With every new Black business created, the African-American community inches closer towards economic equality according to Richalin Rodney, founder of Long Island’s The Black Business Gala. “The racial wealth gap that people of color have lived through is lessened,” said Rodney. “Jobs are created in the Black community, and visibility and representation for the youth
With the weather warming up as the days pass, it seems like more and more people want to do more activities throughout the week. With spring beginning, people long to explore the island once again. There are many activities to do throughout the spring with the warm weather beginning to kick up, flowers blossoming, and
When it comes to businesses in the Black community, there’s often a plethora of hair care, beauty and clothing brands to choose from. This is something to take pride in and be happy about. But, when it comes to other industries, there is a lack of color. African-Americans have been discouraged from entering non-stereotypical fields
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
Pride month is officially underway, and so is the growing list of pride events on Long Island. Though the festivities of last year’s pride month fell short due to COVID-19 restrictions, this year there are all types of events for LGBTQ+ and allies to attend. Many festivities will take place throughout June, happening place virtually
Starting on May 13 and continuing through May 23, Suffolk County is holding their first-ever Youth Week. Announced on May 6 by Suffolk County Legislator Jason Richberg, Suffolk County Legislator Rob Calarco and Suffolk County Executive Steve Bellone, the Youth Week is aimed to mentor, honor and celebrate the youth of Suffolk County. Legislation from
The Colored Colors Hybrid Art Festival Sponsored by The Vybe Lounge Set to Help Artists Recover from the Pandemic
As vaccinations start to roll out and the world begins to reopen, people are getting back to what they love. For artists and musicians, the pandemic took a huge chunk of business out of the industry. Kierah Thompson, owner of The Vybe Lounge partnered with Colored Colors to help bring revenue back into the community
In memory of Martin Luther King Jr, several events on the Island are taking place. Members of the Elmont community led a walk this morning in the spirit of the holiday. The walk was organized by the group Elmont Strong. The non-profit organization is action-oriented and pledges to respect, restore, protect and conserve the community
How to Crush Barriers Between the Muslim and Jewish Community: Moxxie Network and the Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Discuss During Panel Conversation
The country seems more divided than ever along racial, political and religious lines. These two organizations are working to fight against this narrative by promoting true solidarity and understanding among women on Long Island. The member-based nonprofit Moxxie Network partnered with the grassroots organization Sisterhood of Salaam Shalom Western Nassau for a panel discussion to
The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce (LIAACC) is exploring new ways to reach out to Black-owned businesses that are in need of help in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. From holding workshops that teach marketing strategies to helping businesses get Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprise (MWBE) certified, the LIAACC’s mission is to
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