NAACP City Council Candidates Forum 2015 (video)

Yesterday, the Plainfield branch of the NAACP hosted a forum involving the city’s four City Council candidates. Independent John Campbell, Jr is challenging 12-year incumbent Cory Storch in the Second Ward, and Democratic nominee Barry Goode faces independent Norman Ortega for the First and Fourth Ward seat. Election Day is Tuesday, November 3.

Plainfield in the Capitol: Justice or Else!

Plainfield Plainfield was well-represented at the Justice or Else! Million Man March 20th Anniversary on Saturday, October 10th. The local organizing committee even provided buses from the high school to bring residents to the nation’s capitol. Through social media I tried to find pictures of Plainfielders who I was not able to photograph myself. Special thanks to Mustapha…

Bob Law talks Black radio, #BlackLivesMatter (video)

On Saturday, September 26, Bob Law was hosted at Washington Community School by the Plainfield Frontiers International. His lecture was part of their Westry Horne Cultural and Heritage Series. Law once hosted the first nationally broadcast daily black call in show, called Night Talk, through the 1980s and 90s. He continues to advocate for the…

Plainfield Police to use body cameras (video)

The Plainfield Police Department, Union County Prosecutor, and Mayor Adrian Mapp held a community meeting last night to explain the implementation of ninety two police body cameras to be used during interactions with the public. Read Bernice Paglia’s full story. The video of the presentation below features a demonstration (34:00) of how the cameras would be used in…