Since the start of the decade, the number of Black business owners increased by 30 percent correlating with an increase of the Black population. However, self-employed Black business owners are only a third of what the white self-employed demographic is. Men are also more likely to be self-employed rather than women. According to the 2019
On Sept. 3, actress, singer and producer, Selena Gomez launched her cosmetic brand, Rare Beauty, which is exclusive only on the brand’s website and Sephora. The brand’s mission statement promotes uniqueness and supporting customers of all ages, backgrounds, sexual orientations and more. The brand also advocates for mental health with its “Rare Impact” which has
Local Medford resident, Jessica Valentin’s career as artist, “Ratgrrl” has taken off tremendously from being elected as the first Latinx board of trustees member for the Patchogue Arts Council (PAC), being nominated for Best of Long Island: Artist/Painter, and opening her inclusive art gallery, Muñeca Arthouse. Before diverging herself into the art community, Valentin’s first
This Sunday about 50 protestors rallied at the Brentwood State Park, demanding justice for Breonna Taylor and other constituents affected by police brutality. Taylor was a 26-year-old Black medical worker in Louisville, Ky. that was killed in her apartment by police officers during the execution of a no-knock warrant back in March. Former detective, Brett
This past Friday, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 due to metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was the second female to be appointed to the Supreme Court, as well as the first jewish female justice. Ginsburg, known for her fierce tenacity and defense of gender rights, LGBTQ+ rights and reproductive
Tell us where your loyalty lies. On this episode, we have two very special OG’s giving us some advice on loyalty, love and life. Tee has been married for 27 years, so you don’t want to miss all the wisdom she has to share on putting husband, kids or friends first. If you’ve been wondering
Nestled on the corner of West Merrick Road and Ormonde Boulevard, Pretty Toni’s Cafe would be bustling with customers who are looking for a bit of soul during their Sunday brunches. Once stepping into the cafe, you were greeted with jazz playing in the background and tables filled with dish fried chicken and red velvet
From Portraits to Protests – This Popular Long Island Photographer is Using His Art Form For Activism
This Long Island-based photographer with a sharp eye and taste for Hip Hop, sneaker culture, fine cuisine and the people within these cultures. Henry Francois’ work spans back to 2016 when he was taking photos at Sneaker Bistro Boutique in Patchogue to his more recent photo-ops at concerts with Cam’ron, Meek Mill and Rick Ross.
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