Continuing my holiday report that I started on Monday. I have to talk about V103â€™s/Q100 "Unity Mixer", held at the Lotus Lounge in Buckhead. The event was designed to integrate Atlantaâ€™s noticeable â€œcultureâ€ divide within the Atlanta nightlife. Ok, I tried to be politically correct in that last sentence but bottom lineâ€"Black people and White peopleâ€"â€"donâ€™t party together down here. As progressive as the â€œAâ€ tries to be, at the end of the day your're constantly reminded that you're still in the SOUTH. Many local "ATLiens" observe how palpable the racial divides are. Black and White people tend to have indirect racism, not realizing that the â€œindirectnessâ€ is, in fact, directly affecting how we all party and, even, socialize.
To be honest with you, I love to party. If the music is bumping, and the drinks are flowing, Iâ€™m good. White or Black establishment, I donâ€™t particularly care. However, when it comes to the ladies, I personally want to be around an even amount of sistas. While, I can appreciate a white girl with a phat ass, thereâ€™s something about a sista that makes me want to just lay in her hair (if youâ€™re fan of â€œThe Love Belowâ€ then you understand what Iâ€™m talking about). So as long as the spot I go to has what I need, then I'm there. But, at the end of the day we all need to come together and end the racism bullshit no matter what our preferences are. So, I congratulate V103's Frank Ski, and Wanda as well as Bert, from Q100's The Bert Morning Show, on a job well done with this event.
Though the AJC, (Atlanta Journal Constitution), down played the hype of this social hip-hop mixture by saying â€œIt lacked diversityâ€. From what I observed, there was plenty of diversity present. The only thing it lacked, in my opinion, was a bigger venue. Celebrity Photographer, and personal friend, Sandra Rose took dozens pictures at the event and her snapshots accurately display the success of this popular radio sponsored party. No matter what side of the coin you stand on regarding race or race relationsâ€™, progressive change is never a bad thing. Iâ€™m looking for more events like this to pop off around this great metropolitan. The question isâ€"will there be more events like this poppin off anytime soon? Frank and Wanda have lit the torch. Now, who else is going to run with it?
***Special shout out to SandraRose.com for the pictures!