An Opportunity with The Elmont Excelsior Inc.

We are always looking to add new neighborhood talent to the Elmont Excel team. If you or anyone you know is an aspiring photographer, writer, community advocate, graphic artist, entertainer, blogger, columnist or media personality -- Please email thenewelmont@gmail.com. Send us your name and area of interest & we will reach out to you ASAP! … Continue reading An Opportunity with The Elmont Excelsior Inc.

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3 Dead After Shooter Opens Fire in Louisiana Movie Theater

TIME

A gunman opened fire at a screening of “Trainwreck” in the Grand 16 Theater in Lafayette, Louisiana on Thursday night, leaving three people dead, including the shooter.

About twenty minutes into the 7:00 screening, a man stood up in the theater and began shooting into the audience before turning the gun on himself. As of 11 p.m., law enforcement officials say that nine people were brought to the hospital, where three were pronounced dead. Brooks David, a public information officer for the Louisiana State Police, described the shooter as a 58-year-old white male believed to be acting alone.

“We heard a loud pop we thought was a firecracker,” Katie Domingue, who had gone to see “Trainwreck” with her fiancee, told The Daily Advertiser. “He wasn’t saying anything. I didn’t hear anybody screaming either.”

“There was a female lying on the ground with blood coming out of her everywhere —…

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4 Principles That Will Make You More Innovative

How many of you miss our inspirational series with Crystal Haynes of CrystalSays.com? A recent article in TIME magazine reveals 4 Principles that will make you more innovative.
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TIME

Combing through the research, what are the overarching principles that we need to know to be more innovative thinkers in everyday life? Here they are, with links to the research backing them up.

1) Relax

What is most likely your daily creative peak? Your morning shower. For many of us it’s the most relaxing part of our day — and the most creative.

Just beinghappy can make you more creative for days; seriously, just smile. Watching comedy clips helps, trying too hard hurts. If you tend to be hard on yourself, being less critical can make you more creative. Anger can boost originality in the short term — but it doesn’t last.

It’s probably no surprise that boring work is better done at the office and creative work is better accomplished at home. Hopeful employees are more original. Trust can even make…

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Jamaica Shocks U.S. In Gold Cup Semifinals

CBS New York

ATLANTA (AP) — Jamaica stunned the United States with a pair of first-half goals, one off a blunder by goalkeeper Brad Guzan, and held on for a 2-1 victory in the Gold Cup semifinals Wednesday night that dealt the Americans their biggest upset defeat.

Darren Mattocks, who plays for Vancouver in Major League Soccer, put the Reggae Boyz ahead with 31st-minute header directly off a throw-in. Giles Barnes followed five minutes later with a goal on an 18-yard free kick after Guzan was caught going outside the penalty area on a routine throw.

Michael Bradley scored in the 48th minute for the Americans, but it wasn’t enough to prevent a stunning setback in front of sold-out crowd at the Georgia Dome. The small contingent of green-and-gold-clad Jamaican fans saluted their underdog team, ranked 76th in the world but now becoming the first Caribbean nation to reach a Gold Cup final…

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Father killed when son allegedly runs stop sign in Queens: NYPD

An Elmont man was killed this past weekend after being involved in a car accident in Queens Village with his son behind the wheel. Our deepest thoughts and prayers go out to the family of this tragedy
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WPIX 11 New York

QUEENS VILLAGE, N.Y. — A father was killed over the weekend after his teenage son allegedly ran a stop sign in Queens and collided with another car, police said Monday.

It happened shortly after 6 p.m. Sunday near 119 Avenue and 231 Street in Queens Village.

A preliminary investigation reveals the 19-year-old driver of a Honda sedan blew through a stop sign at that intersection and was hit by another vehicle, police said. The Honda was struck on its right passenger side.

Three people were traveling in the Honda at the time of the crash. The teenage driver and a 47-year-old woman who also was in the car were taken to a hospital and listed in stable condition, police said. A third passenger — Garth Jackson, 50, of Elmont, N.Y. — was rushed to a hospital where he was pronounced dead, police said. NYPD said Jackson’s son was behind the wheel.

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What Does Actress Gabrielle Union Have in Common with an Elmont Family?

Elmont Memorial High School Salutatorian, Harold Ekeh, and his family were featured by wellness brand, Tylenol, in a new ad campaign called #HowWeFamily, led by actress Gabrielle Union as it's official ambassador. In a nearly 3-minute video, the Ekeh family guides viewers through a typical day in their Elmont home, and talks about the true … Continue reading What Does Actress Gabrielle Union Have in Common with an Elmont Family?

Driver Of Pickup Truck Arrested After Limo Crash Kills 4 Bridesmaids

CBS New York

CUTCHOGUE, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — Police say an intoxicated driver was arrested after his pickup up truck slammed into a limo causing a crash that killed four woman and seriously injured two others on the eastern end of Long Island Saturday evening.

The crash happened around 6 p.m. in Cutchogue on the North Fork of Long Island.

The limo driver, and seven women who were part of a bachelorette party, were in the limo which had just left Vineyard 48 Winery, located on Route 48, CBS2’s Dave Carlin reported.

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Officials told Carlin the limo left the winery and was heading eastbound on Route 48 when it attempted to make a U-turn westbound. The truck then apparently t-boned the limo.

Three woman died on impact and another woman died a short time later at Taconic Bay Hospital. All were bridesmaids…

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An Open Letter to Sandra Bland

Black Millennials

I understand that Sandra Bland’s family asked that no posts or protests be published or undertaken in her honor. While I cannot understand the tremendous pain her family is experiencing in this moment, I do believe that remaining silent will only embolden her killers and minimize the appropriate coverage her story deserves. Especially given Sandra Bland’s public pro-Black statements, I write this letter to her in pro-Black Love, Resilience, and Responsibility.

Dear Goddess,

My heart is heavy with news of your death. My heart is heavy with thoughts of your body discarded within the confines of a jail cell that you did not deserve to be in. My heart is heavy with the very real possibility of ignorance had I not heard of your story, and the Black women and girls whose names I do not yet know.

I do not believe you killed yourself. I believe you were murdered by…

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“Graduating in the Shadow of Racism”

Written by Karen Chenoweth, Huffington Post, The Education Trust The graduates sat in the sports arena in their green and white gowns, looking sober and exhilarated and silly and nervous. I went to Elmont Memorial High School's off-campus graduation a couple of weeks ago partly to see those terrific kids graduate -- but mostly to … Continue reading “Graduating in the Shadow of Racism”

Elmont Man Abandons His Daughter at a Sandwich Shop in Harlem

Source: The New York Times Crying out “Daddy, Daddy, Daddy,” the 3-year-old girl walked toward the door of a Subway shop in Harlem, holding a turkey sandwich. “Go back in. Sit down; I’m coming right back,” he responded from the street, according to Mohammed Rahman, a fruit vendor outside the sandwich shop at 281 St. Nicholas Avenue, near … Continue reading Elmont Man Abandons His Daughter at a Sandwich Shop in Harlem