Wednesday, May 31, 2017

3 Looks at U.S.

Katea Stitt, program director for WPFW radio for Pacifica Radio. She is also the daughter of saxophonist Sonny Stitt.

Walter E. Fauntleroy, former Congressman, with DC.'s shadow senator,
Eleanor Norton Holmes, powerful activists from DC.

Rev. Walter Fauntleroy (I probably missed spelled his name, sorry) and Eleanor Holmes Norton, our shadow Senator and advocate for change and empowerment for DC residents. My father, Herbert L. Woods, and the Reverend were prominent and effective in the 1960's in the Civil Rights movement. My father were close in this work. Daddy was the Chairman of C.O.R.E. in Washington DC, in those days. That perspective and relationship, that was one of many that shaped many, and formed within me a strength I work from those days until now... - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [May 30, 2017]

Dick Gregory


I have met Dick Gregory in Washington DC a few times and held conversations and twice during a radio interview on Pacifica Radio ( I spent time with him listening deeply, as you are supposed to do around the Elders, who know things important to the way Life moves. I read his book, "Nigger" when I was a teenager. Maybe a decade or more ago, I heard him tell an interviewer white people created the word, nigger; they owned it and from that and the rest of the statement made it come to me I should do a seminar with whites only, and give the word back to them. Return ownership is what I would call it.

In private, he has a favorite profane word. I will keep it to myself because I feel that kind of word usage by a man of this calibre in a one on one conversation with the likes of me deserves secrecy, but the content of the conversation deserves analysis, and introspection. How it is shared builds bridges, or divides a person into pieces to make them think and puzzle, or read, study and learn. It also makes sense in the presence of such men to be cautious of how dangerous they are in real time. Unlike people absorbed into and by cyberspace the hard part of learning from the complexity of ancestors, and the intelligentsia of their people there is the tendency to not listen deeply. I do. I do not come from that form of retardation and limited movement between thought, emotion, intelligence and spiritual activity.

Neither does Dick Gregory. It is why he spoke to me after seeing me in the crowded audience of a local play we'd seen two, or three times at the same venue: a church.

There is a central point in all this. Dick Gregory told me a secret he likes to share with minds opened by discovery over long periods, and those who need their minds open to proceed with life on their terms. He told me the number of newspapers he reads everyday without fail. Talking with him I learned how he ties many things together and peered deep into intent and probed into the words of the concepts governing action, policy, thought, ritual and habit. His presence makes thought. His life and legacy will become many conversations by millions of people.

In these times we are in great danger and we have an unfathomable opponent to intellectual depth, diplomacy who is completely void of maturity, respect for others and an historical grasp upon world affairs in the White House. People like him in the segments of American society who are scared to death of becoming the smallest group in the United States. They believe in the supremacy of white people and will not dissuade themselves from this rhetoric. They are committed to this cause and believe in it the way they believe in their version of God!

The purpose of male dominance cast in the guise of the American Way is as ritualistically demonic in its murderous capacity as is its ability to sabotage all relationships to subjugate the sound of what they fear the most: retribution, karma, and responsibility. The highest virtue of people like this is contempt and that is what Donald Trump embodied in his representation to the world during his nine day trip abroad this month in May 2017 about the United States.

We are in the waning years of dominance as a world power, and are unaware of it.

The best way to convey this to people lost in a world obsessed with their phones and minimal contact with the depths of life, who respond to movies more than the resources available to global thinkers is to refer them to movies. The movie, "Blackway" starring Anthony Hopkins is the one to pay attention to and learn the lessons Americans will learn after we fall.

For the more sophisticated the reaction of world leaders when Trump returned to the States after meeting with him holds all the clues, the indicators white supremacists dance around because they cannot see what the world understands, and holds within the check points weaker countries fortify in their relationship with us. We are feared, yes; but we are hunted as well by those we have stepped upon to become the world leader.

Amongst them all Israel has an ominous predictable tone. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who has said Israel has "no better friend" than Trump, appeared to hold the president at arm's length on Monday. Speaking to members of his conservative Likud party, Netanyahu warned that a Trump-brokered peace negotiation with the Palestinians "comes at a price." And while he welcomed U.S. support for Israel, he emphasized that "there is no such thing as innocent gifts."

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

Constance Baker Motley was the first Negro woman elected to the New York Senate (1964),
and appointed to a Federal Judgeship (1966). In this capacity she was the first Black woman.

Frida Kahlo's art Dancing With Death. 

Seeing Misdirection

With all of the highly developed and intelligent people who were exceptions to the rules of expectation I grew up around, who knew my father, who influenced me by example; it has been very difficult for me to follow simple minded people like Donald Trump without feeling disgust. In fact, I don't follow them. I guide them. You don't follow ineptness, or congratulate undeveloped minds in leadership positions. You guide them subtly without their knowledge. In the case of Donald Trump, he is the presidential equivalent of the best white Americans can do after eight years of a Black president, who excelled in all the complex ways a diplomat needs to do government work at the high level of expectation international circles expect. There is no guide for a fool.

