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05/13/2022

Coming up this Sunday on Here and Now, the Bronx Borough President on the challenges facing her community and drug king pins turned community activists!

While it started on May 5th, there are still many Bronx Week events left to attend! Bronx Week offers various events to ...
05/11/2022

While it started on May 5th, there are still many Bronx Week events left to attend! Bronx Week offers various events to bring the Bronx community together. Events feature every sector of the community including senior activities, small business networking, family, health, finance, and more. Some of the highlighted events include the Annual Bronx Ball, Saturday, May 14th and the Annual Bronx Week Parade on Sunday, May 15th. Get more information at ilovethebronx.com.

#bronxweek2022

Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was named in a 56-count gang indictment. He...
05/11/2022

Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was named in a 56-count gang indictment. He was one of 28 people to be indicted on street gang charges as well as for conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO act. He was arrested from his home in Atlanta and is currently being held at the Fulton County Jail.

The Atlanta rapper Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's RICO ...
05/10/2022
Rappers Young Thug and Gunna indicted on RICO, gang charges

The Atlanta rapper Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's RICO act and street gang charges, according to jail records.

At least three rappers were among 28 indicted on RICO and gun charges in Georgia.

Francesca Harper recently made her New York City debut as the artistic director at Alvin Ailey II.  She is a trailblazer...
05/09/2022
Dance trailblazer leads artistic charge at Ailey II

Francesca Harper recently made her New York City debut as the artistic director at Alvin Ailey II. She is a trailblazer in the world of ballet who is now heading up the next generation of performers at a dance theater in New York City.

We highlight a trailblazer in the world of ballet who is now heading up the next generation of performers at a dance theater in New York City.

Karine Jean-Pierre breaks glass ceilings again as she is soon to replace Jen Psaki as the new White House Press Secretar...
05/06/2022

Karine Jean-Pierre breaks glass ceilings again as she is soon to replace Jen Psaki as the new White House Press Secretary. 

#karinejeanpierre

According to the American Stroke Association, every 40 seconds (on average), someone in the United States has a stroke. ...
05/06/2022

According to the American Stroke Association, every 40 seconds (on average), someone in the United States has a stroke. African Americans not only have a higher prevalence of strokes, but they also have the highest stroke death rate compared to other racial groups. Over two-thirds of Black Americans have at least one of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, overweight and obesity, high cholesterol, sickle cell anemia, eating too much salt, stress, and smoking.

In order to reduce these risk factors, people should change diet habits by eating more fruits and vegetables and by reducing salt consumption. Also, increased physical activity, losing excess body weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress are great steps as well. For more information, visit the American Stroke Association website and talk to your doctor.

#stroke #strokeawareness

While many fashion fans are aware that the star studded Met Gala took place a few days ago, most are left curious about ...
05/06/2022

While many fashion fans are aware that the star studded Met Gala took place a few days ago, most are left curious about what takes place inside the museum. Within the “In America” exhibition titled “An Anthology of Fashion”, 10 dresses from Ann Lowe can be found, and this feature is long overdue. Ann Lowe was an African American dress designer known for designing Jaqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress. While the iconic dress made headlines at the time of its reveal, Ann Lowe’s name remained non-existent in the coverage. Instead, press clippings referred to her as “a colored designer”. Ann Lowe remains an inspiration to the American fashion community and people can learn more about her designs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

#metgala #annlowe

Did you know the woman who will become the next White House press secretary, and who will be first Black woman and openl...
05/06/2022
New White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre has ties to NYC, Long Island

Did you know the woman who will become the next White House press secretary, and who will be first Black woman and openly LGBTQ person to serve in the role, grew up on Long Island after moving from Queens? Read more below!

Karine Jean-Pierre was born in Martinique before her family immigrated to Queens Village when she was 5. She then moved to Hempstead and was a track star at Kellenberg Memorial High School.

