Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine Opens COVID Testing Site at 125th St. Northern Manhattan Office

Photo credit: Manhattan BP Levine’s office Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine opened this week a COVID testing site in partnership with SOMOS Community Care at the Borough President’s Northern Manhattan Office (431 W. 125th St. between Morningside–Amsterdam Ave.). The site … 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

Jacob Restaurant feeds the Harlem community on Thanksgiving for the 12th year in a row

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Since they opened Jacob Restaurant in 2019 in Harlem, owners Rachid and Kim Niang have fed community members every year on Thanksgiving, and this year was no different. Despite COVID-19, the doors of Jacob Restaurant … Read More

Nick Cannon leads Harlem Holiday Nights Parade

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell After skipping 2020 due to COVID 19, the Harlem Holiday Nights Parade came back in 2021 with Nick Cannon as Grand Marshall. The entertainer led the parade from 125th street and old Broadway to 8th … Read More

Cordell Cleare is the new State Senator for District 30

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Election day for Democratic Nominee for NY State Senate Cordell Cleare started at 6:30 a.m., a few blocks from her home, at Wadleigh High School, the first of the ten polling sites she visited that … Read More

Photos: Voting on Election Day at P.S. 154 Harriet Tubman in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell P.S. 154 Harriet Tubman was one of the many polling sites in Harlem on November 2nd, 2021. While Harlemites showed up and voting was easy, documenting the process even with the right accreditation wasn’t.  

Eric Adams and Cordell Cleare host “Get Out The Vote” rally in Harlem

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell The NYC Democratic machine gathered in Harlem on November 1, 2021, a day before the elections for a “Get Out The Vote” rally hosted by Democratic Nominee for State Senate Cordell Cleare and mayoral candidate … Read More

Exonerated 5 members endorse Cordell Cleare for State Senate

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana flew from Atlanta, and Kevin Richardson came from New Jersey to endorse the one they say was there for them from the beginning, Cordell Cleare, during a fundraiser held on … 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

Uptown Night Market celebrates Harlem cuisine, community, and culture

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Uptown Night Market is not just a market. It is a big two-block party with a centered stage showcasing performers and DJs surrounded by booths selling food from 20+ countries, clothes, and accessories. And this … Read More

Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin Endorses Cordell Cleare for State Senate at Harlem Rally

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin officially endorsed Democratic State Senate nominee Cordell Cleare during a rally held at the Statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem on October 14, 2021. Hazel Dukes, the President of the NAACP … Read More

The New York Urban League Launches Diversity And Inclusion Lab To Help Corporate America Hire Black Talent

Free Black talent built America when the recruitment system included the mass kidnapping of continental Africans brought by force to the Americas in a long horrendous journey by boat called the Middle Passage. So, it is difficult to believe that, … Read More

Democratic nominee for 30th Senate District Cordell Cleare hosts Harlem Unite event

Photos credit: Bill Moore A week after being nominated by the 30th Senate District Committee to replace former NY State Senator and now Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin, Cordell Cleare gathered community and elected leaders at her headquarters for a Harlem … 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

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration in Harlem with food and back-to-school giveaways along with immigrant services on September 30, 3021, at the Mohamed Ali Islamic Center.

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

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

Air Senegal hosts reception in Harlem to celebrate service start to Washington and New York on September 2nd

Photos credit: Bill Moore With its plan to start service to Washington and New York on September 2, 2021, Air Senegal hosted a reception at Lenox Saphire in Harlem on August 6, 2021 to connect with Senegalese and West-African New … 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-born Hip-Hop legend Biz Markie’s funeral will take place on August 2 in New York

The funeral of Hip-Hop legend Biz Markie born Marcel Theo Hall known for his Top 40 hit, “Just A Friend” and his recurring role on “Yo Gabba Gabba”, will take place on August 2 in Patchogue, New York. Other Hip-Hop … Read More

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