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Hip Hop Liberation Workshop Saturday

On Saturday July 30th, at 3:30pm, Decarerate the Garden State will hold a hip hop liberation workshop at the first Unitarian Church, 724 Park Avenue.   Per organizer Brittany Wheeler: On July 30th, Decarcerate the Garden State is offering the Hip-Hop Liberation Workshop in efforts to educate the public on the current unjust political system…

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The Montrilogy

There’s a reason I had to miss an unprecedented week in Plainfield activism. From Wednesday until Sunday, I took my third annual summer trip to the fun city of Montreal, and my second with my friend Dana. I blogged photos from my 2014 and 2015 summer trip. Montreal is a close, cheap, and relaxing getaway, in theory. In reality…

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Plainfield’s March for Equality

On Monday evening, around fifty Plainfielders participated in the first March for Equality, in the vicinity of the Plainfield Police Station and City Hall. The march was in response to the police murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castiles that outraged Black Americans, and all those who value justice and equality. “Living in Plainfield, I’ve witnessed…

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Three ways to take a stand this week in Plainfield

March for Equality Much of the nation, and Black America in particular, was outraged by last week’s murders of Alton Sterling and Philando Castiles by law enforcement in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Saint Paul, Minnesota. As early as Thursday, large demonstrations broke out in many American cities, including Newark and New York City. I took part in both (link).…

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#StopPoliceTerror protests in Newark, New York

Yesterday I participated in demonstrations in both Newark and New York City in response to police murder of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile in Baton Rouge, Louisiana and Saint Paul, Minnesota. I’d guess that at least 4,000 people participated in the New York march at its peak, and there may have been more at the Union…

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Fourth of July Parade 2016 (photos)

Yesterday, July 2nd, Plainfield held its 93rd annual Independence Day parade. Here are my photos. Special thanks, and credit, to Elena Rutherford for taking some of these. If you’d like higher resolution images of any of these photos, scroll to the bottom of this post and enlarge them using the thumbnails.          …

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Fourth Ward Family Fun Day

As today is the Plainfield Independence Day parade, I figured I ought to finally put up the photos from the Fourth Ward Family Fun Day that took place two weeks ago. I’m a big fan of these family fun days, which have taken place in the First, Second, and Fourth Ward. As far as pictures go,…