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2020 Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards Committee Selects Nominee ButterMEssential for 2020 Small Business Development Award
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2020 Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards Committee Selects Nominee ButterMEssential for 2020 Small Business Development Award

The 2020 Young, Gifted & Black (YGB) Entrepreneurial Awards Committee Selects Nominee ButterMEssential for 2020 Small Business Development Award.  The Small Business Development Award is given to a business that impacts and influences their industry, society, and continues to embrace an entrepreneurial spirit.  In 2019 ButterMEssentials was awarded Caribbean Life Newspaper Carib Impact Award at Paradise […]

Go Red Sunday!
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Go Red Sunday!

The Greater Hudson Valley (NY) Chapter of The Links, Incorporated recently hosted “Go Red Sunday” at the First Baptist Church in Bronxville which featured a wonderful presentation on heart health focusing on Black women.

NYC Reports First Person Under Investigation for Novel Coronavirus
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NYC Reports First Person Under Investigation for Novel Coronavirus

The first person in New York City has been identified for testing for the novel coronavirus. This means they had recently traveled from China and presented with fever and cough or shortness of breath without another common cause, like influenza and other cold viruses, identified on testing. The individual, who is under-40-years-old, has been hospitalized at […]

The Brown Byrd Foundation Set To Hold its 12th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Feb. 2, 2020
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The Brown Byrd Foundation Set To Hold its 12th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Feb. 2, 2020

The Brown Byrd Foundation Set To Hold its 12th Annual Prostate Cancer Awareness Observance Day Feb. 2, 2020 with a Free Prostate Cancer Screening at Northern Boulevard Oncology Office of Errol Mallet, MD, F.A.C.S. 158-06 Northern Boulevard Flushing, New York 11358.  The Brown Byrd Foundation is Calling ALL Men for Sunday, February 2nd, 2020 for a […]

Defusing Anxiety & Negativity in 2020: Why Gratitude Is Key
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Defusing Anxiety & Negativity in 2020: Why Gratitude Is Key

We all want to feel happy and productive. But here’s the Catch 22: the things we do to try to feel that way—working long hours, rushing kids from one activity to the other, and meeting all of life’s obligations—can leave us feeling stressed, anxious, and even resentful. (And that’s not counting the complications that spring […]

“Quit Today, Be There Tomorrow" Urges the NYC Health Department
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“Quit Today, Be There Tomorrow” Urges the NYC Health Department

The NYC Health Department has launched an anti-smoking media campaign featuring the family of a person affected by a smoking-related disease. The campaign, titled “Quit today. Be there tomorrow,” depicts a young girl beside her dad in a hospital room, telling him a story about a game she played with her uncle, and ends with her saying […]

Con Edison Climate Change Report
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Con Edison Climate Change Report

Extreme heat, coastal storm surge, inland flooding and more violent storms are the most significant climate-driven impacts to Con Edison’s energy delivery systems and its customers through the 21st century, according to a report issued today. The report (coned.com/resilience), developed by Con Edison in collaboration with ICF and Columbia University’s Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, leverages the latest […]

Rashida Aisha Ali Releases New Book titled “To Wait For Love Is Just To Waste Your Life Away”
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Rashida Aisha Ali Releases New Book titled “To Wait For Love Is Just To Waste Your Life Away”

Nationally Acclaimed Author Rashida Aisha Ali releases new book titled “To Wait for Love Is Just to Waste Your Life Away” Poetic Expressions of Unrequited Love. Author Dr. Rashida Aisha Ali is an author, artist, educator, and philanthropist who lectures catering to male and female audiences, conducting workshops, seminars, and symposiums on women and men related topics such as […]

NYC Health Department Will Add Third, Non-Binary Gender Category to New York City Death Certificates
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NYC Health Department Will Add Third, Non-Binary Gender Category to New York City Death Certificates

The NYC Health Department has announced that, starting next year, death certificates will include an “X” option for New Yorkers who do not identify as male or female. The change to the forms was announced at a Board of Health meeting today. The revision will inform the documents used by officials certifying or examining the […]

New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC
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New HIV Diagnoses Fall to Historic Lows in NYC

The number of New Yorkers newly diagnosed with HIV is down to historic lows and fell below 2,000 for the first time since annual HIV reporting began in 2001. According to the 2018 HIV Surveillance Annual Report, 1,917 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in New York City in 2018, down 11% from the 2,157 new […]

Prostate Cancer Foundation's 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx
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Prostate Cancer Foundation’s 2019 New York Dinner at Restaurant Daniel, Featuring A Special Musical Performance By Jamie Foxx

The Prostate Cancer Foundation (PCF) hosted their 2019 New York Dinner at the Restaurant Daniel at 60 East 65th Street in New York City. Dinner at Daniel was an exquisite culinary experience with a special guest performance by Academy Award Winning Artist Jamie Foxx to benefit the Prostate Cancer Foundation, and raised over $5 million. Master Mentalist, Lior Suchard performed mystifying tricks for the guests. Notable attendees included: Michael Milken, Jamie […]

Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District
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Cyntoia Brown Speaks to Students of Greenburgh Central School District

Cyntoia Brown recently spoke with students of the Greenburgh Central School District (GCSD). Brown was convicted of murdering and robbing Johnny Michael Allen, who had bought her for sex. She was sentenced to life with the possibility of parole after 51 years. The governor of Tennessee granted her clemency in 2017, reducing her sentence to […]

ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards
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ButterMEssentials Honored At 2019 Caribbean Impact Awards

Brooklyn-based ButterMEssentials honored at Caribbean Life Impact Awards on November 14, 2019 at Paradise Catering Hall in Brooklyn. ButterMEssentials recently opened its first physical location in Brooklyn at 688 Nostrand Ave. Unit 1, Brooklyn, New York 11221. City Councilman Robert Cornegy, Jr. presided over ButterMEssentials Ribbon Cutting Ceremony in Brooklyn. “The opening of the first […]

Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, "Eight Days"
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Matthew Knowles: Executive Producer of Cancer Reality Show, “Eight Days”

Matthew Knowles, record executive and talent manager, is best known as Beyoncé’s father and the manager of Destiny’s Child, is now the Executive Producer for the first ever Cancer TV reality show, Eight Days. Created by Charles Mattocks, an award-winning filmmaker and health advocate, Eight Days, a docuseries will air on  A+E’s FYI channel, premiering on January 4, 2020. “We’re […]

The Flu Can Kill You: "Get the Influenza Vaccine", Health Department Urges
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The Flu Can Kill You: “Get the Influenza Vaccine”, Health Department Urges

The NYC Health Department is reminding New Yorkers that everyone ages 6 months and older should get a seasonal flu vaccine. It is especially important for adults ages 50 and older, pregnant people, children ages 6 months to 5 years, and people with chronic diseases to be vaccinated.  “As New Yorkers, we look out for each other,” […]