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Liberian Americans: Ebola be gone!

Liberian Americans: Ebola be gone!

At the Rhode Island State House yesterday just under 200 people representing 15,000 Liberian-Americans living here in Rhode Island rallied to call attention to the terrible Ebola crisis now ravaging four countries in Africa. The rally succeeded in its goal of gaining the attention of political leaders as Mayor Angel Taveras addressed the crowd and [...]

State House Rally for the kidnapped Nigerian girls transcends our differences

State House Rally for the kidnapped Nigerian girls transcends our differences

The terrible situation of the 276 kidnapped Nigerian girls feels hopeless and so far away, but there is much we can do, even here in Rhode Island, to help. To that end Mary Gwann of the Rhode Island Young Professionals, in coordination with the Nigerian Community of Rhode Island and Take 5 with Reza Rites [...]

Syria: Obama And Clinton’s War for Natural Gas?

Syria: Obama And Clinton’s War for Natural Gas?

Now that President Obama has given in to Hilary Clinton, Bill Clinton and John McCain and announced that he will send US weapons to the rebels in Syria, it is important to look one of the under-reported subjects of the war: natural gas. Specifically, natural gas from the South Pars/North Dome reserves, the largest in [...]

Obama’s Circumstantial Compassion For Victims

Obama’s Circumstantial Compassion For Victims

After the horrific Dec. 14 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, President Obama could not hold back his tears.  He went to Newtown to comfort families of the victims.  And at a memorial service he solemnly read off the names of the 20 children and six teachers who were killed. But he has never read [...]