A few MLK Day thoughts

Last week, in New Orleans, I attended an Af-Am Hertitage tour with KnowNola (1). Malik, our tour guide, talked about the legacy of MLK as a revolutionary and radical figure. I’m by no means an MLK scholar — in fact, I’m going to take some time to follow Malik’s recommendation and read MLK’s Where Do … Continue reading A few MLK Day thoughts

The “Silent Majority” in Camden Politics

I’m currently reading Fortner’s controversial Black Silent Majority, which examines the politics of Harlem and support from certain segments of the black community for increased enforcement of the drug trade. It’s a deeply contested book, but it gets at a dynamic I’ve been trying to put my finger on in Camden: the support for policies … Continue reading The “Silent Majority” in Camden Politics

What would media coverage of Camden *designed for Camden residents* look like?

A few weeks ago I was invited to an event focused on addressing local media in Camden. The organizers asked me to prepare a few comments and reflect on how to improve media in Camden — and while I didn’t end up speaking at the event, I wanted to share some of those thoughts here. … Continue reading What would media coverage of Camden *designed for Camden residents* look like?

BIDs, Protests and Tree Lightings

So there’s a lot of chatter going around about the proposed Camden Business Improvement District (CBID). Coming on the heels of some, ahem, controversy about tax subsidies, and the boondoggle about the police taking over code enforcement, there is both increased scrutiny and attention on City Hall right now. So I thought I’d share a … Continue reading BIDs, Protests and Tree Lightings

Video of the Camden School Board Election Candidates Forum (10/8)

Let’s keep it simple. Here’s the video from last night’s forum:  Camden We Choose presents Round 1-Camden School District Candidates Forum Join us.#wechoose#yourvoice#yourvoteStephen DanleyPosted by Ronsha Dickerson on Tuesday, October 8, 2019 A few thoughts on how we do election coverage here at the Local Knowledge Blog, since we’re edging towards election SZN.  I’ll be … Continue reading Video of the Camden School Board Election Candidates Forum (10/8)

It’s Election Season (Event tonight, Oct. 8th)

Here we are. It’s election season!  I know a lot of the big ticket races here in NJ are in an off cycle. No presidential race. No governor’s race. Not even a Senate race. And the assembly races we do have (the whole assembly is up for reelection!) largely aren’t facing serious, professional and funded … Continue reading It’s Election Season (Event tonight, Oct. 8th)