By Steve Ahlquist on October 3, 2017
Paul Roselli, who describes himself as a “social justice, environmentalist and Invenergy power plant opposition leader” has declared himself as a candidate for Governor of the State of Rhode Island.
Posted in Activism, Burrillville, Climate, Elections, Energy, Featured, Infrastructure, National News, News, People, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Water | Tagged Blackstone River Watershed Council, Burrillville Land Trust, Friends of the Blackstone, Gina Raimondo, Lincoln Chafee, National Governors Association, Paul Roselli, Rhode island Association of Conservation Commissions, Spencer Dickinson | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on October 2, 2017
Well over 400 people converged on India Point Park for the March for Racial Justice (M4RJ). Sister marches were held across the country. In Providence, the “march” was actually more of a rally.
Posted in Activism, Arkansas, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Criminal Justice, Education, Environmental Racism, Events, Featured, Gun Control, Health Care, Immigration, Indigenous Americans, Inequality, Justice, LGBTQ, National News, News, People, Photos, Poverty, Prison Reform, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Sex Work, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged AMOR, Arely Díaz, Behind the Walls, Black Studies Academy of Rhode Island, Blue Lives Matter, Cata Lorenzo, Celeste Terry-Lo, Community Defense Project, Community Safety Act, CSA, Daniel Chhum, DARE, David Veliz, direct action for rights and equality, Environmental Justice League of Rhode Island, India Point Park, John Prince, Justice Gaines, M4RJ, Malchus Mills, March for Racial Justice, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Marco McWilliams, Narragansett Tribe, Niko Merritt, Nirva LaFortune, No LNG in PVD, Project Weber/RENEW, Providence Youth Student Movement, PrYSM, Randy Noka, rent control, Ron Lewis, Sankofa Community Connection, Seneca Pender, Stephen Dy, Tatiana Jones, Times Squared Academy, Vanessa Flores-Maldonaldo, Yojaida Heredia | Leave a response
By Maya Menefee on August 24, 2017
2017 marks a time of incredible political divide in the United States. While some might argue that Donald Trump is the wedge driving people apart, I argue that it is more accurate to say that he reveals the divisions that had already been festering for some time.
By Steve Ahlquist on August 23, 2017
“What we heard today clearly is that the energy burden that is experienced by many in Rhode Island tears at the social fabric of our state,” said Abigail Anthony, on her first day as a commissioner on the PUC.
Posted in Activism, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Featured, Inequality, Infrastructure, National News, News, People, Photos, Politics, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regunberg, Abigail Anthony, Acadia Center, Allan Fung, Camilo Viveiros, Chloe Chassaing, Colin Nagle, Daniel McKee, Douglas Gablinski, Erika Niedowski, Gael Tadded, George Wiley Center, Gina Raimondo, John Gallager, Kat Burnham, Kate Schapira, Margaret Curran, Marion Gold, national grid, Pat Morgan, People’s Power and Light, puc, Rhode Island Business Coalition, Rhode Island Public Utilities Commission, Rhode Islanders for Affordable Energy, Robert Lancia, Suzanne Dumas, TEC-RI | 6 Responses
By Bob Plain on August 1, 2017
Every greens keeper and lawn lover in America knows the name, or at least the work, of C. Richard Skogley. The famed University of Rhode Island plant science professor developed “URI #2” grass seed used for lawns across the nation and later convinced South County potato farmers to grow sod instead of crops. Fewer know […]
By Steve Ahlquist on July 26, 2017
Though my pictures and video can provide a glimpse of the beauty and culture on display, I can’t give you a taste of the amazing food.
Posted in Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Featured, History, Holidays, International News, People, Photos, Providence, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Christopher Johnson, Higher Ground International, Liberia, Liberian Independence Day | Leave a response
By Jossie Canalda on July 7, 2017
I have a disability. While growing up I didn’t think I was different from those around me and luckily my friends and family never made me feel like I was unwanted or ‘different’. Over the years, however, when strangers found out I had Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) they tried to shun or isolate me from activities […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 1, 2017
“We don’t know if he’s actually going to do it,” said Timmons Roberts about Trump “cancelling” the Paris Accords, “We’re waiting to hear. We think very well that he might. We’re here because we care enough to try to defend this important treaty…”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Corporate Greed, Energy, Environmental Racism, Featured, Infrastructure, International News, People, Photos, Science, Video | Tagged Brown University, Dave Gerraughty, donald trump, Energize RI, Energize RI Clean Energy Investment and Carbon Pricing Act of 2017, greg gerritt, Kate Schapira, national grid, Paris climate accords, Rhode Island General Assembly, RI Future, Timmons Roberts, United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change | 1 Response
By Stephen R. Graham on May 11, 2017
The Red Bandana Fund is proud to announce that two immigrants, Phil Edmonds and Omar Bah, are recipients of the Red Bandana Award for 2017. The Award, the fifth annual, honors individuals and groups whose work embodies the spirit and work of Richard Walton, a longtime Rhode Island activist who died in 2012. The awards […]
By Stephen R. Graham on April 10, 2017
It’s Red Bandana nominations and award time again! It’s that time of year again. Time to recognize the unsung heroes among us for all the good work they do. The Red Bandana Fund is seeking nominations from the community to recognize both unsung organizations, and individuals, that embody the spirit and work of Richard Walton and […]
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, History, Homelessness, Housing, Immigration, Inequality, Labor, People, Poverty, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Youth | Tagged Civil Rights / Liberties, henry shelton, Red Bandana Award, red bandana fund, richard walton | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 23, 2017
TrumpCare, said Raimondo, exists only to “give tax breaks to their rich.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Featured, Health Care, Inequality, People, Photos, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women | Tagged aca, Affordable Care Act, Ellie Brown, Gina Raimondo, healthsource ri, John Jacobson, Medicaid Expansion, Nicole Alexander-Scott, obamacare, Rhode Island Department of Health, RIDOH, TrumpCare | 3 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 6, 2017
“I am proud to say that the top seven people in my cabinet are all women, and they do an incredible job every day,” said Mayor Jorge Elorza, “In Providence, we deeply value the contributions that women continue to make in our city.”
