One Hundred Black Men partners with Hennessy to provide grants up to $15,000 to black businesses

The Harlem based organization One Hundred Black Men is partnering with Hennessy to provide grants from $5,000 to $15,000 to black businesses impacted by COVID-19. The program, called Unfinished Business, provides immediate resources and long-term support to several communities bearing … Read More

SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans and Advance Program Reopens after release of New Guidance Regarding Paycheck Protection Program

On June 15, 2020, the U.S. Small Business Administration reopened the Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) and EIDL Advance program portal to all eligible U.S. small businesses and non-profits, experiencing economic impacts due to COVID-19. SBA’s EIDL program offers long-term, … Read More

Applications for Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative are open until June 25

Credit photo: Drobot Dean  Harlem Commonwealth Council Inc. (HCC) in collaboration with the 125th St. Business Improvement District (BID) and The Apollo Theater, announced that applications are open for the Harlem Entrepreneurial Micro-Grant Initiative to provide support to small and … Read More

How to successfully reopen your business on June 8 – with New York City Commissioner of Small Business Services Jonnel Doris

Africa in Harlem invited New York City Commissioner of Small Business Services Jonnel Doris, to discuss the reopening on June 8, 2020. If you are a small business needing assistance during Phase 1, please call the Small Business hotline at … Read More

Wolof : COVID-19 financial assistance programs for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City

Africa in Harlem put together a visual presentation in Wolof on different COVID-19 financial assistance programs available for African businesses and nonprofits in New York City. Source: Small Business Administration and NYC Small Business Services     Small Business Administration … Read More

Coronavirus : Get ready Black businesses, $380 billion for small businesses are in the pipeline

Photo credit: Tatomm  Lawrence King explains how black businesses could increase their chances of getting COVID-19 financial assistance   Arva Rice shares concerns about exhaustion of SBA Loans and impact on black businesses in Harlem Congressman Espaillat discusses undocumented … Read More

Deputy Mayor Thompson gives keynote speech on future of MWBEs at City & State Diversity Summit

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell NYC Deputy Mayor for Strategic Initiatives J. Phillip Thompson gave a keynote speech on the future of MWBEs at the City & State Diversity Summit held on February 20, 2020 at the Museum of Jewish Heritage … Read More

Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte and Senator James Sanders, Jr. host 1st Annual MWBE Networking Reception at 49th Annual Legislative Conference

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Assemblymember Rodneyse Bichotte and Senator James Sanders, Jr. hosted the 1st Annual MWBE Networking Reception during The New York State Association of Black, Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.’s 49th Annual Legislative Conference in Albany on February 15, … Read More

NAACP Mid-Manhattan Next Gen honors Harlem’s Cannabis Trailblazers at Marijuana Economics event

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell NAACP Mid-Manhattan Next Gen honored 4 Harlem’s Cannabis Trailblazers during a Marijuana Economics event on November 25, 2019 at Touro College in Harlem. The four honorees were Leslie Stone of Let’s Talk Cannabiz; Yasmin Hurston of … Read More

125th Street Harlem African Artisans Market celebrates 1st anniversary with big sales in December

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell The 125th Street Harlem African Artisans Market celebrated its 1st anniversary on November 23, 2019 with music and poetry but most importantly big sales that will continue throughout the month of December. The 125th Street Harlem … Read More

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