A highly disputed bill that would classify cops and other first responders as a “protected class” was struck down by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after getting advice from Attorney General Letitia James on the matter. Curran stated on Tuesday that there was “genuine concern” among community members and “that the law would intimidate free
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,
Successful Hunger Strike Brings Aid to Excluded Essential Workers
We The People Party Focuses On Diversity, Criminal Justice and Revitalizing Freeport During Mayoral Candidate Forum
The NAACP Freeport – Roosevelt Youth and Young Long Island for Justice held a candidate forum on Feb. 19th and Feb 20th. The forum was created to help reach young voters and to spread voting information so residents can get out and vote in Freeport. The four candidates running with We The People are Thelma
The People’s Campaign For Parole Justice Targets the Long Island Five to Help End Mass Incarceration and Promote Racial Justice
Two social justice groups came together on Thursday evening to call attention to New York’s prison and parole system and call on the Democratic state senators and Assemblyman Phil Ramos. Release Aging People in Prison (RAPP) and Long Island Social Justice Network created forums and bills on how to effectively change the system. The Elder
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
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
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
Democrats are calling for the immediate resignation of Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY, 1) for, “delegitimizing our electoral process, thereby undermining our faith in our democratic institutions,” according to Jay S. Jacobs who’s the chairman of the New York State Democratic Committee. A petition has been created, demanding Zeldin, along with Congressmembers Chris Jacobs (R-NY, 27),
Glancing at my phone on the late morning of Nov. 7 and seeing Joseph R. Biden as the projected presidential winner, I felt 500 pounds lifted off of my shoulders. To no longer live another four years filled with anxiety and fear about if my basic human rights will be taken away; I cannot wait.
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