“Now What’s Happening”, was created by Corinthus Alston and Leon Wilson, during the year of 2020. We have known each other for many years, more than I would like to admit. 2020 was very challenging in many ways, it was the year of Covid, but it was also the ending of the Trump years. We were on the road to the next Civil War, with the “Black Lives Matter” movement gaining strength after a host of the police murders of young black man, and then came Covid.
We went from a year of revolution to the year of death. And then, if that wasn’t enough, the attack on the US Capital, “The Insurrection”. And through all of this family and friends started dying and we couldn’t even go to the funerals. We couldn’t hold our relatives hand and be with them through very difficult times. The order was shelter in place, we stop shopping, stop going outside, everything was delivered and things changed. Through this time Corinthus and I would speak on the phone daily. We had so many conversations about so many different things, and that’s how this video podcast was created. It was an effort to tell the stories of what happened, but use those situations as teachable moments to help us with what’s happening today and prepare us for tomorrow.