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.

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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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Why Cancel "Cancel Culture?"

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Why Cancel “Cancel Culture?”

Cancel Culture is something we are hearing more of every day. Some celebrity or public figure gets exposed and is put on blast by the entire Internet. The New York Times says, “some see it as bullying and divisive, while others claim it to be ‘a means to combat abusive behavior and exploitation of power’”. …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Important Gender Roles in Society

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Important Gender Roles in Society

Did you know that Cheerleading was originally considered “too masculine” for women? Or that women were the first brewers of beer? Gender roles and norms have had a heavy impact on society, but the lines are becoming more and more blurred these days. This week, the Joneses discuss how gender roles influence us, motivate us, …

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