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Law of Attraction

Are you the person you are because of your environment and the things that have inspired you along the way, or have you been who you are from the beginning and those things were attracted to you?

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Gotta share a good thing.

Know who you are…and WHOSE you are.

Excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love: Reflections On The Principles of A Course In Miracles”

Gotta share a good thing.

Know who you are…and WHOSE you are.

Excerpt from Marianne Williamson’s “A Return to Love: Reflections On The Principles of A Course In Miracles”

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use your imagination…join me. fly free. (at Folly Beach)

use your imagination…join me. fly free. (at Folly Beach)

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"freestyle: cipher in the present"

Movement I

When they see me in the streets, they be…

"Hello, hello, hello! Do you know me? Aintcho name, aintcho name Musi…Muse..Musica- ni**a, I don’t know how to pronounce that shit!

…but I know it’s fly! I hear you doin’ your thang!”

All I can say is, “I ain’t doin’ a thang! Just tryin’ to make, just tryin’ to make my way…but I appreciate it, anyway! Oh, yes, I do!

I’m tryin’ to tap into the Source. I’m gonna get my spirit right! I wanna eat all the right foods, cause I’m just tryin’ to get right! 

So I can supernova on ‘em. Just wanna supernova on ‘em. 

I’ve got a lot of light, a lot of light trapped inside that I’ve been holding back because of Fear, but I said, ‘Fear, no, you ain’t welcome here!’

Movement II

This a revolution on ‘em! This a revolution on ‘em! 
All us artists, we gon’ pave the way! (x 2)

When they come and take you out and put you in those chains…
Put you up in those camps…

We gon’ be the ones that’s gonna say, “I get out! I get out of all your boxes! I get out! I get out of all your chains!

…and we gon’ rise up, yall! We gon’ uplift the masses!

We’ve got LOVE leading the way & we, we are a direct expression, a direct extension, manifestation of the King…or the Queen.

Whatever you think.
Whatever you think.
Whatever you think.

Whatever You think…long as you find some liberation!

the Musicated Minor

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"If there is no enemy within, the enemy without can do you no harm."

— African Proverb

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freestyle: …or the queen - whatever you think.

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freestyle: oh. hey, fear!

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freestyle: I hear you doin’ yo thang…

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freestyle: aintcho name…?

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Work The System.

The very next time you’re working on something to better your situation or advance your dreams, if you begin to feel you want to push it aside til later, you just “don’t feel up to it,” or you feel your circumstances & resources aren’t favorable…

I dare you to push through and just get it done, right that moment. Get it done! Always remember, where there’s a will, there’s a way! The energy you put out, will always be matched by God.

Prosperity is NOT by luck. It’s by habit!

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A Trip Into The Shadows…

Your discomfort doesn’t always mean what’s making you uncomfortable is wrong…or even wrong for you.

It’s something you fear, and no matter how much of your life you choose to run, it will chase you, until you confront it and discover your resolution.

It’s up to you to determine how much time you want to waste & how much turmoil you want to face.

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#SocialReform: As with most issues present in society, one of the main roots causing the disconnect between young black men seen as “thugs” and, well, everyone who doesn’t fall into the category, is misunderstanding. While cliché, this is reality, and in order to reverse the detrimental effect it is having on us, we owe it to ourselves to open our perspectives, our hearts, and BUILD the connection.

Below is a necessary, well expressed blog post highlighting the HUMANITY, resiliency, and beauty tucked beneath the surface of our often ill-perceived, villainized black brethren.

I’ve been treated as that “thug,” on occasion, and I’ve, also, had the honor of being able to connect and be uplifted by those who are seen as such, to serve as a bridge between both worlds.

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My people…

While I don’t support inequality, injustice, genocide, or any other gross mishandling of any group within society, we must learn to equip ourselves with the knowledge, respect, uplifting, and love we deserve…and expect from others.

While we can spend all our time debating what should be birthright, we could also be using that energy to peacefully demand the shift, starting by striving toward personal excellence & inspiring others to do the same.

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#ArtistSpotlight: On the move to spread love & empowerment, by way of his #BlackLoveRevolution, tune into Augusta, Ga’s very first “Poet Laureate,” Brotha Trav.

This spoken word & hip hop performing artist was coined “the Godbrotha of Augusta,” by way of his affinity for the city of soul and the arts scene. He has positioned himself as a pillar in the community, offering a personal look into his experiences & lessons learned, has unified and provided platforms for other artists, and is on a mission to keep authenticity, love, and empowerment alive within performing arts and entertainment.

His project, “Black Love Revolution: Psalms of Freedom” will be available online: TBA.

Support local businesses in the CSRA, by purchasing a physical copy from both locations of Pyramid Music and More or The Rebel Lion Den.

Upcoming live shows:

Friday, March 14 - "Salmon & Grits: Poetry Showcase 2014" hosted by SleepyEyez Carter// Le ChatNoir Theatre & Cocktail Lounge//Admission: $10 (advanced) $15 (door)//Doors at 7pm, show at 8pm.

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"The word “nigga” causes so much debate in our community, while the “nigga” behavior gets praised & worshipped."

— Nicki Minaj, excerpt from her apology over using the Malcolm X image as promo