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Literary Discussion at Molloy Set to Tackle Book Banning and Inequities in Education

Molloy University is partnering with Verdel Jones and Darlene Williams, co-founders of the Black Authors Festival at Sag Harbor, for a raw and real discussion on the power of literacy, book censorship, achievement gaps and inequities that exist within the school system. In 2022, it was reported that 56% of Black fourth grade students were …

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Gen Z Shares their Experiences Growing Up Black and Gay On Long Island

Gen Z Shares their Experiences Growing Up Black and Gay On Long Island

One notable aspect of Pride Month is its celebration of diversity amongst the diverse. Queer people of all different ethnic backgrounds, abilities and denominations come together during this time. But once the celebration is over, many LGBTQ individuals find themselves having to hide a piece of their identity due to cultural opposition.  As of January …

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Jones Beach, the Expressway and More: Robert Moses’ Historical Stamp of Early Institutional Racism (Op-Ed)

Built by Long Island State Park Commissioner Robert Moses, Jones Beach State Park represents some of the earliest forms of institutional racism here on Long Island. While many locals are familiar with his name, many are unaware of his contributions to the systemic racism within the island.  Memorialized by his many state park and statues, …

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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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