Thursday, February 15, 2018
In this edition of Live from the Pit we talk about the emergence of the DC suburbs. We also delve into the hotly contested races for County Executive in both jurisdictions. If you're fan please follow and don't be afraid to suggest guest.
Friday, February 9, 2018
Balance is more appropriate. We went through this. Dayvon Love, Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle, has been listening we talk about the how and why in this edition of "Live from the Pit."
Now for a shameless plug. On Saturday, February 24, 2018 11 am, I will be hosting a screening of Black Panther, at the Hoyt's Nursery Road Theaters in Linthicum, MD. Its located at 1591 Nursery Road. The price is $15. I will have special guest who will join me afterwards for a unique Q and A. There will a light reception at Ruby Tuesdays following the movie.
You can go this Panther Evite or pay on site.
Friday, February 2, 2018
"Despite what you've heard we aren't only interested in legalization of marijuana," according to Ashely Alyward, a Goucher College student. It gets a giggle from the audience. As the candidates are peppered with questions, you realize there is more to this age group. There were solid questions about providing tax breaks for Amazon; the issue of day #MeToo was addressed; holding police accountable for wrongdoing; and student debt/college affordable. The answers were enlightening. This is still a strange feeling on the stage. In our current environment, having no experience seems to an asset. Those with experience must tread lightly. I still point to the visual, seven people on the stage looking for one job...to take on a popular governor.
Looking at trends in recent elections this would appear to be a good year for Democrats...maybe?
Take a listen to Live from the Pit with Mileah Kromer.
Wednesday, January 24, 2018
For the next couple of weeks you'll hear from news makers, journalist and others on this years session. I call the podcast, "Live from the Pit." Its where I work in Annapolis. You can respond here or on twitter @C3newsman.
Here goes, hold on to your hat.
Live From the Pit
Wednesday, December 27, 2017
The politics of Maryland is always evolving. Because its close to Washington, DC its often a precursor to national trends. While there are lot of stories which I could have chosen, I whittled it down to just ten. Some will agree, others may point to stories that should have made my list. Simple, if you don't like this list, create your own. Love comments and different points of view.
|Gov. Larry Hogan|
|Maya Rockeymore Cummings|
Wednesday, September 20, 2017
The move was shrewd. It didn't quell the concerns which led to questions about what to do with the statue to Supreme Court Justice Roger Taney in Annapolis. Early on this blog I talked about the Taney and Dred Scott families reconciling. In a matter of days it was gone.
Across the country a number of Confederate statues were removed. Was this a matter about re-writing history; righting a wrong or correcting the official record? I an conflicted by the removals. Get past the Civil War rewrite and the southern sympathizers. A lot of racist used this as a way to legitimize their beliefs. I reject any comparison.
Did I miss something? The south lost the war and the Civil War ended slavery. No country honors the losers. There was a collective rewriting of the Civil War by 1910. Edged on by the idea "The South will Rise Again." Civil Rights incensed those who wanted to control the growing Black middle class. Veterans coming back from a pair of World Wars were not going to be regulated to second class citizenship.
But these statues were permanent markers. A signal of racial superiority that was legislated into law. Time has a weird way of equalizing the battlefield. Charlottesville and its imagery in August of 2017 turned the tide. Talk was already in the works to remove a statue of Supreme Court Chief Judge Roger Taney. Baltimore had a created commission to removed the statues. When it happen it started a "domino effect." I watched and listen and tried to compile how some saw the removal and perspective.
|Chief Judge Roger B.Taney which was at the entrance to the Maryland State House|
|The statue gone replaced by a green box|
Thursday, April 13, 2017
Following the war several southern sympathizing members of the Maryland Legislature made a decision to raise money to erect a statue to honor Judge Taney. They placed the monument at the front of the capital. There was talk at the time that the erection of the Taney statue would be an affront to the northern victory over the south.
Here you can find an idea floated about what to do with the site.
Moving Taney statue and adding Frederick Douglass