December 12th Movement rallies at Whole Foods Harlem for Amazon workers in Alabama

Photo credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell The December 12th Movement was back in Harlem on March 20, 2021 at Whole Foods, rallying for workers’ rights. The gathering was the last push before the end of March, marking the deadline by which … Read More

SBS can help you apply for PPP for free before March 31st deadline

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced that SBS is continuing to help businesses connect to the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) in the 2 weeks remaining until the program is set to end on March 31, … Read More

Tax Day for individuals is extended to May 17

The Treasury Department and Internal Revenue Service announced on March 17, 2021 that the federal income tax filing due date for individuals for the 2020 tax year will be automatically extended from April 15, 2021, to May 17, 2021. The … Read More

New York City Black women activists demand justice for Breonna Taylor

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell One year to the day, on the red steps of Times Square, Black women activists in New York City demanded justice for Breonna Taylor who was killed by police while asleep in her Kentucky apartment … Read More

Senegalese American youth in Harlem remember lives lost during last week’s protests in Senegal

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese American youth gathered at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on March 12, 2021 in solidarity with the Senegalese opposition back home. They remembered the lives lost during the protests … Read More

Americans using direct deposit to receive Economic Impact Payments starting March 13

The Internal Revenue Service announced on March 12, 2021 that the third round of Economic Impact Payments will begin reaching Americans over the next week. Following approval of the American Rescue Plan Act, the first batch of payments will be … Read More

You can quickly access more than $3,000 of child tax credit by filing your taxes electronically

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand is urging New Yorkers to file their taxes electronically to quickly access major anti-poverty provisions in the American Rescue Plan like the now fully refundable Child Tax Credit, which will provide annual payments of $3,600 for … Read More

How you can help the fight for democracy in Senegal

Photo credit: Badara Preira Senegalese citizens at home and in the diaspora are organizing to continue the fight for democracy and support those who were injured, died or are jailed amid the protests following the arrest of Senegalese opposition leader … Read More

Ousmane Sonko: Free at last!

Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was released on March 8, 2021 from a detention his lawyer is said should not have exceeded 48 hours. Sonko was arrested on March 3, 2021 on his way to court to respond to rape … Read More

Street Corner Resources holds rally to call for more investment in Harlem’s youth

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Street Corner Resources held a community response rally at Saint Nicholas Houses on March 7, 2021, a day after a 10-year-old Harlemite was found lifeless in his mother’s apartment on 131st Street and 8th Avenue. … Read More

Macky Sall has yet to address the nation despite 9 Senegalese dead during protests

Photo credit: Badara Preira There have been nine Senegalese dead so far according to reports, since the beginning of the protests started on March 3, 2021 after the arrest of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko. Several opposition and religious leaders … Read More

Families to receive $1,400 per person if $1.9 trillion Covid bill gets to President Biden’s desk

The senate passed the $1.9 trillion Covid bill on March 6, 2021. The bill is expected to go back to the house for a final vote next week. Here is what President Biden had to say about the stimulus bill: … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers rally at the UN to demand the release of opposition leader Ousmane Sonko

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall On March 4, 2021, Senegalese New Yorkers held a rally at the United Nations to demand the release of Senegalese opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, who was arrested the day before on his way to a court … Read More

Senegalese Opposition leader Ousmane Sonko arrested on March 3, 2021

Senegalese Opposition leader Ousmane Sonko was arrested on Wednesday March 3, 2021 on his way to court where he was scheduled to appear for rape allegations.   Sonko, who was followed by his supporters, is accused of disturbing public order … Read More

You can file your taxes for free if your earned $68,000 or less in 2020

Since 2002, NYC Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) has coordinated the City’s Annual Tax Season Initiative to increase access to high-quality free tax preparation services in New York City and the number of eligible New Yorkers claiming the … Read More

Top 10 New York Frauds you should be aware of

New York Attorney General Letitia James kicked off National Consumer Protection Week by releasing a list of the top consumer scams perpetrated against New Yorkers in 2020 — many of which had to do with the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) … Read More

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