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

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

Summer Youth Employment Program applications now open until April 22

Photo credit: York City Department of Youth and Community Development New York City Mayor Eric Adams opened on March 1, 2022, applications for the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development’s (DYCD) Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP), the … Read More

NYC Mayor Eric Adams warns killers during press conference at Harlem Hospital

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On January 22, 2022, Mayor Eric Adams warned killers in New York City during a press conference held with Police Commissioner Keechant Sewell at Harlem Hospital following the shooting of two NYPD officers in Harlem. … Read More

NYC Test & Trace Corps opens 100 new COVID-19 testing sites in response to omicron surge

Photo credit: NYC Health & Hospitals In response to the unprecedented surge of omicron cases and citywide testing demand, the NYC Test & Trace Corps announced on January 5, 2022, it has doubled the number of City-run test sites available, … Read More

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

The Gorgeous Mosaic Coalition rallies Bronxites to vote for Eric Adams

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell On October 23, 2021, the first day of early voting, the Gorgeous Mosaic Coalition, led by Sheikh Moussa Drammeh, held a rally across the Bronx Courthouse to encourage Bronxites to vote for Eric Adams.   … 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

Video: NYC’s Community & Ethnic Media honored at CUNY’s 15th Ippies Journalism Awards

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Photos: NYC’s members of community and ethnic media honored at 15th Ippies Journalism Awards

Photos by Isseu Diouf Campbell The CUNY Graduate School of Journalism honored members of the community and ethnic media in New York City during its 15th Annual Ippies Journalism Awards held on May 18, at the school located on 40th … Read More

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