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06/18/2020
The City University of New York

The City University of New York

By his own admission, Ray Romano wanted to hear Drake speak to the class of 2020, but we think Ray did a great job! We're so proud to call him a CUNY alumnus of Queens College.

For more, go to cuny.edu/classof2020

Don’t miss New York’s #VoteByMail *Ballot Request* Deadline! Any June Primary or #NY27 voters who prefer to cast a mail-...
06/13/2020

Don’t miss New York’s #VoteByMail *Ballot Request* Deadline!

Any June Primary or #NY27 voters who prefer to cast a mail-in ballot MUST request one by Tues. June 16th.

Find out more: https://www.voteearlyny.org

Request an absentee ballot at http://www.nycabsentee.com

Then once you receive it, make sure to mail it back by June 23rd

#voteearlyNY

06/12/2020
Sons Of New York - Jesus Was A Person Of Color (Official)

Check out this new music video from our friends Sons Of New York!

RIP George Floyd Words and speeches are no longer enough. Peace does not mean silence. The peaceful protests must continue. Maybe we can start with a truth a...

We want to wish a happy pride month to all the members of the LGBTQ Community. Even if we are at home we are still celeb...
06/11/2020

We want to wish a happy pride month to all the members of the LGBTQ Community. Even if we are at home we are still celebrating the community. The LGBTQ community organizations on Staten Island and at CSI are what makes life better for the community! Happy Pride month! @csilgbtq @pridecentersi thank you for serving the LGBTQ community. #csi #lgbtqpridemonth #mycsi @csi_studentlife #pride

06/05/2020

The following statement is a joint statement from the 2020-2021 Student Government

Dear CSI Students,

I am heartbroken by the events unfolding this past week. The senseless killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery, and many others nationwide, emphasizes the significant and unacceptable racial injustice that still exists. This country has consistently marginalized groups and minorities since its creation. Acknowledging the violence in racism is just the first step to creating a fair and just society. We must ensure comprehensive reforms and systemic change in the justice system. We must also uproot the systemic problems caused by militarized police forces to create long-lasting change.

We, the CSI Student Government, condemn the reprehensible police brutality, bigotry, and wanton murder going on in this country. We stand together and united in condemning any and all acts of white supremacy, police brutality, and the overall oppression of marginalized communities. We welcome and advocate for students from every race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, and national origin.

Our student body has shown such high resilience during this challenging time. Even so, they consistently face tremendous challenges and hardships. Our students have struggled with homelessness, food insecurity, job loss, and many other adversities during the pandemic. The CSI Student Government has, and always will, stand by our fellow students. We will continue to advocate for them to receive the resources necessary to navigate the inequalities of our society.

I realize it is difficult to have the in-person support for mental and emotional trauma due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Even so, I encourage anyone who needs additional support during this time to utilize our confidential counseling services.

Students may contact the CSI Counseling Center 24/7 for additional support via www.csi.cuny.edu/students/counseling-center.



Sincerely,



Maxwell Velikodny

Student Government President

06/05/2020
Staten Island Advance

Peaceful protest across Staten Island

BREAKING: Giant protest across Staten Island in memory of George Floyd

PIX 11
06/04/2020
PIX 11

PIX 11

#BREAKING: Two police officers were shot in Brooklyn late Wednesday night, officials said.

06/03/2020
Staten Island Advance

Police from the 122 precinct, are marching with Staten islanders along Hylan Blvd

BREAKING: Protests down Hylan Boulevard in New Dorp

All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says https://www.cnn.com/20...
06/03/2020
All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says

All four former officers involved in George Floyd's killing now face charges, Sen. Klobuchar says https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/george-floyd-officers-charges/index.html

Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison is increasing charges against former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin to second-degree murder in George Floyd's killing and also charging the other three officers involved in the incident, according to a tweet from US Sen. Amy Klobuchar.

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism
06/03/2020
CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism

CNN and 'Sesame Street' to host a town hall addressing racism

As anger and heartbreak have swept across America over the killing of yet another black man at the hands of police, CNN and Sesame Street are refocusing their second town hall to address racism.

A decision has been made on additional charges for officers in George Floyd case https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/georg...
06/03/2020
A decision has been made on additional charges for officers in George Floyd case

A decision has been made on additional charges for officers in George Floyd case https://www.cnn.com/2020/06/03/us/george-floyd-officers-charges/index.html

The Minnesota Attorney General's office has finished its initial review of evidence in the investigation of four former Minneapolis Police officers involved in the killing of George Floyd and has rendered a decision regarding additional charges, two law enforcement officials briefed on the state's i...

05/31/2020

The following is a message From President William Fritz regarding the death of George Floyd and the subsequent protests.

May 31st, 2020

Dear Members of the College Community,

I write to you today in sadness to address an occurrence that has been played out far too many times across the years – a reprehensible act of police brutality that led to the death of an African-American man – George Floyd. On behalf of the CSI community, I extend our heartfelt sympathies to Mr. Floyd’s family, friends, and loved ones.

A despicable act like this destroys confidence in the justice system. I hope the arrest of the officer begins a process of systemic change and comprehensive reforms so all people may have confidence in those who are charged to protect and serve.

The College of Staten Island has always welcomed students and scholars and all members of our community from every race, religion, sexual orientation, or national origin to pursue their educational interests. We believe an educational institution should be a place where one can engage in difficult conversations through respectful discourse with the understanding that we are creating leaders who will make the world a fairer and better place for all.

