Month: September 2020

Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community

Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community

Local Medford resident, Jessica Valentin’s career as artist, “Ratgrrl” has taken off tremendously from being elected as the first Latinx board of trustees member for the Patchogue Arts Council (PAC), being nominated for Best of Long Island: Artist/Painter, and opening her inclusive art gallery, Muñeca Arthouse.  Before diverging herself into the art community, Valentin’s first …

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Protestors Rally Outside Brentwood State Park in Response to the Breonna Taylor Grand Jury Verdict

This Sunday about 50 protestors rallied at the Brentwood State Park, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor and other constituents affected by police brutality.  Taylor was a 26-year-old Black medical worker in Louisville, Ky. that was killed in her apartment by police officers during the execution of a no-knock warrant back in March. Former detective, Brett …

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How Black Food Businesses On Long Island Are Doing During the Pandemic

How Black Food Businesses On Long Island Are Doing During the Pandemic

Nestled on the corner of West Merrick Road and Ormonde Boulevard, Pretty Toni’s Cafe would be bustling with customers who are looking for a bit of soul during their Sunday brunches. Once stepping into the cafe, you were greeted with jazz playing in the background and tables filled with dish fried chicken and red velvet …

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From Portraits to Protests – This Popular Long Island Photographer is Using His Art Form For Activism

This Long Island-based photographer with a sharp eye and taste for Hip Hop, sneaker culture, fine cuisine and the people within these cultures.  Henry Francois’ work spans back to 2016 when he was taking photos at Sneaker Bistro Boutique in Patchogue to his more recent photo-ops at concerts with Cam’ron, Meek Mill and Rick Ross. …

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Tee Tee Solo Chants For an End to the “Trouble in These Streets” in New Song

By Miya Jones The Black Lives Matter movement still has momentum, as protests continue after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now shooting of Jacob Blake. Artist and steel pannist Tee Tee Solo has dealt with the refreshed social justice movement in the way most artists do, through music. Her song …

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