Proposals Sought For Sojourner Truth Monument From Harlem To Hollywood

The New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) has announced a request for proposals (RFP) from potential private sector partners to design, build and install a monument in commemoration of famed abolitionist and suffragette Sojourner Truth. Continue Reading →

Grants Available To Mark Legends & Lore Locations From Harlem To The Hudson

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation’s statewide Legends & Lore Marker Grant Program, which promotes cultural tourism and commemorate legends and folklore, is currently accepting applications. Continue Reading →

New York Just Passed A Bill Banning Cops From Having Sex With People In Custody

Yes! State lawmakers in New York passed a bill Thursday to prohibit cops from having sex with people in custody, closing a legal loophole that has let police avoid sexual assault convictions by claiming sex with detainees was consensual. Continue Reading →

Nikki Beharie Hosts Harlem-Based NBPC Produced ‘AfroPoP’ (Video)

The ninth season of the award-winning documentary series AfroPoP: The Ultimate Cultural Exchange premieres on WORLD Channel at 8 p.m. ET/5 p.m. PT on Monday, January 16, 2017—Martin Luther King Jr. Day—with An American Ascent. Continue Reading →

New Yorkers Can Apply For $626 Toward Winter Heating Costs

new-york-rainUp to $626 is available to help New Yorkers heat their homes this winter, and applications will be accepted for the federally funded Home Energy Assistance Program starting on Monday, according to a news release from Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s office. Continue Reading →

New York State Has The 8th Best State Economy

east-harlem sliderWith the U.S. economy growing steadily amid a stalling global economy and many states coming back strongly from the Great Recession while others still struggle to make up their losses, the personal-finance website WalletHub conducted an in-depth analysis of 2016’s States with the Best & Worst Economies. Continue Reading →