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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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After 16 Years Southampton Opens it’s First African-American Museum

This Juneteenth, the Southampton African American Museum (S.A.A.M.) officially opened its doors to the public. Located on 245  North Sea Road, it is the first African American site to be landmarked and historically designated in the village of Southampton.  The mission statement of the museum says in part that it strives “to promote an understanding …

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"We’re Still Here": Jeremy Dennis Uses Visual Art to Explore Indigenous Identity

“We’re Still Here”: Jeremy Dennis Uses Visual Art to Explore Indigenous Identity

Jeremy Dennis was born and raised in the Shinnecock Indian Reservation located in Southampton. The Shinnecock Nation is a community of people who have been around for nearly 10,000 years, yet there are people out there who are unaware of their existence.  “Most people think of Native Americans in the past tense,” said Dennis. “For …

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Horror Movies That You Might Have Not Known Were Filmed on Long Island

Horror Movies That You Might Have Not Known Were Filmed on Long Island

It’s October and Halloween is just around the corner. Although we’re in a pandemic, there are ways we can celebrate while still being safe. You might be looking into some horror movies to binge and get into the spooky spirit. Here are some scary movies that were filmed right on Long Island.  1. A Perfect …

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

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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