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Childhood Lead Exposure Fell 21% in 2019 Compared to 2018
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Childhood Lead Exposure Fell 21% in 2019 Compared to 2018

The Health Department has released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report covering all four quarters of 2019. In 2019, 352,567 children younger than 18 in New York City were tested for lead exposure. Of the children tested, there were 3,739 children with blood lead levels of 5 mcg/dL or greater—which is 978 fewer children […]

Natural Hair and Body Company ButterMEssentials Unveils New Online Look And "You Deserve To Be Buttered" Campaign
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Natural Hair and Body Company ButterMEssentials Unveils New Online Look And “You Deserve To Be Buttered” Campaign

ButterMEssentials, a Natural Hair and Body Company, unveils new online look and “You Deserve To Be Buttered” Campaign to introduce new customers to ButterMEssentials. During the Covid-19 crisis, ButterMEssentials has continued to experience significant growth through its online presence and superior customer service in delivering quality natural hair and body products to its customers across […]

New Limited Series "The Good Lord Bird" to Air on Showtime this Fall
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New Limited Series “The Good Lord Bird” to Air on Showtime this Fall

THE GOOD LORD BIRD, a new limited series starring Ethan Hawke as abolitionist John Brown, premieres on SHOWTIME®Sunday, October 4th at 9/8c.  Based on the National Book Award winning novel  by bestselling author James McBride, the series is produced by Blumhouse Television, the studio behind the Golden Globe® Award winning and Critics’ Choice®, Writers Guild and Screen Actors Guild Award®nominated series The Loudest Voice. THE GOOD LORD BIRD is told from the  […]

What Beauty Treatments Did New Yorkers Miss the Most During Lockdown?
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What Beauty Treatments Did New Yorkers Miss the Most During Lockdown?

Over the past few weeks, New York state made positive steps towards easing lockdown restrictions, allowing people and businesses to safely return to some degree of normality.  Salons and spas had to wait a little longer than other businesses, but their comeback was triumphant and welcomed with much excitement from New Yorkers eager to get their […]

Raising Our Voices For Black Youth Virtual Benefit Concert
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Raising Our Voices For Black Youth Virtual Benefit Concert

Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, which is celebrating its 19th year, has announced it will premiere its first virtual performance event, RAISING OUR VOICES FOR BLACK YOUTH BENEFIT CONCERT, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8 PM. It will be broadcast via OBS streaming services on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. All funds raised from the concert […]

Up to Three Months of Free Nicotine Gum Offered Through New York State Smokers' Quitline
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Up to Three Months of Free Nicotine Gum Offered Through New York State Smokers’ Quitline

The New York State Smokers’ Quitline (Quitline) is offering up to three months of free nicotine gum while supplies last. Smokers and vapers can apply by calling 1-866-NY-QUITS (1-866-697-8487) or visiting nysmokefree.com. The Quitline asks everyone to spread the word to family and friends about this time-limited offer, made possible thanks to a generous donation from Ro, a U.S. telehealth company […]

We  Mourn the Passing of Congressman John Lewis
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We Mourn the Passing of Congressman John Lewis

The passing of freedom fighter, civil rights warrior and political icon Congressman John Lewis ends a chapter in the history of this country that has no comparison.  Congressman Lewis was fearless from his youngest age as a member of the  ‘dream team,’ which was led by the late Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Congressman Lewis risked […]

Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements To Travel Safely
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Hotel Industry Releases Top 5 Requirements To Travel Safely

The American Hotel & Lodging Association (AHLA) today released the “Safe Stay Guest Checklist” for guests on how to travel safely while also creating a standardized safety experience nationwide. This checklist is part of AHLA’s Safe Stay guidelines, an industry-wide, enhanced set of health and safety protocols designed to provide a safe and clean environment for all […]

3 Tips for Restoring Closeness when Stress and Hard Times Make Couples Drift Apart
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3 Tips for Restoring Closeness when Stress and Hard Times Make Couples Drift Apart

Have these scary times been taking a toll on your most intimate relationship? If so, you’re not alone. Fear and stress can lead to impatience and anger. Then, suddenly you might find yourself arguing with the person you love and feeling like you’re drifting apart. But this is not because you’re spending too much time […]

Capturing Black America - Time Cover Artist Charly Palmer
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Capturing Black America – Time Cover Artist Charly Palmer

The cover of Time Magazine’s July 6th double issue was painted by Atlanta-based African-American fine artist Charly Palmer to capture the essence of racial injustice today –  and from an historical perspective –  as seen through the eyes of a child. It is one of four paintings by Palmer to be featured in Time’s special issue on racism, “America Must Change.” The high-impact acrylic […]

Teach Your Children To Avoid The Mistakes You Made With Money
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Teach Your Children To Avoid The Mistakes You Made With Money

Numerous surveys show that many Americans live paycheck to paycheck, have little saved for retirement, and lack fundamental financial knowledge. Part of the problem, experts say, is that financial literacy has not been emphasized in American education; only 21 states require high school students to take a personal finance-related class. If parents want their children to learn the […]

National Black Theatre Receives Its First Obie Award
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National Black Theatre Receives Its First Obie Award

 Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) was awarded the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Production and Continued Advocacy on behalf of Black Artists during the 65th Annual Obie Award ceremony on Tuesday, marking its first Obie win. The ceremony, hosted by entertainer Cole Escola, was presented on YouTube and continued its tradition of […]

Con Edison Prepared for Year's First Heat Wave, Offers Conservation Tips for Customers
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Con Edison Prepared for Year’s First Heat Wave, Offers Conservation Tips for Customers

Con Edison crews are prepared to respond to any service problems that arise as temperatures exceed 90 degrees starting Saturday. The heat, humidity and increased demand for electricity to power air conditioners can cause cables to overheat and lead to outages. The coming days could also bring thunderstorms, which can affect the overhead delivery system […]