by, so it’s hard to say goodbye. He was quick to conceptualize, pre-visualize, and appreciate the beauty of authenticity — for just what it is, all that it encompasses and the dimensions of what it has to offer. He was quoted as saying, “When you try to make it [films] homogenized, when you try to make it appeal to everybody, then you don’t have anything that’s special,” and I agree with him – his knowledge was breezy. Though for all of the wisdom and talent that he put in – nobody ever said that it wold be easy 

and it wasn’t.
He was a son, a father and [ex] husband

long before he ever made his degreed path good
by producing Ice Cube ‘nem in BOYZ N THE HOOD.

An intellectual – he stood and I noticed.
Women flocked his presence hoping to score a kiss,

a stint on the scripted screen…
but John largely seemed to be doing his thing:

laying low key and producing much screen drama.
He was a bonafide job creator and even hired his Moma.

Yep. He did that.
JS was a pretty chill cat.

His sign: Capricorn
and I’m sure that he rammed against the norms
from the day that he was born.
You know ‘dem Caps got horns

and gall.
Without such buck reel change would have stalled.

I’m going to miss Sir Singleton —
and will guardian his purpose that it not be undone.

I, too, agree with John’s vision that we must tell our own tales,
and I’ll be sure not homogenize my scripts to hell.

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Thanks for that advice big bro.
I appreciated your arrival and am effected by your go.

Who knew the sun would yellow so soon.
I look at your work and it still looks like noon.

Amazing.
I hope you know ‘you had that thing.

That thing that makes movie cash registers ring!
I’m Qui
God bless your kids – may residuals continue to sing.

It wasn’t easy. Nobody ever said that it would be.
We won’t forget you too soon – you made reel look breezy.

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January 6, 1968    –   April 29, 2019

Say THAT!

In Communication, Griot, Music, Networking, Self Improvement on December 7, 2015 at 9:14 am

listen-quote-larry-kingI have met some pretty fantastic people online and offline, that have fantastic conversation. No matter what topic we are on, they always have the perfect quips, responses, and quotes on hand. These are the most entertaining persons especially when marinated in wisdom.  Proverbial quotes – I like them. They can be witty, instructional and informational all at once. Wisdom does indeed come with age though I have found divine wisdom coming out of the mouths of babes, on a few occasions as well. That’s the best kind of communicative exchange – when you walk away wiser and proactively in thought.

I was raised in the church and I remember when Paster Floyd G. Taylor would preach and the saints were feeling it – they would belt out encouraging remarks like, “SAY THAT!, Tell the truth! and Amen!” Those are my exact sentiments when I fall into the captive conversation of a well versed conversationalist. Now while I can hold my own in verse, I am always in it to learn so the following quotes are a a mixed bag of wisdom, order and musical fad. All of the quotes are enlightening and much can be drawn from them in comprehension. Let’s take a gander at WHO SAID WHAT:

“I might not be someone’s first choice But I am a great choice. I may not be rich but I am valuable. I don’t pretend to be someone I’m not because I’m good at being me. I might not be proud of some of the things I’ve done in the past, but I am proud of who I am today. I may not be perfect but I don’t need to be. Take me as I am, or watch me as I walk away. Forget yesterday-it has already forgotten you. Don’t sweat tomorrow- You haven’t even met. Instead, open your eyes and your heart to a truly precious gift” – Today
[I found this quote on a BlackPlanet profile page].

“Punks jump up to get beat down!”  – Brand Nubian 

“Woman” was the test, but not every woman seemed to qualify. Black women, of course, were virtually invisible within the protracted campaign for woman suffrage. As for white working-class women, the suffrage leaders were probably impressed at first by the organizing efforts and militancy of their working-class sisters. But as it turned out, the working women themselves did not enthusiastically embrace the cause of woman suffrage.”
Angela Y. Davis, Women, Race, & Class

“Bill Cosby is a famous black guy who has a bully pulpit the size of the world; it’s global. He puts his colossal foot on the vulnerable necks of poor people, and as a result of that, we don’t have a balanced conversation.”
Michael Eric Dyson

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“Life is a game that must be played” – Fab5Freddy
“Live with a purpose or generally get slayed.” – Qui

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I’m definitely into reflections and friends that play that role. I dearly love and value my friends more than gold. I like to think that I’m a simple girl next door, but my astrological sign suggests I that I  may not be so simple at all. I checked in with Yahoo Shine Astrology to see what kind of conversation ‘the stars’ had for a LEO in search of reflection and I found:

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“You’re deep in thought on Monday and your heart’s about to pound out of your chest. Whenever you get deep in thought lately, you think of one person in particular. You can’t help what they do to you. Tuesday and Wednesday your heart continues to be a major theme — as do affection, magnificence, warmth, etc. You basically feel like you’re in love with this person and you’re starting to feel confident they may like you back. Thursday and Friday aren’t about love at all — they’re about saving money, figuring out your career plans, etc. — but the weekend is wall-to-wall romance. It’s so fun.”

