White Noise Collective
By Steve Ahlquist on March 19, 2017
Dr. Michael Kennedy, Professor of Sociology and Public Affairs at the Watson Institute of Brown University asks, ”What Does It Mean To Be a White Ally, and Why Does It Matter?”
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By Steve Ahlquist on November 13, 2016
Representative Aaron Regunberg hosted nearly 1000 people to discuss strategies “of self-defense and liberation under President Trump.” The event, held in the Hope High School cafeteria in Providence, was packed beyond capacity. Hundreds of people sat on the floor or stood in small groups in sometimes heated but always respectful conversation.
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By Bob Plain on July 22, 2016
A subcommittee of the Providence City Council is slated to consider on September 1 the Community Safety Act – a proposed bill that would make police officers more accountable to the people they detain and reduce racial and other forms of discrimination. A coalition of community groups called the Step Up Network have launched a […]
By Steve Ahlquist on April 25, 2016
The best and the worst that Rhode Island has to offer was on display during Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump’s visit Monday.
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By Steve Ahlquist on January 1, 2016
Tamir Rice was a 12-year old boy in Ohio gunned down by police within seconds of their arrival on the scene. Tamir was holding a toy gun. Sandra Bland was 28-year old woman found hanging in her cell after being pulled over for a minor traffic violation and arrested in Texas. Her death was ruled a suicide. In both cases no indictments have been brought against the police.
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By Steve Ahlquist on September 21, 2015
Nearly 200 people turned out at the Westminster Unitarian Church for a Black Lives Matter march in response to white supremacists fliers recently distributed in East Greenwich and to ongoing racial injustice in our state and across the country. Police officers cleared a path for the two mile march that went through downtown East Greenwich, slowing, rerouting and delaying traffic. The march was organized by the White Noise Collective and Westminster Unitarian Church’s Social Responsibility Committee. Protesters called on white people in particular to stand up and support the growing Black Lives Matter Movement.