#WomensHistoryMonth Spotlight: Falischa Moss

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#WomensHistoryMonth Spotlight: Falischa Moss

Women’s History Month is about women who make an impact those around them. We aim to showcase the women of Long Island and show how their talents and passion has shaped the community. We’re now featuring Falischa Moss.

Moss is the co-creator and one of the main organizers behind Black Long Island, a Facebook group the has amassed over 26,000 people for the purpose of connecting Black people across Long Island personally, politically, educationally and economically. They also have a website where they collect different news stories and events.

From this group she also helps organize Ujamaa Fest, one of the largest opportunities for Black businesses to showcase their business on Long Island. The event has been featured on Long Island News 12 and Newsday. The event planner has also organized former Suffolk County Presiding Officer DuWayne Gregory’s youth leadership caucus since 2010.

The Brentwood resident has partnered with various organizations and businesses to empower, educate and inform the Pan-African community. These organizations and businesses have included Islip Town Branch NAACP, Wyandanch Plaza Association, Brentwood National Night Out and Local Elected Officials.

Currently, she works for the Suffolk County Department of Labor, helping individuals find work through one-on-one resume and cover letter writing sessions and by connecting them with potential employers. She’s also the proud mother of two adorable little girls and the wife to Islip Town Branch NAACP President Billy Moss.

Miya Jones

Miya Jones

Miya Jones is a Long Island native and the founder and editor-in-chief of Shades of Long Island. She's been a journalist since the age of 17 and is a diversity advocate. Instagram and Twitter: @miyajones1996 Facebook: Miya Jones

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