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  • In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I hopped on Zoom to talk to Cornell University professor Lawrence Glickman.

    Professor Glickman has written several books on consumerism, free markets, and society.

    In this interview, we talk about whether or not boycotts are liberal, conservative, or both. Remembering the backlash to The New Deal, why consumers supporting brands politically is nothing new, and misunderstandings on what 'free markets' mean.

    If you liked this interview please follow professor Glickman on Twitter @LarryGlickman and you can purchase any of his books listed below, as well as read his two columns in The Atlantic.

    If you liked this podcast please, rate and subscribe. Also please subscribe to my newsletter at https://iamkingwilliams.substack.com

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    Professor Glickman's columns in The Atlantic:

    How White Backlash Controls American Progress
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/05/white-backlash-nothing-new/611914/

    The Conservative Campaign Against Safety
    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2020/03/conservative-campaign-security/608986/
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    Professor Glickman's books:

    Free Enterprise: An American History (2019)
    https://www.amazon.com/Free-Enterprise-American-Lawrence-Glickman/dp/0300238258

    The 'Cultural Turn' (2012)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0872291901/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_bibl_vppi_i4

    Buying Power: A History of Consumer Activism in America (2009)
    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B013UKS8QE/ref=dbs_a_def_rwt_hsch_vapi_tkin_p1_i2

    A Living Wage: American Workers and the Making of Consumer Society (1997)
    https://www.amazon.com/Living-Wage-American-Workers-Consumer/dp/0801486149
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  • In this interview of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I sit down and talk to historian Kevin Levin.

    Kevin is the author of several books specifically on The Civil War entitled, Searching for Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, Remembering the Battle of the Crater: War as Murder, and Interpreting the Civil War at Museums and Historic Sites.

    In this interview, we talk about the history of Confederate monuments, the recent rapid removal of monuments around the country, the myth of 'the lost cause', why the truth about the Civil War was actually about slavery, and Arkansas Senator Tom Cotton's bad response to the New York Times's 1619 project.

    For more, you can check out Kevin's work at http://cwmemory.com/books/.

    If you like what you saw today please subscribe to my newsletter at https://iamkingwilliams.substack.com, or donate to my Patreon or Ca$hApp me at $IAmKingWilliams

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  • In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I hopped on Zoom to talk to a buddy of mine and former police officer, Ernest Hawkins of the mental health running organization Run With E.

    In this interview, we talk about what he sees at the protests from the perspective of a Black man and a former officer. His thoughts on defunding vs abolishing the police.

    His thoughts on the anti-Black Lives Matter movements known as 'Blue Lives Matter' and 'Defend the Blue'.

    In this interview, we talk about concepts that are a bit too complicated to get into fully for this interview but you can read/watch/ listen below:

    Read:
    https://time.com/5876318/police-reform-america/

    Watch: Defund the Police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I9w841nrIBg

    Watch: The Daily Show with Trevor Noah - Abolish the Police
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PVW2eaCyC5c

    Listen: The Indicator from Planet Money by NPR --Abolishing the Police in Camden New Jersey
    https://feeds.npr.org/510325/podcast.xml

    You can find Run With E on Instagram
    https://www.instagram.com/runwithe/

    You can find Run With E on Facebook
    https://www.facebook.com/RunWithE-544925329022328/

    You can also visit them on their website
    http://runwithe.com

  • In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I got on Zoom to talk to a fellow Atlanta eastsider in Ruben Harris, the founder of Career Karma, a company that helps to reskill people for higher-paying jobs.

    Ruben talks about how he ended up in Silicon Valley, why he started Career Karma, why now is the time to reskill, and why software is eating the world.

    We also talk about the role of digital advocacy include the Black Panther Party's 10-point program, mention the passing of legends Civil Rights legends John Lewis and C.T. Vivian, and the need for more Black people to get involved in technology.

    If you are looking to reskill or find a new career, please visit Career Karma at https://careerkarma.com/.

