Recently, in an opinion piece titled, The Trouble with Cincinnati Politics, I outlined seven problems. In this post, I invite you to consider seven best practices targeted at addressing the problems. The collective practices emerge from corresponding first letters from the words ‘culture’ and ‘leaders’ to outline adaptable systemic changes for our local politics. HereContinue reading “In Search of Culture Leaders for Cincinnati Politics”
Local politics in Cincinnati is in very rough waters. Our city was named after a highly respected Roman statesman, Cincinnatus, in the hope that it would be a shiny city – the Queen city – the crown jewel of the Midwest. Unfortunately, as we cross into the 21st year of the 21st century, our cityContinue reading “The Trouble with Cincinnati Politics”
Intro by Mrs. Danyetta Najoli On a cold wintry day with a mix of rain and snow, Dr. Herman Najoli embraces the legendary Roman farmer, Lucius Quinctius Cincinnatus, as he launches a new campaign. This location, on the grounds of Sawyer Point at Yeatman’s Cove in Downtown Cincinnati, with the Central Business District to theContinue reading “Battle for the Character of our City”
Can Cincinnati become a shiny city? My family and friends pondered this question over our Thanksgiving meal while watching football. We did this under the backdrop of recent scandals that have rocked our political landscape and made our city a national embarrassment. After reflecting on the ideas that were shared, I have concluded that GreaterContinue reading “Ten Trade-offs Worth Making in Greater Cincinnati Politics”
Be assured that I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well. Yesterday I shared my personality. Today I want to touch on my intelligence. Intelligence is a complex concept as there are different schools of thought on it. I will restrict myself to a less controversial aspect that I studied for my doctoral research – wisdom. There areContinue reading “Intelligence Matters”
Here’s why I will 𝗥𝗘𝗣𝗥𝗘𝗦𝗘𝗡𝗧 you well – personality and intelligence. Today I outline my personality and tomorrow, will touch on my intelligence. Here are some leadership traits personality assessments taken over the past ten years. As your Commissioner I will use these traits as a lever to harness and engage remarkable minds that willContinue reading “Personality Matters”
Voters never forget. In 2008 the Hamilton County Democratic and Republican parties took away our right to vote for a commissioner. In an awful backroom deal, we saw a political game where the duopoly robbed us. This year we rebuke them. This election we say NO MORE to political games and backroom business deals. Rewrite the playbook and vote in the non-party candidate. Vote Najoli for Commissioner. …Read more by clicking on the link above.
Friends, we have come to that time of the campaign season where everyone is talking about debates, so I want to state my campaign’s position very clearly. All organizations in Hamilton County should always be doing everything they can to protect the great American experiment of democracy. All leaders and all citizens should always be working diligently to allow for full participation by their fellow leaders and citizens in all electoral processes.… Read more by clicking the title above.
Today is July Fourth, 2020. Happy Fourth of July! I am honored to be on the ballot this year and humbled to be walking in the footsteps of many who paved the way for me to be the first Independent and the first Black male to ever make it to the ballot for commissioner in Hamilton County’s 230-year history. So, for the next seven minutes or so, I want to talk on the topic, … Read more by clicking the title above.
My campaign seeks to honor the past, celebrate the present, and envision the future. These three themes cut through the ten reasons why I am running. These ten reasons, in order of FRIENDSHIP (it is not what you think), are as follows. … Read more by clicking the title above.