Mario Jesus Figueroa is looking forward to planning his next peace rally after a successful first one:
"I just know that the time has come for black men to unify each other. Now they got the Sean Bell, Ferguson, and they done killed that guy Garner up there in New York, and now everybody wanna unify. But it don't last a week and everybody forget about the troubles that the black man is having with unifying with one another. Ain't nobody gonna give us nothin'; we gotta go out there and apply ourselves. It's time for us to take what we want. And if we don't move in PEACE, then we ain't gonna get no JUSTICE. Everybody keep saying, 'No Justice, No Peace,' but you need peace first. PEACE stand for 'Proper Education Always Corrects Error,' and once we educate our children, *then* we could look for a better future and tomorrow for our children. We threw a peace rally in Centennial Park July 14, 2012. Everybody waiting for the next big thing coming, and that's a rally here in Easton. You know we can't do anything without talking to Mayor Sal Panto first, and I want to thank him for allowing us the opportunity to have our last event, which was a blast. Now we trying to come harder and march to the Liberty Bell. They can't hide that bell for too long; they promised us forty acres and a mule for our labor in the cotton fields, but when the work was done they never paid. Now it's time for us to stand up, unify each other and get what's rightfully ours.
These are the stories of the people of Easton, PA