Even in cold weather, infants should never sleep with blankets or share adult bred, ACS says

As temperatures drop, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is reminding caregivers about the ways to keep babies safe while sleeping: Even in cold weather, babies should always sleep alone – without loose bedding like a blanket, quilt or … Read More

The Gambian Youth Organization’s Statement on the Second Anniversary of Twin Parks Northwest Fire

Today marks two years since the devastating fire that claimed the lives of 17 members of our community, including eight children. We will never forget the tragic events of January 9, 2022. Our hearts, minds, and prayers go out to … Read More

A Day in Harlem: After the storm, the sun kisses buildings, sharing its warmth and light

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Dr. Yusef Salaam is officially Harlem’s new council member

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Introduced by one of the Exonerated Five Raymond Santana, Dr. Yusef Salaam, set to represent New York City Council District 9, addressed family members, friends, and supporters during a watch party held on November 7, … Read More

Ousmane Sonko’s wives call for an end to harassment against the opposition leader

In an exclusive interview with Senegalese investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang, Khady Kébé and Anna Diamanka, the wives of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, described the nightmare they have been living with their family since 2021. The wives called for an … Read More

Free exhibition titled “Reframing Neglect” is now open at The Africa Center until September 3

Photo credit: Aïda-Muluneh The Africa Center, in partnership with The END Fund, announced Reframing Neglect, a new photography series at The Africa Center highlighting the need to end neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) globally. The entire series includes 38 photos by … Read More

City invests $5 million in immigration legal assistance for Asylum Seekers

Photo credit: MOIA New York City Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro today announced that the City has launched the Asylum Seeker Legal Assistance Network (ASLAN), a $5 million investment to expand community capacity to provide immigration legal assistance for … Read More

Don’t forget to vote! It’s Primary Election Day in New York City

If you live in Harlem District 9, you have the opportunity to choose your next council member and the 12 delegates to the Judicial Convention 70th Assembly District. For City Council, the candidates are Yusef Salaam, Inez E Dickens and … Read More

Public Schools Will Soon Be Required to Offer Mindful Breathing Practices Every School Day

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks, and New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan today announced that all New York City public … Read More

11-year-old Alfa Barrie laid to rest at the Malboro Muslim Memorial Cemetery

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Alfa Barrie was buried on June 23, 2023, at 5:20 p.m. at the Malboro Muslim Memorial Cemetery in New Jersey after a funeral service at the Futa Islamic Center in the Bronx. A search followed … Read More

With the cause of death still unknown, Alfa Barrie will be laid to rest on June 23rd

More than a month after the Police found Alfa Barrie’s lifeless body in the Hudson River, his family says the medical examiner’s office hasn’t given them a cause of death. Nevertheless, they will hold a funeral service at the Futa … Read More

Where to get free K-95 Masks in New York

Beginning Thursday, June 8th, at 8:00 am, each New Yorker will be able to receive two masks from the locations below.   NYPD All NYPD Precincts Find Your Precinct and Sector – NYPD   Bronx FDNY Division 6 – 720 … Read More

Air quality health advisory is in effect for New York

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos and State Department of Health (DOH) Commissioner Dr. James McDonald issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the Long Island, New York City Metro, Eastern Lake Ontario, Central New … Read More

Bill Perkins’ Celebration of life will take place at the First Corinthian Baptist Church

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell A celebration of life honoring William Bill Perkins will occur at the First Corinthian Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 3 to 8 p.m. On May 25, a public viewing will be held … Read More

Alfa Barrie’s family wants closure and clarity

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Alfa Barrie’s family held a press conference after a memorial at Democracy Prep in Harlem on May 23, 2023. Alfa Barrie’s uncle Amadou Diallo who thanked the community and the media for helping with the … Read More

Alfa Barrie remembered during prayer service at Futa Islamic Center

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African immigrant community gathered at the Futa Islamic Center to offer condolences and pray for the 11-year-old Alfa Barrie, who went missing on Friday, May 12, 2023, and whose lifeless body surfaced on the … Read More

A GoFundMe campaign is set up to cover Alfa Barrie’s funeral costs

Alfa Barrie with older brother Ibrahim Diallo The nonprofit organization, Guineans Succeeding in America, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Alfa Barrie’s family cover his funeral costs. While many, including the family, were hoping for a miracle, the … Read More

Community members hold vigil for Harlem Politician Bill Perkins

Photos credits: Bill Moore Harlemites held a vigil on the plaza of the State Office Building on May 17, 2023, a day after Bill Perkins died in his Harlem home. He was 74 years old. Perkins, who was very active … Read More

32nd Precinct confirms that body found in Harlem River is 13-year-old Garrett Warren

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The 32nd Precinct in Harlem just confirmed that the body found earlier today in the Harlem River was 13-year-old Garrett Warren, last seen on Friday with 11-year-old Alfa Barrie, who has yet to be found. … Read More

Alfa Barrie’s mother and sister seek help in finding missing 11-year-old boy

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell “There is someone out there that knows something. This is New York City!” shouted Alfa Barrie’s 22-year-old sister Fatima Diallo who spent the day with siblings and friends plastering flyers in Harlem and the Bronx, … Read More

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