Rhode Island Muslim School Vandalized In Hate Crime

The vandalization occurred in the wake of a series of incidents targeting Muslim Americans, including the recent suspected arson attack on an Islamic community center in Houston, and a fatal shooting in Chapel Hill, N.C.


A non-profit Muslim school in Rhode Island was vandalized with Islamophobic graffiti on Saturday, one day after holding a vigil for the three Muslim victims of the North Carolina shooting. The story garnered national interest after the Providence Journal posted aphoto of the graffiti on Sunday. The Islamic School of Rhode Island — which opened


States Push Back Against Warrantless Surveillance

State-by-state, legislation is being created to ensure Americans’ rights to privacy and guarantee other civil liberties in the wake of NSA revelations of federal surveillance programs.

Eric Friedberg

In the post-Snowden, National Security Agency revelations in the United States, it appears states have stepped up to the plate to offer their constituents protections against warrantless surveillance. With the federal government yet to implement any sort of protection following the NSA revelations, states are issuing legislation intended to thwart


While Feds Waffle, Cities Lead The Way On Climate Change

Despite promises, President Obama has made little progress, and cities and communities are taking matters into their own hands.

For coastal cities across the nation, combating climate change is a local issue. Located on the Atlantic Coast, Rhode Island is in vulnerable territory when it comes to rising sea levels, a side effect of climate change that coastal dwellers are keeping in mind. This was one reason the state’s capital city recently voted to withdraw all of its


Minnesota House Approves Same-Sex Marriage Bill

Demonstrators gather outside the Minnesota House chambe […]

The Minnesota House of Representatives Thursday afternoon passed the same-sex marriage bill on a vote of 75 to 59. According to The Associated Press: A pivotal vote Thursday in the Minnesota House positioned that state to become the 12th in the country to allow gay marriages and the first in the Midwest to pass such a law out of its


Rhode Island Set To Pass Gay Marriage Legislation

Rhode Island State Sen. Joshua Miller, D-Cranston, left […]

PROVIDENCE, R.I. — The number of U.S. states allowing gay marriage is set to enter double digits now that Rhode Island's state Senate has taken a landmark vote. Legislation allowing gay and lesbian couples to wed passed Wednesday evening by a comfortable 26-12 margin. The House has already passed the bill, but will hold a largely procedural