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
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,
Long Island Fashion and Beauty Experts Weigh-in on Retail Companies’ Plans for Diversity and Inclusion
Retail companies since last May have shown interest in Black-owned businesses amid the ongoing calls for racial and social-economic equality from the Black Lives Matter protests. Companies hearing these demands have rushed to publicize a slew of programs and initiatives to address discrimination. In many instances, these came in the shape of pledges to support
As New York adopts CDC’s new indoor mask and social distancing guidelines for fully vaccinated people, many local businesses are left to determine what policy they will enforce. On May 13, the CDC announced that fully vaccinated people are no longer required to wear masks or physically distance, in any setting. Following the new guidelines,
In today’s social climate, it’s hard to find a moment of beauty within the chaos erupting in our own communities. Despite the odds, 19-year-old Photographer Shannah Greene from Baldwin creates her own moments of beauty and uses her talent behind the camera to share them with all those who look her way. Greene, a young
Before having the idea to start his brand, 20-year-old Emil DaneIian had been seeing the numbers 444 everywhere for nearly two years. The Stony Brook University health science major decided to go outside the norm for an average college student by using the numbers he saw everywhere and turning them into his own clothing line,
After a year in the dark, indoor family entertainment centers and amusement parks have been given the green light to reopen. NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Feb. 17 that indoor family entertainment centers and places of amusement can open with a 25% capacity limit beginning Friday, March 26. On April 9 outdoor amusement parks may
One of the only good things to come out of the coronavirus pandemic is a new market for medical masks. Mask businesses have been a hot commodity in attempting to make an income during people’s free time. February is Black History Month, which means communities unite and the rest of the country recognizes the accomplishments
These Young Long Island Entrepreneurs Are Determined to Make their Mark in the Fashion World and Leave a Legacy
Aiden Best, 17, and Eden Boakye, 16, both similar names spelt slightly differently, started a modeling, clothing brand company before even reaching the age of 18 called Vision Kidz. The two are God brothers who live together in the Uniondale/Hempstead area. Vision Kidz didn’t start off as a modeling page on Instagram. It was originally
In this episode, I’m joined by Danielle Hawthorne, CEO of Scotch Bonnets by Dani. We discuss how she amassed over six figures in revenue and the support she received to get there. We also speak about her manufacturing process, her family’s support of her business, her personal hair journey and the importance of valuing your
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