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Empowering Young Professionals Pivot During Pandemic to Help over 60,000 Long Islanders

Empowering Young Professionals Pivot During Pandemic to Help over 60,000 Long Islanders

In early 2020, Luis Mendez and others were working in Puerto Rico to help with aid for the aftermath of Hurricane Maria. Shortly after returning from Puerto Rico, on March 24, 2020, the COVID-19 pandemic occurred. When Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for a statewide shutdown, they decided to use some of the leftover funds from …

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Organization of Latino Americans of Eastern Long Island’s Important Work During the Pandemic

Throughout the United States, minorities have been hit the hardest by the pandemic. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only nine percent of Hispanics and eight percent of Black people received their first dose of a COVID-19 vaccine. Meanwhile, 66% of white people have received their first shot. One of the …

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Huntington’s Jason Galloza: How He Went from Being a Monster On “Men in Black 3” to Playing a Thug in “Power Book II: Ghost”

The fast-pace plot-twisting drama and spinoff “Power Book II: Ghost” has received a great response with the son of the infamous Ghost, Tariq, played by Michael Rainey Jr., taking the lead, balancing school, drug dealing and all the changing relationships in his life. In a short but tense scene, Huntington was represented as Jason Galloza …

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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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Hispanics Have Major Voting Power this Election Making Up the Largest Minority Vote

Hispanics Have Major Voting Power this Election Making Up the Largest Minority Vote

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 …

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What Hispanic Heritage Month Means and Looks like this Year For Suffolk's Hispanic Advisory Board

What Hispanic Heritage Month Means and Looks like this Year For Suffolk’s Hispanic Advisory Board

The Hispanic Advisory Board of Suffolk County celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month via Facebook Live, a change from the food and music-filled celebrations of previous years, on Oct. 14. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the board centered the celebration on honoring members of the community who gave back during this critical time, titling the event …

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Long Island Makeup Artists of Color Speak Up About Inclusivity in the Beauty Industry

On Sept. 3, actress, singer and producer, Selena Gomez launched her cosmetic brand, Rare Beauty, which is exclusive only on the brand’s website and Sephora. The brand’s mission statement promotes uniqueness and supporting customers of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and more. The brand also advocates for mental health with its “Rare Impact” which has …

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