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The Black Mothers Breastfeeding Association (BMBFA) is proud to announce it has received a $37,000 grant from the DMC Foundation. BMBFA is happy to make this announcement during World Doula Week, celebrated March 22-28th. The grant will support BMBFA’s communitybased doula program by supporting personnel and increasing access. BMBFA’s community-based doula program, which began in 2013, is designed to address maternal and child health inequities for Black mothers and babies in the Detroit metropolitan area. The Black community has long suffered from disproportionate levels of infant mortality, maternal morbidity, and pregnancy-related maternal deaths. By connecting expectant Black mothers to a doula at no cost, BMBFA ensures the success of both the mother and the child at every step before the birth and during the early post-partum period. This new source of funding will allow BMBFA to expand the community-based doula program to new mothers in an expanded geographic area, increase the hours of support allotted to mothers, and strengthen the telehealth network currently in place. The implementation of these new changes will occur this

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through systemic issues that are prevalent but too often ignored.” “World Doula Week is a reminder to us all about the importance of doula care,” states Robena Hill, communitybased doula for BMBFA. “Communitybased doulas are trained community birth workers who provide culturally appropriate and kindred-spirited non-clinical emotional, physical and informational support before, during and after birth. I am particularly excited about the care that we provide, prenatally when mothers need it the most.”

year. “In the current pandemic, where stress continues to take a toll on pregnant mothers, there is an absolute greater need for support. With DMC Foundation’s generous grant, we will be able to increase access to our community-based doula program to more expectant mothers in Detroit and bordering communities,” said Kiddada Green, Executive Director of BMBFA. “Black mothers will be able to look to their doula for relief as they persevere

The DMC Foundation’s extensive grant selection process aims to provide funding to organizations that improve health in Detroit’s underserved communities. “BMBFA is thankful for the support provided by the DMC Foundation and will utilize it to effectively carry out our mission statement,” says Green. The BMBFA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit community-based organization and the leader of many national programs aligned with the organization’s mission to reduce racial inequities in breastfeeding support for Black families. BMBFA’s signature success is the

Black Mothers’ Breastfeeding Club (BMBFC). BMBFC has run without interruption for over ten years and has been replicated throughout the nation. BMBFA also boasts a school for community-based doula training, nationally accredited by HealthConnect One and approved by the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs. Amongst other distinguished work, BMBFA served as a contributing expert for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention by providing recommendations for the U.S. Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Support Breastfeeding. Furthermore, BMBFA is the anchor organization for the Black Breastfeeding Caucus, co-creator of Black Breastfeeding Week and the Black Infant Remembrance Memorial. Founded in 2013, the DMC Foundation supports organizations that seek to improve the health of people living in the Detroit area. Since its inception, the Foundation has allocated millions of dollars to deserving organizations. From increased funding in research to direct support, Detroit residents and organizations have benefited enormously.

FORBES ANNOUNCES STATE OF BLACK ENTREPRENUERSHIP INITIATIVE Forbes has announced the launch of The State of Black Entrepreneurship, an ongoing project that aims to accurately define, rectify and create Black history. Driven by For(bes) The Culture, the world’s preeminent community for Black and Brown professionals, The State of Black Entrepreneurship incorporates historical research that will unveil decades of forgotten and omitted Black business successes. The platform will also draw from quantitative data and original multimedia storytelling to illustrate how Black entrepreneurship stands across industries today, and where it’s headed. Key components of the State of Black Entrepreneurship include:  CultureX: The Forgotten, a series spotlighting decades of forgotten and omitted Black business successes through via in-depth profiles of Black business titans from history. The inaugural Culture X: The Forgotten profile spotlights Joseph Lee, one of Boston’s most successful hospitality entrepreneurs in the 1890s-1900s and the inventor of two machines that revolutionized breadmaking. Each profile will be printed alongside retro Forbes cover designs as if they had been celebrated back in the time compared to their contemporaries.  A Barometer Check on Black Entrepreneurship, which will highlight

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anecdotal testimonies from business leaders across industries, getting their personal takes on the state of Black

inaugural For(bes) The Culture Culturally Accountable Summit, in which an incredible roster of speakers

to create equitable pathways for Black and Brown professionals and entrepreneurs today, and exemplifies how we’re using our platform to compel change as the world builds back in 2021.” “Black History is American History, and together with our community of trailblazers, we will change the narrative of Black business and entrepreneurship in the past, present and future," said Rashaad Lambert, Founder of For(bes) The Culture. To learn more about For(bes) The Culture and The State of Black Entrepreneurship, visit: www.forbes. com/state-of-black-entrepreneurship

entrepreneurship. The first Barometer check will be released in April. To accompany these checks, For(bes) The Culture will also power a State of Black Entrepreneurship Survey and will reveal the results at the end of the year. For(bes) The Culture is a network for elite leaders of color who are breaking down barriers and impacting culture globally to connect, collaborate and change. To further its mission of amplifying and accelerating Black entrepreneurs and businesses, and creating equitable pathways, in February the platform held its

discussed best strategies to foster a productive year ahead for Black and Brown professionals, from lessons in wellness, best practices and workplace negotiations to vision board masterclasses. “The contribution of Black Americans to business and entrepreneurship has often been forgotten from history, but so many of the products we use every day were dreamed up and brought to life by entrepreneurs of color,” said Brianne Garrett, Editorial Lead for For(bes) The Culture. “The State of Black Entrepreneurship is a vital part of For(bes) the Culture’s mission

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Forbes champions success by celebrating those who have made it, and those who aspire to make it. Forbes convenes and curates the most influential leaders and entrepreneurs who are driving change, transforming business and making a significant impact on the world. The Forbes brand today reaches more than 140 million people worldwide through its trusted journalism, signature LIVE and Forbes Virtual events, custom marketing programs and 32 licensed local editions in 71 countries. Forbes Media’s brand extensions include real estate, education and financial services license agreements. For more information, visit the Forbes News Hub or Forbes Connect.

