By Steve Ahlquist on June 19, 2017
“My family arrived in Gambia this past Saturday. If anything happens to them, I will hold this government responsible,” said Bah, “I will join them in few weeks. Nobody can prevent me from visiting my native country, the Gambia.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, Immigration, International News | Tagged Adama Barrow, Banjul, Dembo Badjie, Facebook, Freedom Newspaper, Freedom Radio Gambia, Gambia, Gambian Embassy, Isatou Badjie, Ma Nderry, Momodou Tangara, Omar Bah, Ramadan, Red Bandana Award, Refugee Dream Center, Truth and Reconciliation Commission, united nations, Yahya Jammeh | Leave a 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 Steve Ahlquist on March 1, 2017
“We are also here to say that we are here to fully defend the immigrant community and that we will put our resources, our commitment, our time and our bodies in the way of the machine that would split up families. We are fully committed to this and we are going to stay doing this until we win.”
Posted in Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Criminal Justice, Featured, Immigration, Johnston, Labor, Photos, Race & Racism, Religion, Video | Tagged Arthur Corvese, donald trump, fuerza laboral, Gina Raimondo, Heiney Maldonado, ice, Immigrants In Action, Immigration and Custom Enforcement, Jim Keller, Juan Garcia, Mike Araujo, Nicholas Mattiello, Omar Bah, Paolo Rivero, Public Safety and Protection Act, Refugee Dream Center, RI Jobs with Justice | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on January 18, 2017
“This was a great relief,” Georges said of the supplies. “They never received any aid, even from the elected officials. They were so grateful to Rhode Island.”
Posted in Activism, Climate, Featured, Health Care, International News | Tagged Autumn Quezada de Tavarez, Bernard Georges, Carline Boice, Haiti, Hurricane Matthew, New Bridges for Haitian Success, Omar Bah, Roger Williams University, RWU | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on June 26, 2016
Rhode Island’s founder, Roger Williams, was a refugee from Massachusetts seeking freedom and safety in our state. Bah said that welcoming refugees is a Rhode island tradition that must be protected.
Posted in Arts & Culture, Civil Rights, Events, Featured, Holidays, Immigration, International News, News, People, Photos, Providence, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged David Cicilline, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, James Langevin, Nellie Gorbea, Omar Bah, Refugee Dream Center, Roger Williams | 1 Response
By Steve Ahlquist on March 7, 2016
Baha pointed out that Syrian refugee Bdoor Ghazala, who is pregnant, will soon give birth to a United States citizen. “So your son could become a US president,” he said. As his words were translated there were smiles, wonderment and laughter throughout the room.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Events, Featured, Immigration, International News, News, Photos, Rhode Island, Women, Youth | Tagged Omar Bah, Refugee Dream Center, Sterk Zaza | Leave a response
By Steve Ahlquist on February 23, 2016
After his speech, former Congressman Pete Hoekstra said, “I’ve been in politics for 18 years, and I have never been met with a group as hostile and uncivil as what you are. Congratulations.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Events, Immigration, National News, News, Photos, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, State House, Video | Tagged aaron regurnberg, Americans for Peace and Tolerance, APT, CAIR-MA, Charles Jacobs, Council on American-Islamic Relations, Dorcas International Institute of Rhode Island, Howard Voss-Altman, josh miller, Mike Chippendale, Omar Bah, Pete Hoekstra, Refugee Dream Center, Rhode Island State Council of Churches, Russell Taub, Sterk Zaza, Youssef Bahralom | 6 Responses
By New Leaders Council RI on December 28, 2015
Here at RI New Leaders Council, we train the next generation of trailblazing political entrepreneurs – civically engaged, socially conscious change makers.
At the top of our wish list is that you come celebrate our 5th year anniversary with us!