I know that many members of our community are heartbroken over this event and the continued racism and discrimination that plagues our society. It is also challenging during the COVID-19 pandemic to get the in-person support from friends and family that can be a powerful source of comfort. I encourage anyone who needs additional support during this time to utilize our confidential counseling services.

· Students may contact the CSI Counseling Center 24/7 via www.csi.cuny.edu/students/counseling-center.

· Employees may contact the Deer Oaks Employee Assistance Program to speak with a licensed mental health counselor: 1-855-492-3633 (24-hours/day) or email: [email protected]. For more information visit: www.deeroakseap.com (member username and password is CSI).

I join Chancellor’s Matos Rodriguez’s call for us to “redouble our commitment to finding ways forward” and I look ahead to the fall when we will work collectively to be that engine of change.



Sincerely,



William J. Fritz

05/31/2020
NBC New York

Mayor Deblasio is giving update on the 3rd night of protests

Mayor Bill de Blasio speaks after a third night of violent protests in New York City.

05/31/2020

Protesters gathering peacefully at the site where Eric Garner passed away.

It has been a long week, we understand this. We at WSIA are here to serve the public. So here are some links of ways to ...
05/31/2020

It has been a long week, we understand this. We at WSIA are here to serve the public. So here are some links of ways to donate and help out people in Minneapolis.

-If you wish to help the family of George Floyd, you can donate to the “Official George Floyd Memorial fund” A GoFundMe campaign organized by Floyd’s brother, Philonise Floyd, for Floyd’s children’s care and education, as well as family counseling, lodging and travel for court proceedings, and burial expenses. It has raised $1.7 million, with average donations of $22. https://www.gofundme.com/f/georgefloyd

-Black Visions Collective. “A political home for black people across Minnesota,” this Minnesota nonprofit is dedicated to safe, autonomous black communities. https://secure.everyaction.com/4omQDAR0oUiUagTu0EG-Ig2

-Minnesota Freedom Fund. This fund pays bail for protesters, as well as those imprisoned for immigration and criminal offenses. The group sees pretrial bail requirements to be unjust, wealth-based discrimination. https://minnesotafreedomfund.org/donate

Northstar Health Collective. Medics for protesters. The group of nurses, doctors, and healthcare providers was originally founded to maintain community safety during the 2008 Republican National Convention in St. Paul. https://www.northstarhealthcollective.org/donate

The Legal Rights Center. Provides criminal defense and legal services for low-income people of color in and around Minneapolis, including arrested protesters. https://www.legalrightscenter.org/donate.html

This information was originally published at
https://www.fastcompany.com/90511033/how-to-help-minneapolis-6-things-you-can-do-right-now-for-the-george-floyd-movement

Please remain safe.

Here are a few pictures from the protests earlier in the day in Tompkinsville. Protesters gathered at 202 Bay St. for a ...
05/31/2020

Here are a few pictures from the protests earlier in the day in Tompkinsville. Protesters gathered at 202 Bay St. for a moment of solidarity followed by a walk to the 120 Precinct where organizers plead protesters to remain nonviolent.

Hello everyone, my name is Nick, but you can call me DJ Nick@NiTE. I guess that name will do, for now. So where do I beg...
05/17/2020

Hello everyone, my name is Nick, but you can call me DJ [email protected]. I guess that name will do, for now. So where do I begin? I joined this wacky phenomenal group of personalities just at the beginning of the fall semester 2019. Ooh 2019, how I miss you so. Safe and nurturing and pandemic free. The coronavirus pandemic has created many hardships for everyone. Not being able to see your loved ones or friends. Not being able to provide CSI and the rest of Staten Island with their favorite tunes of yesterday, today and the future. Unable to take part in activities that we are used to partaking in. Is this our new reality “social distancing”? Has a face mask become the new pants? You be silly to go out the house without ‘em on.

In a time of panic there is no time to panic. Try to figure that one out, LOL. This is the time for everyone to be more responsible for one another and try to be sensitive to others' circumstances. Take this time to do things that you have been putting off so long. Maybe learn a new instrument, read that novel you have been meaning to read or write that novel you've been meaning to write. You could even work on advancing your screenwriting skills. Or maybe get to organizing that music collection, like I have been doing on my downtime. I have been putting all my CDs in alphabetical order from ABBA and Ace of Base to Led Zeppelin and the Silver Sun Pickups. My taste in music is broad. Different genres for different moods. Some Bill Withers for when it is a lovely day or some Foo Fighters when you feel like this pandemic is getting the best of you.

Just going outside to run any errands has been so nerve racking these few months. Everyone outside seems so discombobulated, they all look so scared. One day I am walking down the street avoiding any contact like Jack Nicholson from “As Good as It Gets”. Two nights pass by and now I am beginning to lose it like Jack Nicholson in “The Shining”. Catch my drift, LOL. Anywho, take this time to think about the future and what each of us can contribute. Hopefully soon I can be back in that chair at WSIA providing Staten Islanders with their favorite tracks. Be well and until we meet again have many wonderful [email protected]!

05/14/2020
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For all graduates, tune in on Friday to hear some speeches

Tune in May 15 to celebrate the class of 2020 with hosts Oprah Winfrey, Miley Cyrus, Cardi B, Awkawfina, and more. Let’s celebrate together!

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