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NEWS The New York Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education launched “Roll Up Your Sleeves New York, The Covid-19 Vaccine Toolkit for Black Communities,” a toolkit that equips Black communities with outreach and educational materials to combat the COVID-19 virus. The COVID-19 pandemic has had a devastating impact on communities of color. Nationwide, Black people are dying at a rate 2.5-3 times higher than other groups. Because COVID-19 has most severely impacted Black and brown communities throughout New York City and across the nation, it is in these communities where information and outreach must be concentrated and shared with urgency. Information sharing can stamp out misinformation and fear that often pervades overlooked and underserved communities, hindering access to adequate health care. “Overcoming #COVID19 vaccine skepticism doesn’t happen overnight. 'The Roll Up Your Sleeves Toolkit' is packed with the resources for community leaders, clergy and anyone civically engaged to dispel rumors and garner vaccine trust in Black and brown communities. We are working to address years of distrust and we can need all hands on deck to get our community to herd immunity.” said Marc Morial, President and CEO of National Urban League and Co-chair of the New

about the vaccine, gain community trust and help save lives.” said Senator Nina Turner, founder of Amare Public Affairs and Co-chair of the New York COVID Vaccine Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education. “It is not a new phenomenon that systemic and overt racism practiced in healthcare, government, and all aspects of civic life have made Black and brown communities most susceptible to COVID-19, and now skeptical of the vaccine. But now, as the vaccine is rolled out, it is up to us to rewrite our own history. We need to do the work, and that starts with information sharing,” said Jennifer Jones Austin, CEO and Executive Director of FPWA.

Image courtesy of New York Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education York COVID Vaccine Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education. “We started this task force in New York to ensure the vaccine is readily accessible to Black New Yorkers and address concerns in Black communities about the safety and efficacy of the COVID-19 vaccine. Recently, I took group of clergy leaders to get vaccinated and dispel fears in my community. Now with the Roll Up Your Sleeves Toolkit, we can distribute accurate and accessible information to help demystify the COVID-19 vaccine.” said Rev Al Sharpton, President of

National Action Network and Co-chair of the New York COVID Vaccine Task Force for Vaccine Equity and Education. “The COVID-19 pandemic revealed the realities of healthcare deserts in communities of color and the dangers of misinformation. Black and brown communities suffered tremendously due to a lack of medical access, lack of accurate information and greater exposure to the virus because of their occupation or crowded living conditions. With the Roll Up Your Sleeves toolkit, we hope to dispel some of the myths

The toolkit is available for download at rollupyoursleevesny.org. The website also currently hosts multi-lingual social media messaging created by New York City. Throughout the month of March, additional educational resources will be added. The task force led by Morial, Sharpton, and Turner partnered with FPWA to develop the toolkit based on the organization’s experience organizing Black communities during the 2020 Census. This fact-based outreach and education program will be followed by an effort to identify, with specificity, safe and easy to reach locations for Black New Yorkers to receive the vaccine.

NYS & CORNELL UNIV CREATE TRAINING PROGRAM fOR CITIZEN HEALTH LEADERSHIP Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced the launch of a free, online Citizen Public Health Training Course for New Yorkers to learn about preparedness for and prevention of public health emergencies from top public health experts. This innovative course, delivered by the New York State Department of Health in partnership with Cornell University and supported by the State University of New York, will prepare and equip New Yorkers to become NYS Citizen Public Health Leaders and build an informed network of community health leaders across the state. Participants will learn about COVID-19, public health emergency preparedness and response, and other public health issues, while gaining insight into information and resources that will benefit their communities. More information on the Citizen Public Health Training Program, including how to register to become a NYS Citizen Public Health Leader is available. "When our state was ambushed by COVID-19, New Yorkers rose to the occasion, supported each other and worked together to stop the spread," Governor Cuomo said. "Following the facts and the science has played a critical role in keeping the infection and hospitalization rates down across the state. Moving forward, it is critical that we are equipped with the tools and knowledge we need to protect ourselves, our families and our communities not just against COVID, but also against other public health emergencies that may arise in the future. The innovative Citizen Public Health Training Program will empower New Yorkers to become Public Health Leaders in the fight to defeat COVID once and for all and help us build a more resilient New York for the future." This training, developed by Cornell University's Master of Public Health Program and delivered through eCornell, is a four-part online training program to

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equip New Yorkers with expertise and tools to help build and support community-led initiatives surrounding prevention, detection and response in the event of public health emergencies. Upon completion of the training, participants will be designated a "NYS Citizen Public Health Leader" and will be informed about how they can volunteer in support of their local public health operations - especially during emergencies as well as how to find, use and share verified information about public health matters from

supported each other and worked together to stop the spread." Governor Cuomo said.

reliable sources. This program was first announced as part of the Governor's 2021 State of the State proposal. Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, New Yorkers were asked to do their part to fight a virus in ways they had never done before. Everyone was given a crash course in virology, learning to properly wash their hands, sanitize their homes and businesses, and safely care for their family and neighbors. Thousands of New Yorkers signed up and were trained to be contract tracers, helping to track and mitigate the spread of the virus. When other states needed help, these New Yorkers heeded the call and brought their new public health skills to the rest of the country. This new training will help New Yorkers gain the tools to protect themselves, their families and others against future health emergencies. "When our state was ambushed by COVID-19, New Yorkers rose to the occasion,

current crisis and beyond."

