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The Muslim Democratic Club of NY met with and welcomed NYS gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on Monday, June 11. Photo courtesy of MDCNY.

Gov Candidate Nixon Visits City Islamic Center

Last Monday evening, the Muslim Democratic Club of NY (MDCNY) hosted and welcomed gubernatorial candidate Cynthia Nixon to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York. During the visit, Nixon greeted and interacted with diverse Muslim New Yorkers, observed prayers, participated […]

by · June 17, 2018 · Cultures, News, Politics
Happy Caribbean-American Heritage Month “Keimoun Youroumaÿn”

Happy Caribbean-American Heritage Month “Keimoun Youroumaÿn”

Happy Caribbean-American Heritage Month “Keimoun Youroumaÿn” New York – The Garifuna Coalition USA, Inc. a, nonpartisan, 501(c)(3) tax-exempt nonprofit organization is proud to celebrate Caribbean-American Heritage Month 2018 and the contributions of Caribbean-Americans throughout the United States. We are also […]

by · June 7, 2018 · Cultures
UNESCO, The Cultural & Creative Industries and the Language of Business  

UNESCO, The Cultural & Creative Industries and the Language of Business  

UNESCO, The Cultural & Creative Industries and the Language of Business By José Francisco Ávila Haga Clic Para Leer En Español  On May 18, 2001,UNESCO proclaimed the Garifuna Language, Music and Dance Masterpiece of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity. The […]

by · June 3, 2018 · Cultures
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Trump Proclaims June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month

President Donald J. Trump Proclaims June as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month On May 31, 2018, President Donald J. Trump issued a Proclamation designating June 2018 as National Caribbean-American Heritage Month. Throughout the month, Caribbean Americans and friends of the Caribbean are encouraged to […]

Breaking the Fast Together: Ramadan Iftar Dinner, May 31

Breaking the Fast Together: Ramadan Iftar Dinner, May 31

Ramadan is Near and Iftar is Almost Here! Elected Officials Share Greetings

Ramadan is Near and Iftar is Almost Here! Elected Officials Share Greetings

  Sen. Leroy Comrie (District 14/Queens) wished his friends, neighbors, and fellow New Yorkers who will begin celebrating Ramadan Tuesday night peace and blessing as they enter this holy, month-long holiday of fasting and prayer. “Ramadan is a special time during […]

Garifuna Music and Dance

Garifuna Music and Dance

Garifuna Music and Dance As we continue the celebration of Garifuna Arts & Culture Appreciation Month in NYC, we present a description of Garifuna Music and Dance, as described in the  UNESCO Candidature Standard Form Proclamation of Masterpieces of the […]

by · May 13, 2018 · Cultures
National Action Network 2018 Convention. April 18-21, 2018

National Action Network’s 2018 Convention, April 18-21 — Register today!

National Action Network’s 2018 Convention will take place April 18-21 at the Times Square Sheraton [811 7th Av, New York, NY 10019] in New York City. It offer an opportunity to revisit the current state of the national civil rights movement in America. We […]

Bronx Jewish Center Hosts Purim Party, 3/1

Bronx Jewish Center Hosts Purim Party, 3/1

The Bronx Jewish Center invites you to a Purim party that will dazzle your mind, body and soul.

Profile America: Charlotte Ray

Profile America: Charlotte Ray

Tuesday, February 27th. On this date in 1872, America’s third female law student was graduated. But this third was a first. Charlotte Ray was a freeborn African-American, and the first black woman to graduate law school. With her degree from […]

Councilman-elect Ruben Diaz, Sr.

African American Embrace/Abrazo Afro-Americano 2018

Bronx City Councilman Rev. Rubén Diaz, Sr. announced that, together with Assembly Members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda, Victor Pichardo and Councilman Rafael Salamanca, they will celebrate the Annual “African American Embrace/Abrazo Afro-Americano” in recognition of the Black Heritage Month. The […]

by · February 20, 2018 · Bulletin Board, News, Race and Culture

Opinion: Teaching Black History in Our Schools

In the Gotham Gazette on Monday, State Sen. Jesse Hamilton III (D-Brooklyn) wrote an op-ed explaining why he is sponsoring legislation to mandate the teaching if Black History in NYC schools. We excerpt his opinion piece below: The Southern Poverty […]

by · February 20, 2018 · News, Opinion, Race and Culture
Valentines and Weddings

Valentines and Weddings

Wednesday, February 14th. While today may not be an official holiday, Valentine’s Day is one of the most popular in the year’s calendar. Its origins are a mix of legends involving two Christian martyrs, a Roman fertility rite, and the […]

by · February 14, 2018 · Cultures, Profile America
Celebrate Lunar New Year, February 21

Celebrate Lunar New Year, February 21

New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer cordially invites you to celebrate Lunar New Year on Wednesday, February 21, 2018. Doors Open at 6:00pm Program is from 6:30pm – 8:30pm Flushing Town Hall 137-35 Northern Blvd Flushing, New York 11354 […]

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Borough President Diaz Black History Month Celebration

Borough President Diaz Black History Month Celebration by Robert Press It was dancing and fun in Co-op City as NY1 news anchor Cheryl Wills was the Mistress of Ceremonies for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Annual Black History Month […]

by · February 13, 2018 · Cultures, Local News, News