Civil War in Urban Communities Can a Truce be the Answer?
Many communities are faced with it's young people from rival gangs declaring war on one another. Many of these young men and women are from the same race, have gone to the same schools, played on the same sport teams only to be separated and turned against one another based on their gang affiliation. In this 21st century we are witnessing modern day Civil War in our Urban Communities.
Plainfield, NJ with approximately 50,000 residents has experienced a rise in shooting deaths many which have been contributed to rival gang violence. The residents and City Officials have been working to provide solutions to stop the violence, but without much in the way of results. Meetings after meetings filled with facts and opinions of what the cause of the problem is and how to handle the problem have varied from curfews , to better education and employment opportunities. Finally we are able to go directly to the nucleus of the source. Tonight on bks1radio.com We will hear from the very young men that called the truce between rival gangs. . This maybe a new beginning and a model for other communities facing similar issues. Join us "Live in the Vocal Booth" Tonight as we seek peace in our streets.
Independence Day Celebration
Independence Day Celebration - Parade, Concert, and Fireworks
Mark your calendars the City will celebrate Independence Day, on Saturday, July 2nd, with the 93rd Annual Parade which starts at 10 am.
A concert will follow later in the evening in Cedarbrook Park beginning at 5:00 pm, followed by fireworks at dusk. Please be sure to "Save the Date!"
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