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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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We cant find this one

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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.

click here to read more
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—Qui

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

SINGLE LADIES

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

Go. See. Do.

In Movies, Music, News on May 30, 2012 at 10:38 am

Here’s a guide to this season’s hippest, hottest festivals as laid out by Kevin Chappell and Karen Good-Marable of Ebony Magazine. Sync your social calendaryou don’t want to miss these dates::

Let the Music Play!
What’s better than hearing great live music with the sun on your shoulder? Multiday outdoor festivals are a great opportunity to see performances by big-name artists, not to mention a chance to relax, meet interesting people and explore the local culture. Think of it as an all-inclusive vacay and a major city-revenue booster, which equal a win-win –and a good time– for all. Whether you fancy Philly hip hop, Chicago down-home blues or Jamaican dancehall, we’ve got you covered. So grab your flip-flops, your big blanket and your boo. Summer has arrived, and there’s no better time to hit a festival– or two.

Capital Jazz Fest
Washington, D.C. – Baltimore area June 1-3
capitaljazz.com
The Beats: There’s nothing quite like an outdoor concert in Chocolate City, and the CJF is a bona fide summer must. Celebrating its 20th year, the festival features more than 30 national acts on two stages (jazz and soul). In between sets, browse the Marketplace, which offers fine art and crafts, and the food court where you can sample a genuine Maryland crab cake.
Headliners: Anita Baker, George Benson, India.Aire, Charlie Wilson, Four-Play, Musiq Soulchild and Valerie Simpson who will play tribute to her late husband, Nick Ashford
Attendance: Some 30,000 people from 44 states in 2011
Price per day: $$$ $52.50-$165
Where to stay: The festival takes place at Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbnia, MD (28 miles from D.C. and 18 miles southwest of Baltimore). Marriott BWI Airport is the host hotel for the official “mix and mingle reception” and the “late night dance party,” but other hotels near the airport offer special festival rates.
Bonus Track: Get more information — and into the groove — at capitaljazz.com, which has its own radio station.

Roots Picnic
Philadelphia/June 2-3
okayplayer.com/rootspicnic
The Beats: This two-day festival hosted by The Roots, Philly’s own hip-hop band, encourages, attendees to bring a blanket and a picnic basket, and just chill. Now in its fifth year, the event is held at Penn’s Landing and has been expanded from one day to two.
Headliners: Kid Cudi, Wale, DeLa Soul and Major Lazer.
Attendance: In the thousands, though the Roots Picnic feels intimate. Attendees are able to get close to the stage and interact with performers.
Price per day: $$ $50
Where to stay: Downtown Philly is a great location, but any hotel off I-95 is in proximity to the festival or one of the many local cheese-steak dives.

SpeakEasy Comedy Lounge Presents: The Well Endowed Comedy Show
Scottsdale, Phx/ June 8-9
FanFueled.com
Comics: Avery Oliver and Jared Campbell will share the stage with
Headliner: Eric Dugar
Price per ticket: $ $7

Playboy Jazz Festival (PJF)
Los Angeles/ June 16-17
playboyjazzfestival.com
The Beats: Hugh Hefner once called jazz “the music of my dreams,” which may explain why the PJF feels so fairy dusted. Here are three reasons why: L.A. in the summertime; the Hollywood Bowl;and the legends. In its 34 years, the festival has showcased the talents of Ella Fitzgerald, Miles Davis, Marcus Miller and Robert Glasper, just to name a few. Come hear an array of jazz standards, blues, Latin and world fusion. One again, Bill Cosby returns as the master of ceremonies, a gig he’s only missed three times since 1979.
Headliners: Ramsey Lewis, Christian McBride, Sheila E., Boney James and Robin Thicke
Attendance: 35,000 in 2011
Price per day: $$ $20-$160
Where to stay: Get a special rate at the Renaissance Hollywood Hotel & Spa.
Bonus Track Don’t miss the festival’s famous conga lines!

