City rescinds $150K contract amid review of racial reparations, ARPA budgets

PROVIDENCE – Mayor Brett P. Smiley's administration has rescinded a $150,000 contract awarded to the Rhode Island Black Heritage Society as Smiley undertakes a review of the city's $10 million racial reparations budget championed by the previous mayor. The $150,000 was intended as seed funding to create a Black Policy and Equity Institute “to transform…

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