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The BOP Open Mic Night Aims to Make Long Island a Poetry Destination

Last summer, the Recording Academy made the decision to show poets love, adding the category Best Spoken Word Poetry Album to their list of Grammy awards. Spoken Word Artist Dillon Brown’s goal is to bring some of that recognition Long Island’s way. “Long Island is where I call home and …

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The Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa Explained
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The Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa Explained

In the 1960s, Black Americans were pushing back against longstanding racism, and one of the tools used to do this was Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa, which comes …

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Nassau County Hires Cybersecurity Firm Following Cyber Attacks in Suffolk County
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Nassau County Hires Cybersecurity Firm Following Cyber Attacks in Suffolk County

A major cyber attack on the Suffolk County government back in September has prompted their neighboring county to partner with a cyber security firm for …

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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport's Cleveland Park
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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport’s Cleveland Park

A petition with over 1,600 signatures, along with several residents, are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to stop the controversial $49 million sale and rezoning …

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PJs For the Culture - World’s Only Black-Owned Holiday Pajama Line Created By this Long Island Mother-Son Duo
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PJs for the Culture – World’s Only Black-Owned Holiday Pajama Line Created By this Long Island Mother-Son Duo

Nothing screams holiday season like matching family pajamas. Warm, bell covered long-sleeves adorning everyone’s favorite jolly figure are part of what sets the holidays off. …

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The BOP Open Mic Night Aims to Make Long Island a Poetry Destination

Last summer, the Recording Academy made the decision to show poets love, adding the category Best Spoken Word Poetry Album to their list of Grammy …

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Black Celebrities You Probably Didn't Know Have Long Island Ties
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Black Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Have Long Island Ties

When a lot of people think of Long Island, “Black” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, from the North Shore to the …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Favorite Travel Destinations
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Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Favorite Travel Destinations

What’s your favorite part about traveling? What’s your least favorite? This week, we’re discussing our most memorable travel experiences – the good and the bad. …

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"American Idol" Star and Patchogue's Christian Guardian Releases New Single "Higher"
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“American Idol” Star and Patchogue’s Christian Guardino Releases New Single “Higher”

Singer and “American Idol” breakout Star Christian Guardino, has taken the country by storm with his soulful sounds and effortless riffs. The 21-year-old first made …

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New Club at Sag Harbor's Pierson High School Highlights Asian Culture

New Club at Sag Harbor’s Pierson High School Highlights Asian Culture

Over the past few weeks, local and national news programs have shown graphic videos of …

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The BOP Open Mic Night Aims to Make Long Island a Poetry Destination

Last summer, the Recording Academy made the decision to show poets love, adding the category Best Spoken Word Poetry Album to their list of Grammy …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - How Encanto Addresses Family Trauma
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Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – How Encanto Addresses Family Trauma

How does generational trauma impact a family? Kick it with us as we unpack Disney’s Encanto. From the animation and music to living up to …

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Long Island Fashion and Beauty Experts Weigh-in on Retail Companies’ Plans For Diversity and Inclusion

Retail companies since last May have shown interest in Black-owned businesses amid the ongoing calls for racial and social-economic equality from the Black Lives Matter …

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Black History Month Business Highlight – The Hush Truck

We celebrate Black excellence 24/7, all 365 days of the year, but for Black History Month, we’re doing a little something special. Throughout the month, …

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Q&A: LGBT Network Gives Long Islanders the Family and Foundation they Need to Live Unapologetically

Being a member of the LGBTQ community is not easy. Potential discrimination, isolation and health risks are just some of the obstacles that members of …

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Q&A: Dr. Minghao Liu Shares How the New York and Long Island LGBTQ+ Community Can Access Proper Healthcare
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Q&A: Dr. Minghao Liu Shares How the New York and Long Island LGBTQ+ Community Can Access Proper Healthcare

Dr. Minghao Liu, a New York physician who specializes in LGBTQ healthcare, recently appeared on Today. She now joins Shades of Long Island for a …

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