By Steve Ahlquist on January 6, 2016
14.3 percent of Rhode Islanders live in poverty. That rate climbs to 19.8 percent when we talk about children specifically.
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Class Warfare, Economics, Education, Events, Featured, Homelessness, Housing, Immigration, Labor, National News, News, Photos, Poverty, Religion, Rhode Island, State House, Taxes, Women, Youth | Tagged earned income tax credit, EITC, Gina Raimondo, M. Teresa Paiva-Weed, Maxine Richman, Nicholas Mattiello, Opening Doors RI, payday loans, Rachel Simon, Rhode Island Interfaith Coalition to Reduce Poverty, ri coalition for the homeless, RICH, RIPTA | 2 Responses
By Rachel Simon on June 22, 2015
Saturday’s Pride parade and festival marked almost two years since the legalization of same sex marriage in Rhode Island. There was an air of celebration, with live music, dancing, and plenty of displays from large corporate sponsors. However, activists from PrYSM (the Providence Youth and Student Movement), supported by DARE (Direct Action for Rights and […]
By Steve Ahlquist on June 20, 2015
The event was described by organizers as a “vigil for the lives that are too often forgotten or pushed aside. The names who do not get chants, the faces who do not get to be transformed into posters, the people who are not chosen for Million Marches.”
Posted in Activism, Civil Rights, Featured, LGBTQ, Photos, Providence, Race & Racism, Rhode Island, Video, Women, Youth | Tagged Andrea Sterling, black lives matter, Dania Sanchez, Helen McDonald, Monay McNeil, police violence, PrYSM, Rachel Simon | 2 Responses