‘This Is America’ …. “🎼🎼 Childish Gambino …. Official Video …. What a Message 🎼🎼 …. “!!


~~May 7, 2018~~ 


Quite a strong message within this music video.

Indeed, have to watch it more than once! In a blunt manner, not sparing any punches, Donald Glover presents the true and crude reality of America.

The title is right on target:

This IS America!

Be forewarned. Some content may be offensive to some who may shy away from the sad reality.

The video speaks for itself.


RedLineBOn the latest Saturday Night Live, Childish Gambino – the musical pseudonym for actor and Atlanta creator Donald Glover – released “This Is America,” a searing social critique of pop culture and the experience of being black in America today.





The actor, who has been riding high these days with both his series “Atlanta” and his role as young Lando Calrissian in the forthcoming “Solo: A Star Wars Story,” both hosted “Saturday Night Live” and was the musical guest as his rap/R&B alter ego, ‘Childish Gambino‘.
Glover as Gambino won a Grammy this year for best traditional R&B performance for his song “Redbone” and premiered two new songs on “SNL,” titled “Saturday” and “This Is America.”

Here’s what you need to know about the music video that has many hailing Glover/Gambino as a genius:
You will need to watch it more than once
Directed by “Atlanta” director Hiro Murai, the video is pretty surreal and packed full of messages.
It’s expansive and filmed in a warehouse, which allows for a lot of action.
As much as your eye will be drawn to Glover as a shirtless Gambino, pay close attention also to what is happening in the background.


~It takes on gun violence in America~
Murders occur, but the guns are treated more delicately than human lives in the video — a strong statement given the current debate over gun control.
The imagery also has sparked conversation about several other themes, including police brutality, social media habits and what people are really paying attention to in the United States.
“The fact that Childish Gambino’s ‘This is America‘ tackles police brutality, gun violence, media misdirection, and the use of African Americans as a brand shield, all while dancing in Jim Crow-style caricature, shows a transcendence or mere performance and demands attention,” one person tweeted.

“As it appears in … full read/full credit”


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#WeAlllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


~~This Is America~~

Official Video

~~Published on May 5, 2018~~

Director: Hiro Murai

Producer: Doomsday with Ibra Ake and Fam Rothstein of Wolf + Rothstein

Childish Gambino


Casey Breves and Sam Tsui …. “💞 They Tied the Knot …. and I’m Just Finding Out Now 💞 …. Congrats …. “!! 


Sam Tsui, YouTube singer comes out as gay and marries partner Casey Breves
The couple have starred in several music videos alongside each other

The Youtuber Sam Tsui has come out as gay, a day before he married his partner.

Tsui, who is best known for posting his music videos and covers of popular songs on his channel, revealed the details about his personal life for the first time in a vlog on Friday.

In a vlog, which he labelled an understated “coming out video of a sort”, Tsui announced he is in a long-term relationship with fellow YouTuber and musician Casey Breves.


I have been following these two guys on YouTube. Their music has always fascinated me. Plenty of times I have posted a new video by either one of them or the two together.

I was surfing the net on my smartphone and found a video called ‘This Promise‘ which I hadn’t seen.

Much to my surprise it was their wedding ceremony!


So touching and so heartwarming.

It’s already been one year, so happy belated anniversary!

Congrats, guys! 


#Graphics #AwesomeGraphic #Piano #Soothing #Peaceful #Calming #HallelujahCover #SamTsui #CaseyBreves  #AnotherSoothingRendition #Commitment #ThisPromise #TheyAreMarried #HappyAnniversay

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


~~This Promise~~

Sam Tsui & Casey Breves

~~Published on Aug 29, 2016~~

Wedding Music Video



~~VLOG: The Proposal Story!!~~

ft. Casey Breves

~~Published on Apr 11, 2017~~

With the 1-year Anniversary coming up, decided to finally answer some of the questions you’ve been asking since I posted the announcement video about a year ago! From our first kiss to our shower-singing habits, in this video we fill you in on some of the deepest and darkest secrets from our sordid past (not really haha).

We ALL are ONE!! 


Thoughts for today, #472 …. “Shake hands …. open hands …. “!!


~~February 27, 2017~~ 


Open your hands and your heart and mind!

~Kristine Marie~



Wow Words Of Wisdom with Kristine Marie



#ThoughtsForToday #472 #AwesomeGraphics #AwesomeIllustration #AwesomeMeme #FacebookTimeline #Quote #Quotes #ShakeHands #OpenHands #NoClenchedFists #GoldaMier #WordsOfWisdom #Wow #WordsOfWisdom #KristineMarie

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 


Something to think about …. “On the day after Mother’s Day … an afterthought”!!