Posted in Activism, Featured, Inequality, Labor, People, Providence, Women | Tagged Day Without a Woman, International Women's Day, International Women's Strike, jorge elorza, Women's March on Washington | 9 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on March 5, 2017
Video and pictures from Women Empowering Women: A Community Forum on Violence Prevention
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Gun Control, Minimum Wage, People, Photos, Poverty, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Diana Garlington, domestic violence, Essence Christal, Everytown for Gun Safety, Gemelya Gem Barros, Giovanna Rodriguez, Institute for the Study and Practice of Nonviolence, linda finn, Lisa Pina-Warren, Lucy McBath, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, Myra Latimer-Nicholas, Protect Rhode Island Families Act, providence college, Shemeeka Barros, Sisters Overcoming Abusive Relationships, SOAR, Steven Latimer, Teresa Tanzi | 7 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on January 22, 2017
Mark Baumer, activist, artist, poet, librarian and friend, died Saturday. He was amazing.
By Nancy Green on January 17, 2017
NEW YORK (AP) — Novelist and filmmaker William Peter Blatty, a former Jesuit school valedictorian who conjured a tale of demonic possession and gave millions the fright of their lives with the best-selling novel and Oscar-winning movie “The Exorcist,” has died. He was 89. He did have an illustrious career beyond your average pulp writer… […]
Posted in Arts & Culture, Featured, History, Movies, Opinion, People, Providence, Religion, Rhode Island | Tagged exorcism, Holy Ghost Parish, Providence, The Exorcist, William Peter Blatty, Word of God community | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 16, 2017
“I am continually inspired by the power and the strength that keep gathering in this room,” said State Rep Aaron Regunberg “It’s beautiful. This is a beautiful thing.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Climate, Corporate Greed, Education, Events, Featured, Immigration, Inequality, Minimum Wage, National News, People, Poverty, Race & Racism, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, Video, Women | Tagged aaron regunberg, donald trump, Fair Shot Agenda, Resist Hate RI | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 8, 2017
“We ask that you not mandate predictive scheduling or sick time pay,” said Gary Ezovski to state government leaders at the 2017 Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit…
Posted in Business, Class Warfare, Corporate Greed, Economics, Featured, Inequality, Labor, News, People, Rhode Island | Tagged Commission to Study the Upgrade of Facilities by Encouraging Private Investment in Qualifying Projects, Gary Ezovski, New England Coalition for Affordable Energy, Northern Rhode Island Chamber of Commerce, P3, predictive scheduling, Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, Rhode Island Public Expenditure Council, Rhode Island Small Business Economic Summit, sick time pay, Small Business Association | 4 Responses
By Steve Ahlquist on November 21, 2016
“We’re here because our state government needs to step up,” said State Representative Aaron Regunberg. “That means doing more than taking a wait-and-see approach to Donald Trump’s millionaire and KKK-endorsed agenda. It’s our job to make sure that this agenda does not become normal here in Rhode Island, and we commit to doing everything we possible can to starting right now to protect Rhode Island values and Rhode Island families.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Immigration, National News, People, Photos, Reproductive Rights, Rhode Island, State House, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged aaron regunberg, Chris Blazejewski, Coalition for Safer Rhodes, Donald Anderson, Georgia Hollister-Isman, Jeanine Calkin, Marcia Ranglin-Vassell, Moira Walsh, Planned Parenthood, Resist Hate RI, Rhode Island State Council of Churches, Rodrigo Pimentel, Shelby Maldonado, Susan Donovan, Teresa Tanzi, Victoria Ruiz | 1 Response
By Peter Nightingale on September 18, 2016
This marks the fifth year since Andrew Winters was disappeared from URI. Yiddish scores much higher on the scale of colorful curses than American English and, growing up, I occasionally heard the curse “yemach shemoy—may his name be erased!” That is exactly what happened to Andrew Winters at URI: his name and memory have been […]
By Steve Ahlquist on September 7, 2016
Rosa held in her hand a senior/disabled bus pass that was due to expire in September 2020, but a driver told her that the pass was no good anymore.
“I paid for this pass, and now it’s no good and I have to pay again,” said Rosa.
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Disability Services, Featured, Inequality, News, People, Poverty, Providence, Rhode Island, Transportation | Tagged Don Rhodes, General Assembly, kennedy plaza, Rhode Island Public Transit Authority, RIPTA, RIPTA Riders Alliance | 7 Responses