If you are Black, you can’t afford not to vote on November 2nd!

If you are Black, you can’t afford not to vote and if you are Black and poor, you definitely can’t afford not to vote! But why are we talking about voting? Because there is an election on November 2nd, 2021, … Read More

Uptown Night Market celebrates Harlem cuisine, community, and culture

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Uptown Night Market is not just a market. It is a big two-block party with a centered stage showcasing performers and DJs surrounded by booths selling food from 20+ countries, clothes, and accessories. And this … Read More

Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin Endorses Cordell Cleare for State Senate at Harlem Rally

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin officially endorsed Democratic State Senate nominee Cordell Cleare during a rally held at the Statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem on October 14, 2021. Hazel Dukes, the President of the NAACP … Read More

Bill Protecting Immigrants from Threats to Reveal Immigration Status Becomes Law in NY

Photo credit: Daniel Ernst On October 9, 2021, Governor Kathy Hochul signed a legislation aimed at protecting vulnerable immigrant New Yorkers from those who would threaten to reveal an individual’s immigration status for the purpose of blackmail. The legislation, S.343-A/A.3412-A, … Read More

The New York Urban League Launches Diversity And Inclusion Lab To Help Corporate America Hire Black Talent

Free Black talent built America when the recruitment system included the mass kidnapping of continental Africans brought by force to the Americas in a long horrendous journey by boat called the Middle Passage. So, it is difficult to believe that, … Read More

Muslim West-African community celebrates the reopening of the Islamic Cultural Center of the Bronx

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell It took them twelve years, but they did it. The Muslim West-African community based in the Bronx, came together after the center where the community would gather burned down in 2009. A Fundraiser after another, … Read More

Democratic nominee for 30th Senate District Cordell Cleare hosts Harlem Unite event

Photos credit: Bill Moore A week after being nominated by the 30th Senate District Committee to replace former NY State Senator and now Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin, Cordell Cleare gathered community and elected leaders at her headquarters for a Harlem … Read More

“Elijah’s Law” named for three-year-old who died from food allergy, is now in effect

L to R: Assemblyman Al Taylor (D-Harlem), NYS Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin, Dina & Thomas Silvera at Living Together Day Care in Montgomery, NY announcing the completion of Elijah’s Law On October 7, 2021, the New York State Office of … 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

Ghana will Build A World-Class Museum Complex to honor the legacy of black intellectual W.E.B. Du Bois

Photos credit: Monica Schipper H.E. Nana Akufo-Addo, President of the Republic of Ghana, attended on September 21, 2021, the signing in New York of an agreement, between W.E.B. Du Bois Museum Foundation and the Government of Ghana, to construct a … Read More

CCRB to Host a Nationwide Conversation on Youth and Policing at the 2021 Annual Youth Summit

On October 7, 2021, the Civilian Complaint Review Board and their Youth Advisory Council will host a Youth Summit titled “Speak Up Speak Out: 2021 Youth Summit on Policing” to hear from young people across the country on their experiences … Read More

New Education Equity Action Plan’s pilot K-12 Black studies curriculum to launch in 2022

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell A group of legislators, non-profits, academics, and Black education advocacy groups gathered on September 19, 2021, at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem to formally unveil a new initiative: the Education … Read More

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration in Harlem with food and back-to-school giveaways along with immigrant services on September 30, 3021, at the Mohamed Ali Islamic Center. Related Images:

Princess Jenkins, owner of The Brownstone, celebrates 22 years in Harlem

Business owner Princess Jenkins celebrated 22 years of dressing Harlem women with style at The Brownstone on September 24th and 25th, 2021. The two-day celebration included a VIP reception in the boutique’s backyard with clients who have been supporting her … Read More

Attorney General James Sues Syracuse Landlord For Exposing Children to Lead Hazards

New York Attorney General Letitia James announced on October 1, 2021, a lawsuit against landlord John Kiggins and his company, Endzone Properties, Inc., for repeatedly violating lead paint laws and failing to address lead paint hazards, which resulted in the … Read More

Immigrant advocates urge Senate Majority Leader Schumer to deliver a pathway to citizenship

On October 1, 2021, in front of Senator Schumer’s Manhattan office, immigrant advocates and community members urged the Majority Leader to ignore the faulty assessment offered by the parliamentarian and fulfill the promise that Democrats made to immigrant communities. The … Read More

Every 16 hours, someone dies from suicide in New York City

The NYC Health Department released this week two new reports detailing data around suicide deaths in New York City from 2010 to 2020. As Suicide Prevention Awareness Month draws to a close, the Health Department reminds New Yorkers that free … Read More

The Department of State and Division of Consumer Protection Warn of Fraudulent Letter Scheme Impersonating the Secretary of State

The New York State Department of State and the Division of Consumer Protection today warned New Yorkers of a fraudulent letter scheme. These illegitimate letters have the heading “Executive Letter of Guarantee” and claim that recipients are due to receive … Read More

Fashion designer Edwing D’Angelo presents military inspired collection in Harlem

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Fashion designer Edwing D’Angelo presented his Fall 2021 collection titled “Arms & Roses’’ on September 11, 2021 on the sidewalk of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 131st and 132nd streets in Harlem. A block soiree … Read More

We All Really Matter hosts “Love on the Block” in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell We All Really Matter, the Harlem-based domestic violence organization held a block party for children titled “Love on the Block” on September 11, 2021 on 131st street between Frederick Douglass and Adam Clayton Powell Boulevards. … Read More

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