Kaepernick’s Cry for Help: “Are We Asking the Right Questions?” by Greg Calvaire

Facebook post by Elmont Class of 2007 alum, Greg Calvaire: Colin Kaepernick...NFL Quarterback. I just want to take a second to address Colin's decision to boycott the national anthem in disdain for the police brutality in our country, in particular to[wards] blacks/minorities. A lot of people feel that Colin is being selfish and contradicting himself by … Continue reading Kaepernick’s Cry for Help: “Are We Asking the Right Questions?” by Greg Calvaire

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Charity Begins at Home: Elmont Grad Goes from “The Giveback” to Black Entrepreneurship

In January of 2016, Elmont graduate, Daniel Alexis, released a video on his birthday that quickly went viral. The video amassed over 11,000 shares on Facebook and even landed Daniel interviews with CBS 2 News, a feature on News 12 Long Island, and other online magazines. Months later in April, Daniel continued to give back. … Continue reading Charity Begins at Home: Elmont Grad Goes from “The Giveback” to Black Entrepreneurship

Young Black Women Sponsor All-Girls School in Haiti

  Endless possibilities abound when you follow your passion. A prime example of this fact can be found in the life and work of 24-year-old Elmont native, Rachalie Barthelemy, whose passion led her to join forces with family and friends to create a nonprofit organization that offers health, education, and inspiration services to underdeveloped regions … Continue reading Young Black Women Sponsor All-Girls School in Haiti

Elmont’s Newest Esquire: Meet Darian Bryan, Esq.

   Update: Darian Bryan learned he successfully passed the bar exam in Fall of 2016! Words by Sophia Sunshine Vilceus Seeing Elmont success stories from afar is fulfilling as it is. Even when we do not know, personally, some of the faces that we feature here at The Elmont Excelsior, there remains a collective pride, … Continue reading Elmont’s Newest Esquire: Meet Darian Bryan, Esq.

Harvard Freshman, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Stars in PSA for STEM Education

Recent Elmont graduate, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, is blossoming right before our very eyes! The Class of 2016 Valedictorian, who made news headlines in April after she was accepted into each of the eight Ivy League Universities, recently starred in a thirty-five-second promotional video (released on July 28th) for the Inaugural Class of Fund II Foundation UNCF STEM scholars. … Continue reading Harvard Freshman, Augusta Uwamanzu-Nna, Stars in PSA for STEM Education