Anthony Johnson

Anthony Johnson is a reporting intern at Shades of Long Island. He currently lives in Bayside, New York. He is a junior at Stony Brook University, pursuing a bachelor's degree in Journalism.

Long Island Youth Organizers Speak on Changing Gun Legislation in New York 

Long Island Youth Organizers Speak On Changing Gun Legislation in New York 

More than 500 protesters rallied around the Nassau County Legislature back in June to call for action against gun violence.  Baldwin resident Nicolette Carrion was one of them. She said her concern for gun laws in America encouraged her to help organize the March for Our Lives demonstration alongside peers from the youth organization Young …

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Q&A: Member of the Shinnecock Nation Speaks on the Fight to Free Beach Access for Tribe Members

Q&A: Member of the Shinnecock Nation Speaks on the Fight to Free Beach Access for Tribe Members

On July 9, members of the Shinnecock Nation and their allies held a protest to demand that the Southampton Village Board of Trustees give free beach access to tribal members. Tela Troge, a Shinnecock tribal attorney and director of the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers, sat down with Shades of Long Island to discuss the status of …

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International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Shows Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine

International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Owners Show Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine

Beatricia Brun was in college when she started incorporating yoga into her routine.  On weekends, she would travel from Stony Brook University to Syosset, where her mother worked. Together, they would commute to a nearby yoga studio for class before heading home.  Now, Brun is the manager of Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi in …

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This Organization Aims to Celebrate Juneteenth Authentically with 2nd Annual Cultural Festival in Hicksville

This Organization Aims to Celebrate Juneteenth Authentically with 2nd Annual Cultural Festival in Hicksville

The Second Annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival is coming to Hicksville. Founded by the Black Legacy Partners, the event showcases Black culture on Long Island.  “We wanted to be the official Juneteenth event company to do this celebration in Long Island,” said Kestle Bess, founder and president of the Black Legacy Partners. “We wanted to make …

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