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. Follow Miya on Instagram and Twitter: @miyajones1996 and on Facebook as Miya Jones.

Black Women in Media Aims to Circulate the Black Dollar While Celebrating Blackness During Juneteenth Event

According to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth, the Black dollar only stays within the Black community after one purchase. In white communities, a dollar circulates numerous times. In the Hispanic community, a dollar circulates six times and in the Asian community, it circulates nine times. One organization working to increase …

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

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. Which travel destinations are on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments! We hope you enjoyed our family #talkshow together on YouTube with our laughter, jokes, moments discussed, …

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"American Idol" Star and Patchogue's Christian Guardian Releases New Single "Higher"

“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 his way on the scene back in March when he auditioned for “American Idol” performing “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway. Guardino started his singing career at the age …

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The Black Business Gala Coming to Long Island to Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship

With every new Black business created, the African-American community inches closer towards economic equality according to Richalin Rodney, founder of Long Island’s The Black Business Gala. “The racial wealth gap that people of color have lived through is lessened,” said Rodney. “Jobs are created in the Black community, and visibility and representation for the youth …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Favorite Summer Memories: Summers as a Child

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Favorite Summer Memories: Summers as a Child

Summertime is almost here, and this week we’re reminiscing on how we spent our summers as a child. What are your most looking forward to this Summer?! Tell us in the comments! We hope you enjoyed our family #talkshow together on YouTube with our laughter, jokes, moments discussed, true opinions, and much more. Come join …

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Mothering During a Pandemic - Long Island Moms Share Their Experiences

Mothering During a Pandemic – Long Island Moms Share Their Experiences

Being a mother is not an easy job. From early morning coddling to late night homework sessions, there is a reason why mothers deserve more than just Mother’s Day to be celebrated, pampered and loved. Throwing a pandemic into the mix doesn’t make things easier. These Long Island mothers shared their experiences dealing with COVID, …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Gen X vs Millennials: Battle of the Generations!

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Gen X vs Millennials: Battle of the Generations!

Get ready for the Battle of the Generations! In one corner: Gen X and in the other, their formidable opponent: Millennials! There are stereotypes surrounding both generations, and nothing is off the table in discussing them. You don’t want to miss this showdown! We hope you enjoyed our family #talkshow together on YouTube with our …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Oatmeal Songs from Our Childhood

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Oatmeal Songs from Our Childhood

This week we are talking about our favorite throwback songs, also known as “Oatmeal Songs.” When we were all younger we remember eating oatmeal as a child with music playing in the background. When you hear these songs, you are right back there. What are some Oatmeal Songs from your childhood? Check out our Oatmeals …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Badass Women You Need to Know About

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Badass Women You Need to Know About

We’re kicking off Women’s History Month by talking about badass women you need to know about! These women have impacted history, culture, and society in their own ways. Did you know about them before watching this video? Who inspires you? We hope you enjoyed our family #talkshow together on YouTube with our laughter, jokes, moments …

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