Articles written by: Levar Alonzo

Levar Alonzo

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Slow trains and delays make late night commutes an awful ride home

For many New Yorkers who work after the MTA’s peak hours of 5 a.m. to 9 p.m., it’s a hassle to get home.

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Diverse books are lacking in the NYC elementary curriculum

Parents and students on the steps of the Tweed Courthouse, which houses the city’s Department of Education, voicing their displeasure with the lack of diversity in the elementary curriculum. Photo by Levar Alonzo.   Kadija Kone,  still remembers the first time she read a book with a main character that looked like her. She had to read the book for […]

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Power on after families pepper sprayed at Brooklyn detention center

Protesters at the Metropolitan Detention Center held up a sign letting inmates know that they were heard and that they weren’t leaving until the heat, hot water and electricity was restored. By Levar Alonzo Power was restored at the Metropolitan Detention Center in Sunset Park, Brooklyn yesterday, but not before desperate family members tried to push their way past guards […]

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MTA Fare Hikes: The End of the Line

Death and taxes are inevitable, unfortunately so is yet another MTA fare hike. It looks like it will cost 25 more cents for a subway ride.

Midterm Elections 2018 / News

Muslim voters embrace the midterm elections

Muslim men attending the prayer service at the Islamic Center of New York all stand in union hoping that the message of the speaker leads them in their daily lives. Photo by Levar Alonzo.   More Muslim candidates than ever before are running for public office. Last time there was this many was after 9/11. “We are all one people, white, […]

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Doctors remember physicians who took their own lives

The high rates of doctor suicide they believe are increasing because hospital systems severely overwork their physicians.

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Seeking comfort in the “Truth”

   They believe the “truth” is the only real comfort for the attacks.