Patch reports that Bertha Lewis’ from The Black Institute reports in a Tweet at: https://twitter.com/TheBlackIn…
This statement was just e-mailed to us from Bertha Lewis Founder and President of The Black Institute regarding NYS Senate’s appeal of NYC Council ‘Bag Bill’:
New York City Mayor Eric Adams today announced the appointment of hospitality industry veteran Jeffrey Garcia to lead the Office of Nightlife (ONL) in its new home at the New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS).
The City and its agencies are still falling abysmally short of goals to contract with diverse businesses for goods and services from Harlem to Hollis.
New York City Mayor Eric Adams and New York City Department of Small Business Services (SBS) Commissioner Kevin D. Kim today announced the launch of Cannabis NYC,
At a press conference on Thursday, November 15th, 2018, at 11am at NY City Hall, Miss America Nia Franklin will join local dignitaries and artists, named Artists Against Optimum, to announce a coalition to advocate support of, and access to, the arts from Harlem to Hollis.
New Yorkers living in poverty and representatives from the broad coalition of legal, labor, human services, economic justice, transit and worker rights organizations supporting half-priced transit fares for the poor gathered at the Fulton Street Station in Manhattan.
From Bertha Lewis, President and Founder of The Black Institute: “I applaud Senator Chuck Schumer‘s decision to listen to the voice of the people and announce a plan to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level.
On Wednesday, September 14th members of the City Council’s Women’s Caucus, Public Advocate Tish James, along with Council Members Laurie Cumbo, Helen Rosenthal and Elizabeth Crowley, gathered support from their colleagues to pass a package of bills dedicated to supporting the Minority and Women Owned Business Enterprises (MWBE) of New York City.
A broad coalition of voting rights advocates is launching a campaign to promote federal and state voting rights protections for people of color and working families from Harlem to the Hudson.
By Bertha Lewis As alluded to in a recent DailyNews editorial there is, indeed, a wind blowing against New York’s charter school movement.
Photographs by Seitu Oronde On Thursday, April 9, Julián Castro, Secretary, U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), delivered remarks at the National Action Network’s (NAN) Annual Convention in New York City.
Harlem City Council Inez Dickens, the Black Institute President Bertha Lewis, NYC Public Advocate Letitia James, U.S. Representative Yvette Clarke, Mount Neboh Baptist Church Rev. Dr. Johnnie M. Green Jr., Assemblyman Michael Blake; and other Council Members Kallos, Cumbo, and Eugene, minority business owners representing construction, financial services, and other sectors.
The Walton Family, which owns a majority stake in the Walmart, has given at least $350 million to causes they deem worthy, included $2.5 million to a Harlem school and other New York City charter schools attended by thousands of students.
(This artical was originally posted on November 3, 2013.) By Jeffrey B. Perry and Charles V. Richardson In January, 1971, the young producer of Boston public television’s groundbreaking program Say Brother, was found dead in a Mexican resort, along with his fiancé.