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.

Petition Urges Travis Scott, Maroon 5 and Big Boi to Take a Knee During Halftime Performance

Petition Urges Travis Scott, Maroon 5 and Big Boi to Take a Knee During Halftime Performance

A petition launched on change.org called for Travis Scott, Maroon 5 and Big boi to take a knee during their Super Bowl Halftime performance. Originally the petition that gained over 85,000 signatures was created to urge performers not to participate in the halftime show in support of Colin Kapernick. The former quarterback took a knee …

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New Gillette Commercial 'We Believe: The Best Men Can Be' Garners Praise and Criticism

New Gillette Commercial ‘We Believe: The Best Men Can Be’ Garners Praise and Criticism

Gillette challenged our idea of what it means to be a man in a new commercial called “We Believe: The Best Men Can Be”. The almost two-minute mini film starts by showing different shots of men looking in the mirror with voiceovers in which people mention the Me Too Movement, bullying and toxic masculinity. The …

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"The Family Business" Watch Party Brings Wyandanch Residents Together With Special Guest Star

“The Family Business” Watch Party Brings Wyandanch Residents Together With Special Guest Star

Wednesday night the residents of Wyandanch came together to sit back, relax and watch the season premiere of one of BET’s newest shows “The Family Business” at Sir Shave Barbershop. Scenes from the “The Family Business” were shot in the barbershop itself as well as other locations on Long Island. The BET series is about …

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Rep. Rashida Tlaib Doesn’t Hold Back Claiming Dems Will “Impeach the Motherf****er”

Rep. Rashida Tlaib Doesn’t Hold Back Claiming Dems Will “Impeach the Motherf****er”

Only hours after being sworn in, Rep. Rashida Tlaib dropped a swear word and claimed that president’s term will not last. The Detroit native and newly elected representative of Michigan’s 13th Congressional District spoke at an event sponsored by the progressive advocacy group MoveOn. She recalled speaking to her son after winning her nomination back …

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R. Kelly's Lawyer Said Aaliyah Lied About Her Age and His Client Didn't Know

R. Kelly’s Lawyer Said Aaliyah Lied About Her Age and His Client Didn’t Know

R. Kelly’s attorney Steven Greenberg claims Aaliyah lied about her age and that his client did not know Aaliyah’s real age when they got married back in 1994. “…my understanding is that she did not claim to be 15, and in order to get married, she had to lie about her age,” said Greenberg in …

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