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

The NYUL 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship application is live until March 11

The New York Urban League announced the release of the 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship application. One-time scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to college-bound students starting college in Fall 2023. Scholarship Application Eligibility Requirements: New … Read More

Applications for 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP) open for youth and employers

New York City Department of Youth and Community Development (DYCD) Commissioner Keith Howard announced in February the launch of applications for the 2023 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). This summer will mark the 60th anniversary of the storied program, with … 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

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

African Life Center hosts Mental Health Forum for Young Africans at Bronx Community College

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African Life Center, a non-profit organization providing health education to African immigrants, held on June 26, 2022, a mental health forum for young people by young people at Bronx Community College.  Related Images:

Guineans Succeeding in America hosts second annual Women’s Conference virtually

Keynote speaker Mariama Ciré Keïta Guineans Succeeding in America (GSA), a nonprofit organization empowering the Guinean-American community through education and professional development, will be holding its second annual Women’s Conference on Saturday, March 27, 2021 from 2 p.m. to 4 … Read More

NYC public schools to reopen remotely on September 16 and in-person on September 21

Photo credit: Fizkes The City of New York announced this week that NYC public schools will reopen on September 16 for a three-day transitional period when students will receive instruction remotely. On September 21, blended learning, which is a mix … Read More