Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams unveils second Black Lives Matter mural in New York City

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams, along with several City and State officials, unveiled a Black Lives Matter mural on the street along the stretch of Joralemon Street between Adams and Court Streets. Large yellow letters … Read More

Immigration: U.S. Supreme Court authorizes expedited removal of asylum seekers without judicial review

In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a … Read More

New York City’s 8 public beaches will be open for swimming starting July 1

Swimming will be allowed at the city’s eight public beaches starting on July 1. Lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is unsafe and strictly prohibited at all other times. City beaches span a … Read More

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

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