My father-in-law, Barry Bingham Jr., was a visual person. One of his first jobs was making documentaries at CBS; he always had a camera with him, made and edited videos for us, and printed large-scale photographs until his last year; and when he moved back to Louisville in the 1960s he considered himself lucky to […]
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Since I left the Speed Art Museum a year ago I’ve been working to document “Promise, Witness, Remembrance” – the exhibition built around Amy Sherald’s portrait of Breonna Taylor. That work is now a Speed-published book, co-authored with Curator Allison Glenn and Community Engagemnt Strategist Toya Northington and with contributions from many. What made this exhibition was the people […]
The following was published as an opinion piece in Louisville Business First on June 22, 2022. Kentucky has celebrated some great employment news over the last six months. The biggest, of course, is Ford Motor Co.’s and SK Innovation’s announced battery plant project in Glendale, which will employ at least 5,000 people. Other good news […]
Artists are the most generous people I know, and I can’t think of a more creative philanthropist today than the amazing Amy Sherald. When the writer Ta-Nehisi Coates invited Amy to paint a portrait of Breonna Taylor in the summer of 2020 for the cover of Vanity Fair magazine, she reached out to Breonna’s mother, […]
I think I saw a movement start this weekend. The New Kentucky Project hosted its first Ideas Conference yesterday in Lexington. I’m honored to serve on the Project’s Executive Board, but even insiders had no better expectation than most other attenders what the event would deliver. We certainly didn’t expect that a sellout crowd of […]
Almost all American cities are asking how they can eat more food that has been grown by farmers who live nearby. We all want the resulting benefits, from greater food security and an elevated tax base to healthier soil, water and people. But no American city has yet answered that question, at least not on […]
This piece appeared in The Courier-Journal on May 10, 2016. Some of you are lifelong Louisvillians who anchor your neighborhoods and extended families. Some of you (like me) chose Louisville as your hometown because it’s an amazing place to raise a family, start a business and give back. And some of you are newcomers, attracted by […]
The Courier-Journal today reported that I have raised more money than any other candidate in this Metro Council race. It’s true. In the reporting period ending March 31 I raised more than 75% more dollars from outside contributors than any other candidate. But some comments suggested that money is the answer – or that I […]
The people I meet on the campaign trail want strong neighborhoods in the Highlands and in every part of Louisville. I am proud to be building the West Louisville FoodPort, using our hunger for local food to feed our hunger for economic opportunity and health for everyone. Louisville will have a fairer, better future only […]
What vision do we all share for District 8 and Louisville? The chance to embody Louisville’s welcoming spirit towards ALL people – our neighbors who already live here, the ones we will attract, and the employers who will flock to a Louisville that moves enthusiastically into a fairer, better, bolder future. Let’s build it together.