Month: December 2019

Long Island Native Highlights an Uncovered Current in Diverse Communities with Film "My First Miracle"

Long Island Native Highlights an Uncovered Current in Diverse Communities with Film “My First Miracle”

According to the City of Hope, every four minutes, someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with a form of blood cancer, often derived from MDS (Myelodysplastic Syndrome). More often than not, a bone marrow transplant is the key to survival. The chances of a multiracial patient finding a match can be as low as one …

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Toys of Hope Celebrates 25th Year of Giving Back to Hundreds of Children at Oheka Castle

Toys of Hope Celebrates 25th Year of Giving Back to Hundreds of Children at Oheka Castle

Nothing brings more joy to a child then unwrapping of brand new gift on Christmas, Kwanzaa or Hanukkah. It’s a memory that few forget. “Growing up as a kid, my parents bought me tons of toys and Hanukah was the greatest holiday ever with a lot of presents,” said Melissa Doktofsky, the founder of the …

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Social Justice Groups Unite at Town Hall to Make Change Amid Disturbing Long Island Divided Findings

Social Justice Groups Unite at Town Hall to Make Change Amid Disturbing Long Island Divided Findings

The recent Long Island Divided investigation has caused local social justice groups to come together and clinch down on the issue of housing discrimination. During the meeting, they discussed several ways the community can step up and help combat community segregation. Here are five concrete actions on how to do this: 1. Voice your concerns …

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Controversial Arrest of Akbar Rogers in Freeport Caught on Film

Controversial Arrest of Akbar Rogers in Freeport Caught on Film

Freeport cops were caught on film arresting an African-American man last week, and the video has sparked outrage on and offline. The video shows seven cops, one of which is the son of Freeport Mayor Robert Kennedy, pilling on top of 44-year-old Akbar Rogers, and at least two officers were seen kicking and punching Rogers. Officers …

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Who's That Girl? She's Linda Linn the Colorful and Candid Artist Making Her Name Known in New Song

Who’s That Girl? She’s Linda Linn the Colorful and Candid Artist Making Her Name Known in New Song

Brooklyn turned Long Islander Linda Linn is a colorful and unapologetic artist, who some just can’t put their finger on, but in her latest song her goal is to answer the question she said is often asked, “Who’s that girl?” The “Latina Barbie” drew inspiration from one of her favorite artists Madonna when coming up …

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