Ever since COVID-19 arrived in the U.S. and people found themselves in quarantine, many have decided to take up hobbies to pass the time. Whether it was baking banana bread, brewing whipped coffee or practicing yoga, people were finding new ways to stimulate their minds and stay active. One particular activity that has gained popularity
Long Island’s history has been known for being notoriously white. In fact, about 82% of the island’s residents are white. For those left over, it’s a struggle to not get lost in such a large number. Growing up on Long Island as a person of color causes you to go through a white-washed cycle— one
Did you know that Cheerleading was originally considered “too masculine” for women? Or that women were the first brewers of beer? Gender roles and norms have had a heavy impact on society, but the lines are becoming more and more blurred these days. This week, the Joneses discuss how gender roles influence us, motivate us,
In early 2020, Luis Mendez and others were working in Puerto Rico to help with aid for the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Shortly after returning from Puerto Rico, on March 24, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a statewide shutdown, they decided to use some of the leftover funds from
A flyer for school board candidate Cameron Trent was found vandalized with the words “No N*ggers run” and his face completely sketched out with what looks to be a black marker. The flyer was found by one of Trent’s family members. “On Mother’s Day, my family and I get together for a family brunch at
As construction continues at UBS Arena, the new home of the Islanders, Long Island locals continue to question what the arena will bring to the community. Developed in partnership with the Oak View Group, New York Islanders and Sterling Project Development, UBS Arena is expected to be one of the most prestigious entertainment venues in
Have you seen the latest TV sensation, WandaVision? This week, the Joneses take an interesting take on unpacking one of their favorite shows, WandaVision. After the recent loss of Jeremiah’s father, the Joneses tie the Five Stages of Grief to the episodes and discuss the dichotomy of the two. Come join us! Grab a seat
Starting on May 13 and continuing through May 23, Suffolk County is holding their first-ever Youth Week. Announced on May 6 by Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Youth Week is aimed to mentor, honor and celebrate the youth of Suffolk County. Legislation from
Jones Beach, the Expressway and More: Robert Moses’ Historical Stamp of Early Institutional Racism (Op-Ed)
Built by Long Island State Park Commissioner Robert Moses, Jones Beach State Park represents some of the earliest forms of institutional racism here on Long Island. While many locals are familiar with his name, many are unaware of his contributions to the systemic racism within the island. Memorialized by his many state park and statues,
Over the past few weeks, local and national news programs have shown graphic videos of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in U.S. cities. It seems as if there is a new vicious attack every night. One study found that hate crimes have increased by 164% in 16 jurisdictions across the country compared with the same period
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