By Raffi Jansezian on October 13, 2015
Mayor Jorge Elorza announced a new program that pairs inner city students with police officers as after school sports coaches. It’s called PASS, or the Police After School Sports program. “This is a great day for the city,” Elorza said on Friday at Gilbert Stuart Middle School. “This is something … many folks have been […]
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By Andrew Stewart on October 13, 2015
Philosopher Slavoj Žižek will deliver the Roger B. Henkle Memorial Lecture at the Brown University Salomon Center for Teaching DeCiccio Auditorium today. In a September 9, 2015 column published in The London Review of Books, he masked a series of relatively conservative positions in his typical confection of psycho-analytic vocabulary and post-Soviet reflections on Marxism. […]
By Hillary Davis on October 12, 2015
The ACLU of Rhode Island works tirelessly to defend fundamental rights here in the Ocean State. Now, it’s time to celebrate that work. Join us on Thursday, October 22, at the Providence Biltmore to take part in our Annual Meeting Celebration and raise a glass to another year of protecting civil liberties. This year, the ACLU of Rhode Island is […]
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By Bob Plain on October 11, 2015
Providence Mayor Jorge Elorza said the uproar among Providence police officers who took issue with a teenager Dunkin Donuts employee who wrote “#blacklivesmatter” on a cop’s coffee cup is a “very important issue” and pointed out that the community and the officers that serve and protect it are closer than this issue would make it […]
By Andrew Stewart on October 11, 2015
Verizon worker negotiations with the company have come to a major impasse and a strike now seems imminent, says a source close to the situation who asked not to be identified. In an email to members, the IBEW said: “The Business Managers informed us that the company has started the process toward a unilateral imposition […]
By Steve Ahlquist on October 10, 2015
RIAC notes that President Barack Obama is now the first Nobel Peace laureate to bomb another Nobel Peace laureate.
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By Rodrigo Pimentel on October 9, 2015
“If you follow the economic discussion in Rhode Island,” continued Nightingale, “all you hear people say is ‘all we need is more jobs, more jobs’ – but when you scrape away the rhetoric, a lot of people of color and poor minorities are being divided among themselves… the elites never mention that it’s all about their profits, about busting unions, about exploiting people – and this is one of the problems we have to deal with.”
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By RI Future on October 7, 2015
Citing a recent “pattern of disturbingly inadequate” responses to open records requests “on truly critical matters of public import,” five open government organizations have called on Governor Gina Raimondo to issue an executive order that calls on state agencies to “adopt a strong presumption in favor of disclosure in addressing requests for public information.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on October 7, 2015
The eBible Fellowship had previously predicted the world would end in May, but this time, Chris McCann, the founder of the fellowship, assures us all that the world will be “Annihilated” and that today is the day.
By Andrew Stewart on October 6, 2015
In reviewing the basic facts of the case at hand, the behavior of a Providence Police officer and his union in reaction to a Dunkin’ Donuts worker writing #BlackLivesMatter on his coffee cup, it seems useless to level mature critiques against a group behaving so immaturely. The statements of the two, as well as Dunkin’ […]
By Bob Plain on October 6, 2015
Vermont, Massachusetts and Connecticut topped this year’s Opportunity Index, an annual ranking of the states that have the best and worst “social mobility and economic security.” New Mexico, Nevada and Mississippi rounded out the bottom of the list. Rhode Island fell squarely in the middle of the nation at 25. But the Ocean State trailed […]
By Roberto Bessin on October 5, 2015
A bloody corpse lay on the sidewalk in front of the gated hotel I was staying at in Caracas, Venezuela. A police car drove by but didn’t stop. This is one of the safest neighborhoods in a city that has more than 7,000 murders reported a year. Police won’t even patrol more than half of […]
By Andrew Stewart on October 5, 2015
AS220 is known for hosting groundbreaking art on a regular basis. Thursday saw the opening of an exhibition of two artists who certainly fit that profile perfectly. VISIT AS220 FOR MORE INFO! Hannah Purcell Martin’s work is traditional, but nonetheless has a vibrant quality. With traditional paint and surface mediums, she has created a series […]
By Andrew Stewart on October 5, 2015
Stage and television actress Barbara Meek, most recently seen in the Trinity Rep production of JULIUS CAESAR, has passed away. Born in 1934 in Detroit, Meek worked at Trinity beginning in 1968. Her starring role in THE VISIT was a historic first for a woman of color. It was one of the first instances of […]
By Steve Ahlquist on October 4, 2015
A Wendy’s Restaurant in Providence was the site of a protest Saturday evening as members of Brown Student Labor Alliance and Fuerza Laboral protested the chain’s refusal to sign onto the Coalition of Immokalee Workers’ Fair Food Program (FFP). After holding signs and marching outside the location, the thirteen Brown University students entered the restaurant until the manager on duty ordered them to leave.
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By Steve Ahlquist on October 3, 2015
The Bloodstained Men & Their Friends, a traveling anti-circumcision protest group, set up outside Providence Place Mall yesterday in concert with Intact Rhode Island. Both groups have held protests in the past, but this year report that their message was greeted with more thoughtful consideration and less incoherent invective than in the past.
By Steve Ahlquist on October 2, 2015
Even as Verizon demands cuts in job security, health care and retirement security, and even seeks to eliminate benefits for workers injured on the job or caring for a sick family member, the company “made over $18 billion in profits over the last 18 months–$1 billion per month–and paid its top executives $249 million over the last five years.”
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By Steve Ahlquist on October 1, 2015
Rhode Islanders will get their only chance to directly address their concerns regarding a proposed methane liquefaction facility in South Providence next Thursday night. The proposal needs approval by FERC (Federal Energy Regulatory Commission), an agency that has never, to my knowledge, turned down such an application in the past.
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By Steve Ahlquist on September 30, 2015
“I fear that this meeting and claims that the Pope told Ms. Davis to ‘stand strong’ will embolden the many US bishops and others who continue to try to turn back support for LGBT people,” said DignityUSA Executive Director Marianne Duddy-Burke.
Posted in Featured, International News, LGBT, National News, Religion | Tagged DignityUSA, Equally Blessed, Kim Davis, LGBTQ Catholics, Marianne Duddy-Burke, Nicole Santamaria, pope francis, World Conference of Families | 2 Responses