Variants represent over 70% of new COVID-19 cases in New York City

Photo credit: Freshidea The Health Department released on March 31, 2021 a new data report about COVID-19 virus variants. For the week of March 15-21, variants now represent over 70% of cases sequenced. The rapid increase in the proportion of … Read More

Video : François Nzi gives African parents guidance on how to effectively homeschool their children this summer amid coronavirus crisis

Africa in Harlem invited the founder and executive director of New York Math Academy and Coaching Services Inc., François Nzi, to offer African parents guidance on how to effectively homeschool their children this summer amid the coronavirus crisis. For more … Read More

Coronavirus: New York City lays out plan for reopening on June 8

Photo credit: Muhammad With the Test and Trace Corps launched on June 1, and the number of positive cases, hospitalizations, and cases in the ICU in continuous decline, New York City is ready to have construction, manufacturing, wholesale suppliers, and … Read More

Wolof : Unemployment – Cash Assistance – Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

Africa in Harlem put together a visual presentation in Wolof on unemployment, cash assistance, Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) and other COVID-19 financial assistance programs available for African immigrants in New York City.    Related Images:

Coronavirus: Families eligible for $420 per child receiving free and reduced-price meals at school through Pandemic Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT)

The New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance announced earlier this month additional food assistance of more than $880 million to help New Yorkers with children who previously received free and reduced-price meals at school. The Pandemic Electronic … Read More

Coronavirus: How to celebrate and perform the Eid prayer at home

Africa in Harlem invited Imam Barry to explain how to celebrate and perform the Eid prayer at home during the Coronavirus crisis.  Related Images:

Coronavirus: About 178,000 of NYC Public School students will need summer learning

This summer, the NYC Department of Education will provide academic support to approximately 177,700 students with remote summer learning. This adjusted summer learning model will offer education and services to students with disabilities and provide academic support and additional time … Read More

Coronavirus : Black children are the most affected by the new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19”

The number of cases of the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” has risen in New York City to reach 110 confirmed cases; in 54 percent of those either the child tested positive for COVID-19 or tested positive for … Read More

Coronavirus : The fiasco of the “not racist” NYPD enforcing social distancing continues at the expense of Black and brown New Yorkers

“We also have to recognize that police officers are human,” Police Commissioner Shea said this week during the City’s daily briefing. “They make mistakes, they’re not infallible. So, that’s the backdrop. But I will push back strongly on any notion … Read More

Coronavirus: Accra Restaurant joins local groups to feed African families in the Bronx during COVID-19 crisis

Photo credit: Accra Restaurant The Bronx Community Relief Effort, World Central Kitchen (WCK), RAP4BRONX, and The Bronx Private Industry Council powered by HERE to HERE, welcomed ACCRA Restaurant, a landmark African restaurant in The Bronx, to its group of local … Read More

Coronavirus: New York issues alert on new “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19” impacting children

Photo credit: Raw Pixel The State of New York issued an alert on a new disease impacting children called the “Pediatric Multi-System Inflammatory Syndrome Associated with COVID-19.” New Yorkers should seek immediate care if a child has: • Prolonged fever … Read More

Coronavirus : Black New Yorkers are violently arrested over social distancing violations and still no enforcement data released by the NYPD

A video of an NYPD officer violently arresting a Black man in the East Village went viral this weekend. The officer, who is now identified as Francisco Garcia, was adamant in making sure social distancing was respected on the Lower … Read More

Coronavirus: HRA can pay up to $1,700 towards your family member or friend’s burial expenses

Photo credit: Carmen 56 The Human Resources Administration (HRA) will provide financial assistance to low-income New York City residents who may be eligible for up to $1,700 in financial assistance to meet funeral expenses for a deceased low income New … Read More

Video: How to best honor the holy month of Ramadan during Coronavirus

During the holy month of Ramadan, millions of Muslims gather at mosques to pray and break their fast together, but this year the coronavirus has made it impossible, with many Muslim African immigrant New Yorkers confined at home with their … Read More

Coronavirus : U.S. Immigration Services working on reopening on June 4

On March 18, U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services temporarily suspended in-person services at its field offices, asylum offices, and application support centers (ASCs) to help slow the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). USCIS is readying offices to reopen on or after … Read More

Coronavirus : Small Business Administration will resume accepting PPP loan applications on April 27

President Trump signed on April 24, 2020, the Paycheck Protection Program and Health Care Enhancement Act which includes:   $320 billion for the Paycheck Protection Program with $30 billion dollars going to small financial institutions $50 billion dollars for the … Read More

Coronavirus : Get ready Black businesses, $380 billion for small businesses are in the pipeline

Photo credit: Tatomm  Lawrence King explains how black businesses could increase their chances of getting COVID-19 financial assistance   Arva Rice shares concerns about exhaustion of SBA Loans and impact on black businesses in Harlem Congressman Espaillat discusses undocumented … Read More

Coronavirus : City to give undocumented New Yorkers up to $1,000

Photo credit : JP Photography Mayor de Blasio announced on April 16, 2020, a partnership with Open Society Foundations to establish the New York City COVID-19 Immigrant Emergency Relief program. The $20 million donation will provide emergency monetary relief to … Read More

Coronavirus : What’s next for Black businesses with SBA funding exhausted and SBS loan on pause?

 Africa in Harlem spoke with the Small Business Administration District Director Beth Goldberg after SBA and the Department of Treasury announced that the funding for the Paycheck Protection Program and Economic Injury Disaster Loan Emergency Advance (EIDL/Advance) was exhausted … Read More

Coronavirus : IRS launches “Get My Payment” Web App to facilitate reception of $1,200 stimulus payment

The U.S. Department of the Treasury and IRS launched, on April 15, 2020, the “Get My Payment” web application. The FREE app allows taxpayers who filed their tax return in 2018 or 2019 but did not provide their banking information … Read More

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