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Q&A: Member of the Shinnecock Nation Speaks on the Fight to Free Beach Access for Tribe Members

Q&A: Member of the Shinnecock Nation Speaks on the Fight to Free Beach Access for Tribe Members

On July 9, members of the Shinnecock Nation and their allies held a protest to demand that the Southampton Village Board of Trustees give free beach access to tribal members. Tela Troge, a Shinnecock tribal attorney and director of the Shinnecock Kelp Farmers, sat down with Shades of Long Island to discuss the status of …

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Black Women in Media Aims to Circulate the Black Dollar While Celebrating Blackness During Juneteenth Event

According to a study conducted by the Selig Center for Economic Growth, the Black dollar only stays within the Black community after one purchase. In white communities, a dollar circulates numerous times. In the Hispanic community, a dollar circulates six times and in the Asian community, it circulates nine times. One organization working to increase …

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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 working to uplift Long Island’s LGBTQ community, and to create a safe space for each generation. Active LGBT Network volunteer, Drag icon and Sag Harbor resident Robert Kohnken knows what …

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