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Send David Segal to Washington

We get to write about David Segal even if RI’s second congressional district does not encompass the city of Providence, because Dave was one of the three founders of the Providence Daily Dose. [Correction: Part of Providence is within congressional district two. BC] He certainly reflects our political point of view and has already earned …

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Justice For Floyd

The outpouring of emotion yesterday from those gathered at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis said it all. While a sigh of relief spread across the nation, their response to the guilty verdict was shattering to behold. We now need to reform this corrupted system of policing that has oppressed the Black community for so long. …

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Congdon Street Baptist Church Needs Help

The Providence Preservation Society brings this to our attention: The Congdon Street Baptist Church, the oldest surviving African American church in the city, is raising funds for much-needed capital improvements. Completed and dedicated in 1875, the earlier congregation had to contend with troublesome neighbors early on. A period of prosperity was followed by a period …

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‘No Confirmation’ Protest — Burnside Park

(9.27) Democrats need to get in some good trouble! Last week hundreds of you joined a protest in Burnside Park urging our senators to fight the upcoming Supreme Court nomination. You are invited back this week to hear the plan for that fight and help deliver that plan to Senators Whitehouse and Reed. Aaron Regunberg, …

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Tell The Senate To Fight! Rally

(9.20) Need someplace to go and something to do?!!! A rally has been organized by former state rep and activist Aaron Regunberg and city councilor Katherine Kerwin to demand that the Senate use any and all tactics necessary to foil Republican efforts to ram through another Supreme Court nominee. This president can not be allowed …

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Food For The Soul — Admiral Street

“Baked mac and cheese, that’s our famous thing.” So says Food for the Soul owner Robert Richardson in today’s ProJo. Richardson tells the Journal that since the death of George Floyd in May “he started to see customers coming in who said they wanted to support local Black-owned businesses,” and maybe we can help stimulate …

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Mr. Mattiello — You Can Find Slaves Right Down Smith Street

One could fill a warehouse with the things House Speaker Nicholas Mattiello does not know. Of course everything he says and does is best understood through the lens of his Trumpian worldview (Mattiello is still a registered Democrat) but never underestimate his near total ignorance of the world around him. His latest gaffe occurred during …

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