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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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The Black Business Gala Coming to Long Island to Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship

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

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Black History Month Business Highlight - HerSuiteSpot
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Black History Month Business Highlight – HerSuiteSpot

Business is no joke: finances, marketing, content creation. It’s a lot! And a pandemic, overall, does not help. On top of the typical demands of a business, women of color encounter additional obstacles to success. Zippia reported the average wage for a white entrepreneur is $63,918. For a Black entrepreneur, it is $55,879 and for

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Black History Month Business Highlight – The Hush Truck

We celebrate Black excellence 24/7, all 365 days of the year, but for Black History Month, we’re doing a little something special. Throughout the month, we’re highlighting Black Long Island businesses you may not have known about. Today, we’re shining a light on some mouthwatering meals from a Food Network star. Food from a three-time

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More than just a Haircut: Long Island Barber Advocates for Self-Expression and Mental Health
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More than just a Haircut: Long Island Barber Advocates for Self-Expression and Mental Health

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,

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