New York State Department of Health Commissioner Dr. Howard Zucker said, "We are calling on New Yorkers in every neighborhood and community in the state to become trained Citizen Public Health Leaders to help their community prepare for and respond to public health issues and build the knowledge to mobilize against the

Cornell University President, Martha Pollack, Ph.D. said, "Cornell University is proud to partner with New York State to deliver this public health training to educate individuals across the state to inform and support their families and their respective communities. We thank Governor Cuomo for his partnership in launching this training program, which we know will have a meaningful impact on the lives of New Yorkers across the state." SUNY Chancellor Jim Malatras said, "At every turn of this COVID crisis, everyday New Yorkers have stepped up to play a pivotal role in slowing the spread of coronavirus and keeping their communities safe. And while there's light at the end of the tunnel, this pandemic is not over. Continued education, vigilance, and leadership will be crucial in the months to come. SUNY is proud to

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partner with Cornell University, and to lend the expertise of our public health experts so more citizens can become Public Health Leaders armed with the knowledge to tamp down this virus—and any others that follow." Cornell University Provost, Michael Kotlikoff, V.M.D., Ph.D. said, "This program is a unique opportunity to make Cornell educators accessible to all New Yorkers, allowing them to learn about critical public health information that can help protect their families and their communities from COVID-19, promote and support their health and wellbeing, and be better prepared for future public health emergencies. We are proud to partner with Governor Cuomo and New York State to make this important program a reality and we look forward to seeing its success." SUNY Provost-in-Charge F. Shadi Shahedipour-Sandvik said, "The Citizen Public Health Training Program will empower New Yorkers to do what we do best—rise up to the occasion to help protect one another. And to that end, we are proud to lend the expertise of our outstanding public health professionals within SUNY's research and faculty ranks, and to partner with Cornell University on this critical educational opportunity." Dean of the College of Veterinary Medicine at Cornell University, Lorin D. Warnick, V.M.D., Ph.D., said, "Throughout this entire pandemic we have relied on the trusted voices of scientists and public health experts to learn about and beat back the virus. The Citizen Public Health Training Program will be available to all New Yorkers, allowing them to learn from Cornell's top educators and become public health leaders for their own communities and beyond. This innovative new program would not be possible without our partnership with New York State, and I thank Governor Cuomo for empowering New Yorkers to help defeat COVID once and for all."

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PUBLIC NO T ICE PUBLIC NOTICE OF NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER’S SALE OF TAX LIENS ON REAL ESTATE Notice is hereby given that commencing on May 5, 2021, will sell at public on-line auction the tax liens on certain real estate, unless the owner, mortgagee, occupant of or any other party in interest in such real estate shall have paid to the County Treasurer by May 3rd , 2021 the total amount of such unpaid taxes or assessments with the interest, penalties and other expenses and charges against the property. Such tax liens will be sold at the lowest rate of interest, not exceeding 10 percent per six-month period, for which any person or persons shall offer to take the total amount of such unpaid taxes as defined in Section 5-37.0 of the Nassau County Administrative Code. Effective with the February 2019 lien sale Ordinance No. 175-2015 requires a $175.00 per day registration fee for each person who intends to bid at the tax lien sale. Ordinance No. 175-2015 also requires that upon the issuance of the Lien Certificate there is due from the lien buyer a Tax Certificate Issue Fee of $20.00 per lien purchased. Pursuant to the provisions of the Nassau County Administrative Code at the discretion of the Nassau County Treasurer the auction will be conducted online. Further information concerning the procedures for the auction is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at: https://www.nassaucountyny.gov/526/County-Treasurer Should the Treasurer determine that an in-person auction shall be held, same will commence on the 5th day of May 2021 at the Office of The County Treasurer 1 West Street, Mineola or at some other location to be determined by the Treasurer. A list of all real estate in Nassau County on which tax liens are to be sold is available at the website of the Nassau County Treasurer at: http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/DocumentCenter/View/32293 A list of local properties upon which tax liens are to be sold will be advertised in this publication on or before April 22, 2021. Nassau County does not discriminate on the basis of disability in admission to or access to, or treatment or employment in, its services, programs, or activities. Upon request, accommodations such as those required by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be provided to enable individuals with disabilities to participate in all services, programs, activities and public hearings and events conducted by the Treasurer’s Office. Upon request, information can be made available in Braille, large print, audio-tape or other alternative formats. For additional information, please call (516) 571-2090 ext. 1-3715. Dated: March 26, 2021 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York TERMS OF SALE Such tax liens shall be sold subject to any and all superior tax liens of sovereignties and other municipalities and to all claims of record which the County may have thereon and subject to the provisions of the Federal and State Soldiers’ and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts. However, such tax liens shall have priority over the County's Differential Interest Lien, representing the excess, if any, of the interest and penalty borne at the maximum rate over the interest and penalty borne at the rate at which the lien is purchased. The Purchaser acknowledges that the tax lien(s) sold pursuant to these Terms of Sale may be subject to pending bankruptcy proceedings and/or may become subject to such proceedings which may be commenced during the period in which a tax lien is held by a successful bidder or the assignee of same, which may modify a Purchaser's rights with respect to the lien(s) and the property securing same. Such bankruptcy proceedings shall not affect the validity of the tax lien. In addition to being subject to pending

