Month: October 2020

5K Run Set to Bring Awareness to Troubling Disparities in COVID-19 Deaths Among Black People

Some 200,000 Americans have been killed by the coronavirus, and a disproportionate amount of them are African Americans. Black Americans experience the highest mortality rates nationwide. About one in 1,000 have died because of COVID-19, and that can be attributed to underlying health conditions.  To grapple this issue, the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce (RCOC) has …

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A Few Black Long Island Beauty Brands to Support

A Few Black Long Island Beauty Brands to Support

Since the start of the decade, the number of Black business owners increased by 30% correlating with an increase of the Black population. However, self-employed Black business owners are only a third of what the white self-employed demographic is. Men are also more likely to be self-employed rather than women.  According to the 2019 State …

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Long Island Makeup Artists of Color Speak Up About Inclusivity in the Beauty Industry

On Sept. 3, actress, singer and producer, Selena Gomez launched her cosmetic brand, Rare Beauty, which is exclusive only on the brand’s website and Sephora. The brand’s mission statement promotes uniqueness and supporting customers of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and more. The brand also advocates for mental health with its “Rare Impact” which has …

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