Africa in Harlem

New York City enters phase three with personal care businesses and outdoor dining

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening on July 6, but that indoor dining will not reopen. “New York City is a crowded, dense urban... Read More

Harlem unveils BLACK LIVES MATTER Street Mural paid for by community members

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park in partnership with Got To Stop Social Impact Agency and Senator Brian Benjamin kicked off the Painting of the Harlem BLACK LIVES MATTER Street... Read More

New Law protects New Yorkers from eviction for unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 crisis

The Tenant Safe Harbor Act—sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz—was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 30, 2020. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (S.8192B (Hoylman)/A.10290B (Dinowitz)) provides... Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens starting late July

Beginning in late July, SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership, will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer. The program... Read More

Despite weeks of protest in NYC only nine council members voted for more cuts to NYPD budget

NYC’s FY21 budget was voted on June 30 and despite several weeks of protest around the country and in New York City calling for defunding the Police, only nine council members among 51... Read More

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane Williams to prevent budget execution during final tax warrant process

New York City Public Advocate Jumaane D. Williams announced that he plans to prevent the execution of the budget during the final tax warrant process, after the City’s FY21 budget did not include... Read More

Muslim Community Network launches COVID-19 hotline in Soninke, Malinke and French

Photo credit: MH The Muslim Community Network (MCN) has launched a hotline (888-409-0036) for community members who don’t have access to the internet or who cannot fill out necessary forms to access resources... Read More

Bronx Community College to offer free coding, music and video production workshops to 7th – 12th grade students this summer

Photo credit: Sutipond This summer, the Bronx Community College Science and Technology Entry Program (STEP) will offer to 7th – 12th grade students hands-on online exposure to state-of-the-art innovations in technology. The STEP... Read More