Oprah Winfrey & Michelle Obama Take Power Lunch & Power Crunch to Fun-Time Places #BigTimeUniversity

#BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

This production of “Wise-up Weekly” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny? (Or Just Fun!)

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

These days many sports fans are glued to the screens and screams of NCAA March Madness. The upsets have been dropping top teams out the picture. But TV fans are happy to see that Oprah and Michelle are back on the scene. They’re taking power lunch and power crunch to fun-time places.

Obama recently appeared as-then First Lady on Master Chef Junior as she gave some ‘recipe for life’ advice to young chefs about “getting an education, doing their best and pushing themselves towards their highest self.” Her tips were like the kind a coach gives athletes before signing day or sweet-16 game time.

Formal education is one thing but Oprah and Michelle got game in bigger things too. They’ve achieved ‘firsts’ in ways that make you wanna cheer them in bursts. They might say it takes a mindset that puts purpose and passion in focus. Plus, the lifestyle they enjoy is related to the life shifts they employ.

Oprah’s busy re-kindling her acting chops. Her role in Greenleaf on OWN has her on the small screen. But it’s the work in her latest ‘justice project’ that’s getting attention. She plays a part in telling the story of Henrietta Lacks’ cancer battle and how her cells were used in future treatment without family consent.

Michelle’s been out taking spring walks with her dogs. She also took time for a power lunch with friends. Meanwhile Oprah might be doing her power crunch with her Weight Watchers drills. The combination of mindset, swag and celebration they bring help us see more good life options for not being the ‘lost ones.’

Groove-Track: Lauren Hill – Lost Ones – https://youtu.be/7siVSslHPMQ

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

Many fans glued to their TV sets. Watching to see about tourney bets. Screams and cheers all over the room. As star players dunk and zoom. Game upsets have teams dropping like flies. While others glad to see Oprah and Michelle’s styles. With timeout for a power lunch. And doing fun things after power crunch.

Obama as-then First Lady and wife. Giving Master Chef Junior a recipe for life. Advice to young’uns doing their best. Using education as springboard to pass the test. Pushing towards their highest self. So that nothing’s left on the shelf. Tips a coach might try to give. Before signing day or sweet-16 game they live.

Formal study is one thing you do. But they got game in bigger things too. Achieved high standard in a few ‘firsts.’ Makes you wanna cheer them in bursts. They might say put purpose and passion in the bag. This way your focus won’t lag. The kinda lifestyle they certainly enjoy. Related to the life shifts they employ.

Oprah busy rekindling acting chops. Her role on OWN’s Greenleaf a real pop. Like taking the small screen by storm. Where excellence is her norm. More to see in ‘justice project’ work. With public attention a fresh perk. Story of Henrietta Lacks’ cancer dare. And how her cells were used by others without care.

Michelle’s seen on recent spring walk. Her dogs on leash like a bean stalk. Power lunching with the gals. Oprah’s power crunches with Weight Watchers pals. Combo of mindset, passion and celebration. From their personal and professional creation. Helps us see good life options. On avoiding ‘lost ones’ positions.

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Tip: The combination of mindset and passion give us chances to celebrate more good life options.

Talkback: What do we learn from Oprah and Michelle about embracing those options?

Groove-Tracks: Pitbull ft Stephen Marley  – Options – https://youtu.be/xALCpLXcIYY

G-Easy & Kehlani – Good Life – https://youtu.be/FG9M0aEpJGE

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Octavia Spencer & Felicity Jones: Leading the Way and Lifting Doubts in Hollywood #BigTimeUniversity

#BigTimeUniversity – “Small Talk, Street Dreams, Next Level”

This production of “Wise-up Weekly” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (Old-School Flava)

It was another weekend of NFL playoffs and Dallas got the boot. Many hoped this was their Superbowl year. Meantime, the women’s club was in full effect at the movie box office with Hidden Figures and Rogue One. Octavia Spencer & Felicity Jones are leading the way and lifting doubts in Hollywood.

In describing Rogue One to reporters, Jones said These characters are all vulnerable. They’ve all had difficult times in their lives and they’re all finding strength in each other. It feels very appropriate for the times that we’re in.” Jones & Spencer show how real people pour out their hearts on making dreams fly.

The theme in a movie’s ‘leading lady’ role is well worn. Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monae play strong characters that experienced some scorn. The power in their roles isn’t merely in the beautiful sexiness they bring, but in that vulnerability thing. Plus, they add some extra mustard to their mojo.

Jones who plays a breakout part in Rogue One confirms that the Star Wars franchise is as appealing to women as men. So whether a movie, job task or community project if it has visionary legs it will go places. There’s the kind of ‘it-factor’ that’s useful for turning up big crowds or making people reach for big things.