bankruptcy proceedings and/or the Federal and State Soldiers' and Sailors' Civil Relief Acts, said purchaser's right of foreclosure may be affected by the Financial Institutions Reform, Recovery and Enforcement Act(FIRREA),12 U.S.C. ss 1811 et.seq., with regard to real property under Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation(FDIC) receivership. The County Treasurer reserves the right, without further notice and at any time, to withdraw from sale any of the parcels of land or premises herein listed. The Nassau County Treasurer reserves the right to intervene in any bankruptcy case/litigation where the property affected by the tax liens sold by the Treasurer is part of the bankruptcy estate. However, it is the sole responsibility of all tax lien purchasers to protect their legal interests in any bankruptcy case affecting their purchased tax lien, including but not limited to the filing of a proof of claim on their behalf, covering their investment in said tax lien. The Nassau County Treasurer and Nassau County and its agencies, assumes no responsibility for any legal representation of any tax lien purchaser in any legal proceeding including but not limited to a bankruptcy case where the purchased tax lien is at risk. The rate of interest and penalty at which any person purchases the tax lien shall be established by his bid. Each purchaser, immediately after the sale thereof, shall pay to the County Treasurer ten per cent of the amount for which the tax liens have been sold and the remaining ninety per cent within thirty days after such sale. If the purchaser at the tax sale shall fail to pay the remaining ninety per cent within ten days after he has been notified by the County Treasurer that the certificates of sale are ready for delivery, then all amounts deposited with the County Treasurer including but not limited to the ten per cent theretofore paid by him shall, without further notice or demand, be irrevocably forfeited by the purchaser and shall be retained by the County Treasurer as liquidated damages and the agreement to purchase shall be of no further effect. Time is of the essence in this sale. This sale is held pursuant to the Nassau County Administrative Code and interested parties are referred to such Code for additional information as to terms of the sale, rights of purchasers, maximum rates of interest and other legal incidents of the sale. Furthermore, as to the bidding, 1. The bidder(s) agree that they will not work with any other bidder(s) to increase, maintain or stabilize interest rates or collaborate with any other bidder(s) to gain an unfair competitive advantage in the random number generator in the event of a tie bid(s) on a tax certificate. Bidder(s) further agree not to employ any bidding strategy designed to create an unfair competitive advantage in the tiebreaking process in the upcoming tax sale nor work with any other bidder(s) to engage in any bidding strategy that will result in a rotational award of tax certificates. 2. The tax certificate(s) the Bidder will bid upon, and the interest rate(s) bid, will be arrived at independently and without direct or indirect consultation, communication or agreement with any other bidder and that the tax certificate(s) the Bidder will bid upon, and the interest rate(s) to be bid, have not been disclosed, directly or indirectly, to any other bidder, and will not be disclosed, directly or indirectly, to any other bidder prior to the close of bidding. No attempt has been made or will be made to, directly or indirectly, induce any other bidder to refrain from bidding on any tax certificate, to submit complementary bids, or to submit bids at specific interest rates. 3. The bids to be placed by the Bidder will be made in good faith and not pursuant to any direct or indirect, agreement or discussion with, or inducement from, any other bidder to submit a complementary or other noncompetitive bid. 4. If it is determined that the bidder(s) have violated any of these bid requirements then their bid shall be voided and if they were the successful bidder the lien and any deposits made in connection with said bid shall be forfeited. Dated: March 26, 2021 THE NASSAU COUNTY TREASURER Mineola, New York

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E VENT S W YA N D A N C H P U B L I C L I B R A RY Unveils Mobile Library Bus The Wyandanch Public Library recently unveiled the SLED (Suffolk Libraries Empowering Discovery) Mobile Library that will be offering services in the Library’s parking lot on Tuesdays and Saturdays. The program started March 9th and it is now offered from 10am-2pm on those days.

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many features, including secure wireless access; Microsoft Surface Pro Tablets; a print station; a circulation desk to check out library materials; a green screen; photo printer; pop-up library e-books; and two awnings that make it conducive for use outdoors.

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The Wyandanch Public Library is located at 14 South 20th Street in Wyandanch, NY. On each visit, a library staff will be offering limited library services including library card sign-ups, printing, faxing, scanning, and limited books checkouts. We look forward to your participation. We ask that all attendees adhere to social distancing guidelines and to also wear a face mask. The SLED Mobile Library, provided by the Suffolk Cooperative Library System, is an outfitted technology bus equipped with

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Black Hollywood Education and Resource Center (BHERC) spotlights shorts created by female filmmakers of African-American descent (Black Women). This screening and dialogue is an opportunity for emerging African American female Directors to showcase their skills, talent and vision through film screenings, while giving the audience a chance to view and discuss the artistry, passion and sacrifice involved in the independent film making process. For details and more info, visit bherc.org.

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N E W S e x y D r a m a “A L L T H E Q U E E N ’ S M E N ” S e t I n s i d e M a l e E x o t i c The preeminent streamer of Black content, BET+, and Tyler Perry Studios reveal the cast of its new scripted series, “All The Queen’s Men,” and give a first-look preview. This Summer, BET+ will open the doors to Club Eden, the fictional home to the hottest and most sensual male exotic dancers in the country! Based on the popular book Ladies Night, created by Christian Keyes, whom also serves as a writer for the series, the one-hour drama centers around the life of “Marilyn ‘Madam’ DeVille,” played by Eva Marcille. Madam is a fierce businesswoman who is at the top of her game in the nightclub industry and surrounded by a band of trusted employees who are down to make sure that she is successful. But Madam, a selfproclaimed boss, soon discovers that more money and more power means more problems. Will Madam retain reign as she navigates this dangerous and sexy society? Will the sensuous world of exotic dancing cost Madam her queendom and potentially her life? Find out when all 10 episodes of “All The Queen’s Men” drop this Summer exclusively on BET+. Created by Keyes, “All The Queen’s Men” is one of the first shows from Tyler Perry Studios’ scripted development arm, Pitch Black Development LLC, headed by the studio’s President of Production & Development, Michelle Sneed. The series receives an unprecedented episode order increase by BET+ from eight half-hour episodes to ten one-hour episodes with additional filming set to begin later this month at Tyler Perry Studios. The talented cast of “All The Queen’s Men” includes:  EVA M A R C ILLE as “MADAM (Marilyn Deville)” a savvy, powerful, uncompromising businesswoman who owns a high-class male strip club that she runs fairly but with a firm hand; she's unafraid to do whatever it is she has to do to keep her business going.  S KY H A LV ESTE R BLAC K as “AMP “ADDICTION ANTHONY”, a dancer with a hidden past who has found difficulty getting hired after being released from prison, so he goes to work as a bouncer/doorman in Madam’s club, Eden.  CANDAC E M AX W ELL as “DJ DIME” the resident DJ at Club

