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.

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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Dominican Village CEO Fired After Making Derogatory Facebook Comment About Protestors

The CEO of Amityville’s Dominican Village made a comment on Facebook that led to his swift termination. Under a picture of protestors in Freeport, Paul Wasser, who has served as the CEO for four years, made the suggestion to “Run the dirt down…” referring to the protestors. Dominican Village is a nonprofit independent living and assisted …

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Peaceful Protests Spark in Wyandanch and Brentwood After the Death of George Floyd

After the death of 46-year-old Minnesota man George Floyd, protests sparked in Minnesota, Philadelphia, Brooklyn, St. Louis, and now, Long Island. In Wyandanch, protestors marched around Wyandanch Village and lined themselves across Straight Path chanting “Black lives matter,” “This is what democracy looks like,” “No people united can ever be defeated,” and “I can’t breathe.” …

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How Coronavirus Can Bridge Generational Divide (OP-ED)

How Coronavirus Can Bridge Generational Divides (OP-ED)

It’s no secret that different generations can sometimes be at odds. The “When I was 15 I was already out of the house,” comments are met with “I’m $250,000 in debt from student loans.” It’s a constant cycle of conversations steeped in misunderstanding, misinformation and refusal to see each others’ perspectives. It’s nothing new. There …

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Army Vet and Politician Jackie Gordon Aims to Bring Her Army Strong Mentality to the Frontlines of Congress

By Miya Jones Congressional candidate Jacqueline Gordon announced her run for Congress almost a year ago against 28-year incumbent Peter King. A lot has changed since then. King retired, coronavirus infected every part of our lives and Gordon received a glowing recommendation from former presidential candidate Kamala Harris. All of these factors fueled Gordon further …

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Colored Colors Gives a Slice of Gratitude to Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID

Colored Colors Gives a Slice of Gratitude to Healthcare Workers Fighting COVID

When thinking about what to eat for dinner, pizza is often a great comprise. Everyone enjoys a good slice, and this along with a much deserved thank you, is what Jose Tutiven of Colored Colors is giving to healthcare workers on the front lines fighting against coronavirus. Colored Colors’ Feed the Heroes Campaign started on …

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Short Film “Bottled” Shot at Long Island’s Rocky Point Reflects the Complexity of Grief

Times are tough, and dealing with loss isn’t easy. Coronavirus has claimed many lives across the globe. To address the complex grieving process, writer and filmmaker Christine Sloan Stoddard offers a solution in her short film “Bottled.” The eight minute-long film focuses on an unnamed female lead played by Stoddard who is figuring out how …

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