While the growing population of minorities on Long Island has increased more than 10% in the last two decades, the amount of inclusion and equity has not. A 2015 report by ERASE Racism found that Long Island continues to be one of the most racially segregated regions in the country.
When Cautney Nelson, 23, first created her nonprofit Millennial Science in December 2018, she wanted to put a fun twist on making research articles more digestible for readers. Nelson soon switched gears to bringing Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) programs to children in low-income areas.
He went on to outline several infrastructure projects aimed at stimulating the local economy, including $10 million for downtown revitalization, $131 million for the Nassau Hub and $55 million for the Ronkonkoma Hub.
“There’s free condoms everywhere and sex is optional,” Zubair said. “Having a period isn’t. And for too many Seawolves it’s too expensive to buy menstrual pads. Which is really saying something because it’s a basic human right.”