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The Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa Explained
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The Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa Explained

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

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Nassau County Hires Cybersecurity Firm Following Cyber Attacks in Suffolk County
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Nassau County Hires Cybersecurity Firm Following Cyber Attacks in Suffolk County

A major cyber attack on the Suffolk County government back in September has prompted their neighboring county to partner with a cyber security firm for extra support according to resolution from the Rules Committee of the Nassau County Legislature. On Dec. 5, the committee voted unanimously to approve a contract related to cybersecurity services for Nassau County.

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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport's Cleveland Park
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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport’s Cleveland Park

A petition with over 1,600 signatures, along with several residents, are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to stop the controversial $49 million sale and rezoning of Freeport’s Clevland Park to a developer. The petition was created by local Activist Myles Hollingsworth. “We’re clearly saying we want the preservation of green space,” said Hollingsworth. “If that

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PJs For the Culture - World’s Only Black-Owned Holiday Pajama Line Created By this Long Island Mother-Son Duo
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PJs for the Culture – World’s Only Black-Owned Holiday Pajama Line Created By this Long Island Mother-Son Duo

Nothing screams holiday season like matching family pajamas. Warm, bell covered long-sleeves adorning everyone’s favorite jolly figure are part of what sets the holidays off. Unfortunately, there seems to be a lack of representation for BIPOC communities when it comes to figures and characters on our favorite festive fashions. The founders of PJs for the

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Shades of Long Island National Black Business Month Networking Mixer & Fireside Chat Recap
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Shades of Long Island National Black Business Month Networking Mixer & Fireside Chat Recap

At the Digital Ballpark in Plainview, Long Island professionals came together to network, exchange ideas and receive gems during our info-packed fireside chat. Networking with food and Vidigal Wine sponsored by Grayscale Media was followed by a discussion with Lionel Chitty, the Nassau County Executive Director for Minority Affairs. Chitty’s witty and insightful commentary informed

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