From living in the boroughs to living in the suburbs, former BET “The Grand Hustle” competitor and Entrepreneur Jon Torres was exposed to all types of people. The Ridgewood, Queens native moved to East Massapequa in 1996 when he was 13 because his parents wanted to give him a leg up in life. To this
The worst day of 13-year-old Alexa Petito’s life was back in sixth grade when she found a fake Instagram account portraying her in a negative light that was created and operated by around 16 students at her old school in Nassau County. Alexa’s mom, Jacqueline Petito, said the most shocking image used was a kindergarten
Deepwells Haunted Mansion, Saint James This 16-room mansion was built in 1845 and is a hotspot for mediums and ghost hunters. Expect clowns, with an apparent guest appearance from Pennywise the Clown, dolls and at least one flexible possessed woman on your trip through the property. I say property because the journey doesn’t end in
We’ve all been told at some point that once you put something on the internet, it never really goes away. It seems like “Jane the Virgin” actress Gina Rodriguez did not get the memo. Rodriguez posted an Instagram story of her singing along to the classic Fugees hit “Ready or Not” and she said… well
“Art is a good way to release anything that’s kept inside our psyche and share something on the inside to the outside world,” said artist Alexandra Blazer when asked how artistic expression impacts her. Blazer was one of the many artists to attend Teatro Yerbabruja’s second annual Central Islip Downtown Art Festival on Sunday, Sept.
The battle between old and new school in hip-hop is common. You had Joe Budden versus Drake in their 2016 beef and when rappers such as Lil Yatchy claimed Biggie was overrated, you couldn’t find an old-school hip-hop lover who wasn’t foaming at the mouth. From Aug. 24 to the 25 during Strong Island’s first
Oprah Winfrey is coming to a city near you in early 2020 to campaign, not for a presidential seat, but for wellness with her Oprah’s 2020 Vision: Your Life in Focus tour. She will be interviewing celebrities and wellness experts while sharing her journey and the latest in wellness research. She’ll also help her audience
“I climbed on the Red Bull truck and started performing on it and I just remember looking down and I was like, ‘Wow that’s mad people,’ I was mad nervous at first, but once I had the mic, I just dove nose first into it.” This was the scene where Rapper and Long Island’s own
Some of you grieved hard for Nipsey, while others held on to Tupac. Some are still in shock and devastated by the loss of Aaliyah and Left Eye. Today, I grieve for my mother, a literary God. A genius met her end. Her name was Toni Morrison, and in my despair, she was always my
Unfortunately, mental health in the Black community is taboo. Praying away or ignoring possible mental issues without seeking professional help is still a common practice. Slowly but surely, there is a shift happening. This was evident in the latest episode of “Grown-ish” titled Only Human. It started with a suicide scare during a party at
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