Attorney General James Releases Charities Report Finding on the eve of Giving Tuesday

In time for Giving Tuesday and the holiday season, New York Attorney General Letitia James released on November 29, 2021, her annual “Pennies for Charity: Fundraising by Professional Fundraisers” report, which found that charities that retained professional fundraisers received about … Read More

Jacob Restaurant feeds the Harlem community on Thanksgiving for the 12th year in a row

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Since they opened Jacob Restaurant in 2019 in Harlem, owners Rachid and Kim Niang have fed community members every year on Thanksgiving, and this year was no different. Despite COVID-19, the doors of Jacob Restaurant … Read More

New UN Women data confirms violence against women has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 Photo credit: Diego Cervo On November 24, 2021, the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new report released by UN Women highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety at home … Read More

The Gentlemen’s Factory, Strivers’ Row, and BE NYC host networking reception for Black entrepreneurs

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 20, 2021, the Gentlemen’s Factory, Strivers’ Row, and Black Entrepreneurs NYC (BE NYC) hosted a reception at Brooklyn Commons to allow Black entrepreneurs to reconnect with peers. Several elected officials, including Deputy Mayor … Read More

Haitian leaders and community members reveal newly named 2/5 subway station Newkirk Ave – Little Haiti

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 18, 2021, Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichote Hermelyn, Senator Kevin Parker, and Haitian community members gathered in Little Haiti, in Brooklyn, on the anniversary of the Battle of Vertières, for the reveal of the newly … Read More

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to host citizenship application assistance event on November 20, 2021

On November 20, 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is partnering with CUNY Citizenship Now for an in-person NYC Fall Citizenship Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Middle School 2 located at 655 Parkside Ave in Brooklyn. … Read More

Life of Hope and City agencies Partner to Provide Temporary Protected Status Application Assistance to Haitian New Yorkers

Photo credit: Yurii Kibalnik Life of Hope (LOH), in partnership with the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA), the Office of the Public Advocate, CUNY Law’s Community Legal Resource Network (CLRN), and CUNY Haitian Studies Institute (CUNY-HSI) have collaborated to … Read More

Nick Cannon leads Harlem Holiday Nights Parade

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell After skipping 2020 due to COVID 19, the Harlem Holiday Nights Parade came back in 2021 with Nick Cannon as Grand Marshall. The entertainer led the parade from 125th street and old Broadway to 8th … Read More

Black immigrant organizations launch two days of action for the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program

Photo credit: AS Photo Project The Black Alliance for Just Immigration (BAJI), UndocuBlack Network (UBN), African Communities Together (ACT), and Black Immigrant Collective (BIC) have launched two days of actions focused on the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) program, approximately one month from the application deadline of December … Read More

12,000 Home Health Aides in NYC to receive up to $18.8 Million in unpaid wages

Photo credit: Michael Jung New York Attorney General Letitia James, in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), announced on November 16, 2021, an agreement with two major home care health agencies to deliver … Read More

Community leaders join Council Member Mathieu Eugene to co-name Flatbush Ave as Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable

Photos credit: Kenya L Smith Elected officials and community leaders joined Council Member Mathieu Eugene as he officially co-named Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Foster Avenue as Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Boulevard. The renaming was in honor of … Read More

DDC Launches New Mentoring Program For Minority and Women-Owned Construction Firms and Small Businesses

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 10, 2021, The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and administration officials joined the construction industry and local elected leaders to launch a new DDC Mentoring Program to increase business opportunities for … Read More

New York City Marathon runs again with Africans ahead

Photos credits: Bill Moore The 50th New York City Marathon took place on November 7, 2021, after a break in 2020 due to COVID 19. Without any surprise, Kenyans were ahead in both categories, men, and women, with Albert Korir, … Read More

CCRB Wins, at the Supreme Court, the Right to Investigate cases of NYPD sexual misconduct and untruthful statements

Photo credit: Wally Gobetz On November 9, 2021, the State Supreme Court upheld the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board’s (CCRB) rule change to investigate cases of NYPD sexual misconduct and untruthful statements. The Court found that CCRB had … Read More

Eric Adams supporter sees the fruits of his labor

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell It didn’t matter how many candidates were running for mayor and how popular they were. Sheikh Musa Drammeh, an African father, husband, entrepreneur, and New Yorker, had already made his choice, and it was Eric … Read More

Ghanaian delegation promotes Ghana as top tourism and investment destination in Africa

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, (GTA), Beyond the Return Project in partnership with Destination Ghana Management hosted a meet and greet on November 4, 2021, at the Weeksville Heritage Center … Read More

Manhattan DA-elect Alvin Bragg Announces Transition Committee

Manhattan District Attorney-elect Alvin Bragg announced on November 5, 2021, the formation of a transition committee comprised of legal experts, service providers, faith based and community leaders, law enforcement, and those directly impacted by the office, that will help reimagine … Read More

Cordell Cleare is the new State Senator for District 30

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Election day for Democratic Nominee for NY State Senate Cordell Cleare started at 6:30 a.m., a few blocks from her home, at Wadleigh High School, the first of the ten polling sites she visited that … Read More

Eric Adams will be New York’s second Black mayor

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell It was Eric Adams’ dream to become the Mayor of New York City. That dream became a reality on November 2nd, 2021, when New Yorkers overwhelmingly voted to elect Adams as the 110th mayor and … Read More

Eric Adams and Cordell Cleare host “Get Out The Vote” rally in Harlem

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell The NYC Democratic machine gathered in Harlem on November 1, 2021, a day before the elections for a “Get Out The Vote” rally hosted by Democratic Nominee for State Senate Cordell Cleare and mayoral candidate … Read More

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