Early voting starts June 12

If you are a New Yorker eligible to vote, polls will be open for early voting from June 12 to June 20, 2021. You will be voting to choose several NYC municipal positions including mayor, public advocate, comptroller, borough president … Read More

Applications for $800 Million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program Now Open

Applications are now open for the $800 million COVID-19 Pandemic Small Business Recovery Grant Program. The program reimburses New York small businesses with grants of up to $50,000 for COVID-related expenses incurred between March 1, 2020 and April 1, 2021. … Read More

13 recreation centers to reopen on June 14 with new health and safety guidelines

NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver, FAICP announced that on Monday, June 14, the first phase of recreation center reopenings will begin with the opening of 13 centers to existing members; two additional recreation centers will reopen to members on … Read More

City to host virtual session on property tax exemptions for religious nonprofits on June 14

On Monday, June 14, at 2 p.m., the NYC Department of Finance will host a virtual information session on property tax exemptions for religious not-for-profit organizations. In partnership with Muslim Community Network, New York Center for Faith & Community Partnerships, … Read More

Tigrayan New Yorkers to run and march for Ethiopian children on June 13

The Tigray Community in the Tri-State Area will host on June 13, National Children’s Day, a run and march through Harlem to demand peace for the children of Tigray caught in the middle of a conflict between the Ethiopian government … Read More

Nigerian New-Yorker Joyce Adewumi presents 12th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival

Photos credit: Bill Moore Nigerian New-Yorker Joyce Adewumi presented the 12th Annual NYC Multicultural Festival on June 5, 2021 at the Jackie Robinson Park Bandshell in Harlem. The theme of this year’s festival, which was started in 2010 to celebrate … Read More

Health Department warns New Yorkers about tick-borne illnesses this summer

The Health Department reminds all New Yorkers to protect themselves and their families from tick-borne illnesses as summer approaches and people begin to travel and engage in outdoor activities. The most common tick-borne disease diagnosed among New Yorkers is Lyme … Read More

Senegalese political activist Ousmane Tounkara thanks community for continuous support

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese political activist Ousmane Tounkara, his family and support committee, hosted a Thank you Barbecue on June 6, 2021 at Morningside Park in Harlem. The very-well-attended gathering was a day of celebration for children and … Read More

Nigerian New Yorkers want Eric Adams to be New York’s next mayor

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Gbenga Omotayo, Chairman of the Nigerian-Americans Public Affairs Committee (NAPAC) and Yinka Dansalami, the Chairman of the Board of the Organization for Advancement of Nigeria (OAN) held an endorsement ceremony for mayoral candidate Eric Adams … Read More

Activists, Families Victimized by Police Demand Police Accountability and NYPD Defunding

Photo credit: Sami Disu On Saturday, May 29 family members of victims of police violence led about 100 marchers through East New York and Brownsville, beginning with a stop at the location where Delrawn Small was killed by NYPD officer … Read More

Eric Adams reveals agenda for immigrant New Yorkers

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams unveiled on June 3, 2021 his “WeRISE” agenda to raise immigrant safety and empowerment at a town hall for ethnic and community media. A 2015-19 estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau showed that 36.8 percent of … Read More

Lawmakers Kaplan and Solages pass Legislation to protect Immigrants from threats of deportation

Photo credit: ICE On June 3rd, 2021 the New York State Senate passed 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, following passage by … Read More

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams unveils “Upstream Justice” plan for NYC youth

Mayoral candidate Eric Adams returned to the Spofford juvenile detention center — where he was sent as a teenager after being arrested and beaten by police – on June 1, 2021 to detail his plan to improve outcomes for young … Read More

Emergency Rental Assistance Program open to undocumented can pay up to 12 months of rental arrears

Photo credit: Vitalii Vodolazskyi The New York State Emergency Rental Assistance Program (ERAP) providing rental arrears, temporary rental assistance and utility arrears assistance is accepting applications starting June 1, 2021. The program is designed to offer significant economic relief to … Read More

NYC 8 public beaches now open until September 12

Photo credit: NYC Parks / Malcolm Pinckney NYC Parks Commissioner Mitchell J. Silver announced that the City’s eight public beaches will open for swimming on Saturday, May 29, and remain open through Sunday, September 12, 2021. Lifeguards will be on … Read More

Medgar Evers College to Award Carver Bank CEO Honorary Doctorate

Michael T. Pugh, president and CEO of Carver Bancorp, will receive an honorary Doctor of Humane Letters at Medgar Ever College’s virtual commencement ceremony honoring the classes of 2020 and 2021 on Thursday, June 3, 2021. As is customary, Medgar … Read More

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