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Damascus family, hired to blackmail Madam. “All The Queen’s Men” is executive produced by Michelle Sneed and Christian Keyes. Elon D. Johnson serves as co-executive producer for Tyler Perry Studios. Kim Fields Morgan directed the

shows, and specials, all in one place, commercial-free. The new service from BET Networks, a subsidiary of ViacomCBS Inc., is the official home of Tyler Perry’s film, TV and stage works. The adfree subscription video-on-demand service also provides users with access to original content including

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at Club Eden. Doc gets along well with his fellow dancers and a little too well with one of Eden’s patrons.  KEITH ’ FATA L ATTRACTI ON’ SWIFT as “BABYFACE,” is the oldest dancer of the group, though he doesn’t look it. He’s questioning the number of days he has left at the club and his many client entanglements cause him plenty of drama.  D IO N ROME as “EL FUEGO,” one of the dancers at Madam's Club Eden who is a bit flirtatious with Madam. He loves who he loves and is quite the techy.  J ER EMY ‘ MASTERPI ECE’ W ILLIAMS as “MIDNIGHT” a confident and tough male stripper who sparks a different vibe in Madam than the other strippers. She enjoys him though it's hard to say how personal their relationship is.  C H R ISTI A N KEY ES as “THE CONCIERGE” is a calmly intense hitman, and member of the

first four episodes of the series and also serves as consulting producer. As the OTT landscape grows, BET+ is positioned to achieve increased scale while locking the top spot as the essential streaming platform of Black content. With exclusive originals premiering every month and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators, BET+ is an important industry partner for every company’s content portfolio. For more information on “All The Queen’s Men,” subscribe to BET. com/plus and follow @BETplus on social for more. BET+ is the preeminent streaming service for the Black audience, with exclusive originals and thousands of TV episodes and movies from the best Black creators. A joint venture between BET and Tyler Perry Studios, BET+ allows users to stream Black culture including hit movies, TV shows, stand-up comedy, award

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hit series First Wives Club from Tracey Oliver, Tyler Perry’s Ruthless and Bruh, Will Packer’s Bigger, hit unscripted anthology series American Gangster Trap Queens, exclusive originals from Carl Weber including The Family Business, Sacrifice and Influence to name a few. Visit BET.Plus to learn more and follow @BETPlus on social to join the conversation and get the latest. Tyler Perry Studios is a stateof-the art film and television production facility founded in 2006 by actor, producer, filmmaker, playwright and philanthropist Tyler Perry. Located in Atlanta, Georgia on the historic grounds of the former Fort McPherson army base, the new 330-acre campus is one of the largest production studios in the country. It boasts a variety of shooting locations including 40 buildings on the national register of historic places, 11 purpose-built sound stages, 200 acres of green space and an expansive backlot.

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BUSINE S S NOTICE OF SPECIAL DISTRICT MEETING OF THE WYANDANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY, TOWN OF BABYLON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Special District Meeting of the qualified voters of the Wyandanch Union Free School District, Town of Babylon, Suffolk County, New York, will be held at the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish Hall, 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch, New York, on Tuesday, May 25, 2021, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, for the purpose of voting, by voting machine, upon the following items: (1) To adopt the Annual Budget of the Public Library for the fiscal year 2021–2022 and to authorize the requisite portion thereof to be raised by taxation on the taxable property of Wyandanch Union Free School District; and (2) To elect one (1) Trustee to the Wyandanch Public Library Board fill a fill a five-year term commencing on July 1, 2021, and ending June 30, 2026, as a result of the expiration of the term of office for the seat of Norman Sellers. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that for the purpose of voting at such meeting on May 25, 2021 the polls will open between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 9:00 p.m., prevailing time, and that voting will be held at the Our Lady of Miraculous Medal Parish Hall, 1434 Straight Path, Wyandanch, New York; and AND FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a Budget Information Meeting will be held via Zoom on May 12, 2021 at 7:00 p.m., prevailing time; Library Trustees and personnel will be present to provide information to the public. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a copy of the statement of the amount of money which will be required for the 2021-2022 fiscal year for the Wyandanch Public Library’s purposes, exclusive of public monies, may be obtained by any taxpayer in the school district during the fourteen (14) days immediately preceding said meeting, and on the date of the meeting, except Saturdays, Sundays or holidays, from the Library, located at 14 South 20th Street, Wyandanch, New York, during the hours of 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., prevailing time; and FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that petitions nominating candidates for the Office of Member of Board of Trustees shall be filed with the Election Clerk of the Wyandanch Public Library, 14 South 20th Street, Wyandanch, New York, not later than Monday, April 26, 2021, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time. Such nominating petitions shall describe the specific vacancy upon the Library Board for which the candidate is nominated; petitions are to be directed to the Election Clerk of the Wyandanch Public Library; must be signed by at least twenty- five (25) qualified voters of the District; must state the name and address of each signor, and, must state the name and residence of the candidate; and

FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law, personal registration of voters is required either pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law or pursuant to Article 5 of the Election Law. If a voter has heretofore registered pursuant to Section 2014 of the Education Law and has voted at any annual or special district meeting within the past four years, such voter is eligible to vote at this vote/election; if a voter is registered and eligible to vote pursuant to Article 5 of the Election Law, such voter is also eligible to vote at this vote/election. All other persons who wish to vote must register. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that members of the Board of Registration will meet at the Library, located at 14 South 20th Street, Wyandanch, New York, on Tuesday, May 11, 2021 between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., prevailing time, to prepare the register of the School District and any person shall be entitled to have his of her name placed upon such register provided that at such meeting the Board of Registration he or she is known or proven to the satisfaction of the members of the Board of Registration to be then and thereafter entitled to vote at the said meeting to be held on May 25, 2021. The Register will thereafter be filed in the office of the Election Clerk, Wyandanch Public Library, located at 14 South 20th Street, Wyandanch, New York, where the Register will be open for inspection May 25, 2021 and on each of the five (5) days prior to May 25, 2021 excluding Saturdays, Sundays and holidays, between the hours of 10:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., prevailing time; and FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that pursuant to the provisions to the Article 2018-a of the Education Law, absentee ballots for the election of a Trustee of the Library, and adoption of the annual budget may be applied for at the Library between 10:00 a.m. and 5:00p.m., Monday through Friday. Such applications must be received by the Library by 5:00 p.m. on May 18, 2021 if the ballot is to be mailed to the voter or by 5:00 p.m. on May 24, 2021 if the ballot is to be personally delivered to the voter. No absentee voter’s ballot shall be canvassed, unless it shall have been received in the Office of the Clerk of the Library District not later than 5:00 p.m. on the day of the election. A list of all persons to whom absentee ballots shall have been issued will be available in the Library during regular business hours on each of the five (5) days prior to May 25, 2021 except Saturdays, Sundays and holidays. FURTHER NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that a qualified voter whose ability to appear personally at the polling place is substantially impaired by reason of permanent illness or physical disability and whose registration record has been marked “permanently disabled” by the Board of Elections pursuant to the provisions of the Education Law shall be entitled to receive an absentee ballot without making separate application for such absentee ballot. Dated: Wyandanch, New York April 5, 2021

BL AC K GIRL SU N SCR E E N Secured $ 1 Mil l ion Last May Black Girl Sunscreen (BGS) secured a $1 million dollar investment from a private female funding source. Despite double minority owned businesses typically having the hardest time raising capital, BGS achieved this milestone with one single anchor product. After months of vetting potential partners, owner Shontay Lundy made it official with an investor who embodies many of her own traits, namely integrity and business savvy. When the pandemic hit, the five person BGS staff implemented an “all hands on deck” mentality to ensure the company thrived, said Owner, Shontay Lundy. Lundy who holds an MBA, launched the brand in 2016 and has amassed much success with the SPF 30 sunscreen. She refused to let the pandemic slow down her progress, stating that, "I told my team we need to change the narrative and be very nimble to survive this.” The team immediately enhanced their social

media strategy, started working longer hours and increased their marketing efforts. This BGS mentality was extremely attractive to the final investment candidates and helped them secure the deal. Since the onset of COVD-19, the brand has seen a tremendous uptick in e-commerce orders and will be launching a new product later this year. Several months later and still striving, the brand allocated funds to launch a billboard and marketing campaign in some of the nation’s biggest cities including Miami, Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Not only does their current marketing efforts show the growth of the brand but also their dedication to normalize the use of sunscreen in black and multicultural communities. Today, BGS is the only indie black owned brand carried full time in Target’s sun care section. This came after a successful sales and marketing campaign, which focused on the importance of all complexions needing sunscreen. Now over 1100 Target stores

BY ORDER OF THE BOARD OF TRUSTEES OF THE WYANDANCH PUBLIC LIBRARY TOWN OF BABYLON, SUFFOLK COUNTY, NEW YORK GHENYA B. GRANT ESQ, PRESIDENT

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MINORITY FIRM WORKING TO MAKE CLINICAL TRIALS MORE DIVERSE ClinArk, founded in 2019, is a clinical consulting firm that helps sponsors and contract research organizations execute clinical feasibility studies along with engaging patients and communities. The team is dedicated to helping

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HE ALTH & WELLNE S S U T E R I N E F I B R O I D C R I S I S LEGISLATION PASSED BLACK WOMEN’S HEALTH IMPERATIVE (BWHI) is proud to support the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021, which was introduced by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY). Women suffering from uterine fibroids in America has reached epidemic proportions, and Black women suffer at higher rates and more severely from this condition. The proposed legislation aims to initiate crucial research and education in relation to uterine fibroids, including reducing racial disparities in outcomes for patients with uterine fibroids, and ensuring women get the information and care they need. An estimated 80% of Black women are diagnosed with uterine fibroids during their lifetime. Studies have shown that Black women are two to three times more likely to have fibroids, encounter symptoms at younger ages, and are more likely to be treated with hysterectomies, compared to their white counterparts. Complications from uterine fibroids can lead to maternal

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mortality and morbidity, an ongoing crisis especially for Black women. Despite being the most common gynecological condition, there is a lack of awareness and prioritization of uterine fibroids as an important health issue. “There is a critical need for more research regarding uterine fibroids and the burden it places on various racial and ethnic groups. For Black women, uterine fibroids are a health threat that requires urgent attention in research, community resources, and increased treatment options that

BEST LED LAMP  Story by Taufiq Ul Al am Light therapy has been one of the best remedies for people suffering from depressive disorders and many other conditions. This therapy mimics the sunlight and helps to cure various ailments. The LED face mask is an innovation of the light therapy industry. And it has been booming since it got launched in the market. Face mask therapy emits varying wavelengths of light that focuses on curing different skin conditions (i.e., wrinkles, acne, and many more) This therapy is widely famous for its ability to kill and remove bacteria production that causes acne or pimple breakouts. And the treatment helped many to get cured. Through this article, I will be telling you about the best LED face masks of 2021. And how you can be benefited from this. LED FACE MASK FOR ANTIAGING: REJUVEN MASK PRO Aging is one of the global concerns among people. In 2020, $58.5 billion was estimated from anti-aging products. People have invested a lot in various anti-aging products. But now they don’t need to worry at all!!!! Rejuven facial face mask is now selling like hot cakes in the market. This LED mask just blends in with any skin tone. It also contains all the specialties required for anti-aging. It will surely provide you with that young and dazzling look which you always desired. The LED mask also eliminates wrinkles and linings. Using this product for 10 minutes daily will give you the “Satisfactory Result” which you always craved for.  Key Features  It uses natural light wavelength, so no

