That said, we can rejoice in what he has left us.
Friday, April 22, 2016
Prince was truly an original artist--a genius of music, and prescient in many ways. He also understood who he was as a black American, and he never let us forget it. As the tributes to his musical genius come pouring in, let us not forget that Prince was also a prince of shade and realness. His standards for musicality and realness were extremely high as well. May he truly rest in peace.
Saturday, April 16, 2016
**When current members of the Plainfield Board of Education, led by Campbell, garnered enough votes to move the election, I was disappointed, because I knew that this would impact voter turnout and add significantly to the cost of the election--upwards of $115,000, according to the Municipal Clerk of Plainfield. I was further disappointed with the newly-restricted voting hours of 2:00 - 9:00 pm--this will surely suppress the vote. If the board thinks cost should not be an issue in moving the election, they should have at least ensured that there would be no voting restrictions. That said, I hope everyone realizes that the school board election this Tuesday, April 19, is crucial to the future of our children.
*I am a longstanding member of the LWV-Plainfield, and I served as time-keeper, along with member Rupert Crawford. The forum was moderated by a member of the State LWV, as per the organization's rules.