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Juneteenth: Know Your History
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Juneteenth: Know Your History

“Today, Juneteenth is recognized as the day the last enslaved people learned of the Emancipation proclamation. It is important to recognize, however, that our criminal legal system has been used since to continue forced labor. Here is a slice of that history shared by a friend that you should know and understand: “In 1866, one […]

The Murder of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police Emphasizes Need for Change
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The Murder of Rayshard Brooks by Atlanta Police Emphasizes Need for Change

Atlanta Lawyer: “What is it going to take? How many more examples are we going to take?” Chapman: “Community Control of Police is the only thing that can change anything!” Frank Chapman, Executive Director of the newly formed National Alliance Against Racist and Political Repression, today called for immediate passage of legislation establishing democratic community […]

Protesters March through Long Island's North Shore
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Protesters March through Long Island’s North Shore

Demonstrators peacefully gathered to walk the streets of Glen Cove on Long Island’s North Shore to protest police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

Peaceful Protests Take Place on Long Island
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Peaceful Protests Take Place on Long Island

Protesters rallied peacefully, marched and condemned police brutality as they gathered on the lawn of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building in Mineola. In the past 30 days, Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead while jogging in Georgia, Breonna Taylor was shot dead in her Kentucky home and George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police […]

On the Death of George Floyd: 'Like a Hunter Posing Over His Prey'
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On the Death of George Floyd: ‘Like a Hunter Posing Over His Prey’

Statement from Rev. Dr. William J. Barber II, president of Repairers of the Breach, and Rev. Dr. Liz Theoharis, director of the Kairos Center for Religions, Rights and Social Justice. They also are co-chairs of the Poor People’s Campaign: A National Call for Moral Revival. The graphic image of a white police officer crushing a […]

Political Commentary: White Privilege...Something We All Can't Feel
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Political Commentary: White Privilege…Something We All Can’t Feel

    I was on Youtube watching my normal assortment of Ancient History based channels which usually cover the strategies and failures of past generals and kings and all of a sudden I saw a video on white privilege come up on my feed. I thought to myself that I should watch this video, not just […]

Airline Bailouts: How Will They Affect Passengers?
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Airline Bailouts: How Will They Affect Passengers?

Airlines exploit the COVID-19 crisis to reduce air passenger rights. Their actions may leave travelers stripped of up to 80% of current rights.  As passengers are paying to bailout airlines via their tax bill, they should not have their rights undermined in return.   Maintaining strong air passenger rights should be a non-negotiable condition of any bailout. […]

Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery Passes Away, Age 98
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Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery Passes Away, Age 98

Joseph and Evelyn Lowery Institute for Justice & Human Rights Statement on Peaceful Transition of  Reverend Doctor Joseph Echols Lowery, Age 98 October 6, 1921 – March 27, 2020 Our beloved, Rev. Dr. Joseph Echols Lowery, made his transition peacefully at home at 10 p.m., Friday, March 27, at the age of 98. He was surrounded by his daughters. Hailed […]

I'm Too Young for the Good Old Days, Right?
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I’m Too Young for the Good Old Days, Right?

I think I was wrong to be excited about this election year. First, let me explain: in 2016, I was in graduate school and often you could find me debating the merits of the democratic field post Obama with my classmates. We would rhyme about our optimism for a country that was in the midst […]

Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Awards Grants to Seven Municipalities to Advance Transit-Oriented Development Projects
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Nassau County Executive Laura Curran Awards Grants to Seven Municipalities to Advance Transit-Oriented Development Projects

Furthering her support for downtown revitalizations and the development of walkable, mixed-use communities near public transit, Nassau County Executive Laura Curran announced the winners of the County’s first Transit-Oriented Development funding competition for qualified local municipalities.  Allocating a total of $1,050,000 dollars for this funding initiative, Curran established the new grant program with the Nassau […]

Apollo Theater and WNYC Announce 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Uptown Hall
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Apollo Theater and WNYC Announce 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Celebration and Uptown Hall

WNYC and the Apollo Theater will present WNYC’s 14th Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day celebration, “The Strategic King: MLK’s Visionary Leadership,“ as part of the Apollo’s Uptown Hall series, on Sunday, January 12 at 3pm.  Hosted by WNYC’s Peabody Award-winning host Brian Lehrer and All Things Considered host Jami Floyd, this annual gathering convenes artists and activists, journalists and changemakers to […]

Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration
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Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams Invites Residents to Support 10th Annual ‘Holiday of Giving’ Celebration

Nassau County Legislator Kevan M. Abrahams (D – Freeport) and Glory House Recovery presents the 10th Annual Holiday of Giving celebration hosted by Uniondale High School on Saturday, Dec. 14. To make the season brighter for deserving families in the First Legislative District, Legislator Abrahams is asking residents to donate new and unwrapped toys for […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Helps Make the  Holiday Season Brighter with Toys for Tots
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Helps Make the Holiday Season Brighter with Toys for Tots

Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams supports the United States Marine Corps in their effort to help bring holiday cheer by donating new toys to their Toys for Tots campaign during a presentation on Monday, Oct 28th.  Each year, the United States Marine Corps collects more than 200, 000 toys for over 100, 000 children across […]

Leading Anti-Poverty Advocate Jennifer Jones Austin Names Co-Host of WBLS Sunday Morning Talk Show "Open Line" on 107.5 FM
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Leading Anti-Poverty Advocate Jennifer Jones Austin Names Co-Host of WBLS Sunday Morning Talk Show “Open Line” on 107.5 FM

Jennifer Jones Austin, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of FPWA and one of the nation’s leading anti-poverty advocates, has been named the first female Co-Host of the popular Sunday morning radio show “Open Line” on WBLS 107.5 FM, a go-to place for discussions of issues relevant to New York City’s diverse communities. Jennifer, an […]

All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton
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All-Star Roster of Dignitaries Attend Star- Studded 65th Birthday Celebration & In Honor of Rev. Al Sharpton

On Thursday, October 3rd at the New York Public Library, Rev. Al Sharpton and his lifelong activism were celebrated at a star-studded celebration and “Party with a Cause.” Among the attendees were Actors and Film Producers Samuel L. Jackson, Spike Lee and Robert De Niro; New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, Senator Chuck Schumer, Former Senior aide […]