There is a pattern of every concept, a structure for every philosophy to be turned into a symbol, and for every belief there is a path. Racism has an ugly stain without beauty. When people Euro-Americans despise exceed expectations whites turn rabid with rage, outraged by the affront to their assumptions of power; of being better than 'them'. President Trump is the backlash to President Obama. Trump's marriage is the low end representation for the White House. Trump's crudeness is the reaction to the educated and cultured and sophisticated Black Americans who represented the country at the highest level with character above reproach for eight years.

This is an established pattern repeated throughout American history with white people in this country. First Nations people and the grandchildren of ex-slaves know these things and know whites better than whites know themselves. We can, but we cannot guide them because they feel and live out deep terrors we are indifferent to, and don't give a good damn about. Even the aggressor, the alpha predator, has weaknesses, and they catch light from the reflection of light cutting through the shadows of their past, their aggressions, their contempt for what holds Life together.

We, as a nation, are near and on the cusp of falling unless we can heal the white people, but we can't and such a thing will not happen without willing participation in what it takes for a nation to heal. With the center piece of our national agenda the dominance of the world and the transgression of our belief in the supremacy of white people our demise is being set in stone by the actions and words of President Trump.

Following the national narrative the folk stories of Europe are the patterns of the concepts traced into Trump. If you are wise enough those stories will tell the story.

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories
May 30, 2017

Shhhh ...

Lena Horne, a lady, a jazz singer.

Victorian era's illusion about white women was a kind of disdain white men placed upon and within their women, whom they despised despite what they lay claim to. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories


African Native American woman in regalia and her Turkey Wing fan.

Teach this...

Sensual pleasure implied by Bria Mathews.

"Sensual play is similar, if not the same, as prayers. For some men it is prayer, and others it places them in a prayerful state being aroused by a woman, herself disarming him a movement at a time..." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 4/5/17

Monday, May 29, 2017

a Joke, a Fool in High Office.


"Love your shoes. Boy, those shoes. Man!"

He and the speech are a joke and an insult to intelligence. The thinking that changing his tone, as the big bad bully, encircled and facing the leaders of the countries he has verbally attacked, signals changes is as disrespectful of people as anything else he has done in his life on earth. It is glaringly obvious to all except for his base and those who think they benefit from alliance with him, that he cares for people, or even understands his life, the world, and his words and his beliefs are clearly understood the world over.

We, the Brothers Four and our sister, Cynthia, grew up as children of a diplomat and probably know more about international affairs and how to build relationships with people unlike us, and have a firm grasp on interpersonal relationship skills than the president. It disgusts me, this man, but Mommy and Daddy sat me down in my early life and showed me over the years how to recognize and deal with men like this. Each of us in our own time learned these skill sets from our parents.

Trump, or any other redneck, is no surprise. He is a given in the society we live in, and people of the darker hue have had to develop skills to deal with people like this throughout our long history with the dichotomies of Euro-Americans. I pray, not for the president; he is attached to his lunacy. I pray for something else that may never come to past... - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 5/29/17

Discuss this.

Marilyn Monroe by Sam Shaw, 1957.

"She was the white woman white men did not know how to love. Their treatment of her tells an old story grounded in their history of terror against the female essence. She embodies many things contradicting the adoration draped over her body, her body, her timelessness we discuss long after she died..." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories {May 29, 2017}

"Marilyn Monroe was the one white woman white men could not love properly."
- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories
May 29, 2017

Look Deep into This.

The 37th Realm of Existence
Wonder Woman played by Panterona Cosplay 

Melanin has deeper powers. The concept of a Wonder Woman was never conveyed to me as powerful in white women. I couldn't see it in white women. They didn't have that... thing; that thing that carried authority over fear and might. I only saw that quality in Black women here and the continent.

There are sound reasons for that for that perception.

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories

May 20, 2017

Wonder Woman as Ivy Doomkitty 

Wonder Woman played Negative Stacey

Wonder Woman played by Josephine Oceane

"Bondage vs self-empowerment for white women? And they accepted it? I don't relate to it, respect it or get it!"
- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories
May 20, 2017

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Famous Black MEN and their white WIVES they TRUST!

There is clearly something these celebrities understand and have reacted to and married white that the average Black doesn't understand, or want to weigh in the balance. At a certain level of excellence a man needs to have a woman committed to excellence who understands the depth of what it takes to make real a vision, a quest, a dream. With millions of Black women not at that level of being they are outside of the chance of marrying such men. They exist not far beyond survival. They will never find themselves married to this calibre of man! - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories [5/28/17]

Cuba Gooding Jr. and his wife

Eddie Murphy and his wife.

Cornel West with his wife.

Damon Dash and his wife.

That makes sense. I bet her energies match and exceed his enough to challenge him to better at the level of excellence he abides in naturally. Anyway, I bet he doesn't give a damn about my opinion where he is in his life. The only thing important about seeing a picture of his wife is to glimpse the strength of the man himself: his wife. Every strong man's wife is his strength! - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 5/28/17

What a boy should understand: the Truth

Feigned respect & adoration of a horny woman is often enough to get laid. Lesson One be truthful.
- Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 1.4.16


Saturday, May 27, 2017


This is one of the great, deep and tragic misconceptions of white American thought patterns. It comes from the roots of what belief became myth that had to mask the truth of their bloodletting and propensity to war with all of Life. In brief, the lie told to themselves became their historical basis for justifying the inexcusable lust for taking. The illustration of this clusterfuck, for lack of a powerful word-picture, is the great American contradiction, the misconception of freedom. . . - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories May 20, 2017

Freedom contradiction. "This is one of the great, deep and tragic misconceptions of white American thought patterns."


