October 12, 2021

Indigenous people and allies protest new Blackstone statue and Columbus Day in Pawtucket

“We are here today to celebrate Indigenous Day Rhode Island as well as demand that the statue...

July 12, 2021

Clemency tour comes to Rhode Island with march on women’s prison in Cranston

The organizers are calling on Rhode Island Governor Daniel McKee to grant clemency to five women in...

July 3, 2021

Black Lives Matter RI calls Sayles St incident ‘one of the worst assaults in Rhode Island history’

“Me and the neighbor were having words in the street,” said Juan, 17-years old. “The police rushed...

BLM RI opens African American Innovation Center in Pawtucket
May 2, 2021

BLM RI opens African American Innovation Center in Pawtucket

“Black people – We are resistant,” said Brother Gary Dantzler, executive director of BLM RI. “We fight...

February 17, 2021

Barrington and Black Lives Matter rally to support Candace Breen

“I will not be quiet when confronted with irrational beliefs, such as how my Black Lives Matter...

June 15, 2021

Police in riot gear prevent Federal Hill restaurant patrons from viewing peaceful protesters

“Why can’t we take the street? We’re protesting. It’s our right,” asked the woman on the megaphone,...

June 15, 2021

Indigenous People’s Day open mic at the State House

“…the world knows that Columbus did not discover America. The world knows there’s nothing but lies being...

September 6, 2020

The rally for Black lives gets loud in Barrington

“It is about my family, it is about my friends, it is about my life and it...

September 3, 2020

Black Lives Matter RI marches against racism – from Pawtucket City Hall to McCoy Stadium

“Black Lives Matter Rhode Island just wants a fair share for African Americans and people of color,”...

August 24, 2020

Black Lives Matter RI protests outside the home of Richard Gordon in Barrington

Gordon has now been charged with a hate crime as the Rhode Island Attorney General takes over...

August 6, 2020

State House sit-in for George Floyd stirs righteous anger

“Police brutality has always been here, and the inhumane acts, due to racism, have always been here…“...

July 17, 2020

Black Lives Matter RI launches PAC

“This new PAC is a tremendous opportunity for us to organize in communities of color, recruit and...

June 15, 2021

The vigil for Vanessa Guillén in Providence

“The military is presented as one of the only choices to make it out of poverty. Working...

June 7, 2020

Black Lives Matter RI in Newport: Thousands rally against police violence

“We’ve been silent for so long, as African Americans in this country. We’ve been the punching bags,...