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Conventional wisdom makes a lot of noise and leaves a lot of stuff out. Paraphrasing the immortal lyrics of Public Enemy, you just can’t “… believe the hype.” They were on to something: How good is that for the public conversation and, ultimately, the public good?

The B|E note strives to take it in a different direction. We’ll be a frequent, near daily zoom-in & zoom-out collection of thoughts, brainstorms and creative public affairs analysis. We’ll actively upend what’s typically accepted in the talk on current events and trends.

Published by noted strategist, analyst and media commentator Charles Ellison, the B|E note strives to assess and impact.

For now, subscription to the B|E Note is largely free. Readers have full access to both newsletter and website, which includes a frequent rotation of the Publisher, guest contributors and analysts. There will be ..

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About the Publisher …

CHARLES ELLISON is Publisher of the B|E note. He’s also Principal and Chief Strategist of B|E Strategy, a multi-faceted communications firm with operations based in Washington, D.C. and Philadelphia. He is an award-winning thought leader, political strategist, commentator and advocacy expert with nearly two decades of applied expertise in the arena of politics, public policy, campaigns and elections, crisis management and emerging/digital media strategy.

Ellison is currently the Executive Producer & Host of Reality Check, a daily public affairs program on WURD (96.1FM/900AM/wurdradio.com in Philadelphia) that airs live Monday - Wednesday 10am - 1pm ET and City Council LIVE on Thursdays 10am - 1pm ET. He is also Contributing Editor for The Philadelphia Citizen and Contributing Editor for TheRoot.com. Every Sunday, he joins Politics Rewind on WDAS-FM (Philadelphia) and every Wednesday he offers political analysis as co-host on the nationally syndicated Keeping it Real w/ Rev. Al Sharpton. He’s engaged on Twitter @ellisonreport.

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The views and opinions expressed in the B|E Note are those of the authors and do not reflect the official positions, opinions or views of its Publisher or that of B|E Strategy