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Peaceful Protests Spark in Wyandanch and Brentwood After the Death of George Floyd

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,”

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How Coronavirus Can Bridge Generational Divide (OP-ED)
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How Coronavirus Can Bridge Generational Divides (OP-ED)

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

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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

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What Will The New Normal Look Like Post-COVID-19?
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What Will The New Normal Look Like Post-COVID-19?

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

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Coronavirus Testing Site Built to Serve Elmont Community
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Coronavirus Testing Site Built to Serve Elmont Community

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

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A Ramadan Like No Other
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A Ramadan Like No Other

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

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COVID-19 Testing Sites Now Available in Freeport and Hempstead
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COVID-19 Testing Sites Now Available in Freeport and Hempstead

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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