Mayors Adams Suspends Key to NYC and Removes Mask Mandate in NYC Public Schools for K-12 Students

In the face of quickly declining COVID-19 cases and hospitalizations and more than 17 million doses of vaccines administered, Mayor Eric Adams announced on February 4, 2022 the suspension of the Key to NYC program and the removal of indoor … Read More

Attorney General James Warns Consumers Impacted by T-Mobile Data Breach of Potential Identity Theft

Photo credit: ProstoSvet New York Attorney General Letitia James provided on March 2, 2022, guidance to consumers who may have been impacted by a 2021 T-Mobile data breach, following reports that the stolen information was put for sale on the dark … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program applications now open until April 22

Photo credit: York City Department of Youth and Community Development New York City Mayor Eric Adams opened on March 1, 2022, applications for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the … Read More

New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black Excellence in Business

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 28, 2022, the New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrated Black Excellence in Business on the last day of Black History Month by honoring one of its own Lawrence (Ben) Miles, NYWCC Office … Read More

Turkish Consulate General in New York seals new partnership with Ghana and Nigeria

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Turkish Consulate General in New York hosted a reception on February 26, 2022, in Manhattan to celebrate its new partnership with Ghana and Nigeria. The very well-attended event included Ghanaian and Nigerian food and … Read More

Attorney General James requests an explanation from Con Edison after reported sharp and unexpected increases on utility bills

Photo credit: Alex Yeung New York Attorney General Letitia James took action on February 28, 2022,   to protect consumers from unexpectedly high energy bills from Consolidated Edison Company of New York, Inc. (Con Edison). In a letter to Con Edison, Attorney General James requested an explanation for … Read More

President Biden Nominates Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to Serve as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court

Photo credit: Rose Lincoln On February 25, 2022, President Biden nominated Judge Ketanji Brown Jackson as Associate Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court. Currently a judge on U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, Judge Jackson is one of … Read More

NYC Schools Chancellor David C. Banks ends outdoor mask mandate

Photo credit: NYC Department of Education On February 25, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced that beginning Monday, February 28, 2022 masks or face coverings will no longer be required when outside on school grounds. Masks will still be … Read More

Deadline for middle school application is March 1, 2022!

In New York City, most students apply to middle school during their fifth-grade year. The middle school application is open, and the deadline to apply is March 1, 2022!  Applying to Middle School? Welcome! from NYC Public Schools on Vimeo. … Read More

Schomburg Center and African Film Festival Inc screen Bigger Than Africa in Harlem

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell In partnership with the African Film Festival Inc, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held in Harlem, a Black History Month screening of Bigger Than Africa, a film by Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye documenting … Read More

A Black Woman’s Journey: Senegalese Painter and Women’s Rights Activist Rackie Diankha

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese painter and women’s rights advocate Rackie Diankha traveled the world to showcase her talent before settling in the US. These days, when she is not teaching art at a local school, she is exhibiting … Read More

Free at-home COVID test kits now offered at City’s cultural sites and libraries

Photo credit: Steheap The NYC Test & Trace Corps’ at-home test distribution initiative, in partnership with 14 landmark City cultural sites and 27 branches of The New York Public Library, Queens Public Library and Brooklyn Public Library, began handing out … Read More

Anonymous $100,000 donation funds wellness rooms for New York City health care workers

Photo credit: Insta_Photos The City of New York will open wellness rooms at two NYC Health + Hospitals/Gotham Health clinics, providing support and resources to city health care workers. An anonymous $100,000 donation will fund spaces at NYC Health + … Read More

1,000 Permits to operate green carts and seasonal food carts or trucks in NYC are now available!

Photo credit: Mazur Travel The Health Department announced on February 10, 2022, that New Yorkers have the opportunity to apply for permits to operate Green Carts and Seasonal food carts or trucks. Green Carts increase access to healthy foods such as … Read More

New Yorkers with Type 2 Diabetes, Hypertension, Heart Disease and other Chronic Conditions now have city-wide access to Lifestyle Medicine Services

Photo credit: Michael Appleton New York City Mayor Eric Adams and NYC Health + Hospitals (H+H) announced this week the expansion of groundbreaking lifestyle medicine services at six public health care sites across New York City — the most comprehensive … Read More

Arva Rice named Interim Chair of the Civilian Complaint Review Board

Photo credit: New York Urban League The Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) announced on February 8, 2022 that Arva Rice has been named interim chair of the Board. Chair Rice will preside over the CCRB’s February Board meeting this Wednesday at 4:00pm and deliver her first remarks and … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers celebrate in Harlem Senegal’s victory at the Africa Cup of Nations

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The stakes were high for Senegalese New Yorkers who gathered in several locations in Harlem, including Patisserie Les Ambassades, the headquarters of the Senegalese Association of America, and Lenox Sapphire to cheer for the Senegalese … Read More

New Report shows increases in gonorrhea and syphilis among Black and Latino women

Photo credit: Marie Sacha The Health Department announced on February 2, 2022, increases in gonorrhea and syphilis among people reported as female in New York City during the first half of 2021. The Health Department issued a recent Health Alert noting a … Read More

NY state launches campaign on risks associated with gambling

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced on February 2, 2022, the launch of the “Stick to the Game Plan” campaign. The goal of this new multi-faceted campaign is to bring awareness to problem gambling … Read More

NY AG Letitia James issues guidance to New Yorkers following expiration of eviction moratorium

Photo credit: Asiraj New York Attorney General Letitia James  issued guidance to remind New Yorkers of the various rights and protections for residents following the expiration of New York’s eviction moratorium on January 15, 2022. Though landlords are now able to start new … Read More

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