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Slam finals …and the winner is….

I tear myself apart with the regret of not uploading this earlier. Hopefully i am not too late, uploading my new video onto the internet weeks later. This video is of an open mic hosted by the Green Earth Poets Cafe.

Click here to watch –> Open Mic Slam Finals

There are so many people in the footage who are not given their credit. If u recognize anyone please leave a comment and how I can link them to their poems.

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Ur Martyr

Everybody stop! Do u hear that ticking? A  bomb explodes, now everybody on the ground. Cry now, mourn now while u still have the tears. Cry for the fallen, the dead, the slaughtered, the distressed, the displaced, the dissonance…the separation of life and body. Feel now while u still have the shivers in ur back. Allow them to run up ur spine n tickle ur vertebrae. Traveling in a still conscious body that’s warm with blood. Have the feeling ooze out of ur ears n drip to ur shoulders down down the rabbit hole.

All my life I had to fight and I’ll be damned if I go in the dirt knowing that I cldve done more to save myself. More to fight, more to live!
Ur New Left Wing president is asking that all persons report to their nearest City Council office and shake em up. I am declaring myself the leader of everyone whos not an extremist propagator with a short set of skills looking to overthrow a nation’s Democratic order with the fate of the world hanging on their every word. I cant have it. Not in my backyard. No presidential candidate is willing to be a Martyr for each n every one of us. Not for Amadou, Eric Garner or Sandra. Not for Trayvon, Akai Gurly or Malala. And not even for the cops that were shot on Myrtle and Marcy.

We protect ourselves right here in little ol Brooklyn. Running down thieves, tracking reckless hit n run drivers, and catching those idiots playing the Knock Out game. We even held the borough down during the blackouts and blizzards that closed us out from the rest of the tri state area.
So whats our future leaders saying….lets build a wall. Nope too Qin Shi Huang. The man who started the Great Wall of China with forced labor. Lets register all Muslims n close down mosques. No, too Hitler. The man who wanted to recognize Jews in order to kill them. Lets defund Planned Parenthood too ridiculous, everybody uses their services to keep unplanned parenthood at a minimum. Ban gays from marrying and abortions from happening no matter the circumstance, damn Rubio too Republican.  But Bernie says free college and hes a monster! Damn i must be the Devil.
I need lives behind me, people who live, love n laugh often. People who know what its like to bury a loved one. I need the lives of those who wana live. Come with me.

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101 Independent Black-Owned Businesses to Support for #BlackoutBlackFriday

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Shout out to the blog with the list! Been looking for a complete list for black owned shops for black friday. Thanx, buddy!

GOOD BLACK NEWS

From afrobella.com:

Things weren’t supposed to go this way. This was supposed to be a buildup to Thanksgiving week, with fun, lighthearted posts about recipes and Black Friday deals. Yay! Shopping!  And now, none of that seems right anymore. Not after Ferguson. On Monday November 24th, in an evening announcement that seemed poorly planned to say the least, it was announced that the grand jury did not indict Darren Wilson in the killing of Michael Brown. What does that mean? That means that Darren Wilson gets to walk free, after all of the protests and righteous anger and calls for justice.

CNN predicts there will most likely be a more stringent federal probe and a wrongful death lawsuit – click here to read their predictions. For the black community on the ground in Ferguson as well as in major US cities like NYC, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Chicago…

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Who’s America is this?

“My Rights”

I’m raising my hand because I don’t understand. Please teacher I have a question.
You know whatever I have to say will tear away the fabric that you try to mask over our eyes.

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You don’t want to call on me I know
but everyone else is silent.
Everyone else is waiting for your instruction, hopelessly.
Wishing, hoping you’ll just give them the answer and feed them whatever version of the truth you can muster up!
I see through this ohhhh I see through this.

With a college education I am armed with  knowledge so I can stand up for myself.
I know for one that I have the freedom of speech and can assemble anywhere to converse with like minded people.
So Teach, if you don’t call on me its cool cuz I can start a club after school.

We have a right to protect ourselves people.
And we should do so by arming ourselves with information.
Build a militia around knowing our rights and protecting our youth.
Don’t allow them to be seized for stupid stuff.
Search their book bags and their memories.
Redirect them from being a statistic.
Don’t give the cops “probable cause”, we’re too smart for that.
And they like to issue warrants so be aware.

