NYC workers show support to Amazon workers’ attempt to unionize in Alabama

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Workers from various organizations including the December 12th Movement, the N.Y. Coalition of Black Trade Unionists (CBTU), Workers Assembly Against Racism and the International Brotherhood of Teamsters rallied in front of the Harlem Whole Foods … Read More

From Home to Workplace: New Rules Help New Yorkers Remain Safe During COVID-19 Pandemic

By Bitta Mostofi, Commissioner of the NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs We are all focused on making a better 2021 for all our communities: keeping our city safe, beating COVID-19, and ensuring a just and inclusive recovery from this … Read More

World, did you forget the promise you made after the Rwandan Genocide?

Photo credit: Houreidja Tall When the Rwandan Genocide occurred in 1994, the world said, “Never again!” but Protester 1, a Tigrayan New Yorker who spoke on condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation, is saying, “it is happening again.” And … Read More

Eligible Liberians can get a green card if they apply before December 20, 2020

Photo credit: Thanyalak Eligible Liberians who have lived in the US since November 20, 2014, have a unique opportunity to adjust their status and get a green card thanks to the Liberian Refugee Immigration Fairness (LRIF) provision passed by Congress … Read More

Harlem celebrates Biden-Harris’ election win

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlemites gathered at the State Office Building in Harlem on November 8, 2020 to celebrate the election of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris but also the re-election of community leaders Assemblywoman Inez Dickens, State Senator … Read More

How to vote early in NYC from October 24 to November 1, 2020

Early voting for the November 3, 2020 presidential election will start in New York City on October 24 and run until November 1, 2020. You are required to wear a mask/face covering and maintain 6 feet of distance when entering … Read More

Kamala Harris is Joe Biden’s running mate as Black leaders get their wishes granted

Photo credit: U.S. Senate Black male and female leaders from around the country who called on presidential candidate Joe Biden to choose a Black woman as vice-president, got their wishes granted as President Obama’s former vice president picked Kamala Harris … Read More

NYC Health + Hospitals is offering free back to school vaccinations

Photo credit: Raw pixel In New York City, all children from 2 months to 18 years of age must get vaccinated in order to attend childcare or school. To avoid children falling behind on their vaccine schedule, NYC Health + … Read More

A “census taker” will come to your home unless you self-complete the Census

Photo credit: US Census Bureau If you live in the U.S., you most likely received several pieces of mail urging you to complete the Census, mandated by the United States Constitution and occurring every 10 years. While the national response … Read More

Despite weeks of protest in NYC only nine council members voted for more cuts to NYPD budget

NYC’s FY21 budget was voted on June 30 and despite several weeks of protest around the country and in New York City calling for defunding the Police, only nine council members among 51 wanted more cuts to the 6 billion … Read More

Immigration: U.S. Supreme Court authorizes expedited removal of asylum seekers without judicial review

In a 7-2 majority opinion, the U.S. Supreme Court authorized the expedited removal of people requesting asylum without the possibility of judicial review. Expedited removal, enacted in the anti-immigrant federal legislation passed in 1996, shortens the deportation process into a … Read More

New York City’s 8 public beaches will be open for swimming starting July 1

Swimming will be allowed at the city’s eight public beaches starting on July 1. Lifeguards will be on duty daily from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Swimming is unsafe and strictly prohibited at all other times. City beaches span a … Read More

Immigration : President Trump suspends entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants through December 31, 2020

Photo credit: Panama President Trump suspended, on June 22, 2020 the entry of certain immigrants and nonimmigrants, through December 31, 2020. The executive order is targeting lawful permanent residents and several nonimmigrant visa categories, because they are, according to the … Read More

Video: An African father in New York City – Joseph Onwu

African New Yorker Joseph Onwu explains what it means to be an African father in New York City.  Related Images:

Your vote has never been so important! Democratic Presidential Primary, Primary Elections for Congress, State Assembly and State Senate, are on June 23

On June 23, New York City will hold a Democratic Presidential Primary and primary elections for Congress, state Assembly, and state Senate. In addition, there will be a primary election for one city office: Queens Borough President. Due to COVID-19, … Read More

Immigration: Federal Judge Blocks ICE from Making Arrests at New York Courthouses

Photo credit: ICE On June 10, 2020, Judge Jed S. Rakoff, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, declared Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) policy of courthouse arrests to be illegal and enjoined ICE from … Read More

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