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Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce Hosts Unique Honoree Ceremony For Black Media

During minority business week on Oct. 11, the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce hosted their inaugural Salute to Black Media Awards Night. The historic event happened at the Lorraine Gregory Communications studio and marketing office in Edgewood. “At the chamber, our organization can be a catalyst to stimulate the growth of Black Media …

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Things to Do On Long Island For Indigenous Peoples’ Day 2023

During Indigenous People’s Day, Native traditions are proudly on full display. NPR reported that the very idea of Indigenous Peoples’ Day was first proposed in 1977 at a United Nations conference. Years later, Indigenous Peoples’ Day was then first celebrated in South Dakota in 1990. In 2021, President Joe Biden’s administration issued a proclamation declaring …

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Shades of Long Island National Black Business Month Networking Mixer & Fireside Chat Recap

Shades of Long Island National Black Business Month Networking Mixer & Fireside Chat Recap

At the Digital Ballpark in Plainview, Long Island professionals came together to network, exchange ideas and receive gems during our info-packed fireside chat. Networking with food and Vidigal Wine sponsored by Grayscale Media was followed by a discussion with Lionel Chitty, the Nassau County Executive Director for Minority Affairs. Chitty’s witty and insightful commentary informed …

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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. There are emails, newsletters, content creation, meetings, finances, etc. We could go on forever with a myriad of tasks that come with owning your own company. During Long Island’s premier networking event at …

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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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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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