Hundreds protest in Harlem against increased Police presence in NYC subway system

On November 22, 2019, hundreds of protesters gathered at the Harriet Tubman Memorial before heading to the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building Plaza in Harlem to protest against the increased police presence in the NYC subway system.       

Harlem Holiday Lighting kicks off holiday season

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The holiday season kicked off with the Harlem Holiday Lighting on November 20, 2019. From 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. several businesses along 125th street participated in the festivities. Manhattan borough president Gale Brewer hosted a … Read More

Cyntoia Brown Long discusses new book with The Gathering for Justice President Carmen Perez

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Gathering for Justice hosted a conversation with Cyntoia Brown Long, activist and author of Free Cyntoia My Search for Redemption in the American Prison System on November 14, 2019 at the Park Avenue Christian Church … Read More

NYC Department of Small Business Services hosts community forum for black entrepreneurs

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell A month after launching BE NYC (Black Entrepreneurs NYC), an initiative aimed at advancing Black entrepreneurship in New York City, NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) hosted on November 9, 2019, a community forum targeting … Read More

Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams commemorates 400 years of Fortitude

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Office of Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams commemorated 400 years of Fortitude on November 6, 2019 at Brooklyn Borough Hall. The event titled “Liberating our Legacy: building our future” brought together members of the African … Read More

Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam launches Fonio Cookbook at the Africa Center in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese Chef Pierre Thiam, also author and co-owner of Teranga Restaurant launched his latest book The Fonio Cookbook on November 3, 2019 at the Africa Center in Harlem. Fonio, an ancient grain that grows in the … Read More

Congresswoman Clarke Hosts “Pardon My Vote” Panel Discussion About Voting Rights of Formerly Incarcerated and Paroled NYS Residents

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke (NY-09) hosted the “Pardon My Vote” panel discussion focused on voting rights of formerly incarcerated and currently paroled New Yorkers on November 1, 2019 at Medgar Evers College in Brooklyn. Clarke said: … Read More

African New Yorker Nathalie Etoke launches English version of her book Melancholia Africana

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Nathalie Etoke, author and associate Professor of Francophone and Africana Studies at CUNY Graduate Center, launched the English version of her book Melancholia Africana the indispensable overcoming of the black condition on October 30, 2019 at … Read More

NYC launches IDNYC renewal campaign and IDNYC Middle School Card

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Deputy Mayor Phil Thompson and Commissioner of Immigrant Affairs Bitta Mostofi announced during a press conference held on October 29, 2019 at the Brooklyn Children’s Museum, the launch of the IDNYC renewal campaign, new and returning … Read More

NYC Commission on Human Rights commemorates 400-year anniversary of first enslaved Africans’ arrival in the US

The New York City Commission on Human Rights hosted on October 25, 2019, an event to commemorate the 400-year anniversary of the arrival of the first enslaved Africans in what is now the United States of America and explore the … Read More

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