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Coronavirus: U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Temporary Office Closure Extended until at least May 3

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS offices will begin to reopen on May 4 … Read More

Coronavirus: How to get your $1,200 out of the 2 Trillion Stimulus Package

Photo credit: Andy Dean The U.S. Department of the Treasury and the Internal Revenue Service announced that distribution of economic impact payments will begin in the next three weeks and will be distributed automatically, with no action required for most … Read More

NYC Census 2020: Why as an African New Yorker, you want to get counted even if you are undocumented

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Census, mandated by the United States Constitution, occurs only every 10 years. It is used to divide among the 50 US states a pie of $650 billion in federal funding for many programs, including … Read More

Immigration: White House Extends Wind-Down Period for Deferred Enforced Departure for Liberians to January 10, 2021

The White House issued on March 30, 2020, a memorandum extending the wind-down period for deferred enforced departure for Liberians to January 10, 2021. This is what the memorandum says: “Since March 1991, certain Liberian nationals and persons without nationality … Read More

Coronavirus: How to get a free COVID-19 test in New York City

Photo credit: Michael Jung Free appointment-only COVID-19 testing is available in New York City across 10 acute-care hospitals, seven Gotham Health community-based health centers, and 4 drive-thru test sites. Testing—available by appointment only—will help keep people seeking testing out of … Read More

Coronavirus: How to keep money coming during the COVID-19 crisis

Photo Credit: Denis Vermenko You can keep money coming during the Coronavirus crisis by filing for unemployment insurance. What is Unemployment Insurance? Unemployment insurance (also known as UI) is a program that provides temporary cash benefits to employees who lose … Read More

Rokia Traoré: Single mothers group charges miscarriage of justice in arrest of famed Malian star

Photo credits: rokiatraore.net A Change.org petition has collected over 23,000 signatures in support of acclaimed singer and human rights activist Rokia Traore of Mali following her arrest in Paris for a child custody violation. According to French authorities, Traoré was … Read More

Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, MD thanks supporters and discusses way forward in new video

Former African Union Ambassador Dr. Arikana Chihombori-Quao, MD sent a message to the 116,254 supporters who signed on change.org, a petition to reinstate her after she was abruptly fired on October 7, 2019. The message includes a thank you note … Read More

Harlemites seem unbothered by the Coronavirus but some businesses are feeling the heat!

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell If you listen to many Harlemites, you will think that the Coronavirus has not made it to New York City yet. They are going about their lives as usual and don’t feel concerned at all. But … Read More

Coronavirus: NYC Small Business Services releases new Guidance for Business Owners

The New York City Small Business Services released on March 14, 2020, a new Guidance for Business Owners to help them deal with the Coronavirus crisis General Good Practices • Have a contingency plan in place. Gather employee and supplier … Read More

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