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Gislaine N. Ngounou

We must confront the past to move forward

Here in school districts across Rhode Island, like many across the nation, our schools, our educators and the teaching of truth have been under...
HE’S STILL STANDING: It’s been a struggle, but Jhonny Levya has kept his business, Heroica Construction Inc., operating during the pandemic. As head of the Black Contractors Association of Rhode Island, he’s unsure how other minority-owned businesses will weather the crisis. 

Crisis ‘insurmountable’ for some minority businesses

Jhonny Levya is president of Heroica Construction Inc., growing what was a family business when he purchased it in 2009 into a multimillion-dollar company....

Five Questions With Bishop Jeffery Williams

Bishop Jeffery Williams | Member, Providence Mayor Jorge O. Elorza’s African American Ambassador Group 1. What is the African American Ambassador Group? It is a...

Racism is everybody’s business

What matters to Rhode Island’s minority business community matters to the rest of the state’s businesses and its economy. It’s common sense and also...

Racism hinders COVID-19 care for some

As the COVID-19 pandemic swept across the U.S., the virus hit African Americans disproportionately hard. African Americans are still contracting the illness – and...
TIME TO LET GO: Visitors to the Statehouse can see the seal of the State of Rhode Island and Providence ­Plantations. / PBN FILE PHOTO/FRANK MULLIN

Is it time to remove “and Providence Plantations” from the state’s...

Ten years ago, Rhode Island voters overwhelmingly rejected eliminating "Providence Plantations" from the state's official name. Statehouse leaders have said they'll pass legislation giving voters...

For blacks, housing crisis endures

Here’s one way the 2008 financial crisis is still very much with us: For black Americans, homeownership is more out of reach than it...

RWU law student named Skadden fellow

MICHAELA BLAND, a third-year student at the Roger Williams University School of Law, was recently awarded a Skadden Fellowship to pursue a career in...

Holding corporations accountable

As U.S. political parties diverge ever-more distinctly into a defender of the old and the past versus an advocate of the young and the...

Reform, not undermine, fair-lending law

More than 40 years ago, Congress adopted the Community Reinvestment Act to ensure that banks would serve everyone in the areas where they do...

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