Last week, Election Tuesday dramatic conclusion of the 2016 Presidential boxing, er election. This year, including the election debates, has been emotional, shocking, year, with the tone of one of the ugliest elections I think I’ll ever witness looming over our heads. I was stricken with anxiety over the pending results of the election.
Luckily beautiful fashion blogger Melissa Watkins Editor of Fab Glance graciously invited me to collaborate with her on the ticket giveaway to the GZA concert at City Winery. YES! I am not the biggest Wu-Tang Fan, BUT I know and respect the legend MCs, GZA being one. Luckily enough he performed quite a few Wu-Tang hits, so I was able to bob my head rap along.
The sponsors of the Election Watch Party event are some of my favorite organizations, Lovenoise (Eric Holt), Conscious Convo (Isaac Addae), Clerisy Circle (Carolyn Griffin), and their guests, were mingling in a lounge area directly upstairs from the City Winery performance hall. It was a good time socializing with other community voters who came out to the watch party and too were anxious about the election results.
I asked the bartender for a white wine that wasn’t too sweet or dry and he suggested and I highly recommend the “615.”
So I had the creative idea to take the videos of songs GZA performed and use the song titles to describe my thoughts and opinions on the results of the presidential election. Please Note *These are my thoughts and views alone and do not express those of the sponsors of the event*
Whew, This presidential election has wore me out. All of my adulting skills of restraint and self-care have had to be used in order to no wig out on some of the social media posts that have been flying around.
But because I’m not an expert in politics (which for this election, I don’t think you have to be), so I followed up with my favorite social activist John Little.
I want to take the time to thank John for being my first guest on the blog. I admire him for the exemplary black man, father, and conscious leader I perceive him to be. Any and every time I’ve bumped into John in public or online, or needed his help he’s always been kind, transparent, and action oriented; ready, willing, and able. I have known him from the days when we both thought we had a future in corporate, to us both following our passions, and I am proud to call him my brother. After our most recent meeting, I literally dropped him off in Edgehill Housing Projects as he was knocking door to door to spread the word about a current initiative. John is a man who’s actions match his words and one I would look to for political clarity in this hellacious presidential election. This is why I chose to have HIM share his opinion (which I’m sure are conclusions to which we have all come).
Quite a few things have changed since he and I last spoke in April of this year. See below for the update as well as clarity on John Little’s role in social activism and education.
A second goal of the blog is to bridge the gap between #NewNashville, and its community, residents, and visitors. Being a southern state and a growing “it” city, it would be remiss if Nashvillesocialbutterfly did not address the current political environment.
I will admit I personally have been a bit turned off from this year’s Presidential election. It seems to be [still] so overshadowed by the Donald Trump storyline, that it has made the presidential election look like a joke or mockery.
I decided to speak with one of my old colleagues and friends that is involved in the political and public relations to just get a brief overview and “catch me up.” We connected via email and I asked him a few questions. Here now is the final conversation and my first “interview” featuring my good friend John Little. Read what I asked, hear what he has to say, and then do your research and formulate your own opinion.
Here’s our conversation. I call it “Political Moment with John Little”