PROVIDENCE — A Sept. 5 march through the leafy, tree-lined streets of the East Side, down Thayer Street to the iconic gateway at Brown University, brought added media attention to Pokanoket Nation and its effort to reclaim land from the school.
BRISTOL, R.I. — The Pokanoket Tribe recently rejected an offer from Brown University to end its occupation of disputed Native American land on the school's Haffenreffer campus.
BRISTOL, R.I. — The Pokanokets are contesting the “Turf and Twig” ceremony that purportedly transferred the land to colonists in 1680.
PROVIDENCE — Wages are stagnant and median hourly income has stayed flat since 1973. But productivity has grown by 70 percent over that period.
PROVIDENCE — Much like demonstrations and marches across the country and globe, Rhode Island's capital city hosted a massive post-inauguration rally for women’s solidarity on Jan. 21.
PROVIDENCE — Some Rhode Islanders clearly have it better than others. Across the state there are stark differences in health and environment.
PROVIDENCE — A federally unrecognized local Native American tribe is seeking reparations from Rhode Island and the U.S. government.
WARWICK, R.I. — Two recent votes by the Rhode Island utilities board didn't satisfy those wanting to help customers who can't afford to keep the power and heat on.
The solution to homelessness is rather simple. The only thing complicated about solving it is the fact we haven’t. Putting an antiquated shelter system out of business and providing everyone with a place to live wouldn’t cost taxpayers a dime more. In fact, both money and lives would be saved, and all of society would benefit.
Tens of millions of working Americans, from adjunct professors to elderly-care providers to fast-food employees, aren’t paid a living wage. In fact, 26 percent of the U.S. workforce earns less than $10.55 an hour, according to The State of Working America, an ongoing analysis published since 1988 by the Economic Policy Institute.
PROVIDENCE — Before leaving the Irish Famine Memorial to walk to Kennedy Plaza, Will Lawlor told the two Brown University students to use the code word “glasses” if they found themselves in a difficult situation. He said the group would walk away together.
MIDDLETOWN, R.I. — Tara D’Ambra showed up at the front door of Lucy’s Hearth's old facility on West Main Road in 2007, homeless with a 3-year-old by her side. She returned nearly a decade later, with her now-teenage daughter, as the featured speaker at the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the opening of the organization’s new home on Valley Road.
PROVIDENCE — When the city embarked on its massive Capital Center redevelopment project in the early 1980s, then-mayor Buddy Cianci said: “Times have changed, but there is no reason why we should have to give up our birthright, which is access to the water.”
NEW BEDFORD, Mass. — The city needs to take “aggressive action” to deal with “rampant contamination in low-income neighborhoods,” according to the Conservation Law Foundation.