Don’t relish in jeopardizing your freedom because you feel as though someone is infringing on your God given right of life liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
No let’s get to the bottom of it Brooklyn.
Let’s hold our heads high cuz we say no to cruel and unusual punishment.
No to excessive Bails and fines
And all my right are coming with me even if they weren’t all listed here.
Because I am me and I stand firm for all of us.

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The Lure of Fresh Groceries

In Brooklyn we are constantly tempted with the lure of fast foods and deli meats.

IMG_20150628_112218 (1)The occasional taco stand never goes out of style in the Big Apple. But honestly, little dietary adjustments can affect our whole lives.

And on the topic of eating healthy we should concentrate on the small farms in the tri state area that offer GMO, antibiotic and steroid free groceries.

I came across a chicken farm belonging to the Imani Community Garden on Schenectady Ave and Bergen Street in Crown Heights. The chickens greeted me at the gate, seemingly beckoning me to enter.100_0839

The Imani Community Garden sells the eggs from their very own chickens and grows herbs seasonally for their members. lydia Here, Lidia is holding a healthy chicken from the garden.

Recently, one Imani Garden representative, Salome Perry, registered the site as a co-op drop off location. So now you can enjoy the fresh herbs and groceries, not sold in stores. Salome (2)This garden can be found using the Farmigo.com website under Bed Heights Farm 2 U. All items from the farms on this website are locally grown to an impeccable healthy standard.

farmigo Trust me I’m a subscriber!

Ms. Salome Perry can be reached via email: SalomePerry@Hotmail.com or go ahead and order groceries at http://www.farmigo.com/bedheightsfarm2u .

You can contact me by checking out my blog at http://www.Dredbeauty.Wordpress.com or share something about your community on my group page at www.facebook.com/groups/socialcues01

Happy Eating everyone and remember to keep it Fresh!

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Art is like a Box of Chocolates….

My Mocha Creations

   My Mocha Creations ~Breukelen Coffee House            764 Franklin Ave BK,NY

Art can be conceived in many ways, hell it’s always in our faces!!! And when I read about a possible museum being erected in Brooklyn based around African art, I jumped for joy. More influence is needed from the African culture, I believe, in Brooklyn.

Maybe having an institution like this right in town, can bring our community back to its roots.

musuemEric Edwards has been a collector for the past 44 years, and feels as though his life mission is to show off all these wonderful pieces of history. Mr Edwards keeps his 1,600 piece collection in his Brooklyn home along with antique clocks and baseball cards.

With such tight space, the vast collection of artifacts need a new home which is why Mr. Edwards is proposing to erect a museum in his hometown. He has started a KickStarter campaign to help fund his endeavors. The goal is to raise $35,000 and debut The Cultural Museum of African Art by the end of the year, in Bed-Stuy. The entire collection is estimated at a whopping $10 Million.

If the museum development goes as planned it will also house space for studio rentals, student programs, and will also offer free DNA testing for people seeking to trace their ancestry.

“Councilmember Robert Cornegy has suggested 375 Stuyvesant Avenue—a Renaissance Revival mansion on the corner of Decatur Street in Bed-Stuy—as a possible home for the future museum”, states the Gothamist. Im in high anticipation!!  

If you would like to Donate to the cause then go to the KickStarter page

If you want to read some more, head to our sister site at http://www.Facebook.com/groups/SocialCues01

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The Launch is Upon Us

Yellow Submarines and Grapevines spread feverishly through my mind. Today is when I release them out of me and into the World! I’ll be writing full fledged articles about the goings ons as told to me through the Grapevine. Hopefully, I can release these demons.           The first order up for business is Dom Dom Dommmmmm

chakakChaka Khan’s appearance in Prospect Park 6/3!

Its going to be big, you guys. And best of all, the cover price is negotiable!

Yes, the Celebrate Brooklyn! Summer Concert Series works off of        donations, so the entry fee is whatever you have in your pocket.         I suggest bringing $3 for entrance at least. And yes, there will              be food. For an all over fun filled day bring about $30 for food, merchandise and cover charge.

I have included some rules of the event just so that no one is disappointed upon entry. Flip flops are appropriate, but there’ll be a lot of people so beware and be aware.

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