25 Reasons to be in Saturday’s Million People’s March

The People’s Organization for Progress will begin a march in downtown Newark this Saturday at 12 noon in front of the Lincoln Monument, at the corner of West Market Street and Springfield Avenue. The largely publicized Million People’s March against police brutality, racial injustice, and economic inequality is cosponsored by over one hundred organizations. Here are twenty…

First Ward Family Fun Day (photos)

On Saturday the City of Plainfield and the City Council sponsored the First Ward Family Fun Day through the Division of Parks and Recreation. The event, at Milt Campbell Field, was hosted by First Ward Councilwoman Diane Toliver and Councilwoman At-Large Tracey Brown.

For the Field 2015 (photos)

On Thursday night, MC Enigma of Plainfield hip hop duo Negros Americanos hosted the first of two benefit shows. All of both shows proceeds will help provide book scholarships for three members of the Plainfield High School class of 2015. Here are a few photos.

Tonight: For the Field

When he was himself only a college sophomore at NJCU, MC Enigma of Plainfield hip hop duo Negros Americanos started a scholarship to help college-bound Plainfield High School seniors afford their freshman year books. Eight years later, the scholarship lives on. Its funds are now raised through a yearly benefit show, which will take place tonight,…

More on the Fourth

I posted several dozen of my own images of the images from Plainfield’s Fourth of July Festivities over the weekend, but was really impressed by the many parade photos brought to my attention on the Plainfield Public Schools new Facebook page (click here or the banner below). Check it out, and like the page to stay up…

Donald Van Blake, dream director

Lyle Hickman, PHS Class of 2004, was recently asked to name his “dream director”. Hickman chose long-time Donald Van Blake, and made a video explaining the influence of Plainfield’s long time youth tennis coach on his life.

POP, Plainfielders sound off at City Hall (video)

Yesterday afternoon, the People’s Organization for Progress held a press conference on the steps of Plainfield City Hall in support of the Million People’s March, which will convene over one hundred organizations on Saturday, July 25th in downtown Newark. Learn more about the mobilization at POP’s website or the march’s Facebook page. At yesterday’s press…