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Research Shows African Americans Are More Optimistic About Their Financial Futures Than Any Other Race/Ethnicity
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Research Shows African Americans Are More Optimistic About Their Financial Futures Than Any Other Race/Ethnicity

Lincoln Financial Group has announced that its Financial Focus research study shows African Americans are more optimistic about their financial futures than any other race/ethnicity with 53 percent expecting significant personal financial improvements within the next five years—and despite a pay gap between white and black families, according to the Census Bureau’s 2017 Current Population […]

GirlTrek is Walking the Ultimate 100-Mile Trek  Along the Underground Railroad: Harriet's Great Escape
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GirlTrek is Walking the Ultimate 100-Mile Trek Along the Underground Railroad: Harriet’s Great Escape

In honor of Harriet Tubman, the greatest freedom fighter that ever was,GirlTrek, the largest national public health nonprofit and movement for Black women and girls, will follow in her footsteps – literally. The entire national team will start-off from the Eastern Shore of Maryland, where Harriet Tubman made her first escape, and walk the path […]

LIAACC'S 4th Annual Black History Month Exhibition Attracts Over 200 Attendees
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LIAACC’S 4th Annual Black History Month Exhibition Attracts Over 200 Attendees

On February 9, 2018 the Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce hosted its 4th Annual Black History Month Art Exhibition at Bloomingdale’s Furniture Gallery in Roosevelt Field Mall. Twelve artists from the Long Island Black Artist Association participated in this year’s Black History Month Art Exhibition. The artist included Aaron Scott, David Wilson, Deborah […]

Breakfast Club Host Angela Yee Partners with Cedarmore Corporation to Promote Literacy among Long Island Girls
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Breakfast Club Host Angela Yee Partners with Cedarmore Corporation to Promote Literacy among Long Island Girls

Angela Yee – Celebrity radio host, entrepreneur and founder of Angela Yee’s Book Club, will be partnering with Cedarmore Corporation, a non-profit organization dedicated to empowering youth ladies from under deserved communities in Long Island, to promote literacy among Long Island Girls.   More than 12 groups of girls from Nassau and Suffolk Counties will […]

Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for "Go Red" Heart Health Month
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Healthier Soul Food Cookbook Takes Fresh Approach to Traditional Recipes for “Go Red” Heart Health Month

The Healthier Traditions Cookbook: Soul Food, a healthy twist on traditional Southern dishes, features 17 classic recipes and is available for complimentary download today. The cookbook, a collaboration of Transamerica Center for Health Studies® (TCHS) with the Association of Black Women Physicians (ABWP), helps maintain the integrity of these soul food dishes, while identifying easy […]

Next Level Burger – America’s First 100% Plant-Based Burger Joint – Brings its Burger Goodness to Brooklyn
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Next Level Burger – America’s First 100% Plant-Based Burger Joint – Brings its Burger Goodness to Brooklyn

Next Level Burger (NLB), a fast-growing phenomenon, recognized as America’s first 100-percent plant-based burger joint, is coming to New York. Fresh off the grand opening of its first California location in Concord, NLB’s first East Coast location opens January 31 in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. New York’s first NLB will be part of the grand opening […]

JAX B-B-Q: A Real Wood Pit Barbecue in Hell’s Kitchen
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JAX B-B-Q: A Real Wood Pit Barbecue in Hell’s Kitchen

Pitmaster/Owner Nick Accardi has brought a new concept to Hell’s Kitchen with JAX B-B-Q, a destination for real wood pit barbecue, craft black angus burgers, frozen margaritas and craft beer. The interior was designed with a rockabilly Americana garage sensibility in mind, featuring partially exposed brick walls, antique gas station signs (including a massive Mobile […]

Winter Jam 2018 in Central Park!
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Winter Jam 2018 in Central Park!

Join NYC Parks at Winter Jam this Saturday in Central Park! It may be warmer out this weekend, but NYC’s ultimate snow day is still on! NYC Parks has created a field of snow in the heart of Central Park to host a winter festival, featuring winter-themed sports, for New Yorkers of all ages. Free […]

International Women's Day Conference Set To Be Held On 3/17/2018 At Hofstra University 
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International Women’s Day Conference Set To Be Held On 3/17/2018 At Hofstra University 

    On the March 17, 2017, women will convene at Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY for an extraordinary International Women’s Conference hosted by Neva Alliance, New York. The fascinating one day conference is designed to speak to every woman; conference attendees will have an opportunity to network, exchange knowledge, connect, facilitate lasting connections and showcase […]

Three Kings Day Toy Distribution in Puerto Rico
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Three Kings Day Toy Distribution in Puerto Rico

p class=”aolmail_MsoNormal”>As their colleagues back home in the Northeast worked to keep gas and electric service flowing in the bitter cold New York metropolitan area, Con Edison and Orange Rockland Utilities workers involved in the Hurricane Maria power restoration efforts in Puerto Rico chipped in over $2,300 to purchase and distribute hundreds of toys today […]

Con Edison Prepared for Snow-Wind Combo
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Con Edison Prepared for Snow-Wind Combo

Con Edison crews are prepared to respond to any outages or other service problems resulting from the combination of winds and snow forecast to hit the frigid New York area starting overnight. The company reminds customers to stay away from downed power lines because they could be live and also to take other safety precautions. […]

Olivia & Liam Are the Most Popular Baby Names for 2016
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Olivia & Liam Are the Most Popular Baby Names for 2016

The NYC Health Department has announced that Liam and Olivia were the most popular baby names in New York City in 2016. Olivia had also been the number one name for girls in 2015. In contrast, Liam rose from second to first place for boys, while Ethan (2015’s number one name for boys) fell to […]

Six Smart Last Minute Shopping Tips
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Six Smart Last Minute Shopping Tips

These are the last days to ship gifts on time, but costs rise as we approach the weekend deadlines.   Ditto if you haven’t booked hotels yet.   Don’t stress! Shoppers have an extra weekend this year to shop in-person and several options to finish up online without absorbing rush shipping costs. Travelers still have options, too.   Here […]

Con Edison Makes Solar Energy More Accessible
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Con Edison Makes Solar Energy More Accessible

Con Edison has introduced a tool that lets residential customers get quick, customized information on the financial benefits they’ll get by installing solar panels. The new feature on the Con Edison Marketplace will even manage the buying process for a customer who chooses solar. A purchase takes place only after contractors submit competitive bids, ensuring […]

Light Up Your Holidays Safely & Efficiently
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Light Up Your Holidays Safely & Efficiently

Colorful holiday lighting in a home or yard can brighten spirits and remind us that this is the season of good cheer. Con Edison wants its customers in New York City and Westchester County to enjoy lighting up their homes, and reminds them to do it safely and in a way that doesn’t jack up […]