Month: April 2021

Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Crazy Dreams & Nightmares: What Do They Mean?

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Crazy Dreams & Nightmares: What Do They Mean?

As much as 95% of all dreams are forgotten as soon as we wake up… so, what’s so special about the 5% we remember? Are there certain reoccurring dreams you have? Or certain people that are always in your dream? Join the Joneses as they discuss dreams, nightmares, dream books and a whole lot more! …

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Trust in 444: Stony Brook Student Builds his own Fashion Empire

Before having the idea to start his brand, 20-year-old Emil DaneIian had been seeing the numbers 444 everywhere for nearly two years.  The Stony Brook University health science major decided to go outside the norm for an average college student by using the numbers he saw everywhere and turning them into his own clothing line, …

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Stony Brook Students Speak Out About Recent Asian Discrimination Crimes

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another world changing problem: discrimination and hate against the Asian community.  Recent attacks on Asian Americans in Atlanta and New York has them fearing for their lives. Although the pandemic has led to these attacks on the community, the fight for justice has always been consistent for Asian Americans.  …

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One Dead Two Injured inside Deadly Shooting at West Hempstead Stop & Shop

One Dead Two Injured inside Deadly Shooting at West Hempstead Stop & Shop

A deadly shooting inside a Stop & Shop in West Hempstead takes the lives of one and seriously injures two others.  According to Nassau County Authorities and Nassau County Police Commissioner Patrick Ryder the incident happened April 20 early Tuesday Morning at 11:19 a.m. when a man who was wearing all black apparel went upstairs …

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Evidence of Slavery on the East End of Long Island Lies in "Plain Sight"

Evidence of Slavery on the East End of Long Island Lies in “Plain Sight”

When Americans think of slavery, they probably have Souhern plantations in mind.  We are led to believe that slavery was a uniquely southern institution, occurring in the backwards, patriarchal societies of Virginia, Alabama and Georgia. Meanwhile, Northerners were thought of as better educated and more tolerant towards minorities. They were the great liberators, whose spilt …

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The Colored Colors Hybrid Art Festival Sponsored by The Vybe Lounge Set to Help Artists Recover from the Pandemic

As vaccinations start to roll out and the world begins to reopen, people are getting back to what they love. For artists and musicians, the pandemic took a huge chunk of business out of the industry.  Kierah Thompson, owner of The Vybe Lounge partnered with Colored Colors to help bring revenue back into the community …

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Long Island's Past Includes the Underground Railroad in Sag Harbor

Long Island’s Past Includes the Underground Railroad in Sag Harbor (Op-Ed)

Many long-time residents of Sag Harbor would be surprised to learn that evidence suggests locations in the historical Eastville community were stops on the Underground Railroad.  Of course, traveling from the South to the East End of Long Island to further north is somewhat of a circuitous route, which made Eastville an unpopular destination on …

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It’s More than just Glitter and Gems - It’s Gen Z’s Gateway to Editorial Makeup (Op-Ed)

It’s More than just Glitter and Gems – it’s Gen Z’s Gateway to Editorial Makeup (Op-Ed)

More than a year and a half ago, the hit TV series about troubled teens “Euphoria” premiered on HBO. After receiving major success, it’s highly anticipated season two had to stop production due to the pandemic. HBO has even released two special episodes to hold it’s viewers over until they’re ready to start production again. …

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Retired Black Police Officer Discusses Why Qualified Immunity is Complicated for Black Officers

Retired Black Police Officer Discusses Why Qualified Immunity is Complicated for Black Officers

Alfred Titus Jr. worked for the New York Police Department Manhattan South Homicide squad for 23 years as a hostage negotiator. Before retiring in 2016, Titus said that he worked a lot with the community with most of the homicides occurring on the east side of Manhattan. Titus started out as the only Black patrolmen …

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How the Syosset School District Teaches Race In the Classroom

The Syosset Central School District on Long Island has added steps into their curriculum to ensure that Black history is being taught at an elementary, middle and high school level. During the recurring Black Lives Matter protests last year, countless lives were lost at the hands of police brutality. Although a significant portion of the …

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