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

Harlem-Based Order of Black Nuns to Sell Harlem Location
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Harlem-Based Order of Black Nuns to Sell Harlem Location

 The Franciscan Handmaids of the Most Pure Heart of Mary, Inc. (FHM), one of three orders of mostly Black nuns in the United States, has put its Harlem location on the market as they restructure. The order, which celebrated its centennial last year, came to national prominence in 2016 on ABC’s “The View” with Whoopi […]

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 York Trend NYC Owner to be Honored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, Inc.
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New York Trend NYC Owner to be Honored by National Coalition of 100 Black Women Long Island Chapter, Inc.

     

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. […]

FSCNY Scholarship Award Winners 2017
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FSCNY Scholarship Award Winners 2017

Seven students from New York City and Suffolk County received more than $35,000 in scholarship money and prizes, as part of the 2017 Young Leaders Scholarship Award offered by Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY) and sponsored by MoneyGram International. The awards were presented at FSCNY’s Annual Scholarship Luncheon, Tuesday May 16th, at the Brooklyn Bridge Marriott, during FSCNY’s 25th Annual Conference & […]

2015 Summary of Vital Statistics Data Showing Progress in Overall Life Expectancy & Mortality Rates in the Past Decade
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2015 Summary of Vital Statistics Data Showing Progress in Overall Life Expectancy & Mortality Rates in the Past Decade

The Health Department has released the 2015 Summary of Vital Statistics, which found that life expectancy in New York City was 81.2 years, a one-year, six-month increase since 2006. Premature death (before age 65) rates improved, decreasing by 19 percent since 2006. Death rates due to all three of the leading causes of death in the […]

"La Diva - La Lupe!" Tribute Concert at Aaron Davis Hall
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“La Diva – La Lupe!” Tribute Concert at Aaron Davis Hall

Celebrated Cuban-born singer La Lupe, whose infectious sound helped lay the foundation for Latin music in America, will be honored during a tribute at Aaron Davis Hall on Friday, June 9, at 7:30 p.m. The performer helped introduce a new kind of Latina singer to global audiences through her voice, her style and her magnetic […]

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, […]

Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Chairs LIAACC 1st Historic Regional Chamber Leadership Conference on LI
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Charlene J. Thompson, Esq. Chairs LIAACC 1st Historic Regional Chamber Leadership Conference on LI

    LIAACC’s MWBE Chair Charlene J. Thompson, Esq.  Chaired Long Island African American Chamber of Commerce, Inc.’s 1st Regional Leadership Conference geared to strengthen Chamber Leadership and increase the capacity of Chamber of Commerce on Long island.  The conference was held at the Hofstra University Club on Tuesday, May 16, 2017. Ron Busby, Sr. served as the […]

The Stars Shine at the Brotherhood/Sister Sol Gala
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The Stars Shine at the Brotherhood/Sister Sol Gala

  A Manhattan gala honoring award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems raised nearly $1 million for The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a nationally recognized, Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization, a record. The 13th annual Bro/Sis VOICES benefit at Gotham Hall on Thursday was attended by actors Rose Byrne, Bobby Cannavale, Rachel […]

Loretta Lynch to be Honored with The Women In Public Life Award at New-York Historical Society's Strawberry Festival on June 20th
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Loretta Lynch to be Honored with The Women In Public Life Award at New-York Historical Society’s Strawberry Festival on June 20th

Loretta Lynch, who served as the 83rd Attorney General of the United States of America, will be honored at New-York Historical’s 2017 Strawberry Festival benefit luncheon, an annual event that dates back to 1856. Ms. Lynch will receive the Women in Public Life Award for her outstanding public service. The luncheon will take place on […]

Senator Brooks Announces 2017 Woman of Distinction
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Senator Brooks Announces 2017 Woman of Distinction

Last night, State Senator John E. Brooks honored Baldwin resident, Charlene Jackson Thompson, as his 2017 New York State Senate “Woman of Distinction.” Thompson represented Brooks’ 8th Senate District at the Annual “Women of Distinction” awards ceremony in Albany.  She was recognized along with more than 60 other honorees from across New York State. Brooks […]

Free Film Screenings at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education
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Free Film Screenings at Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education

Casita Maria Center for Arts & Education in partnership with the New York City Council and Council Member Rafael Salamanca is proud to present Cities of Sanctuary Film Series with screenings and discussions of six critically acclaimed movies that celebrate the immigrant spirit in New York City and beyond. With support from the New York […]

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 […]