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Long Island Fashion and Beauty Experts Weigh-in on Retail Companies’ Plans for Diversity and Inclusion

Retail companies since last May have shown interest in Black-owned businesses amid the ongoing calls for racial and social-economic equality from the Black Lives Matter protests.  Companies hearing these demands have rushed to publicize a slew of programs and initiatives to address discrimination. In many instances, these came in the shape of pledges to support …

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How the Syosset School District Teaches Race In the Classroom

The Syosset Central School District on Long Island has added steps into their curriculum to ensure that Black history is being taught at an elementary, middle and high school level. During the recurring Black Lives Matter protests last year, countless lives were lost at the hands of police brutality. Although a significant portion of the …

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New Study Shows Lack of Diversity Among Teachers in Long Island Schools

New Study Shows Lack of Diversity Among Teachers in Long Island Schools

According to a study from Hofstra University that was published in March 2019, results found that although the number of minority students is increasing on Long Island, the amount of minority teachers is at a halt.  From 1990 to 2013, the Black, Hispanic, Asian non Hispanic and other non-caucasian populations have increased while the white …

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Suffolk County Lawmakers Announce New Laws Created to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

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 …

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