City of New York launches $75M fund for small businesses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim announced, on January 23, 2023, the groundbreaking creation of the $75 million NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund, the largest public-private … Read More

Majority of Bronx fire victims’ families denied visas to come to New York

Africa in Harlem invited Fatou Waggeh, a member of the Gambian community related to Haji Jawara and Isatou Jabbie, who died in the Twin Parks fire, to discuss issues affecting the families left behind. She explains how most of the … Read More

African immigrant New Yorkers say final goodbye to community activist Khady Diaby

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African immigrant New Yorkers said their final goodbye to community activist Khady Diaby after Jummah and the two-Rakat-prayer led by Imam Konate on January 20, 2022, at Masjid Aqsa in Harlem. The Consul of Ivory … Read More

Mayor Adams Outlines Plans to Help Undo Decades of Systemic Inequity in Women’s Health Care

Photo: Caroline Willis New York City Mayor Eric Adams outlined on January 17, 2023, his vision for a ‘New York City Women’s Health Agenda’ aimed at dismantling decades of systemic inequity that have negatively impacted the health of women across … Read More

City creates Immigrant Heritage Plaza in Bowling Green Park

Photos credit: Bill Moore On January 18, 2023, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro, NYC Parks Commissioner Sue Donoghue, NYC Department of Transportation (DOT) Commissioner Ydanis Rodriguez and diverse immigrant communities announced the naming of the … Read More

Mayor Adams hosts African Consul General Group at City Hall

Photo credit: Michael Appleton On January 17, 2023, Mayor Eric Adams hosted the African Consul General Group at City Hall.   Related Images:

States of Becoming is now “Pay as you Can” at The Africa Center

States of Becoming, an exhibition curated by Fitsum Shebeshe and produced by Independent Curators International (ICI) on view at The Africa Center at Aliko Dangote Hall through February 26, 2023 is now “Pay as you Can”. States of Becoming, which … Read More

Preliminary Budget Address

Photo credit: Michael Appleton By Mayor Eric Adams Every year, the Mayor presents a budget to the people of New York City. This budget is about much more than what we are spending and what we are spending it on. … Read More

African immigrant New Yorkers mourn the loss of community activist Khady Diaby

The African immigrant community in New York is mourning the loss of Khady Diaby, a wife, mother, and community activist from the West African country of Ivory Coast, who lost her battle with cancer on January 15, 2023. The funeral … Read More

The New Black Panther Party pays tribute to Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New Black Panther Party and the African International Merchants’ Agency held, on January 12, 2023, the 22nd annual tribute to Dr. Khalid Abdul Muhammad at the Magnolia Center in Brooklyn. The celebration of Black … Read More

Victims of tragic Bronx fire and community leader remembered at one-year anniversary

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Community members and elected officials gathered at 333 East 181st a year after the January 9th, 2022, tragic Bronx fire to remember the victims and honor the memory of Abdoulie Touray, the first Gambian to … Read More

Civilian Complaint Review Board to host first board meeting of 2023 at Harlem Hospital

Photo credit: NYC health + Hospitals On January 11, 2023, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) will host its first Board Meeting of 2023 at the Harlem Hospital Center. Members of the public will be able to stream and participate … Read More

Schools Chancellor Banks kicks off Community and Citywide Education Council election season

Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced this week the start of the biennial Community and Citywide Education Council election season, with changes to create more inclusive parent governance bodies. Beginning January 9, parents can apply to run for a Council, … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams meets ethnic and community media at City Hall

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Eric Adams met members of the ethnic and community press at City Hall on January 6, 2023, to discuss his first year as the head of the City of New York. Mayor Eric Adams, … Read More

ACS reminds parents that infants should never sleep with blankets or in beds, even in cold weather

Photo credit: Any Grant Ahead of the New York City winter storm, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is reminding parents and caregivers with infants about the ways to keep their children safe while sleeping. There is serious danger … Read More

Planning for our Children: Pre-School Special Education, Improved Cafeterias and Halal Meals

Planning for our Children: Pre-School Special Education, Improved Cafeterias and Halal Meals By Mayor Eric Adams New York City is justifiably proud of its 3-K and Pre-K programs, which serve tens of thousands of students across the city. But no … Read More

Central Park Conservancy unveils The Gate of the Exonerated in honor of the Exonerated Five and other wrongly convicted

Photos credit: Bill Moore On April 20, 1989, the lives of five Black and Latino teenagers, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam, took an unexpected turn when they were arrested by the NYPD and questioned … Read More

New-York based activist Ousmane Tounkara explains why Senegalese investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang is still in detention

In our latest Africa in Harlem Live, New-York based Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara explains why investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang was arrested on November 6, 2022, by the Police and why he has yet to be released. Niang, who started … Read More

President Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe meets Bronx Community College’s African and Muslim Students

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Bronx Community College Muslim Student Association, the Male Empowerment Network, and the African Students Association held, on December 1, 2022, a roundtable discussion with the college’s President, Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, to discuss issues affecting them. … Read More

City urges New Yorkers to mask-up indoors and outdoors as COVID-19 and flu are increasing

As New York City enters the holiday season, COVID-19 and other seasonal illnesses are seeing unusually high concurrent spikes. To slow the transmission of these viruses, the New York City Health Commissioner issued a Health Advisory that urges New York City residents … Read More

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