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
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has put a damper on many Long Island barbershops and hair salons causing them to close for business. However, for Giovaughni Goulbourne, commonly known as, “Gio the barber,” thrived during these unpredictable times, turning the global setback into a career opportunity. Currently working for Qs Quality Cuts/Craft Kingz Barbershop in Baldwin,
Long Island Fashion and Beauty Experts Weigh-in on Retail Companies’ Plans for Diversity and Inclusion
Retail companies since last May have shown interest in Black-owned businesses amid the ongoing calls for racial and social-economic equality from the Black Lives Matter protests. Companies hearing these demands have rushed to publicize a slew of programs and initiatives to address discrimination. In many instances, these came in the shape of pledges to support
What started as a form of minstrel entertainment in the late 1800s, Drag culture is now one of the most renowned aspects of the gay community. With the aid of the media, the popularity of drag in the United States has been on a steady incline and is thriving. While Long Island Drag is hot
After a year indoors, Long Islanders more than ever are looking for new ways and places to visit this summer. Luckily, Long Island is home to many hidden gems and is packed with events for a fun-filled summer. Movie Lot Drive-In: Located in the Westfield South Shore Mall parking lot in Bayshore, Movie Lot Drive-in
Long Island Drag Queen Naomi, the Crown Jewel of the Hamptons Has Overcome Hardship and Has a Vital Message For LGBTQ+ Youth
We can all agree that Long Island is no San Francisco when it comes to celebrating Pride. But local queer activists and residents have been working to uplift Long Island’s LGBTQ community, and to create a safe space for each generation. Active LGBT Network volunteer, Drag icon and Sag Harbor resident Robert Kohnken knows what
Pride For Youth (PFY) is an non profit organization located in Deer Park and Bellmore created to enhance the health, wellness and cultural competency of LGBTQ+ youth through education, support services and youth development. Although they were originally called Pride For Youth, they are now serving adults up to the age of 45. PFY was first
Jones Beach, the Expressway and More: Robert Moses’ Historical Stamp of Early Institutional Racism (Op-Ed)
Built by Long Island State Park Commissioner Robert Moses, Jones Beach State Park represents some of the earliest forms of institutional racism here on Long Island. While many locals are familiar with his name, many are unaware of his contributions to the systemic racism within the island. Memorialized by his many state park and statues,
Over the past few weeks, local and national news programs have shown graphic videos of hate crimes against Asian-Americans in U.S. cities. It seems as if there is a new vicious attack every night. One study found that hate crimes have increased by 164% in 16 jurisdictions across the country compared with the same period
Mother’s Day is already around the corner. Yes it’s this Sunday already! It’s the time to show moms, grandmas, aunts, or even another parent who plays the role of a mom, some appreciation and extra love. If you’re scrambling to get a gift last minute, here are some Long Island-based minority businesses that have the
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