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The BOP Open Mic Night Aims to Make Long Island a Poetry Destination

Last summer, the Recording Academy made the decision to show poets love, adding the category Best Spoken Word Poetry Album to their list of Grammy awards. Spoken Word Artist Dillon Brown’s goal is to bring some of that recognition Long Island’s way. “Long Island is where I call home and …

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The Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa Explained
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The Principles and Symbols of Kwanzaa Explained

In the 1960s, Black Americans were pushing back against longstanding racism, and one of the tools used to do this was Kwanzaa. Kwanzaa, which comes …

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Nassau County Hires Cybersecurity Firm Following Cyber Attacks in Suffolk County
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Nassau County Hires Cybersecurity Firm Following Cyber Attacks in Suffolk County

A major cyber attack on the Suffolk County government back in September has prompted their neighboring county to partner with a cyber security firm for …

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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport's Cleveland Park
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Petition Calls For Gov. Kathy Hochul to Save Freeport’s Cleveland Park

A petition with over 1,600 signatures, along with several residents, are calling on Gov. Kathy Hochul to stop the controversial $49 million sale and rezoning …

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PJs For the Culture - World’s Only Black-Owned Holiday Pajama Line Created By this Long Island Mother-Son Duo
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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. …

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The BOP Open Mic Night Aims to Make Long Island a Poetry Destination

Last summer, the Recording Academy made the decision to show poets love, adding the category Best Spoken Word Poetry Album to their list of Grammy …

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Black Celebrities You Probably Didn't Know Have Long Island Ties
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Black Celebrities You Probably Didn’t Know Have Long Island Ties

When a lot of people think of Long Island, “Black” isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. But, from the North Shore to the …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses - Favorite Travel Destinations
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Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Favorite Travel Destinations

What’s your favorite part about traveling? What’s your least favorite? This week, we’re discussing our most memorable travel experiences – the good and the bad. …

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"American Idol" Star and Patchogue's Christian Guardian Releases New Single "Higher"
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“American Idol” Star and Patchogue’s Christian Guardino Releases New Single “Higher”

Singer and “American Idol” breakout Star Christian Guardino, has taken the country by storm with his soulful sounds and effortless riffs. The 21-year-old first made …

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Stony Brook Students Speak Out About Recent Asian Discrimination Crimes

The coronavirus pandemic has resulted in another world changing problem: discrimination and hate against the …

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WM20s – the Media House Putting On For Long Island

It was unlikely that young Long Islanders Anthony “Ant” Guardado, 24, and Fradin Louis, 25 knew that they were going to co-found a serious media …

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This Photographer is Carving Out Her Own Lane in a White Dominated Industry

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 …

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Long Island Drag Queen Naomi, the Crown Jewel of the Hamptons Has Overcome Hardship and Has a Vital Message For LGBTQ+ Youth

We can all agree that Long Island is no San Francisco when it comes to celebrating Pride. But local queer activists and residents have been …

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

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Jones Beach, the Expressway and More: Robert Moses’ Historical Stamp of Early Institutional Racism (Op-Ed)

Built by Long Island State Park Commissioner Robert Moses, Jones Beach State Park represents some of the earliest forms of institutional racism here on Long …

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Successful Hunger Strike Brings Aid to Excluded Essential Workers

Successful Hunger Strike Brings Aid to Excluded Essential Workers

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