New York State’s largest African American Chamber LIAACC Encourages Corporations to Support Diversity during National Black Business Month

New York, New York – New York State’s largest African American Chamber the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. (LIAACC) encourages Corporations to Support Diversity during National Black Business Month.  Corporations who support chambers of commerce such as the Long Island African American Commerce can set a great example for all companies to follow in leveling the playing field for blacks in America.

During the recent Covid-19 crises African American businesses and organizations have been adversely impacted by this ongoing pandemic across America.

The Long Island African Chamber of Commerce, Inc. serves as a champion for Black Businesses in New York State and needs the continuous support of corporations to fulfill its mission of helping to grow small minority-owned businesses.

“At the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. we believe our chamber will have a substantial impact on the scope, size, and growth of small business owners in the region for many years into the future if supported by diversity initiatives of corporation across America.” Phil Andrews, President, Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. was named by the New York District Office of the United States Small Business Administration 2019 Small Business Champion for 14 counties in Downstate, New York.

The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. has appeared on WABC Here and Now, NBC’s Positively Black, and featured on the Nationally Syndicated Show “The Karen Hunter Show” on the Urban View – African-American Talk – SiriusXM. The Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. is a leading supporter of small business owners in the area of advocacy, access to capital, technical assistance, education, and capacity building for small minority-owned businesses. 

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Corporations and Philanthropic organizations interested in support the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. via their diversity initiatives are encouraged to email LIAACC at  For more information on the programs and activities of the chamber visit

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Kids literacy websites encourage reading for pleasure in more than 300,000 homes and a third of schools in the UK every month

Kids books are arguably more important now than ever. More than ever we have the time to read, and more than ever there’s an appetite for stories for us to escape into. A recent survey by LoveReading tells us that 61% of us are reading more, 10% loads more, with only 17% saying they’re reading less.

Children across the world are spending longer reading since lockdown, but the types of books they are engaging more with differs by market, according to market-leading intelligence agency Kids Insights.

In the UK, the number of children who have been reading paperback books has remained the same post lockdown, but engagement levels have increased, with the extra home time meaning they are spending longer reading for fun than they were before.

LoveReading4Kids has seen a 48% increase in traffic since lockdown began, evidence that parents are looking to books and searching for book recommendations as an escape from screen time. Across social channels, reach has increased by 1389%!

In addition the types of books being read across the last month shows children are using fiction to escape the realities of the current situation. Fantasy books are now more likely to be considered a favourite compared to before coronavirus. Fantasy being given as a favourite book type increasing in the UK by 23% during this period.

We all know that reading is fundamental to the development of children. Countless research studies show the links between good reading skills from an early age and future success in life. There is always lots of discussion about the reduction in children reading and in the current age more than ever it is difficult to get children really excited by books given screens and the many other exciting leisure activities fighting for their attention.

In response to COVID19, t​he Department of Education recently announced an initial list of resources to help children to learn at home. The websites chosen have been identified by some of the country’s leading educational experts and offer a wide range of support and resources for pupils of all ages.

These include LoveReading4Kids, a children’s book recommendation website which gives tools, advice and information to help kids find their next favourite book. ​As the saying goes, there’s no such thing as a person who doesn’t like books, or reading. It’s just that the person hasn’t yet found the right book for them. And that’s where LoveReading comes in.

Take a look at and ​​, find lots of activities for children as endorsed by the Department of Education. Let’s get more kids reading.

#childrensbooks​ ​#kids​ ​#homeschooling​ ​#bookreviews​ ​#bookrecommendations​ ​#readingforpleasure

Contact: Deborah Maclaren, Managing Director LoveReading, LoveReading4Kids and LoveReading4Schools

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