Spring 2014, a real challenge to the RDO

Councilwoman Gloria Taylor is fond of saying “you have to count to four” when quoting her late husband, former Mayor Richard Taylor. Since Adrian Mapp has taken the Mayor’s Office, Assemblyman Jerry Green’s Regular Democratic Organization has been counting to five – five of seven votes on the City Council, that is. We’ve all seen how much…

POP honors social justice heroines in Newark celebration; Plainfield’s Willa Cofield amongst honorees

Around two hundred people gathered into Abyssinian Baptist Church tonight for an empowering evening of heroines, an inspirational recognition of moral giants. Tonight, the People’s Organization for Progress (POP) used Women’s History Month as an occasion to recognize five extraordinary women and their roles in the fight for justice during the civil rights movement and beyond. It’s…

Carmen Salavarrieta speaks on ID Cards, part one (video)

I’ll soon chime in again on this important matter, but sometimes its better to listen to the person at the center of it all. Here is the first portion of Carmen Salavarrieta’s discussion with Negros Americanos about the Angels for Action Community Identification Card program. The video runs around five minutes and covers the program’s…