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
COVID-19 has affected everything and everyone negatively for almost a year. As we are in the early stages of the new year, most college students return back to campus for restricted in-person learning. College athletes on the other hand have really faced the full brunt of this pandemic as they have had to isolate themselves
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
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
COVID-19 cases continue to rise daily on Long Island and people are in need of the COVID vaccines. Long Island has decided to open a couple vaccination sites across Nassau and Suffolk County. One of the newest COVID vaccination sites is at the Union Baptist Church in Hempstead where there is an effort to get
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
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
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
These Young Long Island Entrepreneurs Are Determined to Make their Mark in the Fashion World and Leave a Legacy
Aiden Best, 17, and Eden Boakye, 16, both similar names spelt slightly differently, started a modeling, clothing brand company before even reaching the age of 18 called Vision Kidz. The two are God brothers who live together in the Uniondale/Hempstead area. Vision Kidz didn’t start off as a modeling page on Instagram. It was originally
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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