ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED DECEMBER 17, 2018
Welcome back to 13East Entertainment's own quarterly webazine, The East Beast News!
There has been a lot of activity this Fall season. None of which we had quite expected to deal with wether good nor bad. The cycles of life had really taken VS Nesby and her manifestations for a spin this season. She tries to keep her structures afloat but it is clear she will need some time to heal from her version of life's challenges. She is still in running force however, it will take time before we can get the good ole' V. back.
KEY WEST TOMBS
As viewed in our previous East Beast News, Summer 2018 issue, you've seen the beauty of the Bahama Islands and the Florida Keys. You joined us as we took in the joy of acknowledging various styles of life. However the trip was not purely for fun and games. Besides the symbolic experience Ms. V had felt in her life goals, it was also a time to walk in the shoes that once brought to mind the tragedies of the past. It was to bring a reality check as we climb and wrangle the mountains to our dreams. To show meaning of the cultral mileage brought forth at that moment compared to how it all began in the first place. Ms. V made it clear this trip was necessary, either to pay homage or to show appreciation.
Key West Florida's Higgs Beach played a crucial role in the Transatlantic slave trade. A cemetary rests right upon the beach and happens to be the only known refugee cemetary in the U.S. Let's be clear, these were African refugees, not slaves! The story unfolds of the U.S Navy capturing three (3) American-owned slave ships that were captured near the coast of Cuba. The Africans were then brought to Key West Florida as a sancutary. The story has it that the Navy rescued more than 1,400 men, women and children from that mission. Housing and hospitals were built along the island to assist the refugees. Most refugees were returned to Africa, but almost 300 died from slave ship conditions. They were burried along the shore of the island and then forgotten for many years. One day a story surfaced in regards to this history and Dr. Lawrence Conyers was called. He took on the project and soon after, discovered graves. The ground was reconsecrated by island priests and African Shaman. Since the discovery of the first grave, hundreds of other graves were discovered.
The colorful flooring lays out the maritime slave route. If you notice the decorative tiles on the side of the monument, it tells the story of what happened during that time. The fact that they gave a proper burial to those that were forgotten and then finalized the burial appropriately from a real African Shaman spoke volumes in the respect that it was given. Key West does not hide the horror that occurred and they give proper respects to those left in the middle or became ill. I think I spent well over an hour in this one spot. Again, I was fascinated by the respect given as well as the history it provided by native tongue. I instantly felt a sense of appreciation to those on the island. I never knew of such a grave monument towards the African American people nor had I ever heard of the privates that were involved. This monument fulfilled answers to questions that I had swimming in my brain for years. But now it left open to new questions that I never even fathomed before.
As you've seen above, there are pedestals surrounding the grave monument. Now I do not feel comfortable walking on the graves of the dead but I just had to see what the pedestals represented. Hell, I did not expect to come across a slave monument while island hopping but I damn sure was going to be nosey to the messages that may have an effect towards the bloodlines.
Each pedistal surrounding the grave site is topped with a bronze plaque and dressed with a Adinkra symbol.
"The symbols on these columns are known as Adinkra (or edinkra), and originate in Ghana, West Africa, where the Atlantic "slave trade" began. Each symbol stands for a proverb or idea. They are traditionally stamped onto clothes in rhythmic patterns. Adinkra means "farewell," and the clothes were originally worn at funerals (red for younger people and white for elders). Although these symbols are traditionally associated with death, they also represent new beginnings."
So so many more to read from:
Also translate as "Unless God," "Be but for God" or "Only God."
Aproverb states, "I fear nothing in the universe, except God.
The most popular adinkra symbol, representing the supremacy and omnipotence of God.
"What I hear I keep,"
"I have listened, and I have learned."
Symbols of Knowledge, Wisdom and Prudence
There are lessons to be learned from every experience in life. "Even when the fool speaks, the wise person listens."
In spite of the all the horrors they endured, the captives aboard the three ships learned and kept valuable lessons from their survival.
"The moon does not hasten on its way around the world."
Symbol of Steadiness, Peace and Patience
"This too will pass." A reminder that patience is required in awaiting any outcome. It is necessary to know that everything must run its course in Divine time. Even the nightmare of the Middle Passage and slavery had to end in its due time, but it was necessary to remain strong, resistant andbe patient throughout its duration.
I dont know about you, but do you remember seeing this symbol? It is patterend through out Egypt writings/ drawings as head pieces but also in other places throughout the country and writings.
NYAME BIRIBI WO SORO
"God, I know there is something in the heavens."
Symbol of Hope and Faith
Even in the worst of circumstances, God is always there. This timeless knowledge has preserved in an African American gospel song,
"....Up above my head, I hear music in the air,
Up above my head, there's a heaven somewhere,".
and in a wise Brazilian proverb:
"Don't tell God that you have a great problem,
Tell your problem that you have a great God."
I wanted to recognize the past in order to understand where it is that I am meant to go."
She went on to say, "I do not know why, but in time, I'll understand." This meaning identified gallantly with "sometimes you might not know where you going until you can understand where you've been," with the reference underlying her own sense within culture. She had been on a mission to build and it was not until recently she had finally been able to visualize the full course of her direction. To see where faith has lead her was symbolic and appropriate for the moment.
