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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport's Cleveland Park

Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport’s Cleveland Park

A petition with over 1,600 signatures, along with several residents, are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to stop the controversial $49 million sale and rezoning of Freeport’s Clevland Park to a developer. The petition was created by local Activist Myles Hollingsworth. “We’re clearly saying we want the preservation of green space,” said Hollingsworth. “If that …

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Long Island Youth Organizers Speak on Changing Gun Legislation in New York 

Long Island Youth Organizers Speak On Changing Gun Legislation in New York 

More than 500 protesters rallied around the Nassau County Legislature back in June to call for action against gun violence.  Baldwin resident Nicolette Carrion was one of them. She said her concern for gun laws in America encouraged her to help organize the March for Our Lives demonstration alongside peers from the youth organization Young …

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Controversial Bill that Would Let Cops Sue Protestors Vetoed By Laura Curran

Controversial Bill that Would Let Cops Sue Protestors Vetoed By Laura Curran

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 …

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Stony Brook Students Speak Out About Recent Asian Discrimination Crimes

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another world changing problem: discrimination and hate against the Asian community.  Recent attacks on Asian Americans in Atlanta and New York has them fearing for their lives. Although the pandemic has led to these attacks on the community, the fight for justice has always been consistent for Asian Americans.  …

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Retired Black Police Officer Discusses Why Qualified Immunity is Complicated for Black Officers

Retired Black Police Officer Discusses Why Qualified Immunity is Complicated for Black Officers

Alfred Titus Jr. worked for the New York Police Department Manhattan South Homicide squad for 23 years as a hostage negotiator. Before retiring in 2016, Titus said that he worked a lot with the community with most of the homicides occurring on the east side of Manhattan. Titus started out as the only Black patrolmen …

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Long Island Filmmaker Documents Heated Protest-Filled Summer in Documentary “The MVMT”

TRIGGER WARNING! Films were there for 19-year-old Haitian-American Kristopher Dorval during a tough year of his life. A series of movies throughout that year helped lift his spirits and clarify what his life purpose was. “Film has been such a crucial aspect of my existence,” said Dorval, and when the summer of protest emerged last …

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Racial Slur Used Against Long Island Activist and Teenager Sparks Outrage

Racial Slur Used Against Long Island Activist and Teenager Sparks Outrage

*TRIGGER WARNING*⚠️ The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People Freeport, Roosevelt Youth Branch (NAACPFRYB) and Young Long Island for Justice organized a Freeport candidate forum and a proceeding texting event, requesting candidates from two different slates who are running in Freeport in village elections.  According to Kiana Abbady, who is a steering community …

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Stony Brook University NAACP and Black Student Athlete Huddle Host Black Lives Matter Protest and Rally on Campus

About 200 members of the Stony Brook University (SBU) community including athletes, students and administrators gathered for a Black Lives Matter (BLM) protest and rally this past Wednesday. The demonstration was organized by the Stony Brook University NAACP chapter and the Black Student Athlete Huddle, who spent a little over a month planning the event.  …

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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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