Attorney General James’ Motion to Release Grand Jury Proceedings Related to Daniel Prude’s Death Granted

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced that a judge granted her motion to unseal and publicly release the grand jury minutes related to the investigation of Daniel Prude’s death.  “As I have contended throughout my entire career, there can … Read More

Biden-Harris administration announces changes to PPP benefiting small businesses left behind in previous relief efforts

The Biden-Harris administration announced several reforms targeting the PPP to the smallest businesses and those that have been left behind in previous relief efforts. While these efforts are no substitute for passage of the American Rescue Plan, they will extend … Read More

New letter implicates the NYPD and the FBI 56 years after Malcolm X’s assassination

56 years after Malcolm X was killed at the Audubon Ballroom in front of his wife and daughters, a letter written by undercover police officer Ray Wood brings new information and implicates the NYPD and the FBI in the assassination … Read More

From Home to Workplace: New Rules Help New Yorkers Remain Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs We are all focused on making a better 2021 for all our communities: keeping our city safe, beating COVID-19, and ensuring a just and inclusive recovery from this … Read More

28th edition of New York African Film festival to run from February 4 to March 4, 2021

Photo credit: New York African Film festival The 28th edition of the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns with a virtual program celebrating the shared aspirations that drive humanity through time and the voices of the women who push … Read More

We All Really Matter, Apostle Dr. Staci Ramos and Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E call for accountability in assault on Black woman in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell We All Really Matter, a Harlem-based organization educating and empowering survivors of domestic abuse, along with 28th Precinct Clergy Council President Apostle Dr. Staci Ramos and Harlem Mothers S.A.V.E., a local organization fighting against gun … Read More

Ugandan New Yorkers urge Biden Administration to cut ties with dictator Yoweri Museveni

Photos credit: Sami Disu Ugandan New Yorkers were the latest of a list of African demonstrators coming to the United Nations Plaza with the hope of getting the UN and President Biden to intervene in a process that, in any … Read More

Winter Storm Warning is in effect from 7 p.m. Sunday through 6 a.m. Tuesday

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York City Emergency Management Department issued a hazardous travel advisory for Monday, February 1, and Tuesday, February 2. The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Storm Warning for New York City in … Read More

New York City Council Reforms Street Vendor System

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York City Council voted on a historic legislation, sponsored by Council Member Margaret Chin, to mandate significant reforms to the street vendor system January 28, 2021. “Introduction 1116 finally puts an end to … Read More

Kente Royal Gallery presents Ghanaian artist Ferguson Amo’s first solo exhibition

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Kente Royal Gallery hosted an opening reception for its first exhibition of 2021 “I AM FROM…” with Ghanaian artist Ferguson Amo on January 23, 2021. The exhibition, a mix of drawings and sculptures, is open … Read More

World, did you forget the promise you made after the Rwandan Genocide?

Photo credit: Houreidja Tall When the Rwandan Genocide occurred in 1994, the world said, “Never again!” but Protester 1, a Tigrayan New Yorker who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, is saying, “it is happening again.” And … Read More

Certification for New Partial Unemployment Benefits Plan Started on January 24, 2021

Photo credit: Mangostar New Yorkers who claim Partial Unemployment Benefits should, starting January 24, 2021, report the number of hours worked. Under this new system, unemployed New Yorkers can work up to seven days per week and still receive some … Read More

Eligible undocumented individuals could get a green card under President Biden’s Immigration Plan

The U.S. Citizenship Act of 2021 is the new immigration bill that President Biden is expected to send to Congress this week. The bill if passed by the Democrat-led Congress, would create a roadmap to citizenship for undocumented individuals. The … Read More

NYC politicians celebrate Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day at the National Action Network in Harlem was a parade of politicians, elected and hopeful, each describing in their own words what the civil rights activist meant to them … Read More

Sylvia’s Restaurant gives away 500 hot meals to Harlem community on MLK Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Sylvia’s restaurant has fed the Harlem community for more than 50 years and on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day, things were no different. Volunteers and staff including Sylvia’s granddaughter Tren’ness Woods-Black, Dj Norman, Angie … Read More

Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz distributes 400 laptops to students on Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell To Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz, it might only be a drop in the water, but for the 400 children selected in the schools with the highest needs in District 9 and 10, a laptop … Read More

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