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Local history museums suspend executive directors, pledge more diversity, after featuring KKK-related content during Black History Month

The Suffolk County Historical Society and Southampton History Museum are suspending their executive directors and pledging to increase the diversity of their leadership after apologizing to members of the Black community for featuring Ku Klux Klan-related content on their websites during Black History Month.

Suffolk County Historical Society issues apology over use of image depicting KKK

An ad for a "monster gathering" of the KKK in Riverhead in August 1926 depicted robed KKK members in the bed of a pickup truck flying large American flags. The image was used by the Suffolk County Historical Society in its "Photo of the Week" email Sunday and posted on its website, drawing fire from the NAACP.

Riverhead Marine is first recipient of special recognition award named in his honor

U.S. Marine Sergeant Marcus Santana, who saved the life of an elderly woman Nov. 24, is the first recipient of the Sgt. Marcus L. Santana Special Recognition Award, presented to him yesterday by the Eastern Long Island Branch, NAACP.

We need trust, not barriers

When a white man started an argument with protesters at the end of the Black Lives Matter protest Saturday, Riverhead police formed a barricade between him and the protesters, as if to protect him. Guest column by Lawrence Street.

Vigil for George Floyd and ‘Black Lives Matter’ protest planned in Riverhead today

Two separate events are planned in Riverhead today in response to the death of an unarmed African American man during his arrest in Minneapolis on May 25 —an arrest, captured on video, that has sparked outrage and protests across the U.S.

Riverhead man elected president of NAACP Eastern Long Island Branch

Lawrence Street of Riverhead has been elected president of the NAACP Eastern Long Island Branch. He takes office in January, succeeding long time president Lucius Ware.

Residents irate over Walmart locking up African-American hair care products in glass case

African-American hair care products were the only hair care products in a locked case in the health and beauty products department at the Riverhead Walmart today. A sign above the case reads “Multicultural Hair Care.” The move has angered Riverhead residents and spurred one customer to action.

Riverhead native and civil rights leader Rashad Robinson to NAACP luncheon: ‘Build power to change the rules’

The 1997 Riverhead High School alumnus, the executive director of Color of Change, was the keynote speaker at the NAACP Long Island Region's biennial luncheon Saturday, where he gave a rousing speech to a packed ballroom of more than 1,200 people.
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Riverhead native Rashad Robinson to deliver keynote at NAACP luncheon

Riverhead native Rashad Robinson, executive director of Color Of Change, the million-plus member strong racial justice organization, will be the guest of honor and...