Africa in Harlem

Harlem artists discuss the making of Black Lives Matter Harlem Street Mural

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park, Got To Stop Social Impact Agency and Senator Brian Benjamin hosted a fireside chat with the eight Black artists who created the original artwork... Read More

Street Vendor Project creates fund for immigrant workers excluded from government financial relief

Photo credit: Mathew Hayward The Street Vendor Project (SVP) at the Urban Justice Center is creating a fund to help the hundreds of thousands of workers in New York State that have been... Read More

The Black Academic Excellence marches for more funding for Black students and an end to school-to-prison pipeline

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Black Academic Excellence, a local group based in Harlem advocating for more funding for Black students and for the disruption of the school-to-prison pipeline, held a march... Read More

NYC’s School Reopening Plan leaves Immigrant Families in the dark, say advocates

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education Mayor Bill de Blasio and Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza announced last week that NYC schools would reopen this fall and presented a plan on July 8,... Read More

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