From June 29, New Yorkers will have to move their cars only once a week for Alternate Side Parking

The City announced this week the end of twice-weekly street cleanings. Beginning Monday, June 29, the City will resume Alternate Side Parking (ASP) regulations for one week. Going forward, residential streets will be cleaned no more than once per week. … Read More

Immigration : President Trump suspends entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants through December 31, 2020

Photo credit: Panama President Trump suspended, on June 22, 2020 the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants, through December 31, 2020. The executive order is targeting lawful permanent residents and several nonimmigrant visa categories, because they are, according to the … Read More

What NYC Hair Salons, Barbershops, Restaurants and Stores need to know about Phase Two of reopening

New York City is set to enter Phase Two on Monday, June 22, 2020. Businesses allowed to re-open on Phase Two are: – Hair Salons & Barbershops – Outdoor and Take-Out/Delivery Food Services – Essential and Phase II In-Store Retail … Read More

The Africa Center unveils art installation in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement

The Africa Center unveiled in Harlem, on Juneteenth, a new 45-foot window installation in solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement. Related Images:

Video: An African father in New York City – Joseph Onwu

African New Yorker Joseph Onwu explains what it means to be an African father in New York City.  Related Images:

City’s burial assistance program of $1,700 now open to undocumented New Yorkers

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has reached its goal of $1.5 million to launch the Immigrant COVID-19 Burial Assistance Program. With funding support from SOMOS Community Care, Robin Hood, Trinity Church Wall Street, and Amalgamated Bank the … Read More

City launches New, Improved Affordable Housing Application Website for all New Yorkers

The City of New York launched on June 16, 2020, the new NYC Housing Connect, New Yorkers’ central resource for finding and applying for affordable housing. Significant upgrades on the new portal make applying for affordable housing quicker and easier. … Read More

One Hundred Black Men partners with Hennessy to provide grants up to $15,000 to black businesses

The Harlem based organization One Hundred Black Men is partnering with Hennessy to provide grants from $5,000 to $15,000 to black businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, called Unfinished Business, provides immediate resources and long-term support to several communities bearing … Read More

U.S. Supreme Court rules against Trump administration’s decision to end DACA

Today, in a 5-4 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled against the Trump administration’s decision to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program holding the decision was arbitrary and capricious. Trump’s decision to terminate DACA put 700,000 DACA … Read More

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopens after release of New Guidance Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible U.S. small businesses and non-profits, experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, … Read More

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