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Leading the charge on how to help artists during the pandemic

From having a celebrity following that includes Chris Rock to Dorinda Medley of “Real Housewives of New York,” it’s amazing how artist Guy Stanley Philoche maintains his humility.

Seven shot, one fatally, at Brooklyn Sweet 16 celebration

The mood at a Sweet 16 party in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn Sunday night went from being a joyous occasion to one of blood-soaked anguish and pain after gunmen opened fire, striking seven people, one of them, a 20-year-old woman, mortally.

Huddle for the people

Each and every Monday the National Action Network’s Youth Huddle hosts a safe space for the young people to discuss a variety of topics that affect the community and the world.

Newark seeking artists to design Harriet Tubman Monument

The City of Newark has issued a Request for Qualifications for artists interested in being considered to design a permanent public monument of Harriet Tubman in Washington Park, which will be renamed Tubman Square.

New York City feeding, lighting, honoring

Harlem hosted a Feeding Families Thanksgiving Celebration, including a turkey give away sponsored by Pierre Gooding.

Morris teaches us not to rush the story

C. Zawadi Morris saw the instant response citizens had about coronavirus, she noticed the news did not cover their experiences.

Slick Rick, Bronx BP and FreshDirect give away food and PPE in the Bronx

Ahead of the Thanksgiving holiday, local elected officials teamed up to distribute 700 turkeys, holiday side dishes and PPE for Bronx neighbors and the community at large.

Stephanie McGraw and W.A.R.M bring awareness to domestic violence

This week Stephanie McGraw and her W.A.R.M (We All Really Matter) organization brought awareness to domestic violence against Black women.

NYC public schools will close due to COVID-19

NYC public schools will close due to COVID-19

City officials warn of possible second COVID-19 wave

City health officials report that the COVID-19 positivity level in the city has been higher in recent days. The city surpassed its seven-day average of 550 cases with 795 cases.

Dianna Houenou appointed to chair N.J. Cannabis Regulatory Commission

During the General Election New Jerseyans voted to legalize marijuana. The measure was approved taking nearly 67% of the vote.

CEMOTAP raising money for property insurance fund

James McIntosh is organizing a fundraiser to benefit Committee To Eliminate Media Offenses To African People (CEMOTAP).

Marcy Houses Community Center opens in Brooklyn

City agencies and elected officials recently cut the ribbon on the Marcy Houses Community Center in Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn.

LaToya Meaders says pandemic or not, ‘We must feed those in need’

Providing sustenance to underfunded people is everything. Refueling targeted communities amidst one of the world’s greatest collectively experienced health challenges this century…is something else.

BP Adams honors Brooklyn COVID Heroes and Fauci at Borough Hall

On Tuesday, Nov. 10, Brooklyn President Eric Adams hosted his second Brooklyn COVID Heroes ceremony outside Borough Hall.