Wow, what a first night.  It started out at the Delegate Welcome Party at the NASCAR Hall of Fame.  I ran into GA buddies Howard Franklin and Lee Goodall (former head of OFA for GA).  I then bumped into Mayor of Charlotte Anthony Foxx and GA Black Legislative Caucus Head, Calvin Smyre.  After we left that function, I headed to the Charlotte ABJ Reception where black journalists gathered to celebrate the event.  I had a great time there talking and meeting other journalists.  After that, I began to walk toward dinner with friends when I ran into Atlanta PD walking and keeping safe the streets of Charlotte.  I then joined some friends for dinner and to my surprise, there was Warren Ballentine, the host who’s show I took over on News/Talk 1380 WAOK, it was all love!  We had a great dinner together.  We then headed to the birthday party for Senior Obama Advisor Rick Wade.  I also ran into my buddy, Patrick Gaspard, Executive Director of the DNC and frequent guest of the Mo Ivory Show.  We had a blast catching up and seeing each other in person.  I also ran into Jamie Foster Brown of Sister 2 Sister Magazine.  By that time, I was flat exhausted!  So, I caught a cab and went to bed.  Talk to you in the morning on Day 2!