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Protestors Rally Outside Brentwood State Park in Response to the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Verdict

This Sunday about 50 protestors rallied at the Brentwood State Park, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor and other constituents affected by police brutality.  Taylor was a 26-year-old Black medical worker in Louisville, KY. that was killed in her apartment by police officers during the execution of a no-knock warrant back in March. Former detective, Brett …

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Rapper Hazard Hayes Talks About Navigating Creativity in COVID-19 Times

Michael Hayes a.k.a. “Hazard Hayes” is a 24-year-old rapper from Brentwood. He comes from a musical family with a brother that plays the bass, acoustic, electric guitar, harmonica, piano and can read and write sheet music; his uncle played in a band and he himself used to play violin in his earlier years, but wasn’t …

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Peaceful Protests Spark in Wyandanch and Brentwood After the Death of George Floyd

After the death of 46-year-old Minnesota man George Floyd, protests sparked in Minnesota, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, and now, Long Island. In Wyandanch, protestors marched around Wyandanch Village and lined themselves across Straight Path chanting “Black lives matter,” “This is what democracy looks like,” “No people united can ever be defeated,” and “I can’t breathe.” …

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How Coronavirus Can Bridge Generational Divide (OP-ED)

How Coronavirus Can Bridge Generational Divides (OP-ED)

It’s no secret that different generations can sometimes be at odds. The “When I was 15 I was already out of the house,” comments are met with “I’m $250,000 in debt from student loans.” It’s a constant cycle of conversations steeped in misunderstanding, misinformation and refusal to see each others’ perspectives. It’s nothing new. There …

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New Testing Sites Coming to Wyandanch and North Amityville

New Testing Sites Coming to Wyandanch and North Amityville (Updated)

To increase detection of coronavirus, Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone announced that additional testing sites will be set up in North Amityville and Wyandanch. This announcement comes soon after data was released by the New York State Department of Health showing that a disproportionate number of COVID-19 cases have occurred in African-American and Hispanic communities. …

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Eric B. Losses Daughter Erica Barrier After a Tragic Car Crash

The daughter of hip-hop icon, DJ and native Long Islander Eric B, Erica Supreme Barrier, has passed away. In Connecticut, the 28-year-old sustained injuries from a car accident in which her car “stopped in the center lane” and an oncoming truck “was unable to stop in time and impacted the rear of [Erica’s car],” according …

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