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

#WomensHistoryMonth Spotlight: The Brave Women Tackling COVID-19

#WomensHistoryMonth Spotlight: The Brave Women Tackling COVID-19

Even though we took a hit this month (thanks to coronavirus 🙄), the power of social media has allowed us to highlight some amazing women on Long Island. To close out Women’s History Month, we’re shouting out the female medical professionals, food service workers, women in media, teachers, and other essential workers who are putting …

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Community Effort at Patchogue Restaurant Aims to Send Out 1,000 Meals Per Day Amid Coronavirus

Community Effort at Patchogue Restaurant Aims to Send Out 1,000 Meals Per Day Amid Coronavirus

A grab-and-go station has been set up at Indigo Patchogue restaurant in partnership with the Equity First Foundation and Chefs Douglas and Scott Mase to give out food to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. until Sunday, March 22, the goal is to hand out at least 1,000 …

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Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean Pierre Tests Positive for Coronavirus

Assemblywoman Kimberly Jean-Pierre is the third member of the New York State Assembly to test positive for coronavirus. Jean-Pierre, who has resided over district 11 since 2014, got tested after a family member became ill. She received her diagnosis the day after returning home from a legislative session where they voted on bills pertaining to …

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