Angels for Action ID cards to resume production today

Upon shutting down Angels for Action’s identification card program on January 31, Mayor Adrian Mapp explained to Plainfield View that a group of people had been “exploited through false hope and deception.” Mapp added, “the City has an obligation to protect it’s residents, especially the most vulnerable, from organized exploitation.” Perhaps, at that point, the…

Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba passes at 66

Unfortunately, we learned this morning of the passing of Jackson, Mississippi mayor, longtime activist and civil rights attorney Chokwe Lumumba. He was just elected last June, sworn in on July 1. Right after his election he held an informative interview with Democracy Now where you can learn more about who he was. Even during Chokwe…

Response to Old Doc on segregated schools

Members of the Plainfield blogosphere don’t go after each other every day – it’s more like every few weeks, and it’s usually Dan Damon. It was brought to my attention that it has happened once again – this time Harold “Old Doc” Yood coming at me for my brief write-up about a Rutgers report (see…

New PCTV episodes; staying up to date

Last month I wrote a piece about Plainfield Community Television where I mentioned that the next Right Here in Plainfield would feature Frank Pascale of Cafe Vivace, and that the first episode of Conversations would be between filmmaker Alrick Brown and artist Alonzo Adams. The latter came out a month ago, and Right Here in Plainfield was released just…

The Prospect of Murals in Plainfield

It’s no secret. I’m quite fond of the City of Brotherly Love. From its low cost of living, to its long cultural history, to its proximity to both New York and DC, to its small town but still big city feel, to its wonderful food, I grew to love Philadelphia through my six years there.…

Artist Indira Bailey documentary showing at Drake House

As covered previously by Plainfield View, you can see artist Indira Bailey’s exhibit at the Drake House as part of their Black History Month Celebration every Sunday until March 9. However, this coming Sunday starting at 2pm you are invited to see a documentary of her travels entitled East Meets West: Islamic, Judaic, & Western Influences…