December 12th Movement holds 33rd “Shut them down” rally in Harlem

Photos credit; Bill Moore On May 19, 2022, the date Malcolm X would have celebrated his 97th Birthday, the December 12th Movement held its 33rd “Shut them down” rally in Harlem. Malcolm X’s supporters marched up and down 125th Street, … Read More

HCCI honors Melba, Rev. Butts III, Malik Yoba, Willie Walker, Olumide “Miday” Wilkey, and Union Baptist Church at 19th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Harlem Congregations for Community Improvement, Inc. (HCCI), held for the first time in two years its 19th Annual “Let Us Break Bread Together” Awards in person, on May 5, 2022, at Marina Del Rey in … Read More

EGN Youth Sports & Development to serve Harlem youth at new 135th street location

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell EGN Youth Sports & Development, an NYC program whose mission is to improve New York City youth and their communities through sports activities and educational support, is now serving the community on 181st West 135th … Read More

Senegalese Association of America celebrates Women’s History Month in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore The Senegalese Association of America celebrated Women’s History Month on March 15, 2022, in Harlem by honoring several women from the community including Astou Athieu, Deedee Diabou Beye, Khady Gueye Abdou Khadre, Sellou Kane Coly, Ida … Read More

New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrates Black Excellence in Business

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell On February 28, 2022, the New York Women Chamber of Commerce celebrated Black Excellence in Business on the last day of Black History Month by honoring one of its own Lawrence (Ben) Miles, NYWCC Office … 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

Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine Opens COVID Testing Site at 125th St. Northern Manhattan Office

Photo credit: Manhattan BP Levine’s office Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine opened this week a COVID testing site in partnership with SOMOS Community Care at the Borough President’s Northern Manhattan Office (431 W. 125th St. between Morningside–Amsterdam Ave.). The site … Read More

Jacob Restaurant feeds the Harlem community on Thanksgiving for the 12th year in a row

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell  Since they opened Jacob Restaurant in 2019 in Harlem, owners Rachid and Kim Niang have fed community members every year on Thanksgiving, and this year was no different. Despite COVID-19, the doors of Jacob Restaurant … Read More

Cordell Cleare is the new State Senator for District 30

Photos Credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Election day for Democratic Nominee for NY State Senate Cordell Cleare started at 6:30 a.m., a few blocks from her home, at Wadleigh High School, the first of the ten polling sites she visited that … Read More

Photos: Voting on Election Day at P.S. 154 Harriet Tubman in Harlem

Photos: Isseu Diouf Campbell P.S. 154 Harriet Tubman was one of the many polling sites in Harlem on November 2nd, 2021. While Harlemites showed up and voting was easy, documenting the process even with the right accreditation wasn’t.  

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

Exonerated 5 members endorse Cordell Cleare for State Senate

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Yusef Salaam and Raymond Santana flew from Atlanta, and Kevin Richardson came from New Jersey to endorse the one they say was there for them from the beginning, Cordell Cleare, during a fundraiser held on … Read More

Uptown Night Market celebrates Harlem cuisine, community, and culture

Photos Credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Uptown Night Market is not just a market. It is a big two-block party with a centered stage showcasing performers and DJs surrounded by booths selling food from 20+ countries, clothes, and accessories. And this … Read More

Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin Endorses Cordell Cleare for State Senate at Harlem Rally

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell Lt. Governor Brian Benjamin officially endorsed Democratic State Senate nominee Cordell Cleare during a rally held at the Statue of Harriet Tubman in Harlem on October 14, 2021. Hazel Dukes, the President of the NAACP … Read More

The New York Urban League Launches Diversity And Inclusion Lab To Help Corporate America Hire Black Talent

Free Black talent built America when the recruitment system included the mass kidnapping of continental Africans brought by force to the Americas in a long horrendous journey by boat called the Middle Passage. So, it is difficult to believe that, … Read More

New Education Equity Action Plan’s pilot K-12 Black studies curriculum to launch in 2022

Photos credit: Isseu Diouf Campbell A group of legislators, non-profits, academics, and Black education advocacy groups gathered on September 19, 2021, at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in Harlem to formally unveil a new initiative: the Education … Read More

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer hosts African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration in Harlem

Photos credit: Bill Moore New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer hosted an African Immigrant Heritage Month celebration in Harlem with food and back-to-school giveaways along with immigrant services on September 30, 3021, at the Mohamed Ali Islamic Center.

Fashion designer Edwing D’Angelo presents military inspired collection in Harlem

Photos credits: Isseu Diouf Campbell Fashion designer Edwing D’Angelo presented his Fall 2021 collection titled “Arms & Roses’’ on September 11, 2021 on the sidewalk of Adam Clayton Powell Blvd between 131st and 132nd streets in Harlem. A block soiree … Read More

NY State Senator Brian Benjamin is our new Lieutenant Governor

Photos credit: Bill Moore New York State Governor Kathy Hochul made the official announcement on August 26, 2021 at the State Office Building in Harlem that she picked NY State Senator Brian Benjamin to be the state’s lieutenant governor, the … Read More

Harlem Community leader Cordell Cleare says her last goodbye to beloved son Jordan Emmanuel Nieves

Photos credit: Bill Moore Harlem Community leader Cordell Cleare said her last goodbye to her beloved son Jordan Emmanuel Nieves on August 24, 2021 during his funeral held at the Covenant Christian Church in the Bronx. Jordan Emmanuel Nieves who … Read More

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