ASU Project Humanities Summer Film Series
Phoenix Metroplex / June 20th and July 17th
Phx-Soul.com

The second in a series of three films addressing the question, “Are we losing our humanity?”
The film, Human Experience, will be showing at South Mountain Community Library, Wednesday, June 20th starting at 6 p.m. The film will be followed by a discussion with ASU faculty and community scholars.
The conversation following the first screening was incredibly engaging. There are no experts here.

The series is presented in partnership with ASU Center for Film, Media, and Popular Culture, ASU Emeritus College Faculty of the Humanities, Phoenix Public Library, and Seek First Entertainment.
The date for the final film, Baraka, is Tuesday, July 17th. More details to follow…

Please come out and share your thoughts with us!
The event is free $0 and open to the public, refreshments will be provided.

Reggae Sumfest
Montego Bay, Jamaica July 15-21
reggaesumfest.com
The Beats: Dubbed “greatest reggae show on Earth,” Sumfest is Jamaica’s leading music festival featuring performances by the biggest artists in the genre, as well as in dancehall, hip-hop and R&B. The five-day event kicks off with Sunday’s beach party; Wednesday is Sound Clash Night; Thursday is Dancehall Night; and Friday and Saturday are both International Nights. This year promises to be particularly special since it marks both the festival’s 20th anniversary and the 50th anniversay of Jamaica’s independence.
Headliners: Damian Marley, Beenie Man, and Mavado. Drake and Rihanna were rumored to be International Night acts at press time.
Attendance: A record 45,000 in 2011. Organizers expect 60,000 this year.
Price per day: $$ $15-$225
Where to stay: Several all-inclusive Mo’Bay resorts have Sumfest travel packages, but if you plan to roam the island by day and the festival at night, you might want to go as cheap as possible on accommodations.

Go. See. Do.

In Communication, Movies, News, Theater on May 11, 2012 at 4:22 pm

So Mothers Day is Sunday, what have you got planned? I’m a Mom and so far these folks that live with me have been ‘tight lipped’ regarding any type of planned celebration. Fortunately there’s my handy EBONY MAGAZINE and thier Monthly Agenda. Here’s what they have penciled in as recommended things we should consider to Go. See. and Do. for the remainder of The Month of May::

10th The UniverSoul Circus stops through Washington D.C.’s Capital Plaza Mall through the 27th.

16-27 Then Cannes Film Festival annually attracts our biggest and brightest stars to showcase and judge the best films the world has to offer.

18th The Brooklyn Museum is showing Question Bride: Black Males, a video installation featuring dialogue of some 150 Black men from 11 cities, including Birmingham, Chicago, Oakland, Calif., San Francisco, Atlanta and New Orleans. The artists Hank Willis Thomas and Chris Johnson, ,hope the varied conversations will help “deconstruct” Black stereotypes. Go to Brooklynmuseum.org for more info.

Which movie will be more popular, What to Expect When You’re Expecting, starring Chris Rock, Jennifer Lopez and Cameron Diaz, or uberfight drama Battleship, starring Liam Neeson, whom we’re sure will be kicking major butt, and features Rihanna in her big movie debut?

19th The Black Rodeo held at the Arkansas State Fair Complex. You know I’m a horse riding chick raised in the Fort Worth stockyards, so this sounds like a heck of a lot of fun to me. Yahhh! (that’s the noise I make when I’m trying to get my horse to pick up the pace, while agitating his side with my spurless boots).

25th Men In Black III starring Will Smith. — Mmph! I’ll see you there.

25-27 Jamaica’s Calabash international Literary Festival, held in Treasure Beach, celebrates Caribbean and Diaspora writers. For more info go to calabashfestival.org BOMBA!

25-28 Annual Urban Beach Week What would Memorial Day weekend be without the 13th Annual Urban Beach Week soiree in Miami’s South Beach? Or, if you’re a biker or a biker wannabe, skip Miami and head to Myrtle Beach, S.C. for Black Bike Week.

That’s a pretty good layout. So what will you be getting into?
I’m Qui
A high social she
– and I can’t wait to Go. See. Do. Ooo!