Rev. Al Sharpton calls for immediate investigation into the killing of unarmed black jogger Ahmaud Arbery

Civil rights leader Rev. Al Sharpton, Founder and President of National Action Network (NAN), is demanding an immediate investigation into the case of an unarmed 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, who was killed by a father and a son in Brunswick, … Read More

Coronavirus : U.S. Immigration Services working on reopening on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after … Read More

Coronavirus : Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on April 27

President Trump signed on April 24, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act which includes:   $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program with $30 billion dollars going to small financial institutions $50 billion dollars for the … Read More

Coronavirus : Get ready Black businesses, $380 billion for small businesses are in the pipeline

Photo credit: Tatomm  Lawrence King explains how black businesses could increase their chances of getting COVID-19 financial assistance   Arva Rice shares concerns about exhaustion of SBA Loans and impact on black businesses in Harlem Congressman Espaillat discusses undocumented … Read More

Coronavirus : City to give undocumented New Yorkers up to $1,000

Photo credit : JP Photography Mayor de Blasio announced on April 16, 2020, a partnership with Open Society Foundations to establish the New York City COVID-19 Immigrant Emergency Relief program. The $20 million donation will provide emergency monetary relief to … Read More

Coronavirus : What’s next for Black businesses with SBA funding exhausted and SBS loan on pause?

 Africa in Harlem spoke with the Small Business Administration District Director Beth Goldberg after SBA and the Department of Treasury announced that the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL/Advance) was exhausted … Read More

Coronavirus : IRS launches “Get My Payment” Web App to facilitate reception of $1,200 stimulus payment

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS launched, on April 15, 2020, the “Get My Payment” web application. The FREE app allows taxpayers who filed their tax return in 2018 or 2019 but did not provide their banking information … Read More

Coronavirus : African leaders in New York speak about the toll COVID-19 is taking on the African Immigrant community

Africa in Harlem invited several African leaders to discuss the toll the coronavirus is taking on the African immigrant community in New York.   Related Images:

Coronavirus : NYC schools will remain closed until at least September 2020

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Chancellor Carranza announced today that New York City public schools will remain closed until at least September 2020. “We originally said the best-case scenario would be to come back on Monday, April 20th at the … Read More

Coronavirus : Black and Brown New Yorkers account for 69% of COVID-19 deaths in New York City

The City of New York released data on April 8, 2020 confirming a trend seen around the country in Chicago, Milwaukee County and Washington DC – that Black and Brown New Yorkers are the most impacted by the virus. While … Read More

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