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Voters will have second chance to remove “Plantations” from state name

PROVIDENCE – Rhode Island voters will be next to decide on whether to remove "and Providence Plantations" from the state's official name after legislation...
LISA RANGLIN, president of the Rhode Island Black Business Association, criticized the state for its failure to comply with its own policies regarding contracts with minority-owned businesses during a news conference on Thursday. / PBN FILE PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

R.I. Black Business Association: R.I. failing to comply with minority-contracting policy

PROVIDENCE – State policies for contracting with minority-owned businesses have come under scrutiny amid heightened attention on racial justice issues. The Rhode Island Black Business...

R.I.’s name returns to spotlight

Dropping “Providence Plantations” from Rhode Island’s official documents and websites is a start, but activists and others say state leaders need to do much...

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