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

What to Know About the Delta Variant

By Dr. Dave A. Chokshi, New York City’s Health Commissioner From the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, our knowledge about the virus has constantly evolved, and we are now confronting a new challenge. Over the past several months, we have … Read More

NY OASAS launches Kinship Care Toolkit for family members of those affected by addiction

The New York State Office of Addiction Services and Supports (NYS OASAS) announced on September 9, 2021 the launch of the Kinship Care Toolkit to support relatives and family friends who are caring full-time for children whose parents can no … Read More

CCRB appoints Darius Charney as Director of New Unit Charged with Investigating Racial Profiling and Bias-Based Policing

Photo credit: Jirel McClinton On September 9, 2021, the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB), announced the appointment of Mr. Darius Charney, one of the country’s leading civil rights lawyers, as the Director of a new unit which … Read More

President Biden approves federal funding for New Yorkers affected by Hurricane Ida

President Joseph R. Biden, Jr. who is scheduled to survey storm damage in New York on September 7, 2021, ordered Federal aid to supplement State, tribal, and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by the remnants of Hurricane Ida … Read More

Air Senegal’s Dakar New-York/Washington line is open

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The long-awaited launch of Air Senegal’s Dakar New-York/Washington line was held at the Blaise Diagne Airport in Dakar on September 1st 2021. Several officials including Senegalese Minister of Tourism Alioune Sarr, Blaise Diagne Airport’s Director … Read More

What to do if your business was impacted by Hurricane Ida

The NYC Department of Small Business Services (SBS) is reminding all business owners impacted by Hurricane Ida that the agency is here to help. SBS recommends the following immediate next steps: – If you or others are facing immediate danger, … 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

Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson Allocates Funding to Combat High Rates of Maternal and Infant Mortality in the Bronx

On August 31, 2021 Council Member Vanessa L. Gibson joined with birth justice advocates and healthcare leaders for a press conference announcing over $400,000 in City Council funding to combat high rates of infant and maternal mortality in the Bronx. … Read More

Federal unemployment benefits and extensions scheduled to expire on September 5, 2021

The department of Labor announced that federal unemployment benefits and extensions are scheduled to expire on September 5, 2021. This includes benefits in the following programs: Pandemic Unemployment Assistance (PUA) $300 Federal Pandemic Unemployment Compensation (FPUC) supplement $100 Mixed Earner … Read More

Women in the Black to host a talk on the effects of racism and bias

Women In the Black, the Harlem-based nonprofit empowering African-American women-owned businesses, will host on September 14th a virtual conversation titled, “Black Lives Really Matter-Racism Can’t Win” with Dr. Lewis-Ragland and Kenneth L. Johnson. The talk, hosted in partnership with Healthfirst, … Read More

Ailey Extension to reopen studios for hybrid and in-studio only classes on September 18

Photo credit: Kyle Froman Ailey Extension will celebrate National Dance Day by welcoming New York City area dancers back to the studios to experience the vibrant energy of its “real classes for real people” in person starting Saturday, September 18. … Read More

Harlem Community leader Cordell Cleare says her last goodbye to beloved son Jordan Emmanuel Nieves

Photos credit: Bill Moore Harlem Community leader Cordell Cleare said her last goodbye to her beloved son Jordan Emmanuel Nieves on August 24, 2021 during his funeral held at the Covenant Christian Church in the Bronx. Jordan Emmanuel Nieves who … Read More

New York City Council passes legislation to hold City-funded social service providers accused of sexual harassment and abuse accountable

On August 27, 2021 the City Council unanimously passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to ensure that reports of sexual harassment, abuse and/or assault involving City-funded social service providers are handled appropriately. Intro 2284 was introduced after clients … Read More

Chancellor Meisha Porter announces health and safety measures for the 2021-22 school year

Chancellor Meisha Porter announced on August 26, 2021 additional details regarding the health and safety measures in place for the 2021-22 school year. Last year, a peer-reviewed medical study found that a student or staff member participating in in-person learning in New Y ork … Read More

City Council Passes Legislation Mandating Free, Comprehensive Doula Services for Incarcerated People on Rikers Island

On August 26, 2021 the City Council overwhelmingly passed legislation introduced by Council Member Helen Rosenthal to increase critical maternal health services for people incarcerated on Rikers Island. Intro 1209 will be one of the first local laws in the … Read More

Majority of COVID-19 illness, hospitalizations and deaths are among not fully vaccinated New Yorkers data reveals

New York Health Department released on August 25, 2021 new data on vaccine effectiveness and breakthrough cases, hospitalizations and deaths. Between January 17 and August 7, 2021, 96.1% of COVID-19 cases, 96.9% of COVID-19 hospitalizations, and 97.3% of COVID-19 deaths … Read More

The 47th Annual HARLEM WEEK is on!

Photos credit: Bill Moore The 47th Annual HARLEM WEEK, an eight-day live and virtual event celebrating the best of Harlem launched this year on August 6, 2021 with landmark events including Senior Citizens Day, Great Jazz on the Great Hill, … Read More

Harlem Hellfighters 369th Unit Honored with Congressional Gold Medal

Photos credit: Bill Moore On August 13, 2021 Senator Gillibrand, Congressman Tom Suozzi, Senator Charles Schumer, Congressman Adriano Espaillat, celebrated the creation of a Congressional Gold Medal honoring the “Harlem Hellfighters” for bravery and outstanding service during WWI. The 369th … Read More

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