Today, Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo was appointed as the first woman of color to serve as Majority Leader of the New York City Council during the Stated Meeting.
The arts has been a huge part of the history of Harlem. Today, the New York City Council passed a package of legislation introduced by Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo Continue Reading →
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem’s Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council passed the budget for fiscal Continue Reading →
New York City Council Member Laurie A. Cumbo released the following statement after Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito and members of the New York City Council reached an early agreement on Continue Reading →
By Udo Slaters The 7th Annual Tell Every Amazing Lady about About Ovarian Cancer (T.E.A.L.) Walk/Run took place on Saturday, September 12th, at the Bandshell in Prospect Park, Brooklyn.
After more than 60 years of ministry at the First Baptist Church of Crown Heights, a street sign in honor of the late Rev. Dr. Clarence Norman, Sr. and First Continue Reading →
Commemorating the achievements of past, present and future, the New York Urban League celebrated its 53rd annual Frederick Douglass Awards on Tuesday, May 15th at Pier Sixty in Manhattan.
Today, Mayor de Blasio signed 11 bills to combat workplace sexual harassment.
On Thursday, May 10th, Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF) and 20 nonprofit college access organizations will gather for the 6th Annual College Decision Day.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a first-of-its-kind targeted loan program that will make more than $5 million in affordable capital accessible to women entrepreneurs seeking to grow their businesses.
Mayor de Blasio joined crash survivors, victims’ families, seniors and elected officials on the steps of City Hall to demand leaders in Albany include an expansion of New York City’s Continue Reading →
Mayor Bill de Blasio today announced a new package of State legislation to keep dangerous drivers from getting behind the wheel.
New York City Economic Development Corporation (NYCEDC) and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs (DCLA) today launched two new efforts to build capacity for affordable artist workspace in Continue Reading →
First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced the launch of New York City’s first-ever, web-based portal, NYCHOPE, dedicated to providing resources to survivors and information to all City residents about how Continue Reading →
Today First Lady Chirlane McCray announced a set of new initiatives designed to break the cycle of incarceration for women from Harlem to Hollis.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced today a $200 million investment to replace boilers and upgrade heating systems at 20 NYCHA developments experiencing chronic outages.
Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1241-A, which requires that public buildings provide diaper changing stations to all New York City parents.
First Lady Chirlane McCray today announced Sisters Thrive, a women-led, family-centered volunteer effort to promote mental health literacy in Black communities.
Reel Sisters of the Diaspora Film Festival & Lecture Series — the first Brooklyn-based festival to showcase films produced, directed and written by women of color — turns 20 year Continue Reading →
The Health Department’s Center for Health Equity launched a new campaign “Breastfeeding Friendly Communities” to raise awareness about a mother’s right to breastfeed in public whenever and wherever she chooses.
In recognition of World Breastfeeding Week, the Health Department today celebrated the opening of five “lactation pods” around the city, one in each borough, in locations that serve parents and Continue Reading →
The New York City Council today voted to pass Intro 214-B, a landmark bill sponsored by Council Members Mark Levine and Vanessa Gibson, that requires the Office of Civil Justice Continue Reading →
The de Blasio administration announced that a City program has helped over 100 Minority and Women-owned Business Enterprises (M/WBEs) win $93.5 million in City contracts, including a record high $28.6 Continue Reading →
The de Blasio Administration today kicked off National Safety Month by announcing the installation of new closed-circuit television cameras at 22 public housing developments, representing an investment of $15 million Continue Reading →
In a milestone achievement in the fight for pay equity, Mayor Bill de Blasio today signed Intro. 1253 prohibiting all employers from inquiring about a prospective employee’s salary history.