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A Taste of Providence, Rhode Island

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DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT PROVIDENCE?

  1. Providence  is the capital and the most populous city in Rhode Island, and one of the first cities established in the United States. The 2010 estimated population was 178,042.

  2. Once nicknamed the "Beehive of Industry", Providence began rebranding itself as the "Creative Capital" in 2009 to emphasize its educational resources and arts community. Its previous moniker was "The Renaissance City", though its 2000 poverty rate was still among the ten highest for cities over 100,000.

Radio Stations
WPRO 92.3 FM Providence, RI Top-40
WWBB 101.5 FM Providence, RI Classic Hits
WWLI 105.1 FM Providence, RI Adult Contemporary
WPRV 790 AM Providence, RI Business News

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Demographics of Providence, Rhode Island

By Race

White

Black

Native American

Asian

Hispanic

Total Population

54.53%

17%

1.3%

6%

36%

Because Hispanics could be counted in other races, the totals above could possibly be more than 100%. If you would like a detailed listing of all ethnic groups in the U.S., please Click Here.

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The Performing Arts Series at Rhode Island College

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NUT/CRACKED


The Bang Group together with Rhode Island College Dance Company

Friday, December 1, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
Saturday, December 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.

It's The Nutcracker, but definitely not as we know it! The Bang Group has taken this Christmas favorite and torn it limb from limb, mixing Tchaikovsky's original score with music by Duke Ellington, Glen Miller and others.

www.ric.edu/pas
Video Link


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Famous Blacks from Providence, Rhode Island

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Businesses in Providence, Rhode Island


A small percentage of the businesses listed on BlackCityInfo.com may not necessarily be black owned and operated but have received favorable reviews from users who have visited the establishment, or from the owners themselves who warmly seek out African American patronage.


BEAUTY CARE - HAIR SALONS - MULTICULTURAL

  1. Charme Beauty Supply Braids & More -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  6 Olneyville Square - Providence, Rhode Island (401) 831-3378

  2. Ebonic Que Hair Stylist -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  514 Plainfield Street - Providence, Rhode Island (401) 943-4835

  3. Hair Extensions -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  259 Wickenden Street - Providence, Rhode Island (401) 273-9210

  4. Lounge Barbershop/Salon -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  987 Manton - Providence, Rhode Island (401) 861-5839

  5. Mariama's Hair Store & Braids -  Category: Black Hair Salons -  1294 Westminster Street - Providence, Rhode Island (401) 274-7750

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BLACK BUSINESSES - SERVICES - VENDORS ETC.

  1. Pure Essence -  Category: Services -  Pure Essence is a public relations and event coordinating consultant firm.   - 121 Daboll St Providence RI (334) 319-5278   drea.camille@gmail.com

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DINING - CATERING - BBQ - SOUL FOOD

  1. Food for the Soul -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   149 Admiral St - Providence, RI (401) 490-2796

  2. Miss Fannie's Soul Food Kitchen -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants - Suit-clad businessmen and hip-hop katts squat here for lunch or dinner; pork ribs, chicken wings, fried catfish, and cornbread stuffing reign supreme.   242 Broad St. (Haskins Street) - Providence, RI (401) 383-3404

  3. Weade's Soul Foods -  Category: Soul Food Restaurants -   105 Plainfield St - Providence, RI (401) 521-4374

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CITY VIDEO CONNECTION


ATING LIBERIAN FOOD | Providence, Rhode Island

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black/african american special events

The Performing Arts Series at Rhode Island College Presents

The Other Mozart

The Other Mozart


Thursday November 2, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.

Sapinsley Hall

Creator and writer, Sylvia Milo, stars in this one-woman play that tells the true and untold story of Maria Anna (Nannerl) Mozart, the sister of Amadeus - prodigy, virtuoso and composer, who performed with her brother, to equal acclaim. The play is based on facts, stories and lines pulled directly from the Mozart family's humorous and heartbreaking letters.

www.ric.edu/pas

https://www.youtube.com/

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black/african american special events

Festival of South African Dance

Featuring The Gumboots and Pantsula Dance Companies

Friday, October 20, 2017 at 7:30 P.M.
The Auditorium in Roberts Hall

Direct from South Africa, this ensemble of twenty dancers and musicians present a unique South African story. The Gumboots musical is a tale of rural African men who find a way to survive in the goldmines of Johannesburg. The Pantsula dancers showcase South Africa's vibrant contemporary culture through their revolutionary street dance.

For tickets and information: call 401-456-8144

or visit www.ric.edu/pas


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CHURCHES



  1. Allen AME Church -  161 Bellevue Avenue, Providence, RI (401) 274-9050

  2. Bethel AME Church -  30 Rochambeau Avenue, Providence, RI (401) 272-9186

  3. Congdon Street Baptist Church -  17 Congdon Street, Providence, RI (401) 421-4032 - (visit website)

  4. Ebenezer Baptist Church -  475 Cranston Street, Providence, RI (401) 351-1368

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ENTERTAINMENT



  1. Ultra the Nightclub -  Category: Entertainment - REVIEW: "When i went the dj kept repeating the same songs but the song selection was alright. the dancers were entertaining though."   172 Pine Street, Providence, RI (401) 454-5483

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ANNUAL EVENTS



  1. MLK Day
    (January)     - (visit website)

    The celebration at Ebenezer Church, 475 Cranston St. in Providence, is the commission's annual tribute to King.


Grown & Sexy Cruise
Grown & Sexy Cruise


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