NYC Department of Small Business Services partners with Angela Yee to bring resources to underserved community

Photos credit: Kenya Smith On April 15, 2022, the Department of Small Business Services (SBS), Department of Consumer & Worker Protection (DCWP), and the Mayor’s Public Engagement Unit (PEU), in partnership with Power 105.1 Breakfast Club host and Bed -Stuy … Read More

Third Annual African Diaspora Caucus Network honors education advocate Queen Makkada

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Albany City Council member Owusu Anane held the third Annual African Diaspora Caucus Network on April 9, 2022, at Albany City Hall. The event, which always coincides with the annual New York State Association of … Read More

City adds 1,000 New Kindergarten and Third Grade seats to Gifted and Talented Program

Photo credit: WavebreakMediaMicro New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced the expansion of the New York City public school’s Gifted and Talented program serving elementary school students. … Read More

Family Wellness Suites reopen for parents and babies in New York City

Photo credit: Ursula Page The New York City Health Department announced on April 13, 2022, the reopening of the Family Wellness Suites at its Neighborhood Health Action Centers. The Family Wellness Suites provide birthing people and their families a safe, … Read More

New York City’s new health commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan meets with community and ethnic media

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell With the recent uptick of COVID cases in New York City, the new health commissioner, Dr. Ashwin Vasan, met with the community and ethnic media on April 6, 2022, at City Hall to share the … Read More

EGN Youth Sports & Development to serve Harlem youth at new 135th street location

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell EGN Youth Sports & Development, an NYC program whose mission is to improve New York City youth and their communities through sports activities and educational support, is now serving the community on 181st West 135th … Read More

Muslim Community Network distributes 200 grocery boxes to Muslim immigrants ahead of Ramadan

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Muslim Community Network welcomed the holy month of Ramadan with a Food Pack-A-Thon on Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York located in Manhattan. Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine joined … Read More

President Biden signs “Emmett Till Antilynching Act,” making lynching a federal hate crime

On Tuesday, March 29, 2022, President Biden signed into law H.R. 55, the “Emmett Till Antilynching Act,” which makes lynching a federal hate crime. Black 14-year-old teenager Emmett Till was lynched in 1955 for allegedly making sexual advances on a … Read More

Vanessa Gibson sworn in as 14th Bronx Borough President

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Vanessa Gibson was officially sworn in as the 14th Bronx Borough President by Hon. Sallie Manzanet-Daniels at Lehman College for the Performing Arts on March 27, 2022. Gibson, who started as an intern with late … Read More

Black Men’s Brunch and Mayor Eric Adams honor actor Jamie Hector and Block Power founder Donnel Baird

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  The Black Men’s Brunch, an initiative started by nonprofit organization 500 Men Making a Difference and Mayor Eric Adams, celebrated on March 26, 2022, in partnership with Man Up Inc., its 10th anniversary at the … Read More

CCRB finds 104 NYPD officers guilty of misconduct during Black Lives Matter Protests

Photo credit: Halfpoint On March 24, 2022, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) released an updated protest data snapshot updating the public on the status of the 319 complaints stemming from the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. Thus far, 269 … Read More

New York City-based performers and professional athletes now exempt from vaccine mandate

With COVID-19 case counts remaining low and vaccination rates at record heights, New York City Mayor Eric Adams outlined on March 24, 2022, the next step in the city’s economic recovery and COVID-19 response, with a new measure that will … Read More

City of New York expands access to doulas and midwives to reduce maternal and infant mortality

New York City Mayor Eric Adams took steps on March 23, 2022, to reduce maternal and infant health inequities in New York City and provide critical resources to new families — announcing the citywide expansion of the doula program, the … Read More

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) releases new report on City’s foreign-born residents

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro released on March 24, 2022, MOIA’s 2021 Report on the city’s immigrant population and the office’s activities.  The report highlights the impact of MOIA and showcases the work done … Read More

Attorney General James Reminds Crypto Investors to Pay Taxes on Virtual Investments

Photo credit:  Igor Faun New York Attorney General Letitia James issued on March 23, 2022, a warning to virtual currency investors and their tax advisors to make sure that they accurately declare and pay taxes on their virtual investments. Deliberate … Read More

Bronx fire victims to receive $3 Million in cash assistance from the City of New York

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (Mayor’s Fund) announced last week that an additional $3 million in cash assistance will be made available to assist over 150 households impacted by the … Read More

Senegalese Association of America celebrates Women’s History Month in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore The Senegalese Association of America celebrated Women’s History Month on March 15, 2022, in Harlem by honoring several women from the community including Astou Athieu, Deedee Diabou Beye, Khady Gueye Abdou Khadre, Sellou Kane Coly, Ida … Read More

New York Schools Chancellor David C. Banks kicks off 5-11 vaccination campaign

On March 10, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced the kickoff of a multi-pronged campaign in partnership with the New York City Health Department and NYC Health + Hospitals/NYC Test & Trace Corps to promote the vaccination of students … Read More

New York AG James Starts First Price Gouging Rulemaking Process as Major Corporations Continue to Raise Consumer Prices

New York Attorney General Letitia James today launched on March 4, 2022, a rulemaking process to look into whether major corporations are using the pandemic and inflation as an excuse to unfairly raise the price of basic goods. The first-ever … Read More

Muslim Community Network distributes funds raised to victims of the January-9 fire in the Bronx

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On March 4, 2022, victims of the January-9 fire in the Bronx lined up at the Angelo Patri Middle school, down the street from where the tragedy took place, to receive a check from the … Read More

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