Mayor Eric Adams celebrates Juneteenth at Gracie Mansion

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell New York City Mayor Eric Adams hosted a reception celebrating Juneteenth on June 16, 2022, at Gracie Mansion.      During his speech, Mayor Adams invited leaders of African descent to focus on their … Read More

Applications for Gifted & Talented programs to open on May 31st

New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Education (DOE) Chancellor David C. Banks today announced that applications for the expanded kindergarten and third grade Gifted & Talented programs will open next Tuesday, May 31, 2022. … Read More

A New York resident presumptively positive for Monkeypox

Photo credit: Fresh Idea The NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene’s Public Health Lab has tested specimens from two patients under investigation for possible Monkeypox. One case has been ruled out and another has been identified as positive for … Read More

Senegalese superstar Youssou N’Dour returns to Carnegie Hall for a sold-out show

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Senegalese music superstar Youssou N’Dour graced the stage of Carnegie Hall for an evening of sweet reunion with his US-based fans on May 13, 2022. Youssou N’Dour sang several classics, including Serigne Fallou, Baykat, Bandioly … Read More

NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner Tisch discusses plans to give New Yorkers cleaner streets with members of the ethnic media

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell At a community and ethnic media roundtable held on May 4, 2022, at Tribeca’s Sanitation Garage, newly appointed NYC Department of Sanitation Commissioner Jessica Tisch expressed her concerns about the City’s level of cleanliness. “All … Read More

City of New York expands access to doulas and midwives to reduce maternal and infant mortality

New York City Mayor Eric Adams took steps on March 23, 2022, to reduce maternal and infant health inequities in New York City and provide critical resources to new families — announcing the citywide expansion of the doula program, the … Read More

NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) releases new report on City’s foreign-born residents

The NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs (MOIA) Commissioner Manuel Castro released on March 24, 2022, MOIA’s 2021 Report on the city’s immigrant population and the office’s activities.  The report highlights the impact of MOIA and showcases the work done … Read More

New York Schools Chancellor David C. Banks kicks off 5-11 vaccination campaign

On March 10, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced the kickoff of a multi-pronged campaign in partnership with the New York City Health Department and NYC Health + Hospitals/NYC Test & Trace Corps to promote the vaccination of students … Read More

Attorney General James Warns Consumers Impacted by T-Mobile Data Breach of Potential Identity Theft

Photo credit: ProstoSvet New York Attorney General Letitia James provided on March 2, 2022, guidance to consumers who may have been impacted by a 2021 T-Mobile data breach, following reports that the stolen information was put for sale on the dark … Read More

How to beat the heat in New York City

The New York City Emergency Management Department and the Health Department advise New Yorkers to take precautions to beat the heat. High heat and humidity are in the forecast Sunday through Wednesday with heat index values in the mid-90s to … Read More

ACS reminds parents that heat exposure could pose danger to small children

NEW YORK, NY – As triple digit temperatures approach, NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) Commissioner David A. Hansell reminds parents to exercise extreme caution to keep children safe. First, parents should “look before you lock” — never leave a … Read More