June 28 is Primary Election Day

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell June 28 is Election Day for registered New Yorkers who will vote to elect a governor, a lieutenant governor, a state assembly member, judges, and members of the state committee. If you live in Central … Read More

Crazy Pistons distributes free diapers and wipes to mothers in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Members of the minority motorcycle club based in Brooklyn, Crazy Pistons, were in Harlem on June 25, 2022, for their yearly distribution of free diapers and wipes at the Kennedy Center. The group has been … Read More

Violence interrupter Iesha Sekou gathers community after Harlem mass shooting

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Violence interrupter and CEO of Street Corner Resources Iesha Sekou gathered community members on 139th street and 5th Ave, near the site where a mass shooting occurred on June 19, 2022, to denounce yet another … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare hosts a two-day Juneteenth celebration in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senator Cordell Cleare hosted a two-day Juneteenth celebration that started on June 18, 2022, with a breakfast and press conference at the Harlem Heritage Tourism & Cultural Center. Several leaders, including Assemblyman Al Taylor, Imam … Read More

Schomburg Center Literary Festival returns to in-person

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Schomburg Center Literary Festival returned on June 18, 2022, inside the center and outdoors on 135th Street between Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Boulevard and Malcolm X Boulevard with authors of African descent from across … Read More

Women in the Black helps women entrepreneurs hit the reset button at annual conference

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell Women in the Black, a Harlem-based nonprofit organization helping women start, build, lead and grow their businesses, held its annual Who’s the Boss Conference under the theme “Reset” on June 16, 2022, at the Alhambra Ballroom. … Read More

New season of farmers’ markets starts this week at Harlem Hospital

Photo credit:  Kanpisut NYC Health + Hospitals launched on June 14, 2022, a new season of farmers markets hosted at public hospitals and community health centers across the city. The farmers markets, operated by local partners GrowNYC, Harvest Home, Uptown Grand Central, and the New … Read More

EEAP Coalition hosts first community event at Denny Moe’s Superstar Barber Shop in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On May 21, 2022, the EEAP Coalition hosted its first community events and panels called “Barbershop and Beauty Shop Conversations” to raise additional awareness and support for Black Studies. The panel, “Shaping More Than Minds … Read More

Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Center celebrates Malcolm X Day

Photos credit: Bill Moore The Malcolm X and Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center celebrated Malcolm X Day, the 97th birthday celebration for El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz, on May 19, 2022. The event featured performances by Maimouna Youssef aka Mumu … Read More

December 12th Movement holds 33rd “Shut them down” rally in Harlem

Photos credit; Bill Moore On May 19, 2022, the date Malcolm X would have celebrated his 97th Birthday, the December 12th Movement held its 33rd “Shut them down” rally in Harlem. Malcolm X’s supporters marched up and down 125th Street, … Read More

Education Equity Action Plan Coalition provides an update on new Black Studies curriculum

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On May 10, 2022, members of the Education Equity Action Plan (EEAP) Coalition hosted its first-ever Black Media Salon at historic Sylvia’s in Harlem. The Black Media Salon was an opportunity to update members of … Read More

Sea to Soul Harlem offers free meals and drinks to Harlem community

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  On May 7, 2022, Black entrepreneurs Eric “E-Prez” Presley and S. Kasson Page held a give-back event at their new restaurant, Sea to Soul Harlem, located on Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 122nd and 123rd … Read More

HCCI honors Melba, Rev. Butts III, Malik Yoba, Willie Walker, Olumide “Miday” Wilkey, and Union Baptist Church at 19th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), held for the first time in two years its 19th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards in person, on May 5, 2022, at Marina Del Rey in … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare celebrates Eid with Harlem Muslim community

Photos credit: Bill Moore On May 5, 2022, New York State Senator Cordell Cleare held, with the Harlem Muslim community, an Eid celebration at the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building. Several youths, including Awa Sane and Talia Muhammad, were … Read More

Ten councilmembers including Kristin Richardson Jordan introduce bill to address heat and hot water complaints

Photo credit: KM  New York City Council Member Pierina Sanchez has introduced legislation alongside Council Members Carmen De La Rosa, Kristin Richardson Jordan, Rita Joseph, Althea Stevens, Rafael Salamanca, Eric Dinowitz, Shaun Abreu, Diana Ayala and Oswald Feliz, increasing reinspection … Read More

EGN Youth Sports & Development to serve Harlem youth at new 135th street location

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell EGN Youth Sports & Development, an NYC program whose mission is to improve New York City youth and their communities through sports activities and educational support, is now serving the community on 181st West 135th … Read More

Senegalese Association of America celebrates Women’s History Month in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore The Senegalese Association of America celebrated Women’s History Month on March 15, 2022, in Harlem by honoring several women from the community including Astou Athieu, Deedee Diabou Beye, Khady Gueye Abdou Khadre, Sellou Kane Coly, Ida … Read More

New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black Excellence in Business

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 28, 2022, the New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrated Black Excellence in Business on the last day of Black History Month by honoring one of its own Lawrence (Ben) Miles, NYWCC Office … Read More

Schomburg Center and African Film Festival Inc screen Bigger Than Africa in Harlem

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell In partnership with the African Film Festival Inc, the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture held in Harlem, a Black History Month screening of Bigger Than Africa, a film by Toyin Ibrahim Adekeye documenting … Read More

A Black Woman’s Journey: Senegalese Painter and Women’s Rights Activist Rackie Diankha

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese painter and women’s rights advocate Rackie Diankha traveled the world to showcase her talent before settling in the US. These days, when she is not teaching art at a local school, she is exhibiting … Read More

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