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The Can't-Miss Long Island Networking Event That is Honoring National Black Business Month

The Can’t-Miss Long Island Networking Event That is Honoring National Black Business Month

Running a small business can be tough. A million tabs a day are constantly open in your mind and on your laptop. Between emails, newsletters, demographics, content creation, meetings we could go on forever with a myriad of tasks that come with owning your own business. During Long Island’s premier networking event at the Digital …

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This Organization Aims to Celebrate Juneteenth Authentically with 2nd Annual Cultural Festival in Hicksville

This Organization Aims to Celebrate Juneteenth Authentically with 2nd Annual Cultural Festival in Hicksville

The Second Annual Juneteenth Cultural Festival is coming to Hicksville. Founded by the Black Legacy Partners, the event showcases Black culture on Long Island.  “We wanted to be the official Juneteenth event company to do this celebration in Long Island,” said Kestle Bess, founder and president of the Black Legacy Partners. “We wanted to make …

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The Black Business Gala Coming to Long Island to Celebrate Black Entrepreneurship

With every new Black business created, the African-American community inches closer towards economic equality according to Richalin Rodney, founder of Long Island’s The Black Business Gala. “The racial wealth gap that people of color have lived through is lessened,” said Rodney. “Jobs are created in the Black community, and visibility and representation for the youth …

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Let's Kick it with the Joneses -Uncommon Black History Facts That Weren't Taught In School

Let’s Kick it with the Joneses – Uncommon Black History Facts That Weren’t Taught In School

Did you know this year’s theme for Black History Month is health and wellness? Kick it with us as we dive into Uncommon Black History Facts that weren’t taught in school. What Black History Facts were you taught in school? Celebrate #BlackHistoryMonth with us by sharing your stories of Black Excellence with us! To nominate …

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Ujamaa Fest 2021 Highlights Black Entrepreneurs Defying the Odds By Tackling these 6 Career Fields

Ujamaa Fest 2021 Highlights Black Entrepreneurs Defying the Odds By Tackling these 6 Career Fields

When it comes to businesses in the Black community, there’s often a plethora of hair care, beauty and clothing brands to choose from. This is something to take pride in and be happy about. But, when it comes to other industries, there is a lack of color. African-Americans have been discouraged from entering non-stereotypical fields …

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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 Shannah Greene from Baldwin creates her own moments of beauty and uses her talent behind the camera to share them with all those who look her way. Greene, a young …

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Social Media Content Creator Donicia Hodge Found a Home at BET After Working Past Years of Racial Bias

BET Social Media Content Creator Donicia Hodge Reveals the Racial Biases She Overcame While Working in the Journalism Field

Donicia Hodge, lead editorial content creator at BET, worked her way up in the communications field despite racial biases. Born and raised on Long Island, Hodge has had many uncomfortable experiences in her positions before being recruited to BET.  Hodge said she worked a lot through the Town of Babylon before getting to digital media. …

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