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Anti-racism

Tahmoor Khan speaks about racist attack in Bangor

Tahmoor Khan speaks about racist attack in Bangor

On Friday night, August 20, two individuals committed a hate crime against Tahmoor Khan and his family, spray painting racist graffiti on his car and destroying the family garden. Pine and Roses’ Todd Chretien spoke to Tahmoor to get his views on...

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Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

Black artist’s work set ablaze in Portland

At the beginning of August, an art installation in Congress Square in Portland called New Rhythms was set on fire. The artist, Jordan Carey, got the call as he was about to board a plane leaving Portland. Writer Sampson Spadafore sat down with the...

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Racist “Proud Boys” not welcome in Portland

Racist “Proud Boys” not welcome in Portland

July 31 was a sweltering Saturday afternoon, but the crowd across from Mathew’s Pub kept growing as people gathered to protest the bar which has become a monthly meeting place for The Proud Boys. Pines and Roses reporters Tennessee Pierce and Sam...

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What and Why a Third Reconstruction?

What and Why a Third Reconstruction?

On May 25, 2021, Representative Barbara Lee (D-CA) introduced the “Third Reconstruction Resolution” in the U.S. Congress. Within a month, nearly forty of the 438 members of U.S. House of Representatives signed on to the resolution as co-sponsors....

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What Mainers can do for Palestine

What Mainers can do for Palestine

You might have seen the recent clamorings for US citizens to denounce the state of Israel and oppose its ongoing brutality against Palestinians. In response, you may have said: I live in Maine! What do I have to do with this? Why is this a cause...

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