Harlem Night Market’s Three Weekends of Fun, Food & Winter Shopping Return to the Historic La Marqueta

Kick off the holiday season in Harlem with the Harlem Night Market at La Marqueta, created through a partnership between NYC Public Markets (run by NYC EDC), Uptown Grand Central, TBo Harlem & Union Settlement. This season’s edition returns Saturday, … Read More

Polls are now open! Vote Today in this Critical Election

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell By Mayor Eric Adams Tuesday, November 8th, is Election Day in New York City – your last chance to join millions of New Yorkers in making your voices heard and casting your ballots in these … Read More

Senator Cleare raises awareness about breast cancer at “Paint the Cure” event in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore New York State Senator Cordell Cleare held a “Paint the Cure” event in Harlem on October 29, 2022, to raise awareness about breast cancer.  

Guinean singer Natu Camara curates free Harlem Meets Africa concert

Photos credit: isseu Diouf Campbell  Guinean singer/songwriter and Harlem resident Natu Camara curated on October 16, 2022, a free Harlem Meets Africa concert at the Richard Rodgers Amphitheater in Marcus Garvey Park. The goal was to connect, sing, dance, and … Read More

14th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival screens Attica in Harlem

  Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The 14th Annual Black Panther Party Film Festival, under the theme “Remembering Our Political Prisoners,” screened the documentary Attica, on September 30, 2022, at the Maysles Documentary Center in Harlem. A Q&A with Emmy-winning … Read More

The Collective of the Senegalese Diaspora promotes Black culture at Fall festival in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Collective of the Senegalese Diaspora partnered with Friends of Morningside Park to host Our Common Ground Fall Family Festival 2022 on September 24, 2022, in Harlem. The event featured yoga, African drumming, dance, and … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare hosts first annual Back-to-School Resource Fair

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell New York State 30th District Senator Cordell Cleare held her first annual Back-to-School Resource Fair in collaboration with Reach Week on September 24, 2022, at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Building Public Plaza. The … Read More

The Africa-America Institute celebrates contributions of Africa and its worldwide diaspora at 38th Annual Awards Gala

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The Africa-America Institute (AAI) – the premier U.S.-based international organization connecting Africa to America through education, training, and dialogue – celebrated the contributions of Africa and its worldwide diaspora at its 38th Annual Awards Gala … Read More

53rd African American Day Parade returns in person under the theme “Good Health is Essential”

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The African American Day Parade, Inc. (AADP), one of the largest and oldest parades of Black American culture, was back in person Sunday, September 18th, 2022, for the 53rd Annual African American Day Parade. “This … Read More

Senator Cordell Cleare hosts community tribute to Honorable Charles B. Rangel and Honorable Bill Perkins

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senator Cordell Cleare hosted in partnership with Vito Jones, CEO of HARLEM INC: The Untold Stories, and Susan “Bunny” Dais, CEO of Harlem Honors Awards, a community tribute to Honorable Charles B. Rangel and Honorable … Read More

Family and community members demand justice for Elijah Muhammad

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Family and community members held a press conference in Harlem on August 5, 2022, to demand accountability for Elijah Muhammad, who died from an overdose at Rikers Island.      

Sylvia’s feeds Harlem residents at Annual Community Breakfast

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On August 1st, 2022, Sylvia’s Restaurant, a Black-owned business celebrating this year its 60th anniversary, held its Annual Community Breakfast in Harlem.   

Senegalese diaspora cast votes in legislative elections

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Members of the Senegalese diaspora cast their vote in Harlem during the legislative elections held on July 31st, 2022, in Manhattan, Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens. Despite an overwhelming vote for the opposition Yewwi Askan Wi … Read More

Mourides of New York celebrate the Magal in Harlem

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Hundreds of Mourides gathered in Harlem on September 15, 2022, to celebrate the life and legacy of the brotherhood’s founder Cheikh Ahmadou Bamba during one of their most important events of the year, the Magal. … Read More

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

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