Mourides of New York celebrate the Magal in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Hundreds of Mourides gathered in Harlem on September 15, 2022, to celebrate the life and legacy of the brotherhood’s founder Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba during one of their most important events of the year, the Magal. … Read More

June 28 is Primary Election Day

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell June 28 is Election Day for registered New Yorkers who will vote to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, a state assembly member, judges, and members of the state committee. If you live in Central … Read More

Crazy Pistons distributes free diapers and wipes to mothers in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Members of the minority motorcycle club based in Brooklyn, Crazy Pistons, were in Harlem on June 25, 2022, for their yearly distribution of free diapers and wipes at the Kennedy Center. The group has been … Read More

City to provide additional $1.65 million to support newly arrived Haitian New Yorkers

Photo credit: Ed Reed New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro today announced an additional $1.65 million in funding for Fiscal Year 2023 to help newly arrived Haitian New Yorkers … Read More

City of New York offers tips to beat the heat

Photo credit: Diego Cervo To mark the first day of summer, the New York City Emergency Management Department and the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene encourage New Yorkers to beat the heat by knowing the hazards they may face, … Read More

Violence interrupter Iesha Sekou gathers community after Harlem mass shooting

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Violence interrupter and CEO of Street Corner Resources Iesha Sekou gathered community members on 139th street and 5th Ave, near the site where a mass shooting occurred on June 19, 2022, to denounce yet another … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare hosts a two-day Juneteenth celebration in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senator Cordell Cleare hosted a two-day Juneteenth celebration that started on June 18, 2022, with a breakfast and press conference at the Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center. Several leaders, including Assemblyman Al Taylor, Imam … Read More

Schomburg Center Literary Festival returns to in-person

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Schomburg Center Literary Festival returned on June 18, 2022, inside the center and outdoors on 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard with authors of African descent from across … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams celebrates Juneteenth at Gracie Mansion

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell New York City Mayor Eric Adams hosted a reception celebrating Juneteenth on June 16, 2022, at Gracie Mansion.      During his speech, Mayor Adams invited leaders of African descent to focus on their … Read More

Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson raises Juneteenth Flag at the County Courthouse

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On June 16, 2022, a few minutes before 3 p.m., the blue, red, and white Juneteenth Flag was floating at the Bronx County courthouse for the first time following a flag-raising ceremony held by Bronx … Read More

Women in the Black helps women entrepreneurs hit the reset button at annual conference

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Women in the Black, a Harlem-based nonprofit organization helping women start, build, lead and grow their businesses, held its annual Who’s the Boss Conference under the theme “Reset” on June 16, 2022, at the Alhambra Ballroom. … Read More

New season of farmers’ markets starts this week at Harlem Hospital

Photo credit:  Kanpisut NYC Health + Hospitals launched on June 14, 2022, a new season of farmers markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city. The farmers markets, operated by local partners GrowNYC, Harvest Home, Uptown Grand Central, and the New … Read More

NYC Commission on Human Rights discusses civic engagement with African immigrants

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On June 9th, 2022, less than three weeks before the June Primary, the NYC Commission on Human Rights held an African Diaspora Civic Engagement Awareness Day at Bronx Borough Hall. Rivalries and lack of data … Read More

Sanitation Worker Exam Filing Period will run from June 8 to June 28

Photo credit: Michael Appleton On May 8, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams, the New York City Department of Sanitation (DSNY), and the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) announced that the filing period for the next Sanitation Worker exam will run from June 8 … Read More

BAM Dance Africa Festival returns for its 45th anniversary

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell and Nate Palmer African food and culture were at the center stage of the Brooklyn Academy of Music Dance Africa Festival held during the Memorial Day weekend in Brooklyn. A storm that blew many tents … Read More

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce hosts State of the NY Women in Business Conference

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, a nonprofit advocating for women entrepreneurs, held its State of the NY Women in Business Conference on May 26, 2022, at the Alianza Dominicana Cultural Center in Washington … Read More

The African Union Day Foundation hosts a reception at the Turkish House

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African Union Day Foundation, an initiative founded in July 2006 to promote the celebrations of Africa Day and African Union Day in the Diaspora, held a reception in honor of Africa Day at the … Read More

The Permanent Mission of the African Union to the UN celebrates Africa Day in New York

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Permanent Mission of the African Union to the United Nations celebrated Africa Day under the theme: “Year of Nutrition” at the Permanent Mission of Libya in Manhattan on May 25, 2022. H.E. Ambassador Fatima … Read More

Applications for Gifted & Talented programs to open on May 31st

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced that applications for the expanded kindergarten and third grade Gifted & Talented programs will open next Tuesday, May 31, 2022. … Read More

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

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