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A Few Black Long Island Beauty Brands to Support
Fashion & Beauty

A Few Black Long Island Beauty Brands to Support

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

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Fashion & Beauty

Long Island Makeup Artists of Color Speak Up About Inclusivity in the Beauty Industry

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

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Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community
Arts

Muñeca Arthouse Adds Hispanic Cultural Perspective to the Long Island Art Community

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

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News

Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Death Catalyzes a Political Debate

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

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Advice

Black Koffee – Who You Loyal To?

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

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How Black Food Businesses On Long Island Are Doing During the Pandemic
Business

How Black Food Businesses On Long Island Are Doing During the Pandemic

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

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Entertainment

Tee Talk – Episode 4 Ft. Rapper Tayo

When I chatted with Rapper Tayo, he broke down what it’s like being signed to a label, his collaboration with Fat Joe and Lupe Fiasco and what sacrifice looks like. You can follow Ms. Tee Talk on Instagram @msteetalk.

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