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.

Ujamaa Fest 2021 Highlights Black Entrepreneurs Defying the Odds By Tackling these 6 Career Fields

Ujamaa Fest 2021 Highlights Black Entrepreneurs Defying the Odds By Tackling these 6 Career Fields

When it comes to businesses in the Black community, there’s often a plethora of hair care, beauty and clothing brands to choose from. This is something to take pride in and be happy about. But, when it comes to other industries, there is a lack of color. African-Americans have been discouraged from entering non-stereotypical fields …

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Long Island Rap Radar Aims to Make its Mark On the World By Helping Artists For Free

With the COVID-19 pandemic hitting the world like a ton of bricks, people have turned their attention further into the technological and online world. Everyone at this point is guaranteed to have used Amazon, Door Dash or Zoom at least 20 times within the past year. This increase in online attention also includes social media. …

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Controversial Bill that Would Let Cops Sue Protestors Vetoed By Laura Curran

Controversial Bill that Would Let Cops Sue Protestors Vetoed By Laura Curran

A highly disputed bill that would classify cops and other first responders as a “protected class” was struck down by Nassau County Executive Laura Curran after getting advice from Attorney General Letitia James on the matter. Curran stated on Tuesday that there was “genuine concern” among community members and “that the law would intimidate free …

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WM20s - the Media House Putting On For Long Island

WM20s – the Media House Putting On For Long Island

It was unlikely that young Long Islanders Anthony “Ant” Guardado, 24, and Fradin Louis, 25 knew that they were going to co-found a serious media house and production company when they met at the age of seven. But, the Roosevelt natives are doing just that. The former film Nassau Community College students started their media …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Why Falcon and The Winter Soldier is Great

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Why Falcon and The Winter Soldier is Great

Marvel Studios’ newest show, Falcon and The Winter Soldier, takes a serious look at race and the current climate in our country. The show also takes a look at what it’s like to be a member of the military, showing the darker side of being under the thumb of the government. From run-ins with the …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - The Art of Catfishing & Trolling Everyone

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – The Art of Catfishing & Trolling Everyone

Have you ever been catfished? Have you been trolled? Or are you the type to catfish and troll others? As the world becomes remarkably more digital, it’s hard to go on social media without coming across at least one troll or catfish…. not to mention, the millions of bots that scour Instagram, Twitter, and FaceBook. …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Unexplainable Strange Coincidence and Weird Occurrences

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Unexplainable Strange Coincidence and Weird Occurrences

Ever have something random or unexplained happen to you that feels seemingly more meaningful than just a ‘coincidence’? Do you see reoccurring numbers, repeated patterns, or run into the same people right as you’re thinking about them? Well, you’re not alone. Science and psychology suggest that some of our strangest occurrences and coincidences aren’t actually …

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