Action, Care and Compassion: My Administration’s Approach to Addressing Severe Mental Illness

By Mayor Eric Adams Our city is facing a crisis.  New Yorkers with severe and untreated mental illness are living out in the open, on our streets and in our subways.  They are in danger and need help, yet often, … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare hosts panel on housing at Barnard College

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 29, 2022, Senator Cordell Cleare hosted a panel discussion on intersectionality of housing and race, which followed a tour of the Redlining Exhibit held at Barnard College. Panelists included David R. Jones, President … Read More

Jacob Restaurant gives away hot, nutritious meals to New Yorkers on Thanksgiving Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Rachid and Kim Niang, the owners of Jacob Restaurant, opened their doors for the 13th year in a row to provide a hot, nutritious meal to New Yorkers on Thanksgiving Day.     

Muslim Community Network turns 20

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Muslim Community Network – MCN, celebrated two decades of service to the New York and Muslim American community on November 22, 2022 at Midtown Hilton Hotel. The organization advocating for Muslim New Yorkers, honored Craig … Read More

Mayor Adams signs two bills providing support for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in New York City

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 22, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed two bills to provide support for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in New York City. Intro. 153-A amends New York City’s administrative code … Read More

NYC Marathon runners greeted in Harlem with music, confetti, and words of encouragement

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell and Babacar Campbell On November 6, 2022, NYC Marathon runners were greeted in Harlem with music, confetti, and words of encouragement. 

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates 20 years of helping minority business owners thrive

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 20 years at the service of minority business owners on November 3, 2022, during its first in-person Women of Excellence Award Ceremony in two years. The … Read More

Harlem lost one of its most influential religious leaders: Reverend Calvin Butts III

Photos credit: Bill Moore On October 28, 2022, Harlem lost one of its most influential religious leaders: Reverend Calvin Butts III, who led the Abyssinian Baptist Church, founded in 1808, for over 30 years. Reverend Butts also served as President … Read More

NYS Senator Cordell Cleare discusses rules, rights, and resources for asylum seekers at public forum

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 4, 2022, NYS Senator Cordell Cleare hosted and moderated a public forum for asylum seekers at the Historic Masjid Malcolm Shabazz to discuss the rules, rights and resources affecting asylum seekers in the … Read More

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc holds a panel on the impact of domestic violence on children

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African American Women-led Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. held a domestic violence panel on the impact on children on November 3, 2022 at the Kennedy Center in Harlem. Shamara Kelly from Voices of Women, Returning … Read More

Harlem children celebrate Halloween in style!

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Africa in Harlem focused on Harlem children this past Halloween. The celebration for the little ones is always about having fun and getting as many candies as possible. This year was no different!  

Harlem Night Market’s Three Weekends of Fun, Food & Winter Shopping Return to the Historic La Marqueta

Kick off the holiday season in Harlem with the Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, created through a partnership between NYC Public Markets (run by NYC EDC), Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem & Union Settlement. This season’s edition returns Saturday, … Read More

Polls are now open! Vote Today in this Critical Election

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell By Mayor Eric Adams Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day in New York City – your last chance to join millions of New Yorkers in making your voices heard and casting your ballots in these … Read More

Senator Cleare raises awareness about breast cancer at “Paint the Cure” event in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore New York State Senator Cordell Cleare held a “Paint the Cure” event in Harlem on October 29, 2022, to raise awareness about breast cancer.  

Guinean singer Natu Camara curates free Harlem Meets Africa concert

Photos credit: isseu Diouf Campbell  Guinean singer/songwriter and Harlem resident Natu Camara curated on October 16, 2022, a free Harlem Meets Africa concert at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. The goal was to connect, sing, dance, and … Read More

African Burial Ground commemorates the 19th anniversary of ancestors’ reinterment

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African Burial Ground National Monument commemorated the 19th anniversary of the reinterment of the ancestors with libation, singing, dancing, and drumming on October 8, 2022. The African Burial ground is the oldest and largest … Read More

Moshood honored at Mayor Eric Adams’ first African Heritage Celebration at Gracie Mansion

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Eric Adams honored Nigerian-American designer Moshood during his first African Heritage Celebration held on October 6, 2022, at Gracie Mansion. During the celebration, Mayor Adams joined the crowd to shake hands and even pose … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams presents a proclamation to World Boxing Council in honor of Louis ‘Battling Siki’ Fall

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Eric Adams presented a proclamation to the World Boxing Council in honor of Louis ‘Battling Siki’ Fall during a ceremony held at City Hall on October 4, 2022. Battling Siki, the first athlete born … Read More

14th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival screens Attica in Harlem

  Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The 14th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival, under the theme “Remembering Our Political Prisoners,” screened the documentary Attica, on September 30, 2022, at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem. A Q&A with Emmy-winning … Read More

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