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Rhode Island People’s Assembly meets on MLK Day

By 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, Harris read a quote from a speech that King made in 1968 building for the […]

 

Rhode Island curfew law put on hold

By 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 employment and recreation, and ban practices that can lead to racial profiling. “The […]

 
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