Nine new schools set to open in New York City for the 2024-25 academic year

Photos & video credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On April 4, 2024, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks announced that NYC Public Schools’ newly revamped Office of New School Development and Design will inaugurate nine new schools for the upcoming academic year. … Read More

What should you do DURING an earthquake? Drop, Cover, and Hold On!

A 4.8 magnitude earthquake hit New York around 10:23 a.m. According to Governor Hochul who held a press conference earlier, there are no reports of damages in the state. Mayor Eric Adams stated during a press briefing that: “responders are … Read More

New York City’s minimum wage for NYC app-based restaurant delivery workers is now $19.56/hour before tips

Photo credit: City Of New York New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Consumer and Worker Protection (DCWP) Commissioner Vilda Vera Mayuga announced today that the city’s minimum pay rate for app-based restaurant delivery workers … Read More

Mayor Adams launches $25 million facility for minority-women-owned businesses

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, Deputy Mayor for Housing, Economic, and Workforce Development Maria Torres-Springer, and Brooklyn Navy Yard Development Corporation President and CEO Lindsay Greene announced on March 7, 2024, a new, total cost $25 million state-of-the-art manufacturing, incubator, and accelerator facility — AYO Labs at the Brooklyn Navy Yard — focused on … Read More

Councilmember Yusef Salaam Inaugurated

Photos credit: Bill Moore On February 28, 2024, Councilmember Yusef Salaam was officially inaugurated by Judge Jeanine Johnson at The City College of New York in Harlem. Yusef Salaam, one of the Exonerated Five—a group of young Black and Latino … Read More

NYC Public Schools launch Hidden Voices: Stories of the Global African Diaspora

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 28, 2024, NYC Schools Chancellor David C. Banks unveiled Volume 1 of Hidden Voices: Stories of the Global African Diaspora at a historic Black History Month celebration. This groundbreaking curriculum, a collaboration between multiple educational … Read More

HPD Introduces New ABCs of Housing

The New York City Department of Housing Preservation and Development announced an update to its ABCs of Housing guide, aimed at providing crucial information on housing rules and regulations for owners and tenants. This comprehensive booklet is designed to empower … Read More

Mayor Adams sues social media companies over damaging influence on children’s mental health

New York City Mayor Eric Adams, New York City Corporation Counsel Sylvia O. Hinds Radix, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Commissioner Dr. Ashwin Vasan, NYC Health + Hospitals (NYC H+H) President Dr. Michell Katz, and … Read More

Sexually Transmitted Infections on the rise in New York City

The Health Department released on February 13, 2024, its 2022 Sexually Transmitted Infections (STIs) Surveillance Report highlighting the ongoing need for New Yorkers to get tested and treated for STIs and employ prevention tactics that work for them. While the … Read More

New York City Council Overrides Mayor’s Vetoes on Legislation to Support Police Transparency and Ban Solitary Confinement

On January 30, 2024, the New York City Council voted to override Mayor Adams’ vetoes on Introduction 586-A and Introduction 549-A, with a vote of 42-9. “Today, the Council answered decades-long calls from communities most impacted by police stops and the harmful legacy of stop-and-frisk, to deliver much-needed transparency to … Read More

The State of Our City: You Can Make It Here

By Mayor Adams Last week, in the Bronx, the borough where hip hop was born, I reported to New Yorkers on the state of our city. When our administration came into office 24 months ago, we had a clear mission: … Read More

Even in cold weather, infants should never sleep with blankets or share adult bred, ACS says

As temperatures drop, the NYC Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) is reminding caregivers about the ways to keep babies safe while sleeping: Even in cold weather, babies should always sleep alone – without loose bedding like a blanket, quilt or … Read More

A Day in Harlem: After the storm, the sun kisses buildings, sharing its warmth and light

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Mayor Eric Adams meets ethnic and community media at City Hall

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Mayor Eric Adams met members of the ethnic and community press at City Hall on January 6, 2023, to discuss his first year as the head of the City of New York. Mayor Eric Adams, … Read More

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

EEAP Coalition continues conversation about Black studies at Bak2Basics Salon in Brooklyn

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Following their first community event in Harlem, the EEAP Coalition held a second panel discussion titled “Be-YOU-tiful: A Conversation About Black Girls, Education, and Confidence” on May 21, 2021, at Bak2Basics Salon in Brooklyn. Hair … 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

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

Parents and community members to join New York City public school superintendent hiring process

Photo credit: Flamingo images On May 17, 2022, Schools Chancellor David C. Banks  announced the launch of community town halls to engage parents and community members in the process of hiring 45 New York City public school superintendents – significantly expanding the involvement of parental … Read More

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