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 shock to many in the Black community. … 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 boroughs and one in every three New … 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 tax agency’s systems. To help people experiencing … 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 April 14, 2021. During the press conference, … Read More

Applications for free instructional course for Black entrepreneurs now open

Photo credit: Jono Erasmus NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced “BE NYC Startup Intensive,” an instructional course to provide Black entrepreneurs with resources and support they need to launch and grow successful businesses. The course … Read More

NYC celebrates immigrants’ contributions from April 12 to April 18

Photo credit: Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs April 12 marks the start of Immigrant Heritage Week (IHW), an annual NYC Mayor’s Office celebration of the many contributions of immigrants to New York City. Established in 2004, IHW pays homage to … Read More

Prepare Your Young Learner with 3-K and Pre-K for All

Photo credit: Simone By Meisha Porter, New York City Schools Chancellor As educators, our job is to prepare our students for a successful, productive life, empowered with the skills they need to chase their dreams—and early childhood programs are where … Read More

Harlem Park to Park hosts Easter celebration for Harlem kids

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Park to Park hosted an Easter celebration for Harlem kids on Saturday April 3, 3021 at The Renaissance Pavilion at Strivers’ Row in Harlem. The afternoon of family fun started with free chocolate from … Read More

NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray discusses vaccination and diversity in the health sector

Photo credit: City of New York NYC First Lady Chirlane McCray was this week’s Africa in Harlem video podcast guest. She discussed vaccination and the importance of diversity in the health sector. First Lady McCray also urged Black and Brown … Read More

Variants represent over 70% of new COVID-19 cases in New York City

Photo credit: Freshidea The Health Department released on March 31, 2021 a new data report about COVID-19 virus variants. For the week of March 15-21, variants now represent over 70% of cases sequenced. The rapid increase in the proportion of … Read More

President Biden signs “PPP Extension Act of 2021” extending application deadline to May 31, 2021

Photos credit: White House President Joe Biden signed into law H.R. 1799, the “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” on Tuesday, March 30, 2021. The “PPP Extension Act of 2021,” extends the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) application deadline to May 31, … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers rally at US Immigration Court to save Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara from deportation

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese New Yorkers rallied at the US Immigration Court on Varick Street on March 30, 2021 to show support to Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara. Tounkara who responded to an FBI inquiry on March 9, 2021 … Read More

Guineans Succeeding in America hosts second annual Women’s Conference virtually

Keynote speaker Mariama Ciré Keïta Guineans Succeeding in America (GSA), a nonprofit organization empowering the Guinean-American community through education and professional development, will be holding its second annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 … Read More

Keyon Harrold Jr.’s family files racial profiling lawsuit against Arlo Hotels and Miya Ponsetto

Photo credit: Sami Disu Civil rights and personal injury attorney Benjamin Crump, co-counsel Paul Napoli, and the family of Keyon Harrold Jr. held a press conference on March 24, 2021 at City Hall Park to announce the filing of a … Read More

Positive Immigration Developments, But No New Immigration Programs to Apply For Yet

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs The new year and new federal administration brought welcome news around immigration policy. President Biden and Congress have introduced new bills that would take important steps to fix our broken … Read More

Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez endorses Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall Mayoral candidate Ray McGuire, whose main campaign promise is to “help build a better, fairer New York,” was in East Harlem this week to receive the endorsement of Assembly Member Robert J. Rodriguez. Assembly Member Rodriguez, … Read More

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