Bill Perkins’ Celebration of life will take place at the First Corinthian Baptist Church

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell A celebration of life honoring William Bill Perkins will occur at the First Corinthian Baptist Church on Wednesday, May 24, 2023, from 3 to 8 p.m. On May 25, a public viewing will be held … Read More

Alfa Barrie’s family wants closure and clarity

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Alfa Barrie’s family held a press conference after a memorial at Democracy Prep in Harlem on May 23, 2023. Alfa Barrie’s uncle Amadou Diallo who thanked the community and the media for helping with the … Read More

A GoFundMe campaign is set up to cover Alfa Barrie’s funeral costs

Alfa Barrie with older brother Ibrahim Diallo The nonprofit organization, Guineans Succeeding in America, has set up a GoFundMe campaign to help Alfa Barrie’s family cover his funeral costs. While many, including the family, were hoping for a miracle, the … Read More

Community members hold vigil for Harlem Politician Bill Perkins

Photos credits: Bill Moore Harlemites held a vigil on the plaza of the State Office Building on May 17, 2023, a day after Bill Perkins died in his Harlem home. He was 74 years old. Perkins, who was very active … Read More

32nd Precinct confirms that body found in Harlem River is 13-year-old Garrett Warren

Photo credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell The 32nd Precinct in Harlem just confirmed that the body found earlier today in the Harlem River was 13-year-old Garrett Warren, last seen on Friday with 11-year-old Alfa Barrie, who has yet to be found. … Read More

Alfa Barrie’s mother and sister seek help in finding missing 11-year-old boy

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell “There is someone out there that knows something. This is New York City!” shouted Alfa Barrie’s 22-year-old sister Fatima Diallo who spent the day with siblings and friends plastering flyers in Harlem and the Bronx, … Read More

Guinean-American boy vanishes in Harlem

11-year-old Alfa Barrie left his mother’s apartment in the Bronx on Friday, May 12, 2023, with his older sister to go to Democracy Prep Charter School in Harlem like he does every morning, but he never returned home. The young … Read More

Malcolm X’s daughters commemorate 58th year of father’s assassination with lawsuit and community celebration at the Shabazz Center

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On the morning of February 21, 2023, Ilyasha Shabazz, one of Malcolm X’s daughters, joined civil rights and personal injury attorney Ben Crump and co-counsel Ray Hamlin at the Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz … Read More

The NYUL 2023 Whitney M. Young Jr. Scholarship application is live until March 11

The New York Urban League announced the release of the 2023 Whitney M. Young, Jr. Scholarship application. One-time scholarships ranging from $1,500 to $10,000 will be awarded to college-bound students starting college in Fall 2023. Scholarship Application Eligibility Requirements: New … Read More

PASTEF USA hosts press conference to discuss Senegal’s current political climate

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Members of the Senegalese political party PASTEF led by opposition leader Ousmane Sonko held a press conference on February 11, 2023, at Meli Café in Morningside Heights to discuss Senegal’s current political climate. Panelists were … Read More

The Ginjan brothers open new café in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On January 28, 2023, Mohamed and Rahim Diallo, also known as the Ginjan brothers, hosted an official opening ceremony for their new GinjanCafé Brooklyn at 333 Nostrand Ave, in Bedstuy. The brothers started the festivities … Read More

Exonerated Five member Dr. Yusef Salaam joins 9th district City Council race

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Dr. Yusef Salaam, prison reform activist, best-selling author, motivational speaker, and member of the Exonerated Five, announced on February 4, 2023, in Harlem his intention to run for City Council. “I’m here to announce my … Read More

‘NYC “Fresh” program brings fresh food to underserved neighborhoods

Department of City Planning (DCP) Director Dan Garodnick announced on February 1, 2023, that 30 supermarkets have opened under the City’s Food Retail Expansion to Support Health (“FRESH”) program, which is now serving 1.2 million New Yorkers that live within a … Read More

City of New York launches $75M fund for small businesses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim announced, on January 23, 2023, the groundbreaking creation of the $75 million NYC Small Business Opportunity Fund, the largest public-private … Read More

African immigrant New Yorkers say final goodbye to community activist Khady Diaby

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell African immigrant New Yorkers said their final goodbye to community activist Khady Diaby after Jummah and the two-Rakat-prayer led by Imam Konate on January 20, 2022, at Masjid Aqsa in Harlem. The Consul of Ivory … Read More

African immigrant New Yorkers mourn the loss of community activist Khady Diaby

The African immigrant community in New York is mourning the loss of Khady Diaby, a wife, mother, and community activist from the West African country of Ivory Coast, who lost her battle with cancer on January 15, 2023. The funeral … Read More

Victims of tragic Bronx fire and community leader remembered at one-year anniversary

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Community members and elected officials gathered at 333 East 181st a year after the January 9th, 2022, tragic Bronx fire to remember the victims and honor the memory of Abdoulie Touray, the first Gambian to … Read More

Civilian Complaint Review Board to host first board meeting of 2023 at Harlem Hospital

Photo credit: NYC health + Hospitals On January 11, 2023, the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) will host its first Board Meeting of 2023 at the Harlem Hospital Center. Members of the public will be able to stream and participate … Read More

Central Park Conservancy unveils The Gate of the Exonerated in honor of the Exonerated Five and other wrongly convicted

Photos credit: Bill Moore On April 20, 1989, the lives of five Black and Latino teenagers, Kevin Richardson, Antron McCray, Raymond Santana, Korey Wise, and Yusef Salaam, took an unexpected turn when they were arrested by the NYPD and questioned … Read More

New-York based activist Ousmane Tounkara explains why Senegalese investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang is still in detention

In our latest Africa in Harlem Live, New-York based Senegalese activist Ousmane Tounkara explains why investigative journalist Pape Alé Niang was arrested on November 6, 2022, by the Police and why he has yet to be released. Niang, who started … Read More

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