The Hispanic Advisory Board of Suffolk County celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month via Facebook Live, a change from the food and music-filled celebrations of previous years, on Oct. 14. In light of the coronavirus pandemic, the board centered the celebration on honoring members of the community who gave back during this critical time, titling the event
Cops N’ Kids Long Island, a nonprofit organization located in West Babylon, Long Island, has dedicated itself to connecting youth and law enforcement through mentorship and educational programming. On Oct. 7, they hosted the first of three virtual events titled, “Our Voices Matter”, to open up a dialogue between themselves and young people of color
Some 200,000 Americans have been killed by the coronavirus, and a disproportionate amount of them are African Americans. Black Americans experience the highest mortality rates nationwide. About one in 1,000 have died because of COVID-19, and that can be attributed to underlying health conditions. To grapple this issue, the Roosevelt Chamber of Commerce (RCOC) has
A grab-and-go station has been set up at Indigo Patchogue restaurant in partnership with the Equity First Foundation and Chefs Douglas and Scott Mase to give out food to those in need during the coronavirus pandemic. From 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. until Sunday, March 22, the goal is to hand out at least 1,000
Holi is a traditional Hindu holiday created to celebrate the coming of spring and the triumph of good over evil. The festival of colors in which people throw colorful powder and water on each other originated in India, but now people partake in it all over the world including here. The holiday typically lasts from
Women of different backgrounds came from all over New York to converse, promote and support one another during The Queen Sessions‘ Queen Support Queens Pop-Up Shop and Brunch in Brentwood. “Long Island, I found out doesn’t have spaces like this where women of color are connecting,” said Autumn Myers who is the founder of The
Since it’s Women’s History Month, we definitely have to promote one of the biggest most diverse summits on Long Island, the annual Women’s Diversity Summit. Since starting three years ago, the summit has been able to amass hundreds of attendees. Last year, 400 men, women and children were in attendance. The all-day event is packed
We’re back and better than ever with our new website (in case you didn’t realize already). In kicking off the new look with a website launch/networking mixer, we caught the attention and presence of over 100 people last week at Plainview’s Digital Ballpark. The diverse crowd consisted of people from all walks of life who
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By Miya Jones Inclusivity is a wonderful thing, but exclusivity for a group that is often overlooked can be good too, and that is part of the purpose for Night to Shine. The event, started by the Tim Tebow Foundation five years ago, is a prom that dedicates a night of pampering and fun to those with special
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