NY State allows school reopening in September

Photo credit: Rido Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on August 7, 2020, that based on each region’s infection rate, schools across the state are permitted to open this fall. Every region’s infection rate is below the threshold necessary by the … Read More

New York City enters Phase Four, the final phase of reopening

After being the epicenter of the coronavirus crisis in the US in April and May, New York City entered Phase Four, the final phase of reopening, on July 20, 2020. This phase includes reopening for low-risk outdoor arts & entertainment, … Read More

New York State can pay your rent for up to four months

Photo credit: William Alexander A new emergency rental assistance program launched on July 14, 2020 will help keep low-income families throughout New York in their homes. The program, designed to reach those individuals and families with the greatest need, will … Read More

New York City enters phase three with personal care businesses and outdoor dining

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that New York City will enter Phase Three of reopening on July 6, but that indoor dining will not reopen. “New York City is a crowded, dense urban area and — until recently — was … Read More

New Law protects New Yorkers from eviction for unpaid rent accrued during COVID-19 crisis

The Tenant Safe Harbor Act—sponsored by Senator Brad Hoylman and Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz—was signed into law by Governor Cuomo on June 30, 2020. The Tenant Safe Harbor Act (S.8192B (Hoylman)/A.10290B (Dinowitz)) provides protection from eviction for renters who have … Read More

Summer Youth Employment Program to Serve Thousands of New York Teens starting late July

Beginning in late July, SYEP Summer Bridge 2020, a $51M public-private partnership, will provide constructive engagement and enrichment activities to keep 35,000 New York City youth active and productive this summer. The program will engage teens in a series of … Read More

Muslim Community Network launches COVID-19 hotline in Soninke, Malinke and French

Photo credit: MH The Muslim Community Network (MCN) has launched a hotline (888-409-0036) for community members who don’t have access to the internet or who cannot fill out necessary forms to access resources and information around COVID-19. The hotline is … Read More

Video : François Nzi gives African parents guidance on how to effectively homeschool their children this summer amid coronavirus crisis

Africa in Harlem invited the founder and executive director of New York Math Academy and Coaching Services Inc., François Nzi, to offer African parents guidance on how to effectively homeschool their children this summer amid the coronavirus crisis. For more … Read More

City’s burial assistance program of $1,700 now open to undocumented New Yorkers

The Mayor’s Fund to Advance New York City has reached its goal of $1.5 million to launch the Immigrant COVID-19 Burial Assistance Program. With funding support from SOMOS Community Care, Robin Hood, Trinity Church Wall Street, and Amalgamated Bank the … 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

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

Citywide curfew in New York City begins June 1st at 11 p.m.

Photo credit: Trueffelpix Mayor de Blasio and Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced a citywide curfew in New York City will take effect beginning on June 1st at 11 p.m. and will be lifted at 5 a.m. the following morning. The de … Read More

Coronavirus: New York City lays out plan for reopening on June 8

Photo credit: Muhammad With the Test and Trace Corps launched on June 1, and the number of positive cases, hospitalizations, and cases in the ICU in continuous decline, New York City is ready to have construction, manufacturing, wholesale suppliers, and … Read More

Wolof : Unemployment – Cash Assistance – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

Africa in Harlem put together a visual presentation in Wolof on unemployment, cash assistance, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and other COVID-19 financial assistance programs available for African immigrants in New York City.    Related Images:

New York State launches $100 million New York Forward Loan Fund for small businesses, nonprofits and small landlords

Amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced on May 22, the launch of the $100 million New York Forward Loan Fund The New York Forward Loan Fund (NYFLF) is a new economic recovery loan program aimed at … Read More

Coronavirus: Families eligible for $420 per child receiving free and reduced-price meals at school through Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced earlier this month additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic … Read More

Guineans Succeeding in America to distribute free groceries to African families to help celebrate Eid in style amid Coronavirus crisis

Photo credit : New Africa & Andrey With the end of the holy month of Ramadan just a couple of days away, Guineans Succeeding in America (GSA) will distribute on May 22, 2020, free groceries to help African families celebrate … Read More

Coronavirus: How to celebrate and perform the Eid prayer at home

Africa in Harlem invited Imam Barry to explain how to celebrate and perform the Eid prayer at home during the Coronavirus crisis.  Related Images:

Coronavirus: About 178,000 of NYC Public School students will need summer learning

This summer, the NYC Department of Education will provide academic support to approximately 177,700 students with remote summer learning. This adjusted summer learning model will offer education and services to students with disabilities and provide academic support and additional time … Read More

Coronavirus : Black children are the most affected by the new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19”

The number of cases of the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” has risen in New York City to reach 110 confirmed cases; in 54 percent of those either the child tested positive for COVID-19 or tested positive for … Read More

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