World, did you forget the promise you made after the Rwandan Genocide?

Photo credit: Houreidja Tall When the Rwandan Genocide occurred in 1994, the world said, “Never again!” but Protester 1, a Tigrayan New Yorker who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, is saying, “it is happening again.” And … Read More

Certification for New Partial Unemployment Benefits Plan Started on January 24, 2021

Photo credit: Mangostar New Yorkers who claim Partial Unemployment Benefits should, starting January 24, 2021, report the number of hours worked. Under this new system, unemployed New Yorkers can work up to seven days per week and still receive some … Read More

Eligible undocumented individuals could get a green card under President Biden’s Immigration Plan

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is the new immigration bill that President Biden is expected to send to Congress this week. The bill if passed by the Democrat-led Congress, would create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals. The … Read More

NYC politicians celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network in Harlem was a parade of politicians, elected and hopeful, each describing in their own words what the civil rights activist meant to them … Read More

Sylvia’s Restaurant gives away 500 hot meals to Harlem community on MLK Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Sylvia’s restaurant has fed the Harlem community for more than 50 years and on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, things were no different. Volunteers and staff including Sylvia’s granddaughter Tren’ness Woods-Black, Dj Norman, Angie … Read More

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz distributes 400 laptops to students on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell To Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, it might only be a drop in the water, but for the 400 children selected in the schools with the highest needs in District 9 and 10, a laptop … Read More

Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Against the NYPD for Excessive Use of Force

New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and its leadership to end its pattern of using excessive force and making false arrests against New Yorkers during peaceful protests. In … Read More

NYC African Leaders and Clergy endorse Eric Adams for Mayor

Photos credit: Adrian Childress More than a dozen of African leaders and clergy endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for Mayor on January 13, 2021 during a press conference held on the steps of the Bronx Municipal Building. They cited … Read More

Keyon Harrold Jr’s parents, Reverend Al Sharpton and Ben Crump all call for a boycott of Arlo Hotels

Photos credit: Adrian Childress The parents of Keyon Harrold Jr., Keyon Harrold Sr. and Kat Rodriguez, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and Reverend Al Sharpton held a news conference on Monday, January 11, 2021 calling … Read More

Nigerien New Yorkers accuse France of interference

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall Nigerian New Yorkers were planning a protest at the US Capitol to denounce France’s alleged interference in the presidential elections scheduled in Niger on February 21, 2021, but are now deterred by Trump supporters’ invasion of … Read More

Three new COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs open today in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Three new COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs located in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn opened today, January 10, 2021. Twelve additional Hubs will open next week across the five boroughs, adding to the over 125 sites that … Read More

Immigrant advocates call for Action on Day 1 of Biden Administration to dismantle Trump Legacy

George Tarr, African Refuge Citing the Democratic Party’s majority control in Congress, the New York Immigration Coalition, advocates, New Yorkers, and policy experts called for the Biden administration to keep their promise to restore humanity to the country’s immigration system … Read More

The Africa Center’s CEO Uzodinma Iweala shares thoughts on Trump supporters’ desecration of US Capitol

Like many of you I watched yesterday as rioters and terrorists desecrated the United States Capitol building. I was not shocked. That such violent opposition to U.S. democratic institutions would manifest after years of sustained assault should not be shocking. … Read More

City launches three new mentorship programs for women and minority owned businesses

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced the launch of three new mentorship programs expected to serve 1,500 businesses in 2021. The programs, ‘Small Business Mentors NYC,’ ‘BE NYC Mentors,’ and ‘M/WBE Mentors,’ will provide … Read More

Immigrant New Yorkers, your city is here for you

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Photo credit: JP Photography In this new year, more than ever, I am reminded of the importance of New York City’s immigrant communities. They have taken care of us … Read More

USCIS is accepting DACA applications from first-time applicants

Photo credit: Tada Images For the first time since the Trump Administration tried to end the program in 2017, USCIS is again accepting applications from first-time applicants and applications for advance parole (permission to leave the country and reenter) for … Read More

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