Wolof : COVID-19 financial assistance programs for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City

Africa in Harlem put together a visual presentation in Wolof on different COVID-19 financial assistance programs available for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City. Source: Small Business Administration and NYC Small Business Services     Small Business Administration … Read More

Coronavirus : Black children are the most affected by the new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19”

The number of cases of the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” has risen in New York City to reach 110 confirmed cases; in 54 percent of those either the child tested positive for COVID-19 or tested positive for … Read More

Coronavirus : The fiasco of the “not racist” NYPD enforcing social distancing continues at the expense of Black and brown New Yorkers

“We also have to recognize that police officers are human,” Police Commissioner Shea said this week during the City’s daily briefing. “They make mistakes, they’re not infallible. So, that’s the backdrop. But I will push back strongly on any notion … Read More

Ramadan : NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer to sponsor halal iftar meals for Muslim families this weekend

On May 15 and 17, 2020, NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer’s Office will sponsor halal iftar meals for Muslim families in need observing Ramadan at the following grab and go sites.   Friday, May 15, 4:00PM-6:00PM APNA BROOKLYN COMMUNITY CENTER & … Read More

Coronavirus: Accra Restaurant joins local groups to feed African families in the Bronx during COVID-19 crisis

Photo credit: Accra Restaurant The Bronx Community Relief Effort, World Central Kitchen (WCK), RAP4BRONX, and The Bronx Private Industry Council powered by HERE to HERE, welcomed ACCRA Restaurant, a landmark African restaurant in The Bronx, to its group of local … Read More

Coronavirus: New York issues alert on new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” impacting children

Photo credit: Raw Pixel The State of New York issued an alert on a new disease impacting children called the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19.” New Yorkers should seek immediate care if a child has: • Prolonged fever … Read More

Video : Black Jogger Ahmaud Arbery’s shooters arrested by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation

On May 7, 2020, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation (GBI) arrested Gregory McMichael, age 64, and Travis McMichael, age 34, for the death of Ahmaud Arbery.  They were both charged with murder and aggravated assault.  The McMichaels were taken into … Read More

Video : This is how black jogger Ahmaud Arbery was killed in cold blood by two white men

Unarmed 25-year-old man, Ahmaud Arbery, was killed by a father and a son in Brunswick, GA, on February 23, 2020 while he was jogging. The father and son, Gregory McMichael and Travis McMichael, are going about their business in Georgia … Read More

Coronavirus : Black New Yorkers are violently arrested over social distancing violations and still no enforcement data released by the NYPD

A video of an NYPD officer violently arresting a Black man in the East Village went viral this weekend. The officer, who is now identified as Francisco Garcia, was adamant in making sure social distancing was respected on the Lower … Read More

Coronavirus: HRA can pay up to $1,700 towards your family member or friend’s burial expenses

Photo credit: Carmen 56 The Human Resources Administration (HRA) will provide financial assistance to low-income New York City residents who may be eligible for up to $1,700 in financial assistance to meet funeral expenses for a deceased low income New … Read More

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