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$110M Issued to NYC Nonprofits through NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund
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$110M Issued to NYC Nonprofits through NYC COVID-19 Response and Impact Fund

The NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund has announced that more than $110 million in emergency support has been distributed to 768 New York City-based social services and arts and cultural nonprofits affected by the coronavirus public health crisis. More than $73 million in grant funding was managed by the New York Community Trust and […]

Natural Hair and Body Company ButterMEssentials Unveils New Online Look And "You Deserve To Be Buttered" Campaign
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Natural Hair and Body Company ButterMEssentials Unveils New Online Look And “You Deserve To Be Buttered” Campaign

ButterMEssentials, a Natural Hair and Body Company, unveils new online look and “You Deserve To Be Buttered” Campaign to introduce new customers to ButterMEssentials. During the Covid-19 crisis, ButterMEssentials has continued to experience significant growth through its online presence and superior customer service in delivering quality natural hair and body products to its customers across […]

Raising Our Voices For Black Youth Virtual Benefit Concert
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Raising Our Voices For Black Youth Virtual Benefit Concert

Brooklyn-based Asase Yaa Cultural Arts Foundation, which is celebrating its 19th year, has announced it will premiere its first virtual performance event, RAISING OUR VOICES FOR BLACK YOUTH BENEFIT CONCERT, Thursday, July 30, 2020 at 8 PM. It will be broadcast via OBS streaming services on YouTube, Instagram, and Facebook. All funds raised from the concert […]

National Black Theatre Receives Its First Obie Award
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National Black Theatre Receives Its First Obie Award

 Dr. Barbara Ann Teer’s National Black Theatre (NBT) was awarded the Obie Award for Sustained Excellence in Production and Continued Advocacy on behalf of Black Artists during the 65th Annual Obie Award ceremony on Tuesday, marking its first Obie win. The ceremony, hosted by entertainer Cole Escola, was presented on YouTube and continued its tradition of […]

Con Edison Prepared for Year's First Heat Wave, Offers Conservation Tips for Customers
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Con Edison Prepared for Year’s First Heat Wave, Offers Conservation Tips for Customers

Con Edison crews are prepared to respond to any service problems that arise as temperatures exceed 90 degrees starting Saturday. The heat, humidity and increased demand for electricity to power air conditioners can cause cables to overheat and lead to outages. The coming days could also bring thunderstorms, which can affect the overhead delivery system […]

Does the Current "Black Lives Matter Movement" Solve The Problems of Black America
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Does the Current “Black Lives Matter Movement” Solve The Problems of Black America

The Village of Hempstead takes a monumental step in co-naming street major street in its downtown area “Black Lives Matter Way” aligning with the national protest movement in America.  The Village of Hempstead has a long and storied history which includes the election of the longest serving African American Mayor in New York State former […]

Cross County Shopping Center Kicks Off Drive-In Movie Series
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Cross County Shopping Center Kicks Off Drive-In Movie Series

Cross County Shopping Center in Yonkers will kick off the SummerFest Drive-In Movie series Wednesdays in July.  The event will begin July 8th at dusk and continue every Wednesday through July 29.  (*weather permitting)  The outdoor screen is approximately 45 feet tall and will be located in the north parking lot, near Olive Garden and Longhorn Steakhouse.  Tickets […]

NYS MWBE Firm Makes Generous Donation To Five Covid Hospital Units
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NYS MWBE Firm Makes Generous Donation To Five Covid Hospital Units

GRAHAM International Consulting and Research Inc. a NYS MWBE and Organic Luxury Antibacterial, Anti-fungal, Healthy Skin Healing Soaps by Designs by Dr. G companies donated Breakfast to 5 Covid Hospital Units which include at Mt. Sinai Hospital, NYC, Northwell, Valley Stream, NY, NUMC, East Meadow, NY, Southside Hospital, Bayshore, NY, and Stonybrook Hospital, Stonybrook, New […]

National Black Theatre Celebrates Founder's Month 2020
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National Black Theatre Celebrates Founder’s Month 2020

Harlem’s historic National Black Theatre (NBT) is hosting an annual salute to its founder and CEO emerita, the late Dr. Barbara Ann Teer, with NBT’s Founder’s Month, a month-long celebration of Teer, Black theater and community. Running through July 18, the celebration will feature the launch of NBT@Home: A Letter to the Future, a new series of […]

Dance/NYC Announces Recipients of First Round Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund
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Dance/NYC Announces Recipients of First Round Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund

The dance service organization Dance/NYC is pleased to announce the 69 recipients of the first iteration of its Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations, and the second round of its Coronavirus Dance Relief Fund for Dance Making Organizations, made possible by the generous support of The New York Community Trust. “We are proud to have facilitated support […]

=SPACE Launches Free Digital Programming In Response To COVID-19
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=SPACE Launches Free Digital Programming In Response To COVID-19

=SPACE, the co-working space centering multicultural business owners, has launched digital programming available nationwide and streaming weekly on YouTube, Facebook and Instagram. The intersectional programming which mirrors that of the physical location in Newark, spans from meditation and wellness sessions for members to cope with anxiety and stress, to other interactive offerings and skill-building workshops […]

Chamber Executive States “Black Chamber support will be vital to Black Business Success during this economic downturn in America.”
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Chamber Executive States “Black Chamber support will be vital to Black Business Success during this economic downturn in America.”

Executive of New York’s State’s largest African American Chamber LIAACC States “Black Chamber support will be vital to Black Business Success during this economic downturn in America.” As the New District Office of the United States Small Business Administration’s 2019 Small Business Champion for 14 counties in Downstate, New York we see the struggles that African Businesses […]

Protesters March through Long Island's North Shore
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Protesters March through Long Island’s North Shore

Demonstrators peacefully gathered to walk the streets of Glen Cove on Long Island’s North Shore to protest police brutality in the wake of George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.

"Make Music New York" to Go Virtual in the Time of  COVID-19
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“Make Music New York” to Go Virtual in the Time of COVID-19

Make Music New York, the one-of-a-kind festival of music made by and for New Yorkers and held each June 21, will return for its 14th consecutive year despite the challenges posed by the COVID-19 crisis, organizers announced today. In response to the pandemic, Make Music New York has developed creative virtual and social distanced ways for […]

Peaceful Protests Take Place on Long Island
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Peaceful Protests Take Place on Long Island

Protesters rallied peacefully, marched and condemned police brutality as they gathered on the lawn of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive & Legislative Building in Mineola. In the past 30 days, Ahmaud Arbery was shot dead while jogging in Georgia, Breonna Taylor was shot dead in her Kentucky home and George Floyd was murdered by a Minneapolis police […]