Category: Community

Millennial involvement in politics grows

By Luis Ruiz Dominguez

Younger generations have consistently had the lowest voter turnout in history, but they are actively finding new ways to engage in political issues and inform themselves on current news. From volunteering in campaigns to actively voting, millennials want to have their voices heard so change can begin to occur.

First LGBT housing complex raises questions about inclusivity

By Kayla McKiski

The housing complex will consist of 75 rental apartments for citizens aged 55 or older that identify as lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender, or who are LGBT friendly.  The site will also include an 8,000 square foot LGBT Center, replacing the old one that was half the size. The center will adjoin the housing complex and provide a variety of services to residents spanning from counseling to HIV testing to socials events, according to The Network’s website.

Racial discrimination in housing persists despite growing minority populations

By Antonia Brogna

“In the 1980s, my dad… he wanted to move his family out to Long Island,” Wasim Ahmad said. “He was being steered towards Freeport and Uniondale and so on and so forth, but he wanted to live in Merrick. It wasn’t until he got his white Jewish friend to do the asking that the houses he was shown was changed.”