The beginning story of the tile monument was pretty simple in its explanation. The beginning was the various tribes in Africa have all came from one place.
However different, they all were connected despite differences in tribes, they had respect for each others way of life.
There was once peace regardless of shade or tribe within the land. From the Albino to the Darkest shade, everyone was at one with peace until a clash of indifference had sparked change and uprooted those from their homes. These persons were considered ghosts/ or pirates.
And whomever went with them were forever bound and chained. These pirates helped enslave many and an uncounted many were shipped throughout the globe to forever be displaced from their natural homes. Despite the pain, the displaced are all connected by heart. These synchronized hearts of the displaced from their lands will provide lessons that will establish new roots throughout global lands for eternity.
START WITH FALL SEASON
As soon as the Fall season began 13East Entertainment was on a roll! A lot has been accomplished this season and a lot has been lost as well. However, the knowledge that has been gained behind each and every event has given birth to new inspirations leading to establishing platforms and creations that will hopefully make life a little more sustainable in the future. Ms. V has been very active throughout the fall months and noticed how societies adopted needs are in need of an upgrade. She started the Fall activities with many questions and found it astounishing how many answers came pouring in with each step she took to learn the true inside works of the activities she chose to take on.
Ms. V gladly released her latest childrens story called "The Mouse and The Cheese". This story takes place with two mice and teaches children their roles in responsibility. It is ok to relax every once in a while however, it is sometimes detrimental to fulfill requirements within their lives in order to move along life a little easier. This story and all other stories are happily hosted on Wattpad and soon, BookSprout.
This fall 13East Entertainment had been learning and escalating through business challenges that appeared before us during our climb to strengthen the networks music branch. The wealth of knowledge gained was worth understanding the point of the ground work versus taking the shortcut route. With this, we are proud to recognize the efforts and growth BUMPY103 has been able to sustain with 13East Entertainment's assistance. Now since 13East Entertainment is established with collecting resources from various platforms and recording company groups, we can explore our business options with various artists, music entertainers, ect. from around the world!
The release of Summer 17 is now available on over 300+ different radio platforms, stores and other worldly locations. First multiplatform album released by 13East Entertainment's own music label Eastern Empire Music. This album exploits catchy, explicit music by BUMPY103. We are definately excited about this release. This particular album was very important because it allowed us to explore probabilities, make connections and shine various talents while doing so. Since this albums release, BUMPY103 has come a long way in shining his lyrical art in stage performances and collaborations.
Large promotions have been put into place for all to enjoy the catchy tunes of BUMPY103. Just give us a listen on any of your favorite internet radio station!
Or you could happily follow us on our radio station, Eastern Empire Radio.
We hope you got to see him live, in action in Arizona at the 5th Annual Hip Hop Festival killing the stage! Whew chile, when I say he blew them away! He owned the stage spitting out his tops hits.
As you can see BUMPY103 has no intentions on slowing down. He puts in nothing but work even outside of 13EE!
Catch his new collaborative tunes on SoundCloud.
Even when you think we are done...nope, there is more to be seen!
Just in case you missed it... 13EE set up an interview with Rap Bully for BUMPY103! In case you missed the PR sauce, catch it here!
Catch the link that exposes BUMPY103 as making music for champions...
(We might have to knock him out with a bottle the next time he starts giving away secrets...)
With so much going on I can barely keep up with myself. So imagine my surprise when the island gives me a ring up on the line ready for more! I should've known better, the islands stay lit with catchy tunes and constant rhythm.
Once again, Munks80 comes rocking through with his hit songs taking way on the 13East Entertainment's YoutTube channel. his smooth and classic island sounds is giving a new twist to what the Bahamas rhythm have to offer. I felt this as I bumped it through my speakers doing quick fashion show changes to see what I was planning to wear out that night.
As usual we throw out there to multiple platforms that we are accepting participants in our yearly competition. The submission links are open on our twitter pages @13EastEnt and @EasternEmpire13. You can also catch our link on our Facebook page: 13East Entertainment. As we travel and create new waves through the industry, we always keep an open eye for any true talent along the way.
As 13East Entertainment continues to grow, we will continue to review and assist others on our various platforms providing many free services to the artist...as it should be.
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As for the shoes, starring this fall was a long awaited pick from Fashion Nova! For those of you who do not know, fashion Nova is a online clothing store that supplies good fit and good quality for decent prices. This store quickly caught the attention of the masses due to rapper Cardi B mentioning the love for the fitted jeans. I may not like everything this label has to offer but these were just too cute to pass up. They are called the Steady Peepin Booty in Black.
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Not everything done is in regard to Entertainment. 13East Entertainment has deep beliefs in the structure of man kinds whole being. However the company as a whole do not participate in politics. Ms. V is an individual with individual passions and she decided to get involved this election due to her believing that she needed to take a stand for the people. She was concerned with the nation not waking up and identifying what we the people were losing. There is a fight amongst us devouring what is right. An imbalance of selfishness and greed was overtaking our rights as a people and it was sweeping through the lands. Instead of idling, Ms. V used her rights as a citizen to obtain personal involvement while documenting her participation.
