First off, SUPER CONGRATS to my big homie, Mr. John Taylor Chapman, for winning a seat on the Alexandria, Virginia City Council. He’s an Alpha Man, but I won’t hold that against him. I met this brother several years ago when he had some funny profile picture on Facebook, but I got to know him through our organization work in Northern Virginia. I know him to be a man of deep character and he has always had a heart for our youth and for justice through politics. Yesterday, I passed out literature and talked to voters in support of his campaign and I realized that I’m not the only one that thinks highly of him. I didn’t pass out many of his flyers because voters told me they knew him well and were already voting for him. That’s a testament to hard work and sustained good character.
John, I’m privileged and dually honored to have supported you (even though you had to track me down) and even prouder to call friend. Oh, I’m keeping my Chapmaniac shirt!
In other news… I also attended an election results party last night. It was cool for the most part. The OTHER part… after the results were announced, was a str8 party! You ever see someone who you thought had NO rhythm at all, bust out some dance moves that you wish you had? I’m not naming names.
After that, I hit the White House and grabbed pictures of the celebrating.
The energy was at such a high and positive level!! There were folks with American flags, singing songs, and even in trees. And there were a group of guys whose purpose seemed to be creating chants just so others would join in. And Howard University students came through bout 70 strong chanting and yelling! Good times!! To see so many people celebrating their versions of right, equality and justice is inspiring in itself.
For now, I’m running on of 3 hours of sleep and tired legs since I walked about 20 blocks in dress shoes. #sigh
The Pictures: There are a few pictures from the results party and others from the White House gathering. More than anything, I wanted to capture the energy of the evening. Let me know how I did.
Today, I’m thankful for friendship, unity and the moments of celebration! God bless.