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Senegalese New Yorkers rally at the UN to demand the release of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall On March 4, 2021, Senegalese New Yorkers held a rally at the United Nations to demand the release of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested the day... Read More

Senegalese Opposition leader Ousmane Sonko arrested on March 3, 2021

Senegalese Opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested on Wednesday March 3, 2021 on his way to court where he was scheduled to appear for rape allegations.   Sonko, who was followed by his... Read More

You can file your taxes for free if your earned $68,000 or less in 2020

Since 2002, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has coordinated the City’s Annual Tax Season Initiative to increase access to high-quality free tax preparation services in New York City and the... Read More

Top 10 New York Frauds you should be aware of

New York Attorney General Letitia James kicked off National Consumer Protection Week by releasing a list of the top consumer scams perpetrated against New Yorkers in 2020 — many of which had to... Read More

NYC workers show support to Amazon workers’ attempt to unionize in Alabama

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Workers from various organizations including the December 12th Movement, the N.Y. Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Workers Assembly Against Racism and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters rallied... Read More

Attorney General James’ Motion to Release Grand Jury Proceedings Related to Daniel Prude’s Death Granted

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that a judge granted her motion to unseal and publicly release the grand jury minutes related to the investigation of Daniel Prude’s death.  “As I have... Read More

NYC Department of Small Business Services launches new campaign to support Black-owned businesses

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced Shop Your City: BE NYC, a targeted campaign to encourage New Yorkers to shop from the city’s Black-owned businesses. Studies show that... Read More

Biden-Harris administration announces changes to PPP benefiting small businesses left behind in previous relief efforts

The Biden-Harris administration announced several reforms targeting the PPP to the smallest businesses and those that have been left behind in previous relief efforts. While these efforts are no substitute for passage of... Read More