Attorney General James Files Lawsuit Against the NYPD for Excessive Use of Force

New York Attorney General Letitia James today filed a lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) and its leadership to end its pattern of using excessive force and making false arrests against New Yorkers during peaceful protests. In … Read More

NYC African Leaders and Clergy endorse Eric Adams for Mayor

Photos credit: Adrian Childress More than a dozen of African leaders and clergy endorsed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for Mayor on January 13, 2021 during a press conference held on the steps of the Bronx Municipal Building. They cited … Read More

Keyon Harrold Jr’s parents, Reverend Al Sharpton and Ben Crump all call for a boycott of Arlo Hotels

Photos credit: Adrian Childress The parents of Keyon Harrold Jr., Keyon Harrold Sr. and Kat Rodriguez, nationally renowned civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and Reverend Al Sharpton held a news conference on Monday, January 11, 2021 calling … Read More

Nigerien New Yorkers accuse France of interference

Photos credit: Houreidja Tall Nigerian New Yorkers were planning a protest at the US Capitol to denounce France’s alleged interference in the presidential elections scheduled in Niger on February 21, 2021, but are now deterred by Trump supporters’ invasion of … Read More

Three new COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs open today in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Three new COVID-19 Vaccine Hubs located in the Bronx, Queens, and Brooklyn opened today, January 10, 2021. Twelve additional Hubs will open next week across the five boroughs, adding to the over 125 sites that … Read More

The Africa Center’s CEO Uzodinma Iweala shares thoughts on Trump supporters’ desecration of US Capitol

Like many of you I watched yesterday as rioters and terrorists desecrated the United States Capitol building. I was not shocked. That such violent opposition to U.S. democratic institutions would manifest after years of sustained assault should not be shocking. … Read More

City launches three new mentorship programs for women and minority owned businesses

NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris today announced the launch of three new mentorship programs expected to serve 1,500 businesses in 2021. The programs, ‘Small Business Mentors NYC,’ ‘BE NYC Mentors,’ and ‘M/WBE Mentors,’ will provide … Read More

Immigrant New Yorkers, your city is here for you

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs Photo credit: JP Photography In this new year, more than ever, I am reminded of the importance of New York City’s immigrant communities. They have taken care of us … Read More

USCIS is accepting DACA applications from first-time applicants

Photo credit: Tada Images For the first time since the Trump Administration tried to end the program in 2017, USCIS is again accepting applications from first-time applicants and applications for advance parole (permission to leave the country and reenter) for … Read More

Eligible Liberians can get a green card if they apply before December 20, 2020

Photo credit: Thanyalak Eligible Liberians who have lived in the US since November 20, 2014, have a unique opportunity to adjust their status and get a green card thanks to the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision passed by Congress … Read More

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