The Black ExcelLens Project

The Black ExcelLens Project

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. […]

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 […]

Stony Brook Graduate Refused Entry at Harbor Grill For Wearing a Turban

Stony Brook Graduate Refused Entry at Harbor Grill For Wearing a Turban

By Kiara Thomas Stony Brook University graduate Gurvinder Grewal was denied entry at Harbor Grill, formerly known as Schafer’s, in Port Jefferson for wearing a turban early in the morning on Sunday, May 12. After Grewal had his ID checked by security, the manager refused him to allow him entry in the establishment due a […]

Take Back the Night

Take Back the Night

By Maia Vines Students from all over campus gathered at the Student Activities Center plaza on Monday, April 29, to march in support of victims of sexual, relationship and domestic violence. The march was entitled Take Back the Night, since statistics show many cases of sexual assault occur at night. It was hosted by Stony […]

“Cielito Lindo”: A National Symbol of Mexico

“Cielito Lindo”: A National Symbol of Mexico

By Fernando Acevedo “Ay, ay, ay, ay Canta y no llores Porque cantando se alegran Cielito lindo, los corazones” Maybe you recognize these lyrics or have heard it before. These lyrics are from the famous Mexican song “Cielito Lindo,” originally by Quirino Mendoza y Cortés. The song has become a trademark for Mexico as it […]

Movie Review: Us

Movie Review: Us

By Jorge Jaquez If you met your doppelgänger, would you become their best friend? What would you do if they tried to kill you and replace you? Jordan Peele, the director of “Get Out,” which won an Oscar for Best Original Screenplay, has delivered an even more formidable film. Peele, the first African-American to win […]

Black Business Bazaar

Black Business Bazaar

By Kiara Thomas The Black Business Bazaar hosted by the Black Student Union on April 4 allowed students the opportunity to buy from black-owned businesses on campus.  Vendors who sold food services, skin care, hair care and art lined the perimeter of the GLS Center. “A year ago I [burned] my face and my hands […]