For younger students, teachers must focus not on the riotous events at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, but rather on community decision-making and fairness. // U.S. Department of Education photo via Wikimedia Commons

By Dr. Alan Singer

National Public Radio and ABC News warn, “Teachers are on the front lines in the Jan. 6 culture war.” Depending on where they work, teachers experience different political pressure when it comes to how to discuss with students the events that rocked the U.S. …

By Rebecca Williams

In 2020, New York had the second highest homelessness population in the country. In a city of more than 8.3 million people, about one out of one hundred people are homeless.

Ian Wilder, director of Long Island Housing Services, which is fighting housing discrimination on the Island.

This points to an lack of affordable housing in the state — including on Long Island — that is both accessible and safe. The Island’s Becca Williams reports that deeply rooted segregation restrains progress from being made in this Long Island Advocate podcast.

By Griffin Schmoyer

Hofstra Hall stands at the center of the university. Above, the hall during warmer months. Nearly every year, it is the site of a holiday lighting intended to bring members of the Hofstra University community together as the semester winds down. // Courtesy Wikimedia Commons

Hofstra University’s tradition of lighting the historic Hofstra Hall returned this past holiday season, once again with spectators after months of remote classes in 2020 and even in the spring of 2021. All of the action was captured in the above video.

The ceremony, the 13th…

By Niko Scarlatos and Julie Goldsmith

Butera’s of Bay Shore, a family-owned Italian estaurant that is making a go of it during the coronavirus pandemic. // Photo by Julie Goldsmith/Long Island Advocate

The Covid-19 pandemic has been trying for most Long Island small businesses. Tens of thousands of people have been infected with the coronavirus since it arrived here in March 2020, closing bars and restaurants for long periods of time, some for good.

Babylon Village…

A refugee washing clothes. Some 1,143 Afghan refugees are expected to resettle in New York by March 31, according to Governor Hochul’s office. None are expected to settle on Long Island, however. // Stock Image by Ahmed Akacha from

By Charles Shaw

As thousands of Afghan refugees begin a new life in the United States, more than 1,000 are resettling in New York, but none are moving to Long Island.

According to New York Gov. Kathy Hochul’s office, as many as 1,143 Afghan nationals who evacuated last summer are…


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