In the 1960s, Black Americans were pushing back against longstanding racism, and one of the tools used to do this was Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa, which comes from the Swahili phrase “matunda ya kwanza,” or “first fruits,” was created in 1966 by Black Nationalist and Activist Maulana Karenga. He established the holiday after the Watts Riots as
Being a member of the LGBTQ community is not easy. Potential discrimination, isolation and health risks are just some of the obstacles that members of the community face. Serving as a soft spot to fall since 1993, the LGBT Network has fought to end homophobia and transphobia, provide a home and safe space for the
Q&A: Dr. Minghao Liu Shares How the New York and Long Island LGBTQ+ Community Can Access Proper Healthcare
Dr. Minghao Liu, a New York physician who specializes in LGBTQ healthcare, recently appeared on Today. She now joins Shades of Long Island for a discussion of her work. She works at Northwell Health in New York City and serves as director for the tri-state Gerald J. Friedman Transgender Program for Health & Wellness. We
International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Owners Show Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine
Beatricia Brun was in college when she started incorporating yoga into her routine. On weekends, she would travel from Stony Brook University to Syosset, where her mother worked. Together, they would commute to a nearby yoga studio for class before heading home. Now, Brun is the manager of Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi in
What’s your favorite part about traveling? What’s your least favorite? This week, we’re discussing our most memorable travel experiences – the good and the bad. Which travel destinations are on your bucket list? Let us know in the comments! We hope you enjoyed our family #talkshow together on YouTube with our laughter, jokes, moments discussed,
Singer and “American Idol” breakout Star Christian Guardino, has taken the country by storm with his soulful sounds and effortless riffs. The 21-year-old first made his way on the scene back in March when he auditioned for “American Idol” performing “A Song for You” by Donny Hathaway. Guardino started his singing career at the age
We celebrate Black excellence 24/7, all 365 days of the year, but for Black History Month, we’re doing a little something special. Throughout the month, we’re highlighting Black Long Island businesses you may not have known about. Today, we’re shining a light on some mouthwatering meals from a Food Network star. Food from a three-time
This week the Joneses are talking about the shows they like to binge-watch, the streaming services they prefer, as well as the positives and negatives of getting to binge your favorite shows. What are your favorite shows to binge-watch? Let us know below!
Let’s Kick it with the Joneses is back for season 4! For those out there who haven’t been following this fun family show, the Joneses are a Black tight-knit family having intergenerational chats about everything from dreams and nightmares and surface-level soul food to oatmeal songs and superheroes. In this episode, the Jones family talks
Generation Z grew up during the rise in technological advancement and the emergence of digital platforms. Coming to the brink of adulthood with a nation that once had a promising economy, currently halted by a global pandemic, this generation has the potential to face more financial uncertainty than the previous generations. That deep familiarity with
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