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Community activist elected in Providence

November 15, 2014

Mary Kay HarrisPhoto: Robert Malin Providence, R.I. — African-American activist Mary Kay Harris won the general election for City Council from Ward 11 on Nov. 4, defeating her Republican opponent by 1,669 to 258, or better than six to one. This is despite support for the Republican from the [...]

Providence, R.I.: Women of all colors unite

March 13, 2014

WW photo: Liz Green International Women’s Day was marked in Providence, R.I., by a “Women of All Colors Assembly,” a wonderful gathering of 100 amazing women representing dozens of organizations. Convened by mostly African-American, working class women, it brought together people with a [...]

Rhode Island People’s Assembly meets on MLK Day

February 7, 2013

Mary Kay HarrisWW photo: Liz Green Chairperson Mary Kay Harris convened the Eighth Annual Rhode Island MLK All-Peoples Assembly on Jan. 26, by reminding those gathered that 2013 is the 50th anniversary of Dr. Martin ­Luther King’s unfulfilled “dream.” To set the tone for the discussion, [...]

Rhode Island curfew law put on hold

October 14, 2012

WW photo: Bill Bateman Joined by constituents and community organizations, the 11th Ward city councilman, Davian Sanchez, announced on Oct. 4 that he has placed his proposal for a youth curfew in Providence, R.I., on hold. Instead, Sanchez said he will introduce ordinances to improve youth [...]