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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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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

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What Are Long Island Businesses Doing Amidst the New CDC Mask Guidelines?
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What Are Long Island Businesses Doing Amidst the New CDC Mask Guidelines?

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,

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Trust in 444: Stony Brook Student Builds his own Fashion Empire

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,

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Black History Month Inspires Mask Businesses Across the Island

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

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Across the Mic with Julio Taku - Being a Young Businesswoman
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Across the Mic with Julio Taku – Being a Young Businesswoman

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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