City of New York creates Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education

Photo credit: Olesia Bilkei New York City Mayor Eric Adams reaffirmed the city’s commitment to families by creating the Mayor’s Office for Child Care and Early Childhood Education.   The new office will be led by Executive Director Dr. Michelle … Read More

The Ginjan brothers open new café in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On January 28, 2023, Mohamed and Rahim Diallo, also known as the Ginjan brothers, hosted an official opening ceremony for their new GinjanCafé Brooklyn at 333 Nostrand Ave, in Bedstuy. The brothers started the festivities … Read More

African Life Center hosts Mental Health Forum for Young Africans at Bronx Community College

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African Life Center, a non-profit organization providing health education to African immigrants, held on June 26, 2022, a mental health forum for young people by young people at Bronx Community College.  Related Images:

EEAP Coalition continues conversation about Black studies at Bak2Basics Salon in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Following their first community event in Harlem, the EEAP Coalition held a second panel discussion titled “Be-YOU-tiful: A Conversation About Black Girls, Education, and Confidence” on May 21, 2021, at Bak2Basics Salon in Brooklyn. Hair … Read More

We were just trying to breathe

By: Kujegi Camara Trapped in stairwells Black bodies overwhelmed by Black smoke because this country can underwhelm We were just trying to keep warm We were just trying to stay alive But somehow in this country, to want to stay … Read More

Bill Protecting Immigrants from Threats to Reveal Immigration Status Becomes Law in NY

Photo credit: Daniel Ernst On October 9, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable immigrant New Yorkers from those who would threaten to reveal an individual’s immigration status for the purpose of blackmail. The legislation, S.343-A/A.3412-A, … Read More

“Elijah’s Law” named for three-year-old who died from food allergy, is now in effect

L to R: Assemblyman Al Taylor (D-Harlem), NYS Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, Dina & Thomas Silvera at Living Together Day Care in Montgomery, NY announcing the completion of Elijah’s Law On October 7, 2021, the New York State Office of … Read More

CCRB to Host a Nationwide Conversation on Youth and Policing at the 2021 Annual Youth Summit

On October 7, 2021, the Civilian Complaint Review Board and their Youth Advisory Council will host a Youth Summit titled “Speak Up Speak Out: 2021 Youth Summit on Policing” to hear from young people across the country on their experiences … Read More

President Biden approves federal funding for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Ida

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. who is scheduled to survey storm damage in New York on September 7, 2021, ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida … Read More

Air Senegal hosts reception in Harlem to celebrate service start to Washington and New York on September 2nd

Photos credit: Bill Moore With its plan to start service to Washington and New York on September 2, 2021, Air Senegal hosted a reception at Lenox Saphire in Harlem on August 6, 2021 to connect with Senegalese and West-African New … Read More

Nigerian-American Designer Moshood celebrates 27 years in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Bill Moore Nigerian-American Designer Moshood celebrated 27 years in Brooklyn with fashion and music on August 1, 2021. Moshood, who came to New York from Lagos, Nigeria in the 1980’s to teach through his fashions to love and … Read More

Financial assistance for undocumented workers, Excluded Workers Fund (EWF), now available

The Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) provides financial help to New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and were left out of various federal relief programs, including unemployment and pandemic benefits. Applications are now live and funds for the … Read More

Women In the Black offers mental health support to black women entrepreneurs

Women In the Black, the Harlem-based nonprofit empowering African-American women-owned businesses, has partnered with Healthfirst to create a nine-part series that began in May during Mental Health Awareness Month to help to eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health. The … 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 in the northern part of Ethiopia, on … Read More

New York City Black women activists demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell One year to the day, on the red steps of Times Square, Black women activists in New York City demanded justice for Breonna Taylor who was killed by police while asleep in her Kentucky apartment … Read More

Ramadan : NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer to sponsor halal iftar meals for Muslim families this weekend

On May 15 and 17, 2020, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office will sponsor halal iftar meals for Muslim families in need observing Ramadan at the following grab and go sites.   Friday, May 15, 4:00PM-6:00PM APNA BROOKLYN COMMUNITY CENTER & … Read More

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

Rokia Traoré: Single mothers group charges miscarriage of justice in arrest of famed Malian star

Photo credits: A petition has collected over 23,000 signatures in support of acclaimed singer and human rights activist Rokia Traore of Mali following her arrest in Paris for a child custody violation. According to French authorities, Traoré was … Read More

Senegalese painter Akassa opens first solo exhibition at Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell   Senegalese painter Akassa opened his first solo exhibition in America at the Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem on Saturday, February 8, 2020.   The exhibition titled ‘No limits” is open to the public until February … Read More

African scholar Boukary Sawadogo gives book talk on African Cinema

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D., Professor of Cinema Studies at City College, hosted a book talk titled, “West African Screen Media: Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization” on January 30, 2020 at the NYU Center for the study of … Read More

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