Women In the Black offers mental health support to black women entrepreneurs

Women In the Black, the Harlem-based nonprofit empowering African-American women-owned businesses, has partnered with Healthfirst to create a nine-part series that began in May during Mental Health Awareness Month to help to eradicate the stigmas associated with mental health. The … Read More

SBA Launches Supplemental Targeted Advance for Small Businesses Hardest Hit by COVID-19

Photo credit: Iryna The U.S. Small Business Administration launched a new round of Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) assistance – called Supplemental Targeted Advances – on April 22, 2021 that will provide $5 billion in additional assistance to 1 million … Read More

Senator Gillibrand announces two bills addressing Black maternal health

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand announced two vital pieces of legislation to address the Black maternal health crisis during Black Maternal Health week. The Modernizing Obstetric Medicine Standards (MOMS) Act, would expand the Alliance for Innovation on Maternal Health (AIM) program, … Read More

Applications for free instructional course for Black entrepreneurs now open

Photo credit: Jono Erasmus NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced “BE NYC Startup Intensive,” an instructional course to provide Black entrepreneurs with resources and support they need to launch and grow successful businesses. The course … Read More

Street Vendor Project creates fund for immigrant workers excluded from government financial relief

Photo credit: Mathew Hayward The Street Vendor Project (SVP) at the Urban Justice Center is creating a fund to help the hundreds of thousands of workers in New York State that have been excluded from any sort of emergency income … 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

Coronavirus : Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on April 27

President Trump signed on April 24, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act which includes:   $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program with $30 billion dollars going to small financial institutions $50 billion dollars for the … Read More

Coronavirus: Tuesday Brooks, MBA discusses Federal and Local Assistance Programs for Small Businesses affected by COVID-19

Africa in Harlem invited Financial Manager Tuesday Brooks, MBA to discuss the Federal and Local Assistance Programs available for Small Businesses and nonprofit organizations affected by the Coronavirus. Tuesday Brooks, MBA also gives advice on how to better manage your … Read More

Hawa Bah holds a vigil for her son Mohamed Bah killed by the NYPD in 2012

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Hawa Bah held a vigil in Harlem in remembrance of her son Mohamed Bah killed in 2012 by the NYPD minutes after she called 911 for an ambulance. The vigil was held on September 25, 2019 … Read More

UN Women and Global Innovation Coalition for Change ring Nasdaq Bell for Gender Equality

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell UN Women, in partnership with the Global Innovation Coalition for Change, a unique alliance with 27 partners from the private sector, non-profit organizations and academic institutions, hosted the launch of the Gender Innovation Principles on 7 … Read More