Senegalese painter Akassa opens first solo exhibition at Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem

Senegalese painter Akassa opened his first solo exhibition in America at the Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem on Saturday, February 8, 2020.   The exhibition titled ‘No limits” is open to the public until February 26, 2020 on Mondays, Tuesdays, … Read More

Center for New York City Affairs hosts talk on school integration

The Center for New York City Affairs and the Academy for Teachers hosted on February 6, 2020, a talk on school integration and its historical roots with author Clara Hemphill.     Related Images:

Deputy Mayor Thompson hosts 2020 Census Black media roundtable to boost response rate in Black and immigrant communities

New York City Deputy Mayor J. Phillip Thompson hosted a 2020 Census Black media roundtable on Monday, February 3, 2020 at City Hall in an attempt to reverse the low response rate in Black and immigrant communities. The roundtable included … Read More

African scholar Boukary Sawadogo gives book talk on African Cinema

Boukary Sawadogo, Ph.D., Professor of Cinema Studies at City College, hosted a book talk titled, “West African Screen Media: Comedy, TV Series, and Transnationalization” on January 30, 2020 at the NYU Center for the study of Africa and the African … Read More

Immigrant advocates denounce Supreme Court decision allowing public charge rule to go forward

Immigrant advocates gathered at the New York Immigration Coalition for a press conference on January 28, 2020, a day after the U.S. Supreme Court 5-4 vote that now allows the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) public charge rule to go … Read More

City discusses contribution of immigrants in New York City’s fashion industry

The NYC Department of Records and Information Services hosted a panel discussion on the historical relationship between immigrants and the city’s fashion industry on January 23, 2020 in Manhattan.   The panel moderated by Bitta Mostofi, commissioner of the Mayor’s … Read More

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams delivers inaugural “State of the People” address at Alma Mata Brooklyn College

NYC Public Advocate Jumaane Williams delivered his inaugural “State of the People” address at his Alma Mata Brooklyn College on January 22, 2020. Before addressing the audience, Williams was sworn in by his mother Patricia Williams and NYC first public … Read More

Sierra Leonean Embassy holds community briefing about conjoined twin girls Husainatu and Hasanatu Jalloh

Sierra Leone’s Ambassador Sidique Wai held  a community briefing on January 17, 2020 in Manhattan, to update African New Yorkers on the case of conjoined twin girls Husainatu and Hasanatu Jalloh, and to deliver two checks of $6,000 each to … Read More

Maternal mortality in communities of color discussed at community dialogue in Brooklyn

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Birth advocate and reproductive justice activist Shawnee Renee Benton-Gibson hosted a community dialogue on maternal mortality in communities of color in honor of her late daughter Shamony Makeba Gibson on December 19, 2019 at the Weeksville … Read More

Undocumented New Yorkers can now get a driver’s license

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Undocumented New Yorkers can now get a driver’s license thank you to the Green Light law enacted on June 17, 2019 and going into effect today December 16, 2019. To celebrate and help undocumented New Yorkers … Read More

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