After a Hidden Figures White House screening, First Lady Michelle Obama said “They didn’t listen to those doubters. They did not listen to the haters — because they’re always out there.” The strongest voice we should be tuned to is where God speaks to and through us in a way that lines up the blessings.

Groove-Track: Charlie Wilson – I’m Blessed – https://youtu.be/dG_BWKHRx8s

Theme:–The Year of ‘Hotstepping’ – Get Jiggy, Get Woke!”
A Cool Way for Flexing Style, Game & Soul in How We Roll (New-School Flava)

Another weekend of playoffs set. Some folks are making bets. Last week Dallas got the boot. See who’s left after the burning soot. Meantime, women’s club staying hot. Rogue One then Hidden Figures in top spot. Octavia Spencer & Felicity Jones making good. Leading the way, lifting doubts in Hollywood.

Saying to reporters about the flick. That’s it’s not just about a hot chick. Characters vulnerable through difficult times. Finding strength in their primes. Speaks to where some are today. As they wake-up and take time to pray. A case of maybe when doves cry. As people pour out their hearts and make dreams fly.

‘Leading lady’ theme roles well worn. Spencer, Henson and Monae not phased by scorn. Playing characters that makes your proud. And even shout out loud. Power not only in sexiness they bring. But in that vulnerability thing. To add extra mustard to their mojo. Just like any dude or regular Joe.

Jones plays her own breakout part. As Rogue One heroine that’s smart. Confirms Star Wars guys & gals appeal. As a perennial box office steal. Whether work, play and fun with visionary legs. Will go places like water and the dregs. The kinda ‘it-factor’ for turning up big. In growing crowd numbers and dream gig.

White House screening had Michelle Obama preaching. About making moves that are far-reaching. Not listening to doubters and haters. They’ll be part of the see ya laters. Always there for holding folks back. Pointing out what people lack. Voice most important to hear. Is God who lines-up blessings beyond fear.

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Tip: Sometimes it takes an unsung story to inspire us to find the will and make a way to new glory.

Talkback: How’s the Hidden Figures story playing out in different parts of town?

Groove-Tracks: Mali Music – Beautiful – https://youtu.be/rxNO3KBQfmU

Arlissa – Hearts Ain’t Gonna Lie – https://youtu.be/uibj0hg4Yww

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Brie Larson Named Next Captain Marvel, Mike Piazza Can Relate to Being in Those Shoes #BigTimeUniversity

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST

LOL Tube – Got Funny?

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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

If you’re a Comic Book reader you know that Brie Larson is part of the ComicCon family. If you’re a MLB fan you know that Mike Piazza was just inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. It was just as exciting hearing that Larson would be the next Captain Marvel. So Piazza might think, ‘Me too, so good, I got you!’

According to the NY Daily News, his batting coach said “Mike had something you couldn’t teach – he had power and power takes time to develop. That’s what he needed, time. I wanted to make sure he got it.” Piazza is real proof for not quitting along the way before the right people hear what you have to say.

He started-out as a minor league player with the Dodgers’ farm club. Not much might have been expected as he was picked at the bottom of the pack in the draft. Piazza went on to have a stellar career by working hard on his batting stroke. He came to know that skill mastery has a certain learned timing.

One day at practice he overheard some ‘trash talking’ and was discouraged. He kinda became tuned-out to the game he loved. But after being pulled aside and getting some tough-love from his coach, Piazza re-grouped. This self-check moment caused him to be more tuned-into going from good to great.

Many were pleased when they heard Larson would be the next Captain Marvel. She’s already getting thumbs-up from her fans. A time others remember was Piazza hitting a homerun in the 8th inning of the first MLB game after 9-11. They show us how dreaming-up & teaming-up are a preview for beaming-up.

Groove-Track: Meghan Trainor – Me Too – https://youtu.be/qDRORgoZxZU

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

Comic Book readers do know. Brie Larson got the go. ComicCon fam did learn. She’s ready to rock and burn. Meanwhile MLB fans cheered for Mike. Piazza the Hall of Fame champ they like. Buzz that Larson to play Captain Marvel role. Piazza might feel the same even if that wasn’t his goal.

In media reports from the big city. Piazza rose to the occasion looking pretty. His batting coach came to see. The power Piazza had from shoulder to knee. Needing time to develop swing in the cage. Feeling sure he’d rise to the next stage. Proof for not quitting along the way. So folks hear what you have to say.

Started-out on the minor bench. With Dodgers farm club spot he’d clench. Not sure to be a contender. Picked at bottom as draft’s low-ender. Went on to have stellar career overall. By working to minimize strikeout call. Knowing that skill mastery in hits or steal. Takes a certain learned timing in baseball appeal.

