The Amityville school district announced that a high number of employees are set to be laid off in June. A community letter posted to the district website from Superintendent Dr. Gina Talbert stated this was due to an “operational deficit of approximately $3.6 million from the 2022-23 school year.” On Feb. 12, the school board
After their inaugural year saw over 80 guests, moving panel discussions and lively music, the Black Authors Festival at Sag Harbor is in the works for a second year. The event, recently named one of USA Today’s top 10 best new festivals, will be held on Saturday, Aug. 3 at the same venue as last
(Exclusive) Girls Who Brunch Tour Comes to New York For the First Time at Wyandanch Memorial High School
The season of giving may be over, but Dr. Ni’Cola Mitchell, founder of the Girls Who Brunch Tour, has found a way to give back in a meaningful way through her nonprofit all year ’round. “I’ve 100% grown with Girls Who Brunch, so I know any girl that comes definitely can and will,” said 17-year-old
During minority business week on Oct. 11, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce hosted their inaugural Salute to Black Media Awards Night. The historic event happened at the Lorraine Gregory Communications studio and marketing office in Edgewood. “At the chamber, our organization can be a catalyst to stimulate the growth of Black Media
Last Sunday, a large crowd of demonstrators stood outside the Nassau County Executive Building in Mineola to call for peace amidst the ongoing conflict between Hamas and Israel. News 12 reported that the rally was organized by the Muslim Community of Nassau County. Hundreds surrounded the building holding signs, and some of which read “I
During Indigenous People’s Day, Native traditions are proudly on full display. NPR reported that the very idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 at a United Nations conference. Years later, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was then first celebrated in South Dakota in 1990. In 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration issued a proclamation declaring
Hispanic Heritage Month began as a way to observe Hispanic culture and traditions. Starting as a week in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, it was extended to 30 days in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. Here are a few things Long Island residents can partake in during the annual month-long celebration to honor and
nonprofit, Long Island, domestic violence, fashion Nonprofit organizations are an integral part of any community. These organizations can serve a community’s needs in multiple ways, such as raising awareness of social injustice issues and financial education among other things. Long Island has its fair share of nonprofit charities. Each serves an important function in providing
Hempstead, Roosevelt, Long Island, library Libraries are an ancient institution that not only gives members of a community access to thousands of pages of knowledge, but they also host events that allow the community to grow and interact with one another. There’s one in practically every town. But not many know of the public services
A hidden history is on display at the Joysetta & Julius Pearse African American Museum in Hempstead. Focusing on Black American history, the museum is located at 110 N. Franklin Street in Hempstead and offers a variety of information on often overlooked stories in American and European history. The museum started in 1968 as a
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