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preserve fertility. We also need to collect data to develop more effective interventions and evaluate therapies, especially among Black women who are disproportionately and more severely impacted by uterine fibroids. That is why the BWHI supports the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Uterine Fibroid Research and Education Act of 2021 introduced by Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (D-NY). This legislation will increase NIH funding focused on uterine fibroid research and lead to new evidence based treatments and cures for women of color,” said Linda Goler Blount,  Uses only natural light.  It also helps in fighting fatty areas. Professional Home Therapy Mask: OPERA LEDBOY This mask contains 228 LED bulbs. And it took the LED face mask industry to a whole new level with its high technology innovation. The therapy reduces roughness in the skin, enables more moisture absorption in your skin, amazingly increases skin elasticity, and gives firmness to the skin. This mask is developed in such a way that it’s entirely safe for use. And is highly appreciated for wrinkle and acne improvements. You should definitely try one of these high-tech LED masks.  Key Features  HIghly increases skin firmness and elasticity.  Polish up the darkness and dullness in your skin.  Contains 28W of maximum power consumption.  It has got near-infrared lights. NEAR-INFRARED LED MASK If you are a beauty-conscious person, then this is the most satisfactory product you can have. It will help you to gain a fair and handsome look. The bright and glowing light that it emits helps to enhance the skin tone to a

Improving awareness of uterine fibroids is a health equity issue and a significant priority for Black women’s health. BWHI supports this critical legislation particularly around a key health policy issue impacting Black women and girls, and this event which is designed to provide an opportunity for Black women to engage in critical policy discussions. BWHI will continue to seek meaningful solutions that can impact and improve the well-being of Black women. The Black Women’s Health Imperative (BWHI) is a national non-profit organization dedicated to advancing health equity and social justice for Black women, across the lifespan, through policy, advocacy, education, research, and leadership development. The organization identifies the most pressing health issues that affect the nation’s 22 million Black women and girls and invests in the best of the best strategies and organizations that accomplish its goals. For more information, please visit www.bwhi.org. larger scale. It safeguards your skin from harmful bacteria and acne productions. This mask is manufactured in such a way that it illuminates the optimal amount of light necessary for your better skincare.  Key Features  Highly boosts up your skin with simple and effective care.  These are specially designed for any skin type.  It makes the skin tight, smooth, and oil-free.  It gives you the beautiful complexion which you desired.  Perfectly suited for intensive skincare. FINAL VERDICT: LED Light Therapy Masks are undoubtedly one of the gifts to people suffering from skin-related conditions. And the way the technology is evolving indeed will boost the Light Therapy Industry to the sky. And I hope to see that more people will be benefited from these LED Mask Therapies. Taufiq Ul Alam is a Content Executive at Platinum LED Therapy Lights. With a knack for health and fitness, he tries to learn new information on athletes every day and share with his readers. He is also a Marketing Major Student at the University of Dhaka.

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WOMEN THE WOM AN TELLS When it comes to stories of romantic relationship issues captured on paper and/or digital, this new book, “ T H E W O M A N T E L L S , ” takes the whole topic to levels that go way beyond the surface. Penned by Chicago native Karla Davis-Luster, “The Woman Tells” – her debut novel – explores the world of love between people of color, which to the author, is a love that is like none other. “Black love is the most powerful and the strongest love two people could ever have – not taking anything away from other races,” says DavisLuster. “Black love is based on several principles – respect, honor, loyalty, support and code. When you

find those factors in a soulmate, the love becomes deeper. It’s one of the most powerful things one can have once it enters their lives.” Yet when this level of love involves outside forces, that’s where “The Woman Tells” goes into an area which may seem, let’s say, complicated but with its own codes. “What I do within the book is not only explain what each character is doing but why,” explains DavisLuster. “I want the reader to fully understand the mode of operation the couple as well as the other man and the other woman are coming from and what each wants within their own world when it comes to relationships.”

VIRTUAL SALUTE The Black Business Association (BBA), has announced the Annual 2021 Virtual Salute to Black Women: A Special Tribute to “The (Late) Honorable Gwen A. Moore,” former Chairperson of the BBA, on Tuesday, March 30, 2at 2pm PDT.

IN MEMORIAM

TO the

HONORABLE GWEN A. MOORE

to the betterment of others, to the Black Business Association, other organizations, and the Black Women’s right to vote and hold public office."

Watson, Dezie Woods-Jones, Founder of the Black Women Organized for Political Action, Celestine Palmer, Founder, Los

The BBA is oldest active ethnic business support organization in the State of California, headquartered in Los Angeles, (to which The Honorable Gwen A. Moore, served as chairperson and board member for more than 10 years); presents this event in recognition of National Women’s History Month. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the theme carried over from 2020 is: “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to be Silenced”; which serves to continue the Centennial Celebration of the Women’s Suffrage through August 26, 2021, (Women’s Equality Day). It is celebrated in the United States on this date to commemorate the 1920 adoption of the Nineteenth Amendment (Amendment XIX) to the United States Constitution, which prohibits the states and the federal government from denying the right to vote to citizens of the United States on the basis of sex. In light of the continuing Celebration and Recognition of Women who played significant roles in the Vote & Women’s Rights, President, Earl “Skip” Cooper, II advised, “It is our distinct pleasure to Salute in Memoria, “The Honorable Gwen A. Moore,” as we honor her as “BBA’s Honorary Lifetime Chairperson” in observance of her Lifetime Commitment & Dedication

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Moore, who passed away last year, was first elected to public office in 1975 to the LA Community College District Board of Trustees, and then the State Legislature in 1978, where she served for 16 years until 1994, representing California’s 49th district (redistricted and renumbered in 1990 as the 47th district), which currently includes Long Beach, Catalina Island and parts of Los Angeles and Orange counties. While serving in the Assembly, Moore, introduced over 400 bills that were signed into law. She also served as Majority Whip and was a member of a number of influential committees, including the Assembly Utilities and Commerce Committee. Moore was the architect and political force behind the historical California General Order 156. It is a state supplier diversity program that has, over the years, strengthened and stabilized a number of California Black-owned, Women-owned, and other minority-owned small businesses by helping them secure lucrative state contracts.