~~May 9, 2016~~ 


Has anyone out there had this same thought?

I must confess I have. I’ve seen it in my own family.

A three year old already has his own iPodTouch!

Another toddler I know has his own iPad … the parents ask for this permission to be able to use it themselves!

All four grandkids are “fluent” in techno language.

Sometimes even more than me.

That is scary!

I can understand why this happens.

Hand them the electronic gadget and there’s instant peace and quiet.

Instant gratification for both adults and kids.

Yet, at the expense of what?







#SomethingToThinkAbout #FacebookPage #HappyMothersDay #AfterThought #Ipad #RaisingYourKids #Someecards #TechnoLanguage #ElectronicGadget #InstantPeaceAndQuiet #ExpenseOf What #InstantGratification #Adults #Kids

#WeAllAreOne #ItIsWhatItIs #DrRex #HortyRex #hrexachwordpress


We ALL are ONE!! 



Blog of the Year Award 2013 …… Listen ALL!!!


DECEMBER 31, 2013

~~BLOG OF THE YEAR AWARD – 2013~~ This is my 10th star!! 

I received this award on December 31, 2013 from Stephanie at http://hopeandloveradio.com/.

Like any other nomination and award received, this humbles me. It’s rewarding to know, on a personal level, that what I write is read by others. My main goal has been to share the knowledge I may have and to compile information that appears in different web resources and educational venues.


Thank you Stephanie for considering and nominating “It Is What It Is” for this award!


I am honored by your nomination and gladly and very respectfully accept. 


The instructions for this award are simple:

1-      Select the blog(s) you think deserve the Blog of The Year 2013 Award.

2-      Write a blog post and tell us about the blog(s) you have chosen – there are no minimum or maximum number of blogs required – and ‘present’ the blog(s) with their award.

3-      Let the blog(s) that you have chosen know that you have given them this award and share the instructions with them – (please don’t alter the instructions or the badges!)

4-      Come over and say hello to the originator of the Blog Of The Year 2013 Award via this link: http://thethoughtpalette.co.uk/blog-awards-2-/blog-of-the-year-2013-award/

5-      You can now also join the Blog Of The Year Award Facebook Page Click the link here: https://www.facebook.com/groups/BlogoftheYear

6-      And as a winner of the award – please add a link back to the blog that presented you with this award – and proudly display the award on your blog – and start collecting stars!

Share your blog posts with an even wider audience.


The parameters that I use are:

  1. The amount of knowledge that I have received by following your blog
  2. The varied topics that are selected and written about
  3. The obvious amount of reading, research and preparation that goes into every post that I read on your blog
  4. The authenticity that I “perceive” as I read your material
  5. The interactions that we’ve had in the comments section
  6. They say that copying is the best form of flattery …. I have copied some ideas from your blogs to use in mine
  7. I don’t read newspapers, I’ve really never have. The ink makes my hands dirty …. I don’t have a need to read them at all now because I my source of news, updates, recipes, art and entertainment and more ….. by following your posts
  8. I can truthfully say that I’ve become a better informed, educated and well-rounded individual because of what I’ve learned from following your blog.


This is a VERY prestigious Award! Yes!! That’s right!! There are stars to collect!

Unlike other awards which you can only add to your blog once – this award is different!

When you begin you will receive the ’1 star’ award- and every time you are given the award by another blog – you can add another star!

There are a total of 6 stars to collect.


Which means that you can check out your favorite blogs – and even if they have already been given the award by someone else – you can still bestow it on them again and help them to reach the maximum of 6 stars! You can either ‘swop’ your badge for the next one each time you are given the award – or even proudly display all six badges if you are lucky enough to be presented with the award 6 times!

You can find all the badges and banners and information you need via this link: ‘Blog of The Year 2013′ Award Badges.


Since this is the last day of the year,


If you are still missing any stars to reach the total of six, grab this one before the year ends.

There are so many wonderful blogs and writers out there. Some I follow and others I see through reblogs. There’s an incredible wealth of knowledge, information, facts, interesting stories, humor, celebrations, shared feelings and personal stories. We post and we share. We create bridges, we tear walls down. We connect!! We create friendships.  


Congratulations to all the bloggers! Best of luck to every one!

You ALL deserve Blog of The Year 2013 Award!


Boy Meets Girl – Waiting For A Star To Fall with Lyrics

We ALL are ONE!! 


We ALL are connected through this wonderful WEB!!