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Boston Debate League celebrates 10 year anniversary

The school day has ended at Edward M Kennedy Academy for Health Careers, but a group of about ten high schoolers remain gathered in Ms. Litten’s classroom...

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R.I. black church exhibit launches in Providence

Last night marked the launch of an exhibit about the history of more than fifty black churches in Rhode Island and across the country.

The exhibit called “Do Lord Remember Me” was curated by the Providence nonprofit Stages of Freedom...

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Prison strike begins in Providence, nation-wide on anniversary of Attica Uprising

September 9th was the 45th anniversary of the Attica Prison uprising, and the start of the national prisoners' strike that is currently taking place throughout the United States...

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Providence Community Safety Act has first hearing

The Providence Community Safety Act had its first public hearing on Wednesday. The proposed city ordinance, first introduced by a coalition of community organizations over two years ago, offers a 12 point plan aimed at producing greater police accountability...

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From farm to market: Rhode Islanders start agricultural careers

Farmers as a whole in Rhode Island are facing some challenges. According to Rhode Island Land Trust Council, the state has lost over 80% of its productive farmland since the 1940’s...

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Tampon tax affects Rhode Island women

I stopped at my local CVS and picked up 2 things: mixed nuts, and a box of tampons. The nuts were 8 dollars and 29 cents. No tax. The tampons were 8 dollars and 79 cents...

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The Slave Memorial at Brown University, installed in 2014.
photo by Warren Jagger
The Slave Memorial at Brown University, installed in 2014. photo by Warren Jagger
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Port marker to remember slavery underway in Providence

Earlier this week, the Rhode Island Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project met with residents in Providence to discuss putting up a marker at a port that was used during the slave trade...

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Hispanic students grapple with the PARCC

Students at Alfred Lima Elementary run through the playground at recess. 74% of the students at Lima are Hispanic. Lima students finished taking Rhode Island’s Common Core test the PARCC exam last week...

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Credit: Xavier Ferguson. Xavier has now landed two jobs, after 96 rejections from businesses across Rhode Island.
Credit: Xavier Ferguson. Xavier has now landed two jobs, after 96 rejections from businesses across Rhode Island.
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Finding jobs after prison

Xavier Ferguson strolls up and down the aisles of an EbLens store in Providence. Though it’s his favorite store, everything feels foreign. He’s overwhelmed by the hundreds of shoes, offered in every combination of shoe leather and Nike swoosh...

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Credit: blackstudies.site Educator Marco McWilliams lectures in the DARE Black Studies classroom in downtown Providence
Credit: blackstudies.site Educator Marco McWilliams lectures in the DARE Black Studies classroom in downtown Providence
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DARE offers free, black studies program

Listen to the radio story here.

"Folks they see gentrification every day in their community, they see poverty every day in their community, they see labor exploitation, they see police brutality all the time, you know they don’t have to wait for college or to take a class to be confronted with those kind of things, and so we shouldn’t have to wait for college to be confronted with some critical political analysis...

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