How Camden is benefiting from the #WeChoose campaign

Tomorrow, the #WeChoose campaign has an opportunity to interview Journey4Justice leader Jitu Brown in anticipation of their week of action.  Journey4Justice has been a leader on racial justice in education space. I’ve seen Jitu Brown speak numerous times, and he’s simply incredible. So please consider joining the call if you’re a blogger or journalist. Here’s the details.  The Badass … Read more of How Camden is benefiting from the #WeChoose campaign

Sanctuary Cities and the Straight Jacket of being Camden’s Mayor

Everywhere you look, immigration is in the news. It’s at the center of the Trump rise. It’s at the center of the government shutdown. And it’s certainly on the mind of local immigrant activists. Last Thursday, immigration advocates and progressives protested the slow-moving Camden County Freeholders, who had buried requests to publicly embrace both a Fair … Read more of Sanctuary Cities and the Straight Jacket of being Camden’s Mayor

Progressivism in CD2 by Jared Hunter

Yesterday I got the chance to go to a congressional forum hosted by the South Jersey Progressive Women for Change and Action United – both two very impressive and awesome progressive groups in New Jersey.  I think that I have been seeing a strong swell from the progressive movement, specifically throughout South Jersey lately and … Read more of Progressivism in CD2 by Jared Hunter

Reflections on the MLK Day of Service (and “acknowledging the land”)

I went to a theater show about six months ago. Just before the show started, the director came out and did a “land acknowledgement” — talking about how the part in which the free show was being performed had once been the land of a local Native American tribe. It was the first time I … Read more of Reflections on the MLK Day of Service (and “acknowledging the land”)

The Latest Round of Musical Chairs in Camden

There’s been quite a bit of activity in the Camden game of musical chairs — where public and private positions with deep political connections shuffle around to reinforce both the power of that political structure and reward those who are loyal to it. Anthony Perno is out at Cooper’s Ferry, replaced by Kris Kolluri who … Read more of The Latest Round of Musical Chairs in Camden

The Local Knowledge Blog is Back

And we’re back! It’s a new semester here at Rutgers, and a new year for Camden City. There’s the new (check out Phaedra Trethan’s wonderful interview of Camden’s new mayor, Frank Moran) and the continued (Phaedra also was in Camden yesterday to document a last-minute appeal to new NJ Governor Phil Murphy to save Camden … Read more of The Local Knowledge Blog is Back