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"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 […]

The Stars Will Shine At the Brotherhood/Sister SOL Gala
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The Stars Will Shine At the Brotherhood/Sister SOL Gala

Celebrities and other luminaries will converge on Gotham Hall in Manhattan as award-winning actor Jeffrey Wright and acclaimed artist Carrie Mae Weems are honored by The Brotherhood/Sister Sol (Bro/Sis), a nationally recognized, Harlem-based nonprofit and youth development organization, as it heads into its 22nd year transforming young lives. Other notables attending the organization’s 13th annual […]

Rare Screening of 1964 Malcolm X Film at NYAFF
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Rare Screening of 1964 Malcolm X Film at NYAFF

At the 24th New York African Film Festival, Lebert “Sandy” Bethune, Jamaican filmmaker, poet, author and scholar, will spotlight Pan African expats’ during the turbulent 1960s through his acclaimed milestone documentary Malcolm X: Struggle for Freedom, filmed during Malcolm’s X’s trip to Europe shortly before his assassination and Jojolo, a portrait of a young Haitian fashion […]

Bloomingdale's Workers Voted to Strike on May 1st if a Fair Contract Isn't Reached
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Bloomingdale’s Workers Voted to Strike on May 1st if a Fair Contract Isn’t Reached

Yesterday, with the May 1 contract deadline just a week away, unionized Bloomingdale’s workers at the iconic East 59th Street store, voted to go on strike if a fair contract isn’t reached by the deadline.   Workers at Bloomingdale’s 59th Street, who are members of Local 3 of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union […]

36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Awards Gala Celebrates 'Black Women Did That'
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36th Annual Harlem Business Alliance Awards Gala Celebrates ‘Black Women Did That’

For the past 36 years, the Harlem Business Alliance (HBA) has honored black brilliance with their annual awards gala. This annual must attend celebration is the pinnacle fundraising event for the nonprofit. This year’s theme, ‘Black Women Did That’ shines the spotlight on excellence – honoring nine outstanding women, a first for the organization, which […]

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, […]

The Apollo Theater Gathers  Notable Artists, Activists & Leaders for the return of the  WOW - Women of the World Festival
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The Apollo Theater Gathers Notable Artists, Activists & Leaders for the return of the WOW – Women of the World Festival

The Apollo Theater will gather artists, activists, and leaders from around the globe for the return of the WOW – Women of the World Festival, a four-day festival presented in collaboration with the Southbank Centre London on May 4-7, 2017. Founded in 2010 by Southbank’s Artistic Director Jude Kelly and originating at Southbank Centre, London, […]