    If you want to know more about Ruben please follow him on social media:
    Twitter - @rubenharris
    https://twitter.com/rubenharris

    Instagram - @rubenharris
    https://www.instagram.com/rubenharris

    Ruben is also the host of his own podcast, Breaking into Startups, which is a interview show talking to various entrepreneurs primarily from the tech industry.
    You can subscribe on Apple Podcasts:
    https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/breaking-into-startups/id1180897172?ign-mpt=uo%3D4&ls=1&mt=2

    Spotify:
    https://open.spotify.com/show/68Lu8PFks3CVsETiFloPDD

    Or visit the website:
    https://breakingintostartups.com/


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  • In this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I got on Zoom to talk to a buddy of mine, Dr. Ayanna Abrams, who is a licensed therapist here in Atlanta, and we talk about mental health in a time of crisis.

    Dr. Abrams took out time to talk to me on how to deal with mental health for yourself, seeing signs of distress in others, and also why she got into the practice. We also talk about her growing social media presence as a therapist as well as why you should still seek therapy.

    If you are looking to book an appointment or ask for Dr. Abrams as a speaker, visit her website at:
    https://www.ascensionbehavioralhealth...

    If you want to stay on top of all of the things she's doing in the media, follow her on Instagram:
    https://www.instagram.com/dr_ayanna_a/

    You can also visit her Facebook page as well:
    https://www.facebook.com/ascensionbeh...

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  • **This interview was conducted before the pandemic on February 28th 2020 and due to a host of reasons, was not made available until today.**

    In this interview, I sit down to talk to Cedric Michael, the Vice President of T. Dallas Smith, one of the few large scale Black, commercial real estate companies in America.

    We talk about how Cedric got into real estate, why he chose to work with T. Dallas Smith, Atlanta, and his thoughts on gentrification in the city.

    To learn more about Cedric please visit the T. Dallas Smith website:
    https://tdallassmith.com/


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  • On this episode of The Neighborhood Watch Podcast, I hopped on Zoom to talk to Dr. Jessica Barron, author of the book 'The Urban Church Imagined' and consultant with national consulting firm Frontline Solutions.

    In this interview, we talk about the role of an under-reported phenomenon taking place in cities, church plants.

    For those not aware, church plants are churches that are started in (usually) urban areas with the hopes of spreading the gospel. But there also is a business component to this as church plants are in many ways franchises of large denominations.

    With these changes, in particular, these church plants play a unique role in a gentrifying city like Atlanta.

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    If you'd like to read more on gentrification, church plants, and culture shaping ministry I'd suggest that you read Dr. Barron's book, 'The Urban Church Imagined'.
    https://www.amazon.com/Urban-Church-Imagined-Religion-Authenticity/dp/1479887102

    And if you want to follow her on social media please do so on:
    Instagram @dr_jmob, https://www.instagram.com/dr_jmob/
    Twitter @dr_jmob, https://twitter.com/dr_jmob

    You can also learn more about the firm she consults for, Frontline Solutions in the link below:
    https://www.frontlinesol.com/

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  • In this interview, I talk to Chris Bruce, Political Director of the ACLU of Georgia.

    Over Zoom, we talked specifically about several key bills that were or were not passed at the end of the legislative year which ended this Friday.

    This includes the hate crimes bill and controversial HB838, a new bill that gives police even more protections including the right to sue individuals in cases of harassment or false claims.

    If you want to learn more about the bill please make sure to sign up for my newsletter at https://www.iamkingwilliams.substack.com or donate to my Patreon at https://www.patreon.com/iamkingwilliams.

    Also if you can, please donate to the ACLU of Georgia:
    https://action.aclu.org/give/support-aclu-georgia-foundation?ms=web__aff_ga_header_act

    You can also follow Christopher Bruce at https://twitter.com/DeuceBruce2 or @deucebruce2.

    You can follow The Neighborhood Watch Podcast @watchthehood or follow me @iamkingwilliams.

  • Today is a departure for the main podcast as I decided to upload a podcast in which I was guest on. The podcast is entitled to the 'We Got Spirit How About You' podcast from Joshua G. Sanders, a former PK (preachers kid) who interviews different people on their personal journeys with faith.

