Applications for Gifted & Talented programs to open on May 31st

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced that applications for the expanded kindergarten and third grade Gifted & Talented programs will open next Tuesday, May 31, 2022. … Read More

EEAP Coalition continues conversation about Black studies at Bak2Basics Salon in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Following their first community event in Harlem, the EEAP Coalition held a second panel discussion titled “Be-YOU-tiful: A Conversation About Black Girls, Education, and Confidence” on May 21, 2021, at Bak2Basics Salon in Brooklyn. Hair … Read More

EEAP Coalition hosts first community event at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barber Shop in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On May 21, 2022, the EEAP Coalition hosted its first community events and panels called “Barbershop and Beauty Shop Conversations” to raise additional awareness and support for Black Studies. The panel, “Shaping More Than Minds … Read More

Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center celebrates Malcolm X Day

Photos credit: Bill Moore The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center celebrated Malcolm X Day, the 97th birthday celebration for El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, on May 19, 2022. The event featured performances by Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu … Read More

December 12th Movement holds 33rd “Shut them down” rally in Harlem

Photos credit; Bill Moore On May 19, 2022, the date Malcolm X would have celebrated his 97th Birthday, the December 12th Movement held its 33rd “Shut them down” rally in Harlem. Malcolm X’s supporters marched up and down 125th Street, … Read More

A New York resident presumptively positive for Monkeypox

Photo credit: Fresh Idea The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Public Health Lab has tested specimens from two patients under investigation for possible Monkeypox. One case has been ruled out and another has been identified as positive for … Read More

Parents and community members to join New York City public school superintendent hiring process

Photo credit: Flamingo images On May 17, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks  announced the launch of community town halls to engage parents and community members in the process of hiring 45 New York City public school superintendents – significantly expanding the involvement of parental … Read More

Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour returns to Carnegie Hall for a sold-out show

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese music superstar Youssou N’Dour graced the stage of Carnegie Hall for an evening of sweet reunion with his US-based fans on May 13, 2022. Youssou N’Dour sang several classics, including Serigne Fallou, Baykat, Bandioly … Read More

Mayor Adams kicks off weekend-long grand opening celebration for Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell and Marino On May 13, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams joined project developers Urbane and BRP Companies for the ribbon cutting and grand opening of the Flatbush Central Caribbean Marketplace and Caton Flats, … Read More

Mayor Adams and Chancellor Banks announce new approach to screen and support dyslexic students

Photo credit: Michael Appleton New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks announced on May 12, 2022, the largest, most comprehensive approach to supporting public school students with dyslexia in … Read More

Education Equity Action Plan Coalition provides an update on new Black Studies curriculum

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On May 10, 2022, members of the Education Equity Action Plan (EEAP) Coalition hosted its first-ever Black Media Salon at historic Sylvia’s in Harlem. The Black Media Salon was an opportunity to update members of … Read More

Sea to Soul Harlem offers free meals and drinks to Harlem community

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  On May 7, 2022, Black entrepreneurs Eric “E-Prez” Presley and S. Kasson Page held a give-back event at their new restaurant, Sea to Soul Harlem, located on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 122nd and 123rd … Read More

HCCI honors Melba, Rev. Butts III, Malik Yoba, Willie Walker, Olumide “Miday” Wilkey, and Union Baptist Church at 19th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), held for the first time in two years its 19th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards in person, on May 5, 2022, at Marina Del Rey in … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare celebrates Eid with Harlem Muslim community

Photos credit: Bill Moore On May 5, 2022, New York State Senator Cordell Cleare held, with the Harlem Muslim community, an Eid celebration at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building. Several youths, including Awa Sane and Talia Muhammad, were … Read More

A New Stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic

Photo credit: Production Perig By Dr. Ashwin Vasan, New York City’s Health Commissioner Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, New Yorkers have stepped up time and time again to protect each other. Today, over 6 million New Yorkers are fully vaccinated, over … Read More

NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner Tisch discusses plans to give New Yorkers cleaner streets with members of the ethnic media

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell At a community and ethnic media roundtable held on May 4, 2022, at Tribeca’s Sanitation Garage, newly appointed NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch expressed her concerns about the City’s level of cleanliness. “All … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams and SBS Commissioner Kim kick off national small business week

Photos credit: Kenya L. Smith New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim kicked off on May 2, 2022, a grand celebration of National Small Business Week with … Read More

Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson honors five African and Muslim-led organizations at Iftar dinner

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On Tuesday, April 26, 2022, Bronx Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson honored five African and Muslim-led organizations during an iftar dinner held in the Bronx. The organizations honored for assisting families impacted by the fire … Read More

Mayor Eric Adams shares roadmap to a safer and more equitable New York in first State of the City address

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On April 26, 2022, with pictures of his late mother Dorothy Mae Adams-Streeter and the first Black mayor of New York City, David Dinkins, by his side, new mayor Eric Adams outlined his vision for … Read More

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