Africa in Harlem

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams plans to create Mayor’s Office of Ethnic and Community if elected

New York City mayoral candidate Eric Adams announced his plan today to create the Mayor’s Office of Ethnic and Community Media. The new Mayor’s Office of Ethnic and Community Media will expand New... Read More

President Biden unveils his plan for American families

President Biden unveiled his plan for American families during his address to Congress on April 28, 2021. President Biden’s American Families Plan will : Education 1- Provide free universal pre-school to all 3-... Read More

NYC Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi will leave the De Blasio Administration in May

The New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Bitta Mostofi announced on April 29, 2021 her plans to depart from the de Blasio administration, effective in early May. Commissioner Mostofi... Read More

Application for $28.6 Billion Restaurant Revitalization Fund opens on April 30

The U.S. Small Business Administration will begin registrations on Friday, April 30, 2021, at 9 a.m. EDT and open applications on Monday, May 3, 2021, at noon EDT for the Restaurant Revitalization Fund.... Read More

Tigrayan diaspora honors Ethiopian women victims of sexual violence

Photos credit: Bill Moore Members and supporters of the Tigrayan diaspora across the Tri-State area (New York, New Jersey and Connecticut) held a candlelight vigil for the victims of the war in Tigray... Read More

SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Photo credit: Iryna The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5... Read More

Senator Gillibrand announces two bills addressing Black maternal health

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced two vital pieces of legislation to address the Black maternal health crisis during Black Maternal Health week. The Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, would expand the Alliance... Read More

The IRS urges taxpayers to file tax return on time even if they can’t pay their tax bill in full

If an individual taxpayer owes taxes, but can’t pay in full by the May 17, 2021 deadline, they should file their tax return or request an extension of time to file by the... Read More

Harlem leaders and advocates react to Derek Chauvin guilty verdict

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The guilty verdict of Derek Chauvin, the former Minneapolis police officer who kneeled on George Floyd’s neck for more than 9 minutes and 29 seconds, came as a... Read More

Immigrants Are Essential: Celebrating Immigrant Heritage

Photo: Diversity Studio By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Immigrants have always been the foundation of New York City. Over 200 languages are spoken across the five... Read More

Homeless Americans can get stimulus payments and other benefits

Photo credit : Savvapanf While Economic Impact Payments continue to be made automatically to most people, the IRS can’t issue a payment to eligible Americans when information about them isn’t available in the... Read More

Canaan Baptist Church hosts press conference in Harlem to address police violence against Black citizens

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Rev. Thomas D. Johnson, senior pastor of Canaan Baptist Church in Harlem, invited his Christian counterparts and local elected officials to address Police violence against Black citizens, on... Read More