    In this interview, we talk about finding God for yourself. We talk about my parents being in an interfaith marriage, growing up Christian with a Muslim father, and other things.

    You can follow the podcast on SoundCloud or Facebook.

    SoundCloud: https://soundcloud.com/WeGotSpiritHow...
    Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/wegotspirith...

  • The Neighborhood Watch Podcast is officially back after a hiatus and in this episode, I speak to Kyle Stapleton. Kyle is the Sr. Manager of Culture and Experience at WarnerMedia, formerly Turner, based here in Atlanta.

    Kyle is someone I've known since college and is generally of the most fun people to talk to about anything. In this interview, we talk about the state of traditional media, the transition from Time Warner to AT&T, and the launch of HBOMax.

    From about the halfway point on, we speak about his excellent podcast, TuneDig, a deep dive on a single album and we talk about how the podcast came to be.

    We also spend the last third of the interview speaking on the state of Atlanta based podcasts as well as our predictions on the industry.

    If you want to know more about Kyle, you can follow him on Twitter @KylePStapleton or https://twitter.com/KylePStapleton.

    You can also follow TuneDig on:
    Twitter: @tunedig or https://twitter.com/tunedig
    Instagram: @tunedig or https://www.instagram.com/tunedig/
    Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/show/1k7Vq5WIdaOTVf0ORTs3Rk
    iTunes: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast/tunedig/id1369617702

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    Also, if you haven't figured out by now, more podcasts episodes from the last few months are now exclusively on YouTube and make sure that you subscribe to The Neighborhood Watch channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/c/NeighborhoodWatchMediaGroup

  • In this episode, host King Williams sits down with Aaron Fender, John Onwuchekwa, and Marcus Hollinger, co-founders of Portrait Coffee. A new crowd-funded coffeeshop that is opening on the westside of Atlanta later this year.

    Once it opens later this year, Portrait Coffee will be one of the few Black-owned coffee shops in metro Atlanta. Portrait Coffee is also one of the members of the 'fourth wave' of coffee, the craft coffee movement, which includes several shops in Atlanta including leader Gilly Brew Bar.

    In this interview we talk about their crowdfunding campaign, the support of spouses in starting a business andthe difficulties in trying to get started in Atlanta.

    If you'd like to donate to Portrait Coffee please donate here:
    https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/portraitcoffee/portrait-coffee-a-roastery-and-cafe-for-the-west-end

    You can also follow them on instagram @portraitcoffeeatl/ https://www.instagram.com/portraitcoffeeatl/

    Make sure to like and review this podcast!

    The Neighborhood Watch Podcast is brought to you by The Atlanta Way: A Documentary on Gentrification, a film which will be out in May of this year, for more please follow us on all social media platforms @theatlantaway!

  • In this episode, we talk to Georgia, state representative Bee Nguyen, the first EVER Asian woman elected to the general assembly in Georgia in 2017. She is also the founder of Athena's Warehouse a local a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to educating, inspiring, and empowering teen girls with an emphasis on positive female role models.

    In this interview Bee gets fully transparent on what it means to be the only Asian woman in the Georgia legislature as well as what life is like as a state rep.

    She also pulls no punches on controversial topics such as Georgia's near-total abortion ban and gives a break down on how bills are made.

    Take a listen and let us know what you think and make sure to give us a good review wherever you heard this podcast!

  • In this episode Ash Nash, the Creative Projects Manager for PowerHaus Creative, an Atlanta based art collective. In a few years short years Ash, has amassed a cultural impact in the Atlanta art scene surpassed by no one.

    Ash Nash was the Co-Creator of the Kaeperbowl, a real-time public art and activism installation happening in Atlanta on the weekend of Super Bowl 53 which was also held in Atlanta in February of 2019.

    Ash has also managed several prominent Atlanta-based artists including Fabian Williams.

    This interview focuses on Ash's beginnings in Atlanta, the Kaeperbowl, as well as Colin Kaepernick's botched NFL workout in Atlanta as well as her thoughts on a controversial art installation in Atlanta.