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.

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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White Couple Arrested For Harassing Valley Stream Mother Who Believes it Was Racially Motivated

Two arrests have been made in the case of a Valley Stream mother and nurse who took to social media to report that she was being harassed and targeted racially by her neighbors for over three years. Over a month ago, Jennifer McLeggan, 39, created an Instagram account and documented harassment from her neighbors on …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Trap... Old School... Whatchu' Know About That

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Trap… Old School… Whatchu’ Know About That

I’d like to introduce a project me and the fam have been working on for a few years now, Let’s Kick it with the Joneses! Our family fun national and international TV show, stars me, my older brother Marcus, and my parents Jeremiah and Verdel. We talk about everything from surface-level soul food and dating …

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Trainer Rashan Stacker Lifts Up His Family and Community Pass COVID-19 with Lessons Passed Down from His Father

Rashan Stacker, who goes by Coach Stacks, is a busy man running a business as a trainer, working as a football and basketball coach for Longwood high school and acting as a mentor for the youth. But at the end of the day, he always looks forward to spending time with the two girls in …

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Man Arrested and Charged After Hitting BLM Protestors in Huntington with Car

Man Arrested and Charged After Hitting BLM Protestor in Huntington with Car

Editor’s Note: According to a recent update from the police and photos taken, the second victim, Keith Harrison, lied about being hit by a car. A man who struck a Black Lives Matter protestor in Huntington Station with his car has been arrested and charged with third degree assault. According to the Suffolk County police, …

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