Sexually Transmitted Infections on the rise in New York City

The Health Department released on February 13, 2024, its 2022 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Surveillance Report highlighting the ongoing need for New Yorkers to get tested and treated for STIs and employ prevention tactics that work for them. While the … Read More

Guinean-American boy vanishes in Harlem

11-year-old Alfa Barrie left his mother’s apartment in the Bronx on Friday, May 12, 2023, with his older sister to go to Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem like he does every morning, but he never returned home. The young … Read More

City Hall displays Exhibit “Home Address” in honor of International Women’s Day

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell New York City Mayor Eric Adams displayed, on March 8, 2023, artist Elena del Rivero’s participatory public artwork, “Home Address,” in the New York City Hall Rotunda in honor of International Women’s Day. “Home Address” … Read More

Ghanaian New Yorkers celebrate 66 years of independence with flag-raising ceremony at Bowling Green

Photos credit: Bill Moore On March 6, 2023, Ghana’s Independence Day, the country’s flag was flying high at Bowling Green in lower Manhattan after a flag-raising ceremony. City officials, including Mayor Eric Adams, joined Ambassador Harold Agyeman, Ghana’s Permanent Representative … Read More

New Report shows New York Black population evolving, except for African Americans!

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 27, 2023, the NYC Districting Commission, in partnership with CUNY Graduate Center, hosted a press conference to discuss the latest report on how communities of interest are evolving in the city. A key … Read More

Cannabis NYC kicks off listening and learning tour at NYCHA Melrose Community Center in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Cannabis NYC, an initiative under the NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS), launched in 2022 to support the development of a thriving and equitable cannabis industry kicked off its Lift Off! Cannabis NYC Listening … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers rally at Times Square to denounce President Macky Sall’s abuse of power

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese New Yorkers, mainly members of the political party PASTEF led by opposition leader Ousmane Sonko, rallied at Times Square on February 15, 2023, to denounce what they call President Macky Sall’s abuse of power. … Read More

The Ginjan brothers open new café in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On January 28, 2023, Mohamed and Rahim Diallo, also known as the Ginjan brothers, hosted an official opening ceremony for their new GinjanCafé Brooklyn at 333 Nostrand Ave, in Bedstuy. The brothers started the festivities … Read More

The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce continues to open doors for minority entrepreneurs

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce, an advocate of gender equity, parity, and social-economic justice for women and entrepreneurs of color, held its Contract HER New York Procurement Fair 2023 on January 11, 2023, … Read More

New Yorkers earning $80,000 or less can file their taxes for free

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga kicked off the tax season on January 28, 2023, and encouraged single-filing New Yorkers who earned $56,000 or less … Read More

City of New York launches $75M fund for small businesses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim announced, on January 23, 2023, the groundbreaking creation of the $75 million NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund, the largest public-private … Read More

African immigrant New Yorkers say final goodbye to community activist Khady Diaby

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African immigrant New Yorkers said their final goodbye to community activist Khady Diaby after Jummah and the two-Rakat-prayer led by Imam Konate on January 20, 2022, at Masjid Aqsa in Harlem. The Consul of Ivory … Read More

Mayor Adams Outlines Plans to Help Undo Decades of Systemic Inequity in Women’s Health Care

Photo: Caroline Willis New York City Mayor Eric Adams outlined on January 17, 2023, his vision for a ‘New York City Women’s Health Agenda’ aimed at dismantling decades of systemic inequity that have negatively impacted the health of women across … Read More

President Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe meets Bronx Community College’s African and Muslim Students

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Bronx Community College Muslim Student Association, the Male Empowerment Network, and the African Students Association held, on December 1, 2022, a roundtable discussion with the college’s President, Dr. Thomas Isekenegbe, to discuss issues affecting them. … Read More

Mayor Adams signs two bills providing support for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in New York City

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 22, 2022, New York City Mayor Eric Adams signed two bills to provide support for survivors of domestic and gender-based violence in New York City. Intro. 153-A amends New York City’s administrative code … Read More

New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrates 20 years of helping minority business owners thrive

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The New York Women’s Chamber of Commerce celebrated its 20 years at the service of minority business owners on November 3, 2022, during its first in-person Women of Excellence Award Ceremony in two years. The … Read More

NYS Senator Cordell Cleare discusses rules, rights, and resources for asylum seekers at public forum

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 4, 2022, NYS Senator Cordell Cleare hosted and moderated a public forum for asylum seekers at the Historic Masjid Malcolm Shabazz to discuss the rules, rights and resources affecting asylum seekers in the … Read More

SBS’ MWBE Procurement Fair takes place at Barclays Center

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The first in-person New York City Department of Small Business Services’ (SBS) Citywide Minority- and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (M/WBE) Procurement Fair since 2019 took place at Barclays Center on September 22, 2022. The event featured … Read More

The City of New York hosts African Heritage Celebration in the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The City of New York held its African Heritage Celebration and Festival on September 17, 2022, at Lou Gehrig Plaza in The Bronx. The all-day event featured musical and traditional dance performances, spoken word artists, … Read More

Muslim Community Network Launches Report on Hate Crime Prevention

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On Monday, July 18, 2022, Muslim Community Network launched and distributed its latest report on Hate Crime Prevention at New York City Hall. The report is an analysis of Hate Crime Incidents experienced by the … Read More

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