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Sounds fun and promising enough – I’m certainly up for it.
And if good conversation is lurking in the vicinity, I’ll be trying to score it!

To be bore-ish is no objective of mine.
I prefer to intertwine in the intellect of the brightest minds.

The aforementioned quoted finds were easy to locate.
Each one in some capacity, ol’ Qui can relate.

From Dallas, to New York, to LA, Phoenix and the boot,
I’ve found plenty of good conversation – a good mind is a hoot!

Speak wisdom and knowledge to me and I will belt out: “SAY THAT!
I’m Qui
To the good conversationist: “Oui! Come with it. I do give back!

Though I must confess, I do delight in “the listen.”
From your head to mine – information sparkles and glistens.

TALK TO ME.

Herstory Continues

In Communication, Griot, News on February 19, 2010 at 11:16 am

HERSTORY

I carry IT on my back: BLACK HISTORY – I love it like it’s my biological baby.
You know how doting mothers can be, so lets talk about a few historical ladies.

Their stories are not new nor should we ever slip up and forget;
Therefore I’m yielding 7 quotes per each contributor in her designated sect.

Each quote blends into the next, while making a bold and solitary statement.
I thank God for the assests of HERSTORY & the way each woman pounded the pavement:

Still Diggin’ SOJOURNER TRUTH
American Evangelist and Abolitionist and social reformer. 1797-1883

a) If women want any rights more than they’s got, why don’t they just take them, and not be talking about it. b) If the first woman God ever made was strong enough to turn the world upside down all alone, then these (gathered here) together ought to be able to turn it back and get it right side up again. c) Religion without humanity is very poor human stuff. d) Truth is powerful and it prevails. e) I am glad to see that men are getting their rights, but I want women to get theirs, and while the water is stirring I will step into the pool. f) We do as much, we eat as much, we want as much. g) [That little man in black says] woman can’t have as much rights as man because Christ wasn’t a woman. Where did your Christ come from? . . . From God and a woman. Man had nothing to do with Him.

Sojourner had spunk. Right?

Still Diggin’ MADAM CJ WALKER
Founded & ran the Madam C.J. Walker Manufacturing Company from 1906-1919

a) …I want to say to every Negro woman present, don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them! b) There is no royal flower-strewn path to success. And if there is, I have not found it, for if I have accomplished anything in life it is because I have been willing to work hard. c) I got myself a start by giving myself a start. d) I am not satisfied in making money for myself. I endeavour to provide employment for hundreds of the women of my race. e) Perseverance is my motto. f) I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground. g) I am not ashamed of my past. I am not ashamed of my humble beginning.

Madam CJ Walker was anything but a sideline talker. I’m still inspired, still imPRESSed and currently flat ironing. ♥

Still Diggin’ ZORA NEAL HURSTON
A literary of the Harlem Renaissance – She spoke Harlemese 1920-1950

a) Anybody depending on somebody else’s god – is depending on a fox not to eat chickens; b) But for the national welfare, it is urgent to realize that the minorities do think, and think about something other than the race problem; c) A thing is mighty big when time and distance cannot shrink it; d) I did not just fall in love. I made a parachute jump; e) It costs you something to do good; f) If you want that good feeling that comes from doing things for other folks then you have to pay for it in abuse and misunderstanding. g) It would be against all nature for all the Negroes to be either at the bottom, top, or in between. We will go where the internal drive carries us like everybody else. It is up to the individual.

Zora was Literally RIGHT ON – thus I can’t help but continue to WRITE ON. Right on?

To the average eye, it may seem as if I’m doing a bit of doting;
To the more skilled eye, I’m merely learning, growing and doling.
I’m Qui

How do you see her?


“YeYo” means Mother in Swahili