1. NYOIL on Devastation and Racial Tension on Staten Island in the Wake of Hurricane Sandy (VIDEO).

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    The South Shore of Staten Island was one of the sections of New York City hit hardest by Hurricane Sandy. Having grown up on the Island, NYOIL (p/k/a Kool Kim of UMC’s) recently took some time out to lend a hand with the relief effort, and while doing so discussed his feelings with regards to the racial tension that’s historically divided the African-American community of the north and white communities in the southern part of the borough. After recalling his own firsthand experiences with said tension, he says: “I understand suffering. And I know what hurt feel like. I know what tragedy is about. And I’m not gonna sit idly by and watch people struggle.” Thought provoking stuff.


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    [h/t Small Change]


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    • pschase

      Staten head checking in…what NYOIL says is true..even though I have some people on the South Shore, it took me a second to give a shit that Sandy hit the area like it did…props for taking the higher road

    • Andrew McIntosh

      “new york’s a powder keg did I forget to mention…”

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