By Miya Jones After the death of 46-year-old Minnesota man George Floyd, protests have sparked in Minnesota, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis and now Long Island. In Wyandanch, protestors marched around Wyandanch Village and lined themselves across Straight Path chanting “Black lives matter,” “This is what democracy looks like,” “No people united can ever be defeated,”
By Miya Jones It’s no secret that different generations can sometimes be at odds. The “When I was 15 I was already out of the house,” comments are met with “I’m $250,000 in debt from student loans.” It’s a constant cycle of conversations steeped in misunderstanding, misinformation and refusal to see each others’ perspectives. It’s
By Carolyn Miles Anyone who ever met my brother, Daniel Miles, remembered one specific trait, his physical stature. He had been bestowed with the remarkable genes of our father. He inherited his, physique, good looks and many of his qualities too. Well of course, my brother had a unique personality all on his own, and
Gov. Andrew Cuomo aims to get ahead of the coronavirus spread by increasing the number of people being tested for the virus and this includes lessening the criteria needed to get a test. In Nassau County, this has now taken effect. If you are an essential worker who comes into contact with the public either
Army Vet and Politician Jackie Gordon Aims to Bring Her Army Strong Mentality to the Frontlines of Congress
By Miya Jones Congressional candidate Jacqueline Gordon announced her run for Congress almost a year ago against 28-year incumbent Peter King. A lot has changed since then. King retired, coronavirus infected every part of our lives and Gordon received a glowing recommendation from former presidential candidate Kamala Harris. All of these factors fueled Gordon further
By Samiha Ahmed Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, we all quickly shifted to a new lifestyle and routine in lockdown at home. Many of us are stuck wondering if this is our new normal and how much of this we need to get used to. Schools and colleges have all shifted to online classes, also
When thinking about what to eat for dinner, pizza is often a great comprise. Everyone enjoys a good slice, and this along with a much deserved thank you, is what Jose Tutiven of Colored Colors is giving to healthcare workers on the front lines fighting against coronavirus. Colored Colors’ Feed the Heroes Campaign started on
A new outside site for testing COVID-19 has opened in Elmont following the creation of sites in Hempstead and Freeport Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced. Similar to other testing set-ups, the new one in Elmont will be in operation from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Monday through Friday and will be open to everyone
By Saadia Z. Yunus, LMFT The days before the month of Ramadan are typically filled with nervous excitement as Muslims all over the globe prepare for our holy month of fasting. It is a month of reflection, God-consciousness, community and giving back to others. Although Muslims will be fasting this Ramadan just like any other
Freeport and Hempstead, Two of the hardest hit areas in terms of the coronavirus on Long Island, has created new testing sites. Assemblywoman Taylor Darling, a Hempstead resident and representative of district 18, posted about the new set up in Hempstead on Instagram. You have to call 516-396-7500 ahead of time to make an appointment
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