Beginner’s Guide to Banking: Everything You Need to Know to Open an Account

Banks can be intimidating to some people, but taking advantage of their services is one of the best things you can do for your financial well-being.

Bedford Union Armory being renamed after late Congressman Major Owens

The Bedford Union Armory in Crown Heights, Brooklyn is being named after former Congressman Major Robert Owens, who represented New York’s 12th Congressional District for nearly 25 years.

Proposed bill would expunge conviction records statewide

The Clean Slate NY campaign recently announced new legislation that would expunge conviction records for 2.3 million New Yorkers.

Measure designating Feb. 14 as Frederick Douglass Day in NJ heads to governor’s desk

Legislation commemorating the chosen birthday of abolitionist Frederick Douglass cleared the full Assembly this week and is now headed to Gov. Phil Murphy’s desk.

NYC African leaders, clergy support Eric Adams for mayor

A group of prominent city African leaders and clergy backed Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams for mayor, citing what they said was his ability to lead New York back from a recession and the health and public safety crises that ...

Another Free Coats Giveaway in the city

Practicing social distancing and requested mask-wearing, Queeneathly Jewels and members of the “22” Points Team Youth Program gave out coats for girls and boys aged between 2 and 16, in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens.

Jade Kearney’s She Matters Black Women’s Mental Health advocacy

The birth of your first newborn child should be a time filled with joy and happiness, or that’s what everyone tells a first-time mother.

Parents of Mohamed Bah and Saheed Vassell claim City Council barred them from speaking at hearing

Two parents of people killed after mental illness calls to police are denouncing a new bill that purports to address the issue.

Meet Damon Alston—firefighting, mountain-climbing, scuba-diving DJ

This is Damon Alston. Here is how he lists his jobs/hobbies: DJ / mountain climber / scuba diver / Ironman / firefighter.

Black Bodega opens to help underserved communities in Bronx hit hardest by COVID-19

Saturday, Feb. 20, 2021, Black Bodega held a grand opening as owner and entrepreneur Alize Jones seeks to “bring economic equity to the community and provide jobs to local residents.

Queens officials announce over 20,000 jobs for JFK airport construction

This week, Rep. Gregory Meeks, Queens Borough President Donovan Richards and Mayor Bill de Blasio announced key elements of the foundation for the new JFK Airport construction projects that will drive a recovery by creating over 20,000 jobs, investing $10 ...

COVID cases continue to decline as vaccine megasites open in Brooklyn and Queens

America reaches a grim milestone this week in the COVID-19 pandemic as 500,000 people have died from the virus. In New York City, nearly 29,000 people have died.

Tackling Tech’s Racial Job Divide

There’s an intensive one-year computer science training program in Brooklyn that teaches software engineering to Black and Latinx recent high school graduates.

As tax season kicks off, NYC Free Tax Prep is ready

It’s no surprise that the COVID-19 pandemic is also impacting the 2021 tax season. Local officials are getting the word out about free virtual tax services available and warning filers to be on the lookout for scams.

City launching additional online training to help jobseekers

NYC Department of Small Business Services Commissioner Jonnel Doris announced this week that additional career paths in the industrial, media and tech sectors will be featured on Career Discovery NYC, a centralized resource to assist New Yorkers with career exploration ...