Month: October 2020

New Study Shows Lack of Diversity Among Teachers in Long Island Schools

New Study Shows Lack of Diversity Among Teachers in Long Island Schools

According to a study from Hofstra University that was published in March 2019, results found that although the number of minority students is increasing on Long Island, the amount of minority teachers is at a halt.  From 1990 to 2013, the Black, Hispanic, Asian non Hispanic and other non-caucasian populations have increased while the white …

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Horror Movies That You Might Have Not Known Were Filmed on Long Island

Horror Movies That You Might Have Not Known Were Filmed on Long Island

It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. Although we’re in a pandemic, there are ways we can celebrate while still being safe. You might be looking into some horror movies to binge and get into the spooky spirit. Here are some scary movies that were filmed right on Long Island.  1. A Perfect …

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LIAACC Provides Black-Owned Business with New Growth Strategies in the Face of COVID-19

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC) is exploring new ways to reach out to Black-owned businesses that are in need of help in the face of the coronavirus pandemic.  From holding workshops that teach marketing strategies to helping businesses get Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified, the LIAACC’s mission is to …

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Stony Brook University NAACP and Black Student Athlete Huddle Host Black Lives Matter Protest and Rally on Campus

About 200 members of the Stony Brook University (SBU) community including athletes, students and administrators gathered for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest and rally this past Wednesday. The demonstration was organized by the Stony Brook University NAACP chapter and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, who spent a little over a month planning the event.  …

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Being Politically Correct and Culturally Aware this Halloween (Op-Ed)

Being Politically Correct and Culturally Aware this Halloween (Op-Ed)

It’s less than two weeks until Halloween and many Long Islanders have been picking up their Halloween costumes. People who celebrate Halloween question every year what they want to dress up as and how they will do it. According to a survey from YouGov back in 2018, 47% of people disagreed with the statement that …

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Harry Burger Wants to Change the Status Quo By Running For Congress in the Second Congressional District

There has always been a longstanding battle between the two prominent political parties, Democrats and Republicans. Now more than ever, we’ve seen divides between the two in the White House, on social media and in bold campaign ads shown every commercial break. The second congressional district race is no exception. Democratic candidate Jacqueline Gordon is …

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