We were just trying to breathe

By: Kujegi Camara Trapped in stairwells Black bodies overwhelmed by Black smoke because this country can underwhelm We were just trying to keep warm We were just trying to stay alive But somehow in this country, to want to stay … Read More

New Family Home Visits program for first-time parents targets underserved New Yorkers regardless of immigration status

Photo credit: Digital Skillet 1 The Health Department announced on December 7, 2021, that the New Family Home Visits program is open to first-time families in public housing engaged with child welfare or living in neighborhoods with the greatest social … Read More

Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs to host citizenship application assistance event on November 20, 2021

On November 20, 2021, the Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs is partnering with CUNY Citizenship Now for an in-person NYC Fall Citizenship Drive from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Middle School 2 located at 655 Parkside Ave in Brooklyn. … Read More

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer honors community organizations at Winterfest VIP reception in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer hosted a Winterfest VIP reception to kick-off Harlem holiday lights and honor community organizations at her uptown office in Harlem on November 16, 2021. The outgoing Borough President honored World … Read More

12,000 Home Health Aides in NYC to receive up to $18.8 Million in unpaid wages

Photo credit: Michael Jung New York Attorney General Letitia James, in partnership with the New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP), announced on November 16, 2021, an agreement with two major home care health agencies to deliver … Read More

Community leaders join Council Member Mathieu Eugene to co-name Flatbush Ave as Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable

Photos credit: Kenya L Smith Elected officials and community leaders joined Council Member Mathieu Eugene as he officially co-named Flatbush Avenue between Empire Boulevard and Foster Avenue as Jean Baptiste Point Du Sable Boulevard. The renaming was in honor of … Read More

DDC Launches New Mentoring Program For Minority and Women-Owned Construction Firms and Small Businesses

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On November 10, 2021, The NYC Department of Design and Construction (DDC) and administration officials joined the construction industry and local elected leaders to launch a new DDC Mentoring Program to increase business opportunities for … Read More

New York City Marathon runs again with Africans ahead

Photos credits: Bill Moore The 50th New York City Marathon took place on November 7, 2021, after a break in 2020 due to COVID 19. Without any surprise, Kenyans were ahead in both categories, men, and women, with Albert Korir, … Read More

CCRB Wins, at the Supreme Court, the Right to Investigate cases of NYPD sexual misconduct and untruthful statements

Photo credit: Wally Gobetz On November 9, 2021, the State Supreme Court upheld the New York City Civilian Complaint Review Board’s (CCRB) rule change to investigate cases of NYPD sexual misconduct and untruthful statements. The Court found that CCRB had … Read More

Ghanaian delegation promotes Ghana as top tourism and investment destination in Africa

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Ministry of Tourism Arts and Culture, Ghana Tourism Authority, (GTA), Beyond the Return Project in partnership with Destination Ghana Management hosted a meet and greet on November 4, 2021, at the Weeksville Heritage Center … Read More

Manhattan DA-elect Alvin Bragg Announces Transition Committee

Manhattan District Attorney-elect Alvin Bragg announced on November 5, 2021, the formation of a transition committee comprised of legal experts, service providers, faith based and community leaders, law enforcement, and those directly impacted by the office, that will help reimagine … Read More

The NYC Racial Justice Commission wants your input

The New York City Racial Justice Commission invites all New Yorkers to get involved in NYC for Racial Justice, the final phase of public engagement to help inform the Commission as it finalizes NYC Charter revisions that aim to advance racial … Read More

Eric Adams will be New York’s second Black mayor

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell It was Eric Adams’ dream to become the Mayor of New York City. That dream became a reality on November 2nd, 2021, when New Yorkers overwhelmingly voted to elect Adams as the 110th mayor and … Read More

The Gorgeous Mosaic Coalition rallies Bronxites to vote for Eric Adams

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell On October 23, 2021, the first day of early voting, the Gorgeous Mosaic Coalition, led by Sheikh Moussa Drammeh, held a rally across the Bronx Courthouse to encourage Bronxites to vote for Eric Adams.   … Read More

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

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

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

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

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

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