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The Harlem School of the Arts Journey through the COVID- 19 Pandemic

The Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) received $100,000 grant money from the Goldman Sacks Covid-19 relief fund, which was launched to support pandemic response efforts by organizations worldwide.

President Trump declares NYC an 'anarchist jurisdiction'

In what’s being considered a public display of political muscle-flexing, the Department of Justice (DOJ), headed by President Donald Trump appointee Attorney General William Barr, has designated New York City as an “anarchist jurisdiction” due to the recent spikes of ...

Officials give last push for Census as deadline nears

Leaders are giving the 2020 U.S. Census a final push as the Sept. 30 deadline approaches giving New Yorkers just a few days to be counted by the federal government for the next 10 years.

Labor unions mourn RBG’s death

Liberals and progressives were taken aback when U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died due to complications of metastatic pancreas cancer.

Teaneck civil rights activist celebrated with school renaming

Longtime Teaneck resident, Theodora Smiley Lacey, is best known for helping organize the Montgomery Bus Boycott in 1955 and integrating schools in New Jersey.

Newark in final stages of lead service line replacement program

Newark Mayor Ras Baraka announced this week that the Newark Lead Service Line Replacement (LSLR) Program had reached its final stage with nearly 15,000 of the city’s over 18,000 lead service lines replaced with safe, copper pipes.

Mentors Matter Initiative aims to help city’s youth

This week, city officials announced the Mentors Matters Initiative aimed at providing mentoring, tutoring and social-emotional support to thousands of students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Blood donation encouraged amid COVID-19 pandemic

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the New York Blood Center has had to cancel many of their blood drives over the last few months

Executive order extends moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions until Oct. 20

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo signs an executive order extending the state's moratorium on COVID-related commercial evictions and foreclosures for an additional month, until Oct. 20.

City opens own dedicated COVID-19 lab

The city recently opened its first dedicated Pandemic Response Lab (PRL). The facility is dedicated to processing COVID-19 tests within 24-48 hours for NYC Health + Hospitals.

Tips to get the whole family moving at home

With many families stuck at home juggling working remotely, homeschooling and trying to keep everyone happy and healthy, it can be easy to let an otherwise active lifestyle fall by the wayside.

Born into women’s rights movement, Katherine Nichson encourages everyone to vote

The Rev. Malika Whitney held a socially distanced event at the Kente Royal Gallery in Harlem to celebrate Katherine Nichson this past Sunday, Sept. 20.

James Armistead Lafayette, great American spy during the Revolutionary War

Among the least known facts about the American Revolutionary War is the role of spies, and this important fact is buried even further when a Black man or woman risked their lives in this endeavor.

Pompeo swings by Venezuelan neighbors; wants regime out

American Secretary of State Mike Pompeo has returned to the U.S. after a four-nation swing through northern South America in the past week.

Safety concerns and confusion: School year begins in a cloud of dust

New York City public schools reopened this week for the first time since March when the COVID-19 pandemic shut down operations. However, schools didn’t reopen for all students

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