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Free Event: A Talk With Selena Sage
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Free Event: A Talk With Selena Sage

Winners Announced in the  2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York
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Winners Announced in the 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards for New York

  The 2017 Restaurant Spotlight Awards have been announced. The Restaurant Spotlight Awards showcase and recognize those in the restaurant industry that serve the highest quality food, place their patrons first, and use innovative approaches to continually deliver the best customer service. The awards were open to any restaurant in New York State, including bars, food […]

The U.S. Army Continues its Partnership with 100 Black Men of America
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The U.S. Army Continues its Partnership with 100 Black Men of America

Recognizing the vital importance of mentorship in the development of our nation’s next generation of leaders, the U.S. Army continues its partnership with 100 Black Men of America. The partnership includes the Army’s participation at the 31st annual 100 Black Men of America National Conference being held recently in New Orleans. Photos by:    Ron […]

Harlem Arts Stroll
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Harlem Arts Stroll

Harlem Arts Stroll is an innovative collaboration of galleries, art spaces and businesses in West Harlem from 110th Street to 160th Street from Lenox to Amsterdam Avenue showcasing art from June to October 2017 featuring curated work of artists, designers and makers on the Third Saturdays of each these months: It involves Arts Horizons LeRoy Neiman Art Center, Harlem […]

New Survey Reveals Surprising Ways That African Americans Celebrate Family Patriarchs
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New Survey Reveals Surprising Ways That African Americans Celebrate Family Patriarchs

In a new survey commissioned by AfricanAncestry.com, the pioneers of genetics ancestry tracing for people of African descent, spending quality time and gifts of words out ranked giving material gifts as expressions of gratitude for Black family patriarchs. The survey, which polled African Americans ages 18 to 65, also revealed that while nearly 72 percent […]

New Citywide Campaign Promotes Safe Sleep Practices for Families with Infants
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New Citywide Campaign Promotes Safe Sleep Practices for Families with Infants

The New York City Administration for Children’s Services (ACS) and the Health Department have announced a new citywide campaign at NYC Health + Hospitals/Lincoln to promote safe sleep practices for families with infants, building on a community-based training initiative that has seen over 12,300 New Yorkers trained on approved Safe Sleep practices since January 2016. […]

De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules
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De Blasio Administration Announces New Calorie Labeling Rules

Mayor Bill de Blasio has announced that all New York City chain food retailers offering prepared foods, or “restaurant-type foods,” will be required to post calorie counts on menu boards. In addition, chain restaurants and retailers will be required to have full nutritional information – not just calories – for standard menu items available on site, […]

93% of Restaurants Earn An "A" Letter Grade as Violations Plummet
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93% of Restaurants Earn An “A” Letter Grade as Violations Plummet

The NYC Health Department has announced that restaurant letter grading has improved food safety in New York City as more restaurants than ever before are earning an “A” grade at the beginning of their inspection cycle. Greater compliance with food safety standards has coincided with a marked decrease in reported salmonella infections, which often result from […]

BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience, Friday May 5th at Gustavino's
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BCA Global Announces 13th Annual Global Food & Wine Experience, Friday May 5th at Gustavino’s

BCAGlobal’s Global Food & Wine Experience is a much-anticipated culinary, wine, and spirit event. The marquee celebration, dedicated to creating a learning and networking experience, is the only major food and wine event in the nation specifically honoring diversity. This gathering of the largest businesses representing the foodservice industry will take place in a timely […]

Con Edison Paying Incentives for Electric Vehicle Owners
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Con Edison Paying Incentives for Electric Vehicle Owners

Owners of electric vehicles in New York City and Westchester County can earn e-gift card rewards and get valuable information about their charging habits by participating in a new Con Edison program. Con Edison and FleetCarma, a company that specializes in electric vehicle technology solutions, are seeking participants for a program called SmartCharge New York […]

“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year
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“Brew at the Zoo” Returns to the Bronx Zoo for Second Year

Following on the success of the inaugural event in 2016, New York City’s wildest beer festival – “Brew at the Zoo” – is returning for an encore on Friday, June 16. Brew at the Zoo is a craft beer tasting event will feature more than 40 craft breweries serving more than 100 variations of ales, […]

Report on Driving & Dangerous Driving Behaviors Among NYC Adults and Teens Has Been Released
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Report on Driving & Dangerous Driving Behaviors Among NYC Adults and Teens Has Been Released

  The Health Department today released a new Epi Data Brief on driving and dangerous driving behaviors. The report, “Driving and Self-reported Dangerous Driving Behaviors in New York City,” provides statistics collected for the first time on the number and characteristics of adults who drive in New York City, as well as estimates of adults […]

Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership
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Wells Fargo Commits to Increase African American Homeownership

Wells Fargo & Company, the leading U.S. home loan lender, today announced a $60 billion lending commitment to create at least 250,000 African American homeowners by 2027. The company’s commitment is a direct action to help address the lower homeownership rates in the African American community and follows Wells Fargo’s announcement to address Hispanic homeownership […]

2017 No Limits International Tattoo Expo Comes To NYC
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2017 No Limits International Tattoo Expo Comes To NYC

When it comes to discovering body art exhibits and tattoo expos in New York, The New York Tattoo Show is one of the largest tattoo conventions in the city. If you love art, a fan of tattoos and like live entertainment, then this is the show for you. Whether you’re looking to just browse around […]

The Town Hall & Con Edison Present 20th Annual Celebration of Black History Month
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The Town Hall & Con Edison Present 20th Annual Celebration of Black History Month

The Black Iris Project took center stage at Con Edison and The Town Hall’s 20th anniversary Black History Month celebration on Monday and Tuesday, February 6-7 at the historic theatre located at 123 West 43rd Street in Manhattan. The programs marked two decades of providing free Broadway performances for public school children. This year’s featured […]