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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - How Encanto Addresses Family Trauma

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – How Encanto Addresses Family Trauma

How does generational trauma impact a family? Kick it with us as we unpack Disney’s Encanto. From the animation and music to living up to expectations and family trauma – we’ll be tackling all of it. Grab a seat at the table and enjoy our show! We hope you guys have enjoyed our conversation so, …

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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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