Soldiers escort an elderly Japanese-American couple from their home on Bainbridge Island, Washington to a detention center during World War II.

Wages of the People

Terror record


Native Lives Matter is directed towards whites exclusively!!

news paper story of whites killing Blacks in 1898

On Raquel Welch the flag never looked more deceptive. It pulled the eye towards her body rendering all the contradictions of the flag mute. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 12.12.16

Where Elegba and Sankofa meet.

Walking is movement to or from a place. A walk in life is destined, foretold, or denied by the words of one's mouth. Life is predictable in the context of prophecy, and like prophecies can be altered by the words of one's mouth and the intent of a person's will.

It is sad the way many people are bound by prophecies of old unaware of the fluidity of prophecies. Prophesies are not fixated. They are, but only in the simple fact they come from somewhere.

Prophecies are predictable. The prophet follows a road seeing the trend, the tendencies. Along the walk, along the path of behavior commitment to a belief or practice a spirit develops a relationship with belief and practice and is guided towards a direction. Momentum builds until it has one path. When the path comes to a crossroad change is possible. - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 6.26.16

powerful legs of Michelle Jin overlap with strength and aggression the way a boa constricts & a lioness focuses.
There is a lot to learn from our walk in life. - Dawn Wolf, Keeper of Stories 6.26.16

Riddles posed to Elegance.


“An elegant behavior, an elegant look, an elegant word, an elegant posture, an elegant idea, they are all moonlight, mysterious and magical, calming and peaceful!”  ― Mehmet Murat ildan

elegance and joy shown through the veil of fashion adds to Life.

Right size woman of Asian persuasion is the epitome of a type of perfection, but the sacred form of 8 halts the sensuality. How it does is a man's quest to understand. - Dawn Wolf 1.4.17

Friday, May 26, 2017

IS she right?

Protestor stomping the flag.

I am not a patriotic type of cat the way that is popular today and was the bane of my people's existence, but I've learned over the years not to cross the line disrespecting what is sacred to another. Anything considered thus deserves, at the least, thoughts centered around 'why' and 'how' in relation to who is before you, and your thoughts about a people who annoy or enrage you! These were taught to me by my people, and my father, in particular, who was a Civil Rights leader in his time!

Is she wrong?  

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories
Feb. 23, 2017

Touching the mist

elegant woman by Jeri Kekahuna

Slim beauty on the rock !!!!

"Elegance from within is gracious in its style and gives to the eye and the senses a touch of class defined by a substance crudeness cannot touch with lust, or comprehend with its humanity." - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 6/24/16

Black women's maturity has a tendency to elevate the science & art of being in an indescribable way meant to be experienced, not analyzed from a distance. - Dawn Wolf, 4.12.16


Thursday, May 25, 2017

AFRICA UNITE, one day perhaps

Africa Unity Day is May 25 of each year.


Soldiers Prayer?

There is a question simmering beneath the appearance of patriotic America: should troops be free to worship anywhere?

I agree. People in objection don't understand combat or living in the constant threat of being killed with a sense of duty to something larger than them. All the emotions around outrage over church over state, and anger over religious experiences that didn't make life easy for many, or fury over the system of religion influencing thought and action, melt away in war. What is left is the raw, bare bones of awareness of the fragility of life, and you start to pray sensing the beyond, like never before! 

Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 
April 10, 2017  

Greek soldiers in combat.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Stories white tells...

Jennifer Lopez in a pink top, white pencil skirt
and Christian Louboutin heels.  

Jennifer Lopez's legs crossed in white camisole dress. 

Exciting explosion of Oriental beauty in a white bodycon asymmetrical maxi dress.

Elegantly attired her poise speaks from her ancestors and to those dubious of the accuracy of how deeply she projects into the theme of the times of development into a lady, as opposed to merely a woman.  - Gregory E. Woods, Keeper of Stories 10.20.16

Elegant Black lady in white dress strolling ...

Ghetto hood mentality magnificently captured by an unknown photographer. Wonder who he is.

Ass and Envy: a story.

model Tudosic's lines captured by photographer, Danny Lavega

Exaggerating the body lines and the bottom for white women is an historical piece. To unravel history is to unveil the secrets hidden from ourselves.

It was common knowledge the initial reaction and the long impact of Africa and African women upon the esteem of European women many centuries ago. Fully understanding these things we would understand how close we are to seeing mirrors within ourselves to see what we fear, lack and long for.

It is a great thing to know why we do what we do and admire and long for in each sphere of our lives.

Keeper of Stories

black dress worn by another elegant Black lady.

Above the city beneath the sky line.

Big & fine Black woman in repose.

Thick Black woman's pear-shaped body is the most common female body type.