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The Special Tribute to Gwen Moore will include remarks by elected officials and professional colleagues; Congresswomen Maxine Waters, Karen Bass, and Barbara Lee, CA Secretary of State, Shirley Weber, L.A. County Supervisor, Holly J. Mitchell, California Senators Steve Bradford, and Sydney Kamlager-Dove, Assemblywoman Autumn Burke, Ret. LA County Supervisor, Hon. Yvonne Burke, Ret. Congresswoman, Hon. Diane

Angeles African American Women’s Political Action Committee, Joy Atkinson, Executive Director, (Los Angeles African American Women’s Public Policy Institute), Edwin Lombard, Executive Director, CA African American Chamber of Commerce, Timothy Alan Simon, Commissioner (Emeritus), CA Public Utilities Commission, Danny Bakewell, Sr., Chairman, Bakewell Media, and others.

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1n 1994, Moore after her service in the Assembly began to pursue other opportunities outside of elected office that influenced state policy and impacted the lives and careers of many legislators, entrepreneurs, women and men of all ages and ethnicities. As the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Los Angeles-based GeM Communications Group, Moore was a very sought-after consultant and worked with several prominent clients across the nation.

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END NO TE S NEW MUSIC! “Far From Average.” This isn’t merely the title of the latest track from Koz.Me. It’s who he is. Koz.Me is far from average. He’s got international swag! The music Koz.Me makes is too big for one genre. It’s hip hop, R&B, pop, kizomba, Afrobeat, dancehall, reggaeton, trapton, club. It’s all of the above. For about three years, Koz.Me was cooking in his lab to develop his own unique, international sound. He experimented with fusing different genres and like always, hard work paid off. A singer, songwriter, beatmaker, he also mixes, audio engineers, and produces his own music as well as that of other artists from all around New York. “Far From Average” was written, co-produced, and mixed by the artist himself. In addition to music, Koz.Me choreographs his own videos, including the just-released “Far From Average.” In other words, Koz. Me is an all-round artist and total entertainer. “Far From Average” may show off Koz.Me’s big-city smarts, but he got his swag from the tiny island of São Nicolau in Cape Verde. Growing up, music always guided his spirit. Even though as a young boy he was involved in music in his church, it was in his early teens that he started on his musical path. He formed a hip-hop crew that performed in local community festivals. Koz.Me soon discovered he had bigger and broader dreams. He didn’t want to be defined just by hip hop even though hip hop is part of him. This revelation led him to his next move. He became a drive-time DJ at Radio Cidade, one of the country’s major radio stations, with the goal of to connect with national and international music personalities. During this period he was able to be surrounded by music, study music styles, and define his target audience. Recording and singing under the name ELL Cosme, he released his first professional single, “Koza Sab” in 2014. It was an instant hit in Cape Verde and generated international media attention and radio plays in Portugal, The Netherlands, France, other parts of Africa, as well as in NYC, Boston, and parts of Connecticut and Rhode Island. The song stayed at No. 1 on radio and TV for months, driven by public demand.

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‘ Fa r F r o m Av e r ag e ’

From Koz.Me!

Other hit singles followed, among them “Amor Na Club” and “I Love You More,” which he performed across his country in major music festivals in front of thousands. Koz.Me’s journey then led him to New York City where he put 110% in preparing for musical stardom. Koz.Me immersed himself in the art and business of entertainment. He studied hip-hop dance at the preeminent Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater. He became a certified audio engineer through his studies at the renowned SAE Institute New York. In 2019, he dropped “Vibes,” his first music project in the U.S., which featured tracks that he had stored in the vaults. While the singles “Be There” and “Na Pared” were well received, Koz.Me still yearned to evolve his sound even more. Now he’s ready to unveil his evolution on an international scale. “I want to bring my music to the world. People everywhere can relate to my music, can have fun with my music, dream with it, reminisce with it, fly with it,” says Koz.Me. “I want to give hope to kids all around the world that dreams do come true.” “Far From Average” is now on all platforms.

S P O T L I G H T : KRYSTLE COLEMAN, CELEBRITY PUBLICIST Krystle Coleman is the Founder and CEO of Midori Star Media Group a full-service public relations boutique. She is not only known for her brand she is also quite credited as a writer, creative and event designer. By age 35 she has built her name in the game working with some of the most prominent names in entertainment, fashion, beauty, and sports. Coleman earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications from Florida Memorial University with a minor in Journalism. While in college she was able to obtain internships at multiple companies in the entertainment industry. Interning for companies such as Island Def Jam Records, The Pub Report and Slip’n’Slide Records served as a great April 8, 2021 - April 14, 2021

foundation for her public relations career. She accomplished great feats by securing comprehensive print and online media coverage for the record label’s recording acts. She also supervised all aspects of the artists’ album publicity campaigns. The expertise Coleman acquired on staff enabled her to begin cultivating her own brand by taking on freelance assignments including conceptualizing and implementing publicity campaigns for major recording acts like Rick Ross, Jagged Edge, Trina, Plies, and Cassidy, among many others. Additionally, she coordinated numerous album release parties and special events with celebrity choreographers and more.

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