Long Islanders, along with the rest of America, is a short 18 days away from casting their vote in their local elections, along with the national race for a new president of the United States. Maya Brown, a 20-year-old college student at Stony Brook University, is from Freeport and is half Mexican and half African
Jackie Gordon v. Andrew Garbarino – The Congressional Race that Could Make History and Impact Long Island’s Political Direction
Jackie Gordon v. Andrew Garbarino – The Congressional Race that Could Make History and Impact Long Island’s Political Direction The competition for New York’s 2nd Congressional District is keen as candidates Jackie Gordon and Andrew Garbarino fight to fill long time Republican Rep. Peter King’s seat. After representing the state for over fourteen terms, King
This past Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was the second female to be appointed to the Supreme Court, as well as the first jewish female justice. Ginsburg, known for her fierce tenacity and defense of gender rights, LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive
Amidst one of the largest social justice movements in history, Suffolk County lawmakers and community leaders gathered for a press conference to announce and listen to new diversity initiatives. One law broadened protection from discrimination based hair texture, protective styles or religious garments in the workplace and went into effect July 23. Another law, coined
*This Episode Uses Profanity* Welcome back to BTB! Back on the panel is Miya Jones, CEO of LI Shades. We talk more in depth about the 2020 election and Dean claims Trump has an easy road back to the Oval Office. We hope you enjoy! Make sure to follow @theberrygang1 on IG.
Photos from the Long Island Unity March, organized by community activist, Ariana Levin, daughter Shanequa Levin of the Women’s Diversity Network, on Friday, June 19th, 2020. The 5-mile march began at Amityville Memorial High School and ended in Seaford.
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
Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre is the third member of the New York State Assembly to test positive for coronavirus. Jean-Pierre, who has resided over district 11 since 2014, got tested after a family member became ill. She received her diagnosis the day after returning home from a legislative session where they voted on bills pertaining to
Suffolk County Proposal Seeks to Ban Discrimination Against Formerly Incarcerated Individuals in the Job Market
During Suffolk County’s general legislature meeting, a proposal that will prohibit employers from discriminating against those with a criminal history will be on the table. The legislation would forbid employers from asking people questions about their criminal record during the job application process. Once a person makes it to the interview, then they can be
In honor of Women’s History Month, we’re acknowledging Long Island women making a difference. We’re now highlighting Jacqueline Gordon. Jackie is a Jamaican-born Queens-raised educator, combat veteran, community leader and mother of two. She enlisted in the Army and served for 29 years. She served overseas as a platoon leader in Germany during Desert Storm,
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