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Dave Wongk:  A Travel-Inspired Skin Care Expert
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Dave Wongk: A Travel-Inspired Skin Care Expert

Imagine yourself on a tropical island filled with all of nature’s beautiful trees, flowers, fruits and minerals. Now imagine that you needed to figure out how to use these resources to help fight skin issues such as hyper pigmentation, ingrown hairs and oily skin. With such an abundance of nature’s goodness at your fingertips there is sure to be […]

The 2019 Kimmie Awards (presented by SHEEN Magazine) Celebrates “The Illustrious Woman”
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The 2019 Kimmie Awards (presented by SHEEN Magazine) Celebrates “The Illustrious Woman”

2018 has been defined as the “Year of the Woman,” and in 2019 the movement’s momentum only continues to grow. Therefore, the 2019 Kimmie Awards will shine the spotlight on “Illustrious Women,” proudly saluting individuals who promote the message that all women have unique gifts and attributes which make them illustrious.  To name a few […]

Entrepreneur is on Overnight Success of Celebrity Favorite Hot Spot
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Entrepreneur is on Overnight Success of Celebrity Favorite Hot Spot

Creating a burger revolution that’s loved by stars including Snoop Dogg, Taraji P. Henson, Will Smith and Tiffany Haddish (just to name a few) and making national headlines in Forbes, Essence & more, we would love to introduce you to entrepreneur Pinky Cole, who is single handedly changing the way people think about fast food with her […]

Con Edison Director from Hempstead Need YMCA Black Achiever in Industry
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Con Edison Director from Hempstead Need YMCA Black Achiever in Industry

A Con Edison director who helped organize the company’s response to the hurricane that tore through Puerto Rico in 2017 has been named winner of a Black Achiever in Industry Award by the Harlem YMCA. Hempstead, Long Island resident Catherine Lewis, who works in Con Edison’s Emergency Preparedness group, received the award for her professional […]

Vitality Bowls Kicks Superfood Craze into High Gear in Plainview
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Vitality Bowls Kicks Superfood Craze into High Gear in Plainview

The wait is over in Plainview. Local residents, professionals and students no longer need to struggle with eating healthy when out and about. Vitality Bowls, which specializes in açaí bowls – a thick blend of the Amazon’s antioxidant-rich açaí berry, topped with a variety of superfoods – announced today the opening of its café in Plainview. The new franchise […]

Introducing Kesi Gibson
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Introducing Kesi Gibson

Jamaican-born designer Kesi Gibson grew up in the world of fashion. She has been an understudy in her mother’s fashion business since the age of nine. Her path to declaring fashion a career choice (versus a part time hobby) has been a meandering one, informed by the typical artist dilemma. She has always been observant […]

New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce President, Phil Andrews Named 2019 SBA NY District Small Business Champion
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New York State’s Largest African American Chamber of Commerce President, Phil Andrews Named 2019 SBA NY District Small Business Champion

On March 11, 2019 the Small Business Administration’s New York District Office formally announced the selection of the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s President Phil Andrews as the 2019 Small Business Champion for the New York District office which is in Downstate New York at 26 Federal Plaza, New York, New York. […]

Star of Reality TV's "Shahs of Sunset" Launches Hair Care Line
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Star of Reality TV’s “Shahs of Sunset” Launches Hair Care Line

Reza Farahan from Shahs of Sunset launched a hair care line last year and it is just as fabulous as he is! Get Instagram-worthy hair with REZA Be Obsessed, the new luxury hair care line that leaves your locks silky, shiny, gorgeous and healthy. What’s the secret? An infusion of gold along with mystic ingredients that […]

Free Screening – Boss: The Black Experience in Business
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Free Screening – Boss: The Black Experience in Business

Join the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) for a free screening of Boss: The Black Experience in Business on Thursday, March 28, 2019   About the Film: The history of business and entrepreneurship lies at the heart of the American story, but often absent from that narrative are the names and experiences of African […]

17th Annual International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in NYC Showcases Beauty's Biggest Trends
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17th Annual International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in NYC Showcases Beauty’s Biggest Trends

I had the pleasure of attending the International Beauty Show and International Esthetics, Cosmetics & Spa Conference in NYC last week to view the beauty industry’s biggest trends. The floor was abuzz with the top wellness & beauty topics we can expect to see in 2019 and beyond. Check them out below: CBD Infused Beauty: […]

Nigerian Founder Creates 1st Tech Summit for Women of Color in Philly
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Nigerian Founder Creates 1st Tech Summit for Women of Color in Philly

HUE Tech Summit has announced its first round of all-star speakers who will take the stage this Spring. For its second annual summit, former Chief Digital Officer of Department of Education and tEQuitable founder, Lisa Gelobter, will serve as the opening keynote speaker. Backstage Capital founder, Arlan Hamilton, will take part in a fireside chat. […]

Harlem Haberdashery 2019 Masquerade Ball
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Harlem Haberdashery 2019 Masquerade Ball

On a chilly Saturday evening in March, Harlem Haberdashery celebrated three special honorees that used their careers and connections to help children and youth excel to the next level – Audrey Smaltz (The Ground Crew,) Jamel Wright (Harlem Jets) and Terrell Stowers (Marching Cobras) and mostly importantly the night benefited The Boys & Girls Club […]

Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Visits Long Island
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Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) Visits Long Island

Dr. Karl W. Reid, Executive Director of the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) visited The Long Island (NY) Chapter, The Links Incorporated under the leadership of Leah E. Watson, President at Springboard Incubators in Hempstead. The Long Island Links NSBE Jr Chapter hosted Dr. Reid, special guests former Deputy Speaker Earlene Hooper and Steven […]

Three LIAACC Members Honored at Young, Gifted & Black Awards Gala
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Three LIAACC Members Honored at Young, Gifted & Black Awards Gala

On Wednesday February 27, 2019, three LIAACC members were honored at the prestigious Young Gifted and Black Awards Gala hosted by Carl Gray. This year’s member honorees included the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc’s Health Chairman Kevin Byrd and LIAACC members Andrea Massop Ramos and Yolanda Felder. Yolanda Felder, Award Winning TV Show […]

Black History Month Documentary Shares the Journey of Natural Hair Accessory Trailblazer
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Black History Month Documentary Shares the Journey of Natural Hair Accessory Trailblazer

As we celebrate Black History Month, inventor of the PuffCuff® Hair Clamp and the first black woman to hold two natural hair accessory patents, Ceata Lash, stands out as a living legend who is blazing a new path in the hair industry. Her rise to success is chronicled in her newly released mini-documentary, which is accessible […]