Valeriana is a certified teacher and has worked in international development. She is from Annadale and covers education inequities and local activism.
A Coalition of Muslim Staten Islanders Meet with Eric Adams and Other Mayoral Candidates
NYC Mayoral candidates have begun courting a growing demographic of reliably Democrat-leaning Staten Island voters: Muslims. Arabs, in particular, are one of Staten Island’s fastest growing ethnic groups. From 2000-2011, the population increased by 113 percent. The statistic mirrors upward Muslim immigration trends across the nation. US wars and