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 have disproportionately impacted communities of color.
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.
The Northern Manhattan, Harlem and South Bronx Community COVID-19 Vaccination Scheduling Hotline is now open for appointments at the Washington Heights Armory for individuals who live in eligible zip codes and are age 65 and over.
The Clean Slate NY campaign recently announced new legislation that would expunge conviction records for 2.3 million New Yorkers.
New York Attorney General Letitia James issued two alerts in response to the “extreme risk” posed to New Yorkers investing in virtual or “crypto” currencies. James first issued an investor alert urging “extreme caution when investing in virtual currencies.”
In support of Amazon workers in Alabama, the December 12th Movement held a rally at Harlem’s Whole Foods on 125th Street on Sunday, Feb. 28, 2021.
Chancellor Richard Carranza Steps Down
Morgan State University today announced receipt of a $20 million commitment from alumnus and philanthropist Calvin E. Tyler Jr. and his wife, Tina, increasing an endowed scholarship fund previously established in the Tylers’ name.
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 to $15 billion in new infrastructure and boosting tourism to New York City.
Crain’s New York Business recently released its list of New York’s most “Notable Black Leaders and Executives” and among them is chair of the New York County Democratic Committee former State Assemblyman Keith L. T. Wrigh