Jessica Coacci

Jessica Coacci is a journalist at Stony Brook University. She is a Long Island Native and advocate for social justice, diversity and environmental policy. She plans to seek change locally and nationally through her informative reporting. Instagram @Jessicacoacci Twitter @JessicaCoacci__

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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Entertainment Facilities on Long Island Open Up After a Year of Being Closed

After a year in the dark, indoor family entertainment centers and amusement parks have been given the green light to reopen.  NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 17 that indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25% capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26. On April 9 outdoor amusement parks may …

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Black History Month Inspires Mask Businesses Across the Island

One of the only good things to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a new market for medical masks. Mask businesses have been a hot commodity in attempting to make an income during people’s free time.  February is Black History Month, which means communities unite and the rest of the country recognizes the accomplishments …

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“The Hill We Climb” Inspires Black Authors Across Long Island

American poet and activist Amanda Gorman, read her poem “The Hill We Climb” on Jan. 20 for Inauguration Day. She is the youngest poet to ever read at the presidential swearing-in.   Gorman’s fight for unification, in what she believes is currently a country of division, is a recurring theme across the U.S. and inspires writers …

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How Long Island is Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

How Long Island is Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day

In memory of Martin Luther King Jr, several events on the Island are taking place. Members of the Elmont community led a walk this morning in the spirit of the holiday. The walk was organized by the group Elmont Strong. The non-profit organization is action-oriented and pledges to respect, restore, protect and conserve the community …

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