Over the weekend, 17 year old Camden, NJ native Yung Poppa released his latest single “I Got the Keys Freestyle”. The song is a banging anthem for the living and lost, youth and entrepreneurs. In the song, he touches onpolitics, community, and fashion. Listen here. The song prominently displays the key and city silhouette logo […]
On Sunday, September 25th, thousands of people gathered on Federal Street in East Camden for the Mexican Heritage Festival to celebrate the anniversary of Mexican Independence. These are a few pictures from the event. [su_slider source=”media: 612,611,610,609,608,607,606,605,604,603,602″ limit=”49″ link=”lightbox” height=”400″ title=”no” autoplay=”10000″]
They study the art of poetry. They are young, gifted, talented, and fearless. They are individuals that work as a team. They teach 50 middle school students about poetry. They tell stories of pain, trauma, joy, and family. They are The Mute Collective.
On Saturday, August 20th, the Black Lives Matter Atlantic City chapter had their 10th monthly forum. The forum’s theme was Perceptions of African Americans in the Media, with guests Dr. Donnetrice Allison, Associate Professor of Communications at Stockton University and Glynnis Reed, Atlantic City based visual artist. We discussed how mainstream media views African Americans […]
“Art by nature is revolutionary.” This powerful statement was introduced by Atlantic County visual artist, Kelley Prevard. Her words encapsulate the mood felt throughout the May meeting of Black Lives Matter AC, highlighting the ways in which art can bring about social change historically and today. On Saturday, May 21st, Atlantic County community members gathered […]
[su_slider source=”media: 383,396,395,394,393,392,391,390,389,388,384,385,386,387″ limit=”49″ link=”lightbox” height=”400″ title=”no” autoplay=”10000″] The arts are alive in Camden. There is a new generation of artists that range from poets and rappers to painters and taggers. They want to have fun in peaceful environments. They are diverse in every way. They have friends from all over the area. They […]
[su_slider source=”media: 417,377,376,375,374,372,371,370,362,363,364,365,366,367,368,369,361,373″ limit=”49″ link=”lightbox” height=”400″ title=”no”] On April 30th, hundreds of people gathered to to celebrate the arts. Alternative R&B artists SZA and her friends performed at Wiggins Park in Camden. The crowd was full of local residents, as well aspeople who traveled from the Jersey shore, Willingboro, New York, and other areas to […]
“For years, this city has been like the phoenix… we have not learned from its past resurrections the importance of including residents, and those people who struggle on a day to day basis to keep this city alive, and provide the lifeblood of this city.” – Belinda Manning Belinda Manning is a poet, artist, community […]