Leaders call for stop to gun violence after two Guinean brothers were shot in the Bronx

Photos credit: Bill Moore Following the rise in gun violence in New York and the shooting of two brothers from the Guinean community in the Bronx, community leaders, families and elected officials held a press conference and rally to call … Read More

IRS to host Advance Child Tax Credit Free Tax Prep Days on July 23 and 24

This year, advance payments of the 2021 Child Tax Credit (CTC) are sent monthly from July through December to eligible taxpayers. However, to receive the payments, families must file a 2020 tax return. The IRS will host AdvCTC Free Tax … Read More

Congressional leaders to commemorate civil rights activist and congressman John Lewis’ one-year anniversary in Harlem

One year to the day civil rights activist and Congressman John Lewis passed, congressional leaders including Yvette Clarke, Adriano Espaillat, Tom Suozzi & Former Congressman Kendrick Meek will discuss his impact at the National Action Network House of Justice in … Read More

HCCI names new senior housing development Victory Plaza after former chairperson Joan O. Dawson, PhD

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), a coalition of inter-faith congregations providing affordable housing to Harlem residents along with housing developer Camber Property Group cut the ribbon for their latest project, Victory Plaza on … Read More

Monthly Child Tax Credit payments begin

Photo credit: Syda Productions The Internal Revenue Service and the Treasury Department announced that millions of American families have started receiving monthly Child Tax Credit payments as direct deposits begin posting in bank accounts and checks arrive in mailboxes. This … Read More

Small Business Administration to Connect Technology Innovators & Entrepreneurs with Research Funding

Photo credit: Gorodenkoff The U.S. Small Business Administration will host 2021 National SBIR Week on July 19 through July 23 for small business innovators. The virtual event will connect entrepreneurs working on advanced technology to the country’s largest source of … Read More

New York Attorney General Letitia James co-leads bipartisan coalition of 37 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Google LLC

New York Attorney General Letitia James is co-leading a bipartisan coalition of 37 attorneys general in filing a lawsuit against Google LLC for its illegal and anticompetitive conduct that has sought to maintain the company’s monopoly power in the mobile … Read More

Eric Adams on the path to becoming New York City’s second Black mayor

Photo credit: Eric Adams for NYC From election night, Eric Adams knew that he had won the hearts of the majority of New Yorkers, who ranked him first on their ballots on Primary Day. This paved the way to him … Read More

District 9 City Council Member Bill Perkins loses Central Harlem seat to Kristin Richardson Jordan

Photo credit: prettypressinc  Even though things were in his favor on Primary Night, incumbent District 9 City Council Member Bill Perkins didn’t sustain the race of ranked choice voting. At the end of the 13 rounds, Harlemite Kristin Richardson Jordan … Read More

Queens nurse Sandra Lindsay leads NYC Essential Workers Parade

Photos credit: Bill Moore Sandra Lindsay, the Queens nurse who became the first person in the United States to receive a COVID-19 vaccine, led on July 7, 2021 the Hometown Heroes parade honoring essential workers and served as Grand Marshal. … Read More

DOE Academic Recovery Plan Fails Immigrant Students and Families say advocates

Photo credit: Daniel Ernst Following the release of the New York City’s Department of Education’s (DOE) Academic Recovery Plan (ARP), the New York Immigration Coalition Education Collaborative is sounding the alarm regarding the ARP’s lack of sufficient investments in programs … Read More

Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter unveils academic recovery vision for New York City’s students

Photo credit: City of New York Schools Chancellor Meisha Porter announced on July 8, 2021 the academic recovery vision for New York City’s public schools and students in the wake of the pandemic. The framework will guide school communities and … Read More

Flatbush African Burial Ground in need of volunteers

Photo credit: Growhouse NYC The Bedford-Church African Burial Ground Coalition is looking for individuals willing to volunteer 3 – 4 hours a week in the following sectors: – Finance + Development – History + Scholarship (Anthropology/archaeology, local historians, living experts) … Read More

Six-week Summer Youth Employment Program kicks off at more than 12,000 worksites across New York City

Photo credit: City of New York NYC Department of Youth & Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Bill Chong announced on July 6, 2021 the return of the six-week Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). SYEP will play a pivotal role in the … Read More

New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) releases statement on NYC FY22 Budget Adoption

Photo credit: BLAC New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) released this week a statement on NYC FY22 Budget Adoption. “Last Wednesday, the members of the New York City Council’s Black, Latino and Asian Caucus (BLAC) voted … Read More

Safe celebration tips for this 4th of July

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection (DCP) reminds New Yorkers to keep safe while celebrating Independence Day. The celebration of the 4th of July is a time-honored summer tradition of family outdoor fun, grilled food, and fireworks. However, … Read More

USCIS to Celebrate Independence Day with Naturalization Ceremonies Across the Country

Photo credit: USCIS U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services will celebrate Independence Day this year by welcoming more than 9,400 new citizens in 170 naturalization ceremonies between June 30 and July 7. These ceremonies demonstrate the agency’s commitment to welcoming immigrants. … Read More

Water Safety Tips to Help Prevent child Drownings

The New York State Division of Consumer Protection reminds parents and guardians to make water safety a priority for young children as summertime water activities begin. A new U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission report revealed that child drownings remain the … Read More

How to beat the heat in New York City

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department advise New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat. High heat and humidity are in the forecast Sunday through Wednesday with heat index values in the mid-90s to … Read More

Primaries in Harlem show a low turnout

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell We like to march and protest, but when it comes to voting, not many of us show up to the poll site. On June 23, 2021, Primary Day, among the 135,172 registered voters in District … Read More

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