She did some review before selecting a candidate to stand behind. She felt like she struck gold with someone with realistic experiences. When she came across a individual who knew the affects of a government decision, she knew she found the one to realistically stand behind. The candidate went by the name of Alissa Slotkin.
"I will say that this was an experience. I felt as though something extremely important was just out hanging on a limb for the people in my district. I've had the pleasure of attending certain events like private Congressional brunch while meeting people who are deeply rooted into their cause like the members of the NOW organization."
View On Alissa Slotkin-
"Very dedicated woman. She is just as inspired with the message as the rest of the country should be. We The People, come first!" -VS
Alissa's pre-election organization meeting was in Oxford, Mi. Ms. V showed footage and it was nice to see people help stand behind someone with a real message and not using a political platform for personal gain. She stood strong in her message as she traveled city to city through out the State and her worth shined beyond doubts.
Ms. V stayed strong as she pushed through to voters and adversity in her own way... until the final night came. Election night was a long and brutal fight, however the people was heard, and made history within the State.
In the end, the effort was worth it. Mrs. Slotkin won her position holding the elected government seat. She represented so many of us as the people who's lives were drowned-out by greed. Those we elect, those whom we chose to take care of us, have been taking advantage of their positions and chose to exclude us from what is still "We The People." I am proud we have come together as a State, I am proud other States have followed suit and one day we shall take back our control as a nation.
To get a peace of Mrs. Slotkins message, watch it here:
(youll need headphones tho...oops)
Losing someone is a very hard to deal with. I have lost so many but I have never felt the long standing pain and hurt that I have recently felt when losing the one person I never would have assumed to lose. Its been months and it still hurts like it did yesterday. A disturbance was set. I held it well publicly, however this pain won't calm. My soul is sad. This was not a typical loss. We had been each other rock and bridge for ages. We connected fast as hell in the 5th grade. She as like the other half of me. She understood me, exactly how I felt and everything sometimes before I could even speak it. It was great especially when you felt surrounded around people with no real sense of self, smarts and adventure. She was my twin, my best bud, my compadre'. Back then I sacrificed myself so she could go to college. I graduated a year early with the possibility of graduating 2 years ahead. Her mom's health started to fail and she felt trapped. My family let me down with documentation with my scholarship, so I moved in to help out. I knew I was meant to be somewhere and with her uncertainty she was right, she would get stuck. I changed that. I took care of her mom until she passed away, and Janelle graduated to be the only black woman to lead an executive team on Wall Street, New York coming out of the hood, of Prospect in Pontiac, MI. We were very close and things never changed through the years no matter how much time went by. I had children and started had the life she wanted. I tried not bothering her so much but I later realized she thought things changed when they didn't. I felt like she blessed with experiencing family love, friendship and loyalty. We had so many damn adventures, jokes and mishaps growing up it aches to think about it.
I almost thought she planned this bullshit because she called me late at night one night and asked me for all of my private information. I asked her what was wrong and she made me swore I wouldn't allow certain things. I swore to her as usual before she hung up in my face. It wasn't until months later she told me made me her everything in contacts. Little sis was dead ass serious. We went on talking -ish, the kids and our love lives and suddenly one morning I got a distorted phone call. another one from officer O'Leary that my heart had passed away. I swear I thought he called the wrong person. He kept echoing my name and I couldn't understand it. Everything was a fog after that. I couldn't function. I lost tons of weight. I tried to move forward with the details she made me remember one year ago and I was intervened by her greedy family. She made a WILL but I had no access. All in all she's not in Pontiac. I suffered for over a year to recover from something that deep. I took care of her mother. Someone who taught me real damn life and confidence and she died. I lost Janelle and I damn near lost it. She never treated me any different, accepted me for who I was and a awesome ass supportive friend. I had images of that movie 'How Stella Got Her Groove Back' and felt sick. I said back then I never waned to feel that feeling when Stella lost her bestie. She's the only one who saw her many shades and transitions. To have had that experience left a fucking whole the size of the galaxy in me. We were supposed to get into trouble once I finished being a mom. I was so damn close and she was taken. The reports said something bogus because she was too physical, however I knew it was Covid. That damn cough she had was relentless and she caught it after flying back from her college alma mater. By march the nation had an extreme outbreak. By may we had a pandemic.
The only thing that I was grateful for is that I was able to show her my appreciation before she passed away. I had a personalized Tiffany bracelet made for her over the Spring 2018 and shipped directly from Tiffany themselves. However that was nothing if I had known she was leaving this earth by the fall 2018. Luckily Tiffany keep records and I plan to make a replica of the original I sent to her...just so I can keep something of her that reminds me of her besides these damn scarves that she sent every year with full lectures in the mail because she said "I thought that I was grown"... lol.
Since I never got the final opportunity publicly, I was just wanted to show my appreciation and love one more time. May your wings don't make you chafe and you find peace when you find mom up in heaven.
Everyone has updated pictures... I wanted to show the history even though this is mid-story
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