Family of children attacked by teens at Riverhead football game asks Anti-Bias Task Force for action
Riverhead’s newly reorganized Anti-Bias Task Force came face-to-face with a shocking racial bias incident at its first meeting Monday, hearing details of the incident from the family of children who were assaulted and called a racial slur at a highs school football game Sept. 9.
Aptly named “The Black Experience,” the class is taught by Jamaal Boyce, a Black man and a social studies teacher in the district for 19 years. “What I intend to do is to get them to think,” the teacher said.
Riverhead Supervisor Yvette Aguiar said yesterday she has referred the racist hate mail received by the former Riverhead school superintendent to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.
A “Unity in the Community” rally is taking place today at Stotzky Park. Organizer Eric Williams said the...
Riverhead resident Cynthia Lister Braunskill, a mother of nine, wants police to know what it’s like “to raise a black man in America.” She organized a rally Saturday to start a dialogue.
Corporate policy allowed store managers to decide whether to place products in locked cases. Walmart said about a dozen of its 4,700 U.S. stores had such a policy in place. The Riverhead Walmart was one of them until local resident Patricia Fulford took on the retail giant in January 2019.
Join Tijuana Fulford, founder and executive director of The Butterfly Effect Project and Ron Fisher, local business owner and BEP board member for a candid discussion of race and racism in Riverhead.