The Black ExcelLens Project

The Black ExcelLens Project

SBU NAACP & Black Student Athlete Huddle Lead Campus Protest

SBU NAACP & Black Student Athlete Huddle Lead Campus Protest

By Maia Vines On Wednesday, students and faculty gathered at the Staller Center’s steps for a Black Lives Matter protest, many donning black shirts that read “United We Stand, Together We Rise.” Students marched around the academic mall with signs and chants of  “no justice no peace,” showing support for the movement.  “It’s discouraging to […]

Woke S1 Review

Woke S1 Review

By Maia Vines Hulu’s new show, Woke, tells the story of Keef Knight, a black cartoonist living in the San Francisco-Bay Area who battles with issues of racial injustices and stereotypes that make up his everyday life. After an incident in which he is racially profiled and mistaken for a mugger, Keef, played by Lamorne […]

My hair was called a bird’s nest

By: Kiara Thomas “El diablo, pero mira a ese pajon,” said a Subway worker to her coworker at Stony Brook University as she cut my herb and cheese bread. I was with my boyfriend getting a sandwich after class last year. I didn’t notice her speak.  I was fixated on my sandwich and what toppings […]

The False Narrative for Progress

The False Narrative for Progress

Photo Credits: Gordon Parks, Untitled, Washington DC (1963) By Esther Alatishe During this intense time in which Black Lives Matter protests and advocacy are sweeping through cities and social media, many are declaring that it is time for a change. At the macro-level, it is time for substantial changes in our criminal justice, economic, medical, […]

A Hero for Leeds United: David Somma

By: Fernando Acevedo Davide Somma, a former professional soccer player who was forced into an early retirement, now finds himself in Stony Brook, New York working towards a career in professional coaching.  Somma never became a global superstar, but certainly became a hero for Leeds United, one of the biggest clubs in England, but now […]

Stony Brook Celebrates Their 30th Hispanic Heritage Month with a Celebrity Chef

By: Augustus Fei In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (HHM), the Faculty Student Association (FSA) and the HHM Committee worked together to celebrate Stony Brook University’s 30 Anniversary Celebration with a dinner featuring Dominican Celebrity Chef Kelvin Fernandez. The event took place in the Wang Center Chapel on Wednesday, October 22. The dinner started off […]

A Tribute to Walter Mercado

A Tribute to Walter Mercado

By: Victor Piccini-Ventura Walter Mercado was a household staple through his astrology readings, which touched the hearts of Latinos in a segment in Primer Impacto. His flashy attire had people inspired to be a star burning bright, he will be missed. The Puerto Rican native passed away at 87 due to kidney failure on Nov. […]

Racist Comments During Study Abroad Trip in Tanzania

On July 2, members of the Black Student Union met with Dean of Multicultural Affairs Jarvis Watson and will meet with Assistant Director of Community Standards Sandee Maung on July 11. On June 30, Stony Brook University students came back to the United States after studying in Tanzania, where students witnessed students, Claire Olsen and […]

Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

Farmworkers Fair Labor Practices Act

By Maria Cestero The Suffolk County Legislature Office in Hauppauge held a hearing on Friday, April 26 to discuss the Farmworker Fair Labor Practices Act. Farmworkers and employers alike attended the hearing to debate their views on the proposed bill. The backbone of New York’s massive agricultural industry, farm workers, are not entitled to fundamental […]