2019 will be thirteen years since BusCon Associates LLC acquire the printing rites to The Providence American and it has truly been a blast. Having the pleasure of meeting and interviewing new talent coming to Rhode Island has been informative and fun. We have had recognition from our readers as well as from the journalism industry. However the most rewarding recognition is from the readers and advertisers in The Providence American.
As publishers we weathered the first storm of 2008 when newspapers in general started to fall. We managed to keep printing all though many newspapers folded, merged and or reduced their impact area. The fact that we were able to continue to print on time and as planned was due mainly to our staff and design team under Leticia Tejada-O’ Neil our Artistic Director. Our distributors deserve kudos for making sure that our newspapers reached their destination on time and with some consistency. So we recognize Joe Buchannan and his team, Special Delivery distribution services and Mid State Delivery.
To our chief advertisers in Blue Cross Blue Shield, Amica, Neighborhood Health, Apsara Asian restaurant, Gourmet House and Dimeo residential services we say thank you. Additionally, we say thank you to WSBE- PBS Rhode Island, Planned Parenthood of Southern New England, the Office of Diversity & Equality State of Rhode Island, and the various municipal governments that have advertised their needs and recruitments over the years.
2008 to 2016 has been rewarding for The Providence American given the history making events of President Barack H. Obama and our coverage of those events. 2016 to the present day has also been a challenging period covering and reporting on Donald Trump and his administration of destruction. The fact that the Trump Administration has publically stated that the undoing of any and all Obama Administration policy initiatives was his goal, not making policy decisions that would benefit the majority of America. Example, Trumps tax reduction policy that had a positive impact on the rich and a negative impact on the majority of the American middle class as he promised.
At the end of the day it has been my pleasure and those affiliated with BusCon Associates LLC to bring to you the issues of the day affecting the communities of color in Rhode Island. It has been a great feeling of accomplishment in introducing African American and Latino entrepreneurs, politicians, educators and community leaders in general to the public. Moreover it has been our pleasure to serve the Rhode Island communities of color for the past twelve plus years. We hope that we are recognized for meeting our mission of providing important information to the communities of color that helps in making informed decisions for their community and playing a small part in helping to improve the social–economic conditions of the community of color in the State of Rhode Island.
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