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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 [...]

ProJo declares working mothers a “Threat to Providence”

ProJo declares working mothers a “Threat to Providence”

In what may be a new low for a newspaper that recently seems committed to charting new territory in its depth of uncaring, classist fear mongering, the Providence Journal has declared low wage working mothers to be a special interest group posing a “threat” to Providence. Disingenuously claiming that, “we all want workers to earn [...]

Broad support for $15 hotel worker wage among PVD voters

Broad support for $15 hotel worker wage among PVD voters

A poll of likely Providence voters released today found that an “overwhelming 64% support the $15 minimum wage for hotel workers,” according to the poll conducted by Dapa Research. Rsearchers spoke with 600 likely Providence voters giving the data a four point margin of error. Check out a power point on the poll here and the [...]