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
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
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