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.

Local Firm Blue Surge Marketing Agency Helps Small Businesses Win Big Despite COVID-19

Local Firm Blue Surge Marketing Agency Helps Small Businesses Win Big Despite COVID-19

Small business owners on Long Island are expecting a grim outlook on holiday sales this upcoming season. This doesn’t stop one high-powered team from aiding local businesses and entrepreneurs with their online marketing and website needs. Enter Blue Surge Marketing Agency, a Suffolk County-based digital marketing and web design firm with a penchant for performance …

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Harry Burger Wants to Change the Status Quo By Running For Congress in the Second Congressional District

There has always been a longstanding battle between the two prominent political parties, Democrats and Republicans. Now more than ever, we’ve seen divides between the two in the White House, on social media and in bold campaign ads shown every commercial break. The second congressional district race is no exception. Democratic candidate Jacqueline Gordon is …

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Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Dating in the Millennial Age… That’s Whack!

Just as the title suggests, dating these days can be pretty annoying, but what’s so hard about it you may ask? In this episode of Let’s Kick it with the Joneses, the family talks about dating back in the day versus now. Will Marcus and Miya give their mother those grandbabbies? Has dating gotten easier …

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Tee Tee Solo Chants For an End to the “Trouble in These Streets” in New Song

By Miya Jones The Black Lives Matter movement still has momentum, as protests continue after the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and now shooting of Jacob Blake. Artist and steel pannist Tee Tee Solo has dealt with the refreshed social justice movement in the way most artists do, through music. Her song …

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Corticosteroids Cut Mortality Rate from COVID-19 Down Significantly

Some Good News: Corticosteroids Cuts Mortality Rate from COVID-19 Down and New Vaccine May Be Here Sooner According to Dr. Fauci

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), an inexpensive, easily available steroid has been used to treat coronavirus patients in hospitals, and it has cut down the mortality rate by one-third. During the WHO’s meta-analysis, out of 678 severely ill patients, 32.7% who received corticosteroids died compared to 41.5% of patients who received usual care …

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Suffolk County Lawmakers Announce New Laws Created to Promote Diversity and Inclusion

Amidst one of the largest social justice movements in history, Suffolk County lawmakers and community leaders gathered for a press conference to announce and listen to new diversity initiatives. One law broadened protection from discrimination based hair texture, protective styles or religious garments in the workplace and went into effect July 23. Another law, coined …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - I'm Most Definitely From New York... New York

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – I’m Most Definitely From New York… New York

In the episode, we’re talking about our home state, New York! So what’s so great about New York? We’ll tell you. What’s so bad about New York? We’ll tell you that too! We’ve got bagels with capers, lox and “cawfee” with A1 pizza coupled with cold weather, the city and beaches, we get the best …

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