During minority business week on Oct. 11, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce hosted their inaugural Salute to Black Media Awards Night. The historic event happened at the Lorraine Gregory Communications studio and marketing office in Edgewood. “At the chamber, our organization can be a catalyst to stimulate the growth of Black Media
During Indigenous People’s Day, Native traditions are proudly on full display. NPR reported that the very idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 at a United Nations conference. Years later, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was then first celebrated in South Dakota in 1990. In 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration issued a proclamation declaring
Hispanic Heritage Month began as a way to observe Hispanic culture and traditions. Starting as a week in 1968 under President Lyndon B. Johnson, it was extended to 30 days in 1988 under President Ronald Reagan. Here are a few things Long Island residents can partake in during the annual month-long celebration to honor and
National Black Business Month is here and a large chunk of those business owners, are authors, who have don’t always have the easiest time getting their book out there. This is the mission of the first ever Black Authors Festival at Sag Harbor! Taking place at the Breakwater Yacht Club on Saturday, Aug. 19 starting
Long Island Restaurant Week is back! During the week of April 23 – April 30, you can take advantage of lunch or dinner at a reasonable price. What began in 2006 with one week in the fall, by 2011 a spring week was introduced and in 2016 a winter week. Long Island Restaurant Week is
We’re back with a brand new episode of Shades of Long Island! His sunglasses have been featured in Vibe Magazine and seen on the face of countless celebrities from Lola Brooke and PnB Rock to Daymond Johnson and Joe Burrow. Malik Morris, founder of the fashion brand Malik Dupri, sat down with us to talk
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
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
Running a small business can be tough. A million tabs a day are constantly open in your mind and on your laptop. There are emails, newsletters, content creation, meetings, finances, etc. We could go on forever with a myriad of tasks that come with owning your own company. During Long Island’s premier networking event at
International Yoga Day Highlight: Body & Brain Lynbrook Owners Show Why Yoga Should Be Part of Your Routine
Beatricia Brun was in college when she started incorporating yoga into her routine. On weekends, she would travel from Stony Brook University to Syosset, where her mother worked. Together, they would commute to a nearby yoga studio for class before heading home. Now, Brun is the manager of Body & Brain Yoga Tai Chi in
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