After a day at practice he went sour. From hearing ‘trash-talk’ in the noon hour. Felt kinda tuned-out from the game and group. His soul needed some chicken soup. With tough-love from coach’s corner. He was back to sending balls a goner. A moment for handling the hate. Then tuned-into going from good to great.

Many happy people on Larson’s news. Giving thumbs-up and shared views. With Captain Marvel going to be female. Maybe sign of the times if things prevail. Others flashback to Piazza homerun. First MLB game after 9-11 bigger than fun. Showing how dreaming-up with a team. Before rising to the top as the cream.

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Tip: One of the best things about achieving is dreaming-up as a team then rising to the top as the cream.

Talkback: How did Ken Griffey Jr. and Piazza make watching the game feel like a fun day at the park?

Groove-Shaggy Ft Jovi Rockwell – I Got You – https://youtu.be/Qk3yxQIlRC0

Pitbull – Freedom – https://youtu.be/zKKF_vFshMM

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‘POTUS & FLOTUS’ Obamas Woke-Up Their Day with Sunshine in a Spritely Bottle #BigTimeUniversity

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LOL Tube – Got Funny?


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Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine with Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (Old-School Flava)

In the space of a few days the White House went from crying to mourning to dancing. First it was a child crying about the President’s term ending. Then it was paying respects to Justice Scalia, followed by 106 year-old Virginia McLaurin’s dancing. The Obama’s woke-up their day with sunshine in a spritely bottle.

McLaurin’s recent supervisor told the Washington Post “For those of us who complain about commuting to work, neither rain, sleet, snow nor heat keeps Grandma Virginia from reporting to work.” For her getting the day started with passion at work is a breakfast combo of breakthrough zeal and business deal.

After launching a social media campaign to meet the President, she got her chance during Black History Month. She’s lived through ups and downs, heart-aches and bad breaks, depression and recession. But she knew that her lifelong dream to visit the White House would take working smart and showing heart.

Whether it’s meeting the President or working with lions, tigers & bears she wants us to live full. Ever noticed how the needle barely moves over the first few miles after a gas tank fill? Then there’re signs of less in the tank. Well she’s tried to live full from 6 to 106 by getting down for real with twists & shouts.

At first the President got nervous with her dance moves. It wasn’t the Nae Nae or Rihanna’s ‘Work’ video grind. But you can’t tell her she’s not a hot-stepper. When you hear her story she’s sure that longevity was about keeping things moving. If this was like winning a business deal she was ready to play hard.

Groove-Track: Ferris Bueller – Twist & Shout – https://youtu.be/0pGsD23YLvs

Theme:–The Year of ‘Flashlighting’ – Get Seen!”
A New Way to Shine With Highlights, Insights and Media-bites that’s Exciting (New-School Flava)

In space of a few days. White House been through emotional phase. From crying to mourning to dancing. Child upset about Obama’s term ending. Paying respects to Justice Scalia’s passing. Then 106 year-old grandma McLaurin’s dancing. So Obama’s woke-up their day’s throttle. With sunshine in a spritely bottle.

Her recent supervisor tells the press. This woman takes no mess. Last thing she does is complaining. Whether through rain, sleet, snow or heat in commuting. Reporting to duty like clockwork. Getting started with her morning twerk. Passion for the day in breakthrough zeal. Breakfast combo as a business deal.

Social media campaign on her plate. Hoped to meet President before too late. Got her chance in Black History season. Thanked him for having a reason. With ups, downs and heart-aches. Even depression, recession and bad breaks. Lifelong dream coming from the heart. Doing what it took by working smart.

Whether meeting POTUS or hanging with kids. She’s watched America change grids. If lions, tigers and bears live full. Why not us with greater pull. Ever noticed when gas tank full, needle barely moves? She’s done 6 to 106 with twist & shout grooves. Getting things done even with less. Yet still living to her fullest.

Prez got nervous about her steps. Showing she’s still got some peps. Wasn’t the Nae Nae or ‘Work’ video grind. That’s last thing on her mind. Longevity seen in being a hot-stepper. Keeping things moving like a crowd-pleaser. As if winning a business deal, ready to play hard. After stomping at the White House yard.

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Tip: Passion at work shines through as the love for what you do and represent take you places for true.

Talkback: Who was more proud of this White House visit: POTUS, FLOTUS, Grandma or us as citizens?

Groove-Tracks: Flo Rida ft Sage – Going Down for Real – https://youtu.be/F8Cg572dafQ

Jazmine Sullivan – Lions, Tigers & Bears – https://youtu.be/Uh5mEat46fc

This production of “Wise-up Wednesdays” Blogcast by Douette ‘Doc’ Cunningham is a presentation in “social media entertainment from the groove-track of life!” #WUWECAST