Griot-Jester Lounge ~ 2018

Jesters (comedic entertainers) are the Griots of the present + Who knew? http://www.thejesterlounge.com/About.html From DaveTrevor to Seth to Steven to Jimmy +++ Well done fellas, keep it up We need you all and much much much more! Dr. Clayborne

Towards ‘Tyrannical-totalitarianism’ [YE TUMI ACADEMY]

Combining terms… to help pinpoint a description (which is fitting in this current domestic socio-political era) “The fasces was carried by the lictors, or attendants, and was characterized by an ax head projecting from a bundle of elm or birch rods about 5 feet (1.5 metres) long and tied together with a red strap; it symbolized

LIFE ANTHEMS! ~ Games Begin

I love my friends! One of my MOSST MEANINGFUL favorite Life Anthems. Since, BUT Only for, this Post-Stroke Rehab period, AFRISPORA has turned into only a blog/vlog. Appreciate my real world and online folks that have ‘Held Me Down’ as I probably me first heard Q-Tip say in a verse. It radiated a MEANING then

LIFE ANTHEMS! ~ Breathe – Something/StellaR

The dopeness I feel listening to this, I have to share…how do it hit you Makes me wanna Freestyle dance EVERY TIME … become “Funky Pretzel”, my dancer name I just made up, ha All the best, Dr. Clayborne

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ “China – world power again”

See something just came of falling asleep while listening to news including the disturbing occurrences…you then wake up to what looks to be a credible documentary and Chinese folks accurately stating how American approaches to empire are way different than those of the government in China. Dr. Clayborne “Spreading the Three Es: Enlightenment, Empowerment and

GRIOTOCRACY ~ TREVOR NOAH = Town-cryer

My ‘favorite’ but really I love all of the modern-day jester-satirists known in this age as ‘comedians’ yet as the this program shows. Thank you Mr. Noah for being so Spot on! as Anglophile Soccer folks are prone to saying,, ha #Afrispora #GlobalGriots #BrilliantBrothers #YeTumiAcademy Appreciate you!

LIFE ANTHEMS ~ – “Somebody Else”

This has been MY CUT….seems to be playing during some pivotal moments over the years…the artistic notations suggest to me that I SHOULD STAY WHO I AM yet evolve. Agreed though it is interesting. #DrClayborneSayings #Afrispora A recent PIVOTAL moment was giving a 1 hour “Brief African History Overview” to the production staff at the

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ X-Clan (with omitted video intro)

Hmmm never saw the beginning of this classic video, clearly it must have been edited out’ and I see why.  I would think based on national history that white supremacist hate to feel powerless in the face of ‘Black’ resistance via art and however else.. It’s deep that WE have watched an edited video and

Trump & Populism both Near and Far [U.S. to Europe and elsewhere] – Updated 9/5/18 (YE TUMI ACADEMY) ~

“They are talking but are you recognizing what is being said and Listening? I know I am. Updated 6/9/18 Mr. Chuck Schumer said “He’s talking like a populist, but he’s governing like a hard right-wing guy,totally different than the way he campaigned.” “Trump’s first days & the continued rise of ‘populist’ groups in Europe” This

SALUTE! ~ Oddisee -yep again

I will be feeling and reposting dope materials and improving  My tags this Fall…. I just have a lot of content to connect to those connected … ‘mad’ professor-style Voila!  the dopeness that is Okayplayer — posted about the track and even made it DOWNLOADABLE – CLICK HERE FOR DIRECT LINK — THANK ME IN THE CMMENTS

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ AFRICA: The Bible & The Gun (Episode 5)

Video write ups on documentaries that are assigned as Homework, no longer simply Optional aasignments that 2-5% of the class would submit for Extra credit.  SMH “You must learn.” – as KRS-One put it.  Written & Presented by Basil Davidson , Executive Producer

YE TUMI ACADEMY ~ Trolls, true believers and Trump: Decoding the alt-right’s nihilistic revolution” ~ Salon.com

“”The alt-right, which the Southern Poverty Law Center defines as “a set of far-right ideologies, groups and individuals whose core belief is that ‘white identity’ is under attack by multicultural forces using ‘political correctness’ and ‘social justice’ to undermine white people and ‘their’ civilization,” has grown into a popular buzzword over the past year alongside the Trump campaign. For politically

FWD ~ ‘De La Soul Is Dead’ 25th Anniversary Mixtape mixed by Chris Read

In search of musical accompaniment to be played sans earphones at a public laundrymat, I decided to search for De La Soul on Soundcloud ‘jus cuzz’ and voila! I am a Hip Hop head until dearh … Ancestral Vibes through my endeavors to you. Dr. Dontraneil Clayborne De La Soul ‘De La Soul Is Dead’