2015, art, brooklyn, bruh, community, free

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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2015, brooklyn, december, friday, google, November, Organic, Uncategorized

Black Friday…Or Bust!

Stores are slashing prices all around the United States in preparation for Black Friday. I plan on shopping locally, though, in support of the small businesses and mom and pop stores. Too many times have corporations beaten down local cafes, clothing stores, and arts and crafts shops in marketing monopolies. These greedy scoundrels rent the biggest store fronts in the highest traffic locations to reel in their sales.

Franchises are set up nationwide in an effort to get the most money possible. And the major problem with companies like Walmart and Target is that they shut out their small time rivals. Quaint shops are in peril when compared to big franchise companies, especially during the holiday season. They are in jeopardy of staggering sales during this time, and low customer outcome. Which is why I plan on buying locally this Black Friday.

I love the refreshing feeling of having a unique item that was either handmade or made custom for me. It brings back the sentiment of being filled with the holiday spirit. Everyone of my friends enjoy the hand picked gifts I buy special for them, because it shows genuine feeling. Even big gifts like TVs and video games can be bought locally. It just takes a little bit of searching.

So how about planning early this holiday season and shopping in the neighborhood? Walk around town and keep your eyes open for small shops. Let’s help keep the small businesses running because they have sales, too.

This year I’m heading to a store in Downtown Brooklyn called Nicholas. nicThey specialize in natural products and handmade goods. Every time I walk into this store I am greeted so warmly, and it makes me feel like home. My favorite buys here are the Dragon Fruit Incense Sticks, handmade candles, black soap, and bracelets of all sorts. I recently purchased a leather bracelet that had a scorpion melted into some glass on it. scorpionThis store also sells books, clothes, and other artsy things. If you are in Brooklyn, head down there or otherwise visit this link Shop Nicholas 

But wherever you live, remember to shop locally.

Happy shopping, everyone!

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2015, art, brooklyn, Brownsville Heritage House, free, Green Earth Poets Cafe, poetry, saturday

The HeArt of Brooklyn

I wish to seek as much art out of Brooklyn as possible. And there’s so much here that even the Brooklyn Museum opens its doors for free every first Saturday of the month.

When the weekend comes, I’m sure everyone wants to just go to a happening club and party all night. But museums and open mics appeal to me more.

Jazz and Poetry at Brownsville Heritage House. Curated by Green Earth Poets Cafe

Jazz and Poetry at Brownsville Heritage House. Curated by Green Earth Poets Cafe

I enjoy being slapped with culture and overwhelmed with international deities. Learning about different histories intrigues me and that is why I’m releasing my poem entitled, A Ride.

When I read it’s like a ride, a roller coaster ride

That’s better with a friend but I’m my own best guide

I like to see the world. The past, present and future

It’s like learning about my mom, and all the moms before her

I can travel across the land, see beauty far away

To a time where Amber Rose earrings were in play

Take me there museum! I wana go there today

Give me something to remember when I’m old and grey

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2015, art, brooklyn, community, Crown Heights

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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2015, adults, art, BedStuy, brooklyn, children, community, free, june, museum

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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2015, brooklyn, Chaka Khan, Fun, music, summer

The Concert was Great

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After going to a free concert in the middle of Prospect Park I feel as though I could be a Superstar. Sure it takes hard work and talent, but Chaka Khan sang inspiration into me last night.
With her enchanting lyrics and soothing beats she could sing the alphabet and make it sound sexy. That kind of vibe spread through the crowd like wildfire and we all loved it. Ms. Khan sang some jazz jams that made everybody within earshot croon. And when she got to the hits we all almost melted!
Chaka put life back into me. Watching her perform reminded me of my passion for acting and being on stage. With her dancing moves and expressionistic words she turned the stage into a Chaka Khan juke box. Moving and sounding just like the original recordings! She had the same fire she had from the ’70s. It was magical.
I only wish I could grace the stage like that as a performer.
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Co op, Crown Heights, Farmigo, Food, Garden, Healthy, Herbs, june

Time To Eat

11193294_10153302840291670_7939953020953686008_nI’ve wanted to post this for a while. Only in Brooklyn can chicken be raised while basking in the city lights. Thank you for all the information Greg, Lydia and Salome. Also, buy some fresh groceries from Farmigo.com. The Imani garden has a special link too (click here), which is handled by Ms. Salome.

Please check out the goodies like fudge from upstate New York, chips from Long Island, and Hummus from Queens….all delicious!!

Be sure to check us out daily Here

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