Youth

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

Why is reproductive and sexual freedom important to you?

By Martha S. Martha is a member of the Planned Parenthood of Southern New England STARS in Hartford, Connecticut.  She is a senior in high school and has plans to study business and political science in college in order to prepare for a full-time job of making the world a better place. The 41st anniversary [...]

Study: Young People of Color Have Political Power

Study: Young People of Color Have Political Power

In the days since the election, there has been a renewed attention on our country’s changing demographics, given the overwhelming Obama/Democratic successes among voters of color. The increased margin of support for Democrats among Latino voters was significant enough to cause some GOP leaders to choke on their pretzels, and now it appears that a [...]

Jessica Ahlquist Honored at Touro Synagogue

Jessica Ahlquist Honored at Touro Synagogue

It sounds like the start of a bad joke: a Rabbi, an Imam, and an atheist walk into a Synagogue…  In this case, though, it is the story of a ceremony at Touro Synagogue in Newport – the 65th annual reading of George Washington’s Letter to the Hebrew Congregation. It was a celebration of Washington’s [...]

Chris Herren in his Celtics playing days. (Photo from the Boston Herald)

Chris Herren Talks About Substance Abuse Saturday

Former NBA player, Chris Herron, will be the guest speaker this Saturday (7/21) as Rhode Island Sports Heroes holds their annual Summer Outing Event at Camp Westwood in Coventry from 9 am-3:30 pm. More than 160 kids from various nonprofit groups throughout the state, including Big Sisters/Big Brothers, Seven Hills, Ocean Tides, Youth Rap, Adoption RI, [...]

Community Forum on Trayvon Martin Murder

Community Forum on Trayvon Martin Murder

Due to the egregious inaction by local, state and even federal authorities in Florida regarding the non-arrest of GEORGE ZIMMERMAN, the killer of TRAYVON MARTIN, and given the complex racial dynamics and their implications for Black males nationally, the Providence Africana Reading Collective (PARC) will host a community action forum. We will discuss/plan how we might [...]