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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 East Hampton Schools Teach Race in the Classroom (Op-Ed)
Education

How East Hampton Schools Teach Race in the Classroom (Op-Ed)

The Black Lives Matter protests of summer 2020 sparked many conversations about systemic racism throughout the United States. The impetus for the protests were, of course, the tragic deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmed Arbery and far too many other innocent Black lives at the hands of the police. Countless Americans were taught for

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Generation Z’s Impact On the 2020 Election and the Future

Generation Z, or Gen Z, has shown increasing support for President Joesph R. Biden and has made history this year. They have dealt with the circumstances of being in college during a global pandemic and made a fight for racial injustice.  According to a study by Pew Research Center, Gen-Z is on track to not

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How Long Island is Celebrating Martin Luther King Jr. Day
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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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Long Island and the Nation Prepares For Inauguration Day

On Wednesday Jan. 20 local noon time, Joseph R. Biden will take the oath and become the 46th president of the United States.  This Inauguration looks different than any other year, with recent attacks on the US Capitol and the coronavirus pandemic, the swearing in ceremony is set to have higher security measures than any

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How to Crush Barriers Between the Muslim and Jewish Community: Moxxie Network and the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Discuss During Panel Conversation

The country seems more divided than ever along racial, political and religious lines. These two organizations are working to fight against this narrative by promoting true solidarity and understanding among women on Long Island. The member-based nonprofit Moxxie Network partnered with the grassroots organization Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Western Nassau for a panel discussion to

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Across the Mic with Julio Taku - Being a Young Businesswoman
Business

Across the Mic with Julio Taku – Being a Young Businesswoman

In this episode, I’m joined by Danielle Hawthorne, CEO of Scotch Bonnets by Dani. We discuss how she amassed over six figures in revenue and the support she received to get there. We also speak about her manufacturing process, her family’s support of her business, her personal hair journey and the importance of valuing your

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