Mayor Eric Adams and SBS Commissioner Kim kick off national small business week

Photos credit: Kenya L. Smith New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim kicked off on May 2, 2022, a grand celebration of National Small Business Week with … Read More

Muslim Community Network distributes 200 grocery boxes to Muslim immigrants ahead of Ramadan

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Muslim Community Network welcomed the holy month of Ramadan with a Food Pack-A-Thon on Thursday, March 31st, 2022, at the Islamic Cultural Center of New York located in Manhattan. Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine joined … Read More

CCRB finds 104 NYPD officers guilty of misconduct during Black Lives Matter Protests

Photo credit: Halfpoint On March 24, 2022, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) released an updated protest data snapshot updating the public on the status of the 319 complaints stemming from the 2020 Black Lives Matter protests. Thus far, 269 … Read More

City of New York expands access to doulas and midwives to reduce maternal and infant mortality

New York City Mayor Eric Adams took steps on March 23, 2022, to reduce maternal and infant health inequities in New York City and provide critical resources to new families — announcing the citywide expansion of the doula program, the … Read More

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) releases new report on City’s foreign-born residents

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro released on March 24, 2022, MOIA’s 2021 Report on the city’s immigrant population and the office’s activities.  The report highlights the impact of MOIA and showcases the work done … Read More

Bronx fire victims to receive $3 Million in cash assistance from the City of New York

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and the Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City (Mayor’s Fund) announced last week that an additional $3 million in cash assistance will be made available to assist over 150 households impacted by the … Read More

Muslim Community Network distributes funds raised to victims of the January-9 fire in the Bronx

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On March 4, 2022, victims of the January-9 fire in the Bronx lined up at the Angelo Patri Middle school, down the street from where the tragedy took place, to receive a check from the … Read More

Senegalese New Yorkers celebrate in Harlem Senegal’s victory at the Africa Cup of Nations

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The stakes were high for Senegalese New Yorkers who gathered in several locations in Harlem, including Patisserie Les Ambassades, the headquarters of the Senegalese Association of America, and Lenox Sapphire to cheer for the Senegalese … Read More

New UN Women data confirms violence against women has worsened due to the COVID-19 pandemic

 Photo credit: Diego Cervo On November 24, 2021, the eve of the International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women, a new report released by UN Women highlights the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on women’s safety at home … Read More

12,000 Home Health Aides in NYC to receive up to $18.8 Million in unpaid wages

Photo credit: Michael Jung New York Attorney General Letitia James, in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), announced on November 16, 2021, an agreement with two major home care health agencies to deliver … Read More

Undocumented New Yorkers and allies urge Majority Leader Schumer to create a pathway to citizenship

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Undocumented New Yorkers and their allies say they are tired of empty promises. This week, they showed it with a series of events in Brooklyn to pressure Democrats and particularly Senate Majority Leader Charles Schumer … Read More

Cities for Action Leaders call on Biden Administration to Protect Immigrants from Africa and other countries using Temporary Protected Status

Thirty mayors from across the country sent a letter to the Biden Administration this week requesting that they designate or redesignate 15 countries for Temporary Protected Status (TPS). The countries include: Afghanistan, the Bahamas, Cameroon, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Guinea, … Read More

SBA’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit to be held September 13-15

The U.S. Small Business Administration’s National Small Business Week Virtual Summit is scheduled to take place this year on September 13-15, 2021. The annual event honors the nation’s 31 million small businesses for their perseverance, ingenuity, triumphs, and creativity. The … Read More

Nigerian-American Designer Moshood celebrates 27 years in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Bill Moore Nigerian-American Designer Moshood celebrated 27 years in Brooklyn with fashion and music on August 1, 2021. Moshood, who came to New York from Lagos, Nigeria in the 1980’s to teach through his fashions to love and … Read More

Immigrants one step closer to pathway to citizenship

On August 11, 2021, Senate Democrats passed the first step towards a $3.5 trillion budget reconciliation infrastructure package. The ambitious legislation earmarks $107 billion to provide a pathway to citizenship for millions of Dreamers, Temporary Protected Status (TPS) recipients, and … Read More

Legal Services NYC Creates New Guide to Help Small Businesses Fight Eviction After Moratorium Lifts

Legal Services NYC, in partnership with the Law Office of Daniel F. Pepitone, PLLC, announced “A Commercial Tenant’s Guide to Landlord Disputes: Understanding Court Procedure and Answering Petitions or Complaints in NYC,” a new guide to help small business owners … Read More

Attorney General James Calls on the U.S. Senate to Strengthen Protections for Working Americans By Passing PRO Act

New York Attorney General Letitia James, as part of a coalition of 17 attorneys general, has called on the U.S. Senate to protect hardworking Americans by passing the Protecting the Right to Organize Act of 2021 (PRO Act). The PRO … Read More

Financial assistance for undocumented workers, Excluded Workers Fund (EWF), now available

The Excluded Workers Fund (EWF) provides financial help to New Yorkers who lost income during the COVID-19 pandemic and were left out of various federal relief programs, including unemployment and pandemic benefits. Applications are now live and funds for the … Read More