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Minority Business Development Final Frontier to Freedom for Black America
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Minority Business Development Final Frontier to Freedom for Black America

A renewed sense of commitment to the final frontier to freedom which is Minority Business Development is needed to level the playing field for Businesses in Black America.  Black America possesses a tremendous amount of spending power, but that spending power needs to be redirected to Black Enterprise across America.  Entrepreneurship in black America must […]

City and State Magazine names LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President to 2020 LI Top 100 Power List
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City and State Magazine names LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President to 2020 LI Top 100 Power List

City and State Magazine names LI African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc. President to 2020 LI Top 100 Power List.  City & State’s Long Island Power 100 reflects those shifting political winds, highlighting not only the most powerful political figures in Nassau and Suffolk counties – elected officials, government appointees, business and labor leaders, academics […]

New York African Film Festival Goes Virtual Dec 2 - 6
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New York African Film Festival Goes Virtual Dec 2 – 6

Under the banner “Streaming Rivers: The Past into the Present,” the New York African Film Festival (NYAFF) returns virtually December 2-6 with a spotlight on the cinema of two nations: Nigeria and the Sudan. Presented by Film at Lincoln Center (FLC) and African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF), this year’s regional NYAFF will screen six features […]

Harlem School of the Arts Completes $9.5 Million-Dollar Building Transformation
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Harlem School of the Arts Completes $9.5 Million-Dollar Building Transformation

Work on the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) $9.5-million dollar Renaissance Project, underwritten by legendary award-winning musician/philanthropist, Herb Alpert and the Herb Alpert Foundation, was completed on time and on budget, it was announced by HSA Board Chair Charles Hamilton, Jr.  Over the past decade, HSA has received over $17 million dollars in financial support from […]

Asase Yaa presents "RISE UP! A Virtual Benefit Concert to #EndSARS"
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Asase Yaa presents “RISE UP! A Virtual Benefit Concert to #EndSARS”

Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa School of the Arts (for youth 3 -17) announces plans to broadcast “Rise Up! A Virtual Benefit Concert to #EndSars” on Thanksgiving Eve, Wednesday, November 25, 2020. Funds raised from the Mightycause.combenefit concert are being distributed by the Nigerian-based Agesin Jawe Ifa Herbal & Spiritual Center to grassroots community organizations who are leading the efforts to #EndSars […]

Lotte New York Palace Spreads Holiday Cheer with Debut of Spirited Programming
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Lotte New York Palace Spreads Holiday Cheer with Debut of Spirited Programming

Lotte New York Palace, has announced its lineup of holiday programming for guests to enjoy in a safe way this festive season. The centerpiece of this year’s programming being the hotel’s 35-foot ornate tree displayed in its courtyard on Madison Avenue. Lotte New York Palace will additionally offer stay packages and programming for guests to […]

Legislator Kevan Abrahams Hosts Ninth Annual  ‘Bridge to Employment’ Online Job Fair Through January 2021
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Legislator Kevan Abrahams Hosts Ninth Annual ‘Bridge to Employment’ Online Job Fair Through January 2021

Nassau County and the region is continuing to grapple with a sharp increase in unemployment and economic uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. To help residents navigate this daunting economic landscape, Nassau County Legislator Kevan Abrahams (D – Freeport) has built a more direct bridge between job seekers and employers than ever before to assist […]

Wyandanch Public Library & Domino's Pizza Held "Black Panther" Community Read-In in Suffolk County
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Wyandanch Public Library & Domino’s Pizza Held “Black Panther” Community Read-In in Suffolk County

Costumes were optional but face masks were mandatory at the recently held “Storytelling Adventure of Black Panther Tales”, presented by the Wyandanch Public Library (WPL) in Suffolk County, New York.   Approximately 30 socially distanced kindergarten to preteen age attendees and their parents were read to by the Black Panther character, WPL staff members and others at the WPL community event.  […]

Health Department Releases Lead Report for the First & Second Quarters of 2020
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Health Department Releases Lead Report for the First & Second Quarters of 2020

The NYC Health Department has released its latest Childhood Blood Lead Level Surveillance Quarterly Report (PDF) covering the first and second quarters of 2020, from January to June. The number of children with elevated blood lead levels in the first and second quarters of the year went from 2,007 in 2019 to 1,346 in 2020.  “Recent months have […]

Google Arts & Culture Latino Cultures in the U.S Exhibit Presents 50 Years of Ballet Hispánico
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Google Arts & Culture Latino Cultures in the U.S Exhibit Presents 50 Years of Ballet Hispánico

Ballet Hispánico, the nation’s leading Latino dance organization since 1970 and recognized this year as one of America’s Cultural Treasures, collaborated with Google Arts & Culture as part of the Latino Cultures in the U.S Exhibit. Online visitors can discover Ballet Hispánico’s new exhibit, featuring more than 150 images and seven visual stories on the mission and history […]

NY Football Player John D. Rogers Gears Up to Return to Professional Team
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NY Football Player John D. Rogers Gears Up to Return to Professional Team

New York Local Talent and Top Scorer Football Player 2017-2018 Season Third Division Spanish Club U.D. San Pedro gearing up to join new professional team.  John D. Rogers discovered that he wanted to play football at the age of three. The first team he trained with was Avril in Floral Park, New York in 2003. […]

The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Goes Virtual, October 20-30
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The 9th Annual Dominican Film Festival in New York Goes Virtual, October 20-30

Dominican Film Festival in New York City (DFFNYC) will hold its ninth edition online from October 20-30.  These challenging circumstances have not prevented the festival from continuing to be the largest and most impressive film festival outside the borders of the Dominican Republic. DFFNYC official program will include a roster of 70 films and offering […]

Black Public Media Urges African American's to ‘BE HEARD!’
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Black Public Media Urges African American’s to ‘BE HEARD!’

Black Public Media (BPM) has launched “BE HEARD!”, a social media campaign engaging the African American community around key issues surrounding the November 3 election. The Harlem-based nonprofit dedicated to media content about the global Black experience, commissioned Color Farm Media to create a series of shorts featuring influencers — including actors Erika Alexander and […]

Chamber Executives States “Chamber Development and Leadership Development Vital To Black Business Growth Across America”
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Chamber Executives States “Chamber Development and Leadership Development Vital To Black Business Growth Across America”

Chamber Executives states “chamber development and leadership development is vital to black business growth Across America” during COVID-19 Crisis, and Post COVID-19.  It is no secret that Black Businesses in America have suffered a tremendous loss during this recent pandemic.  Chamber development and leadership development plans and strategies must work in parallel together to foster […]

Banker & Non-Profit Advocate, Lorraine Aycock Passes Away, 53
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Banker & Non-Profit Advocate, Lorraine Aycock Passes Away, 53

Lorraine Aycock, a pillar in the Long Island community, passed away on Tuesday, September 22, 2020. She was 53. Aycock was a senior vice president and market manager of Enterprise Business and Community Engagement for Bank of America and served on the board of the United Way of Long Island. “Over her decade-long involvement with […]