Beginning tomorrow May 5th through May 8th at Pier 36 in NYC @worthlessstudios will preview its upcoming exhibition 1-80...
05/04/2022

Beginning tomorrow May 5th through May 8th at Pier 36 in NYC @worthlessstudios will preview its upcoming exhibition 1-800-Happy Birthday, a voicemail project to honor Black and Brown victims of police killings and systemic racism. The project exists online at 1800HappyBirthday.com

Queen Latifah joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka last Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 76-unit housing develop...
05/03/2022
Newark native Queen Latifah breaks ground on Rise Living housing development

Queen Latifah joined Newark Mayor Ras Baraka last Tuesday at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new 76-unit housing development.
The Rise Living development is looking towards the future of Newark and will transform several properties along 19th Avenue, South 16th Street and South 17th Street into modern housing and mixed-use spaces.

The development compliments a citywide initiative to revitalize the face of Newark and provide beautiful modern housing to its residents.

The FDA has announced a proposed ban on menthol ci******es and all flavors in ci**rs. Black Americans have disproportion...
04/29/2022
FDA announces proposed ban on menthol-flavored ci******es

The FDA has announced a proposed ban on menthol ci******es and all flavors in ci**rs. Black Americans have disproportionately high rates of menthol smoking, a consequence of years of racially targeted advertising.

FDA announces proposed ban on menthol-flavored ci******es Advocates say it's a step in the right direction.ByDr. Grace CullenApril 28, 2022, 4:04 PM• 5 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article0:54FDA announces proposed ban on menthol-flavored ci******esAdvocates say it's a step ...

Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk dies at 71
04/28/2022
Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk dies at 71

Earth, Wind & Fire saxophonist Andrew Woolfolk dies at 71

Andrew Woolfolk, whose jubilant saxophone made Earth, Wind & Fire hits like "September" impossible not to dance to, died after a six-year illness, band member Philip Bailey said.

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 via rapid and PCR tests on Tuesday, according to her office. H...
04/26/2022
Vice President Kamala Harris tests positive for COVID-19

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 via rapid and PCR tests on Tuesday, according to her office. Harris, who received her second booster shot on April 1, doesn't have any symptoms.

Vice President Kamala Harris tested positive for COVID-19 via rapid and PCR tests on Tuesday, according to her office.

Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced their plans to freeze federal student loan payments until August ...
04/26/2022
Managing finances during the COVID-19 pandemic

Earlier this month, the Biden administration announced their plans to freeze federal student loan payments until August 31st. They extended a moratorium as a means to give borrowers more time to financially prepare themselves for paying back their loans.

In February of 2020, we invited Carolina Rodriguez to talk about the issue of student loan debt. As Director of the Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program, she weighed in on how the organization helps clients manage their loans and address short term and long term financial solutions.

Just a few months later, we invited Bola Sokunbi, author and founder of Clever Girl Finance to share her best practices when it comes to managing money during the pandemic. Feel free to check out these two clips to learn more financial tips especially as we celebrate Financial Literacy month.

Interview with Carolina Rodriguez from the Education Debt Consumer Assistance Program https://7ny.tv/3EMwerH

Interview with Bola Sokunbi: https://7ny.tv/3yaXGOD

Episode 271: Segment 3, Bola Sokunbi, author and founder of Clever Girl Finance shares best practices for managing money during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Happy Earth Day from the production team at Here and Now! Have a wonderful weekend 🌍🌊🏔
04/22/2022

Happy Earth Day from the production team at Here and Now! Have a wonderful weekend 🌍🌊🏔

Nassan’s Place, an organization soon to turn 10 years old in July, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is helping ...
04/22/2022

Nassan’s Place, an organization soon to turn 10 years old in July, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation that is helping to make a difference in the lives of children and families affected by autism in and around under-served communities by providing educational and recreational programs, social outings, and resources. In light of Autism Acceptance month, we encourage you to check out their upcoming events and programs throughout the year.

Recreational ma*****na sales are officially legal starting today in New Jersey.
04/21/2022
Recreational ma*****na sales begin in New Jersey

Recreational ma*****na sales are officially legal starting today in New Jersey.

"This is a historic step in our work to create a new cannabis industry," Governor Phil Murphy said ahead of the launch.

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies at 55 after 4-month COVID-19 battle
04/18/2022
Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies at 55 after 4-month COVID-19 battle

Hip hop pioneer DJ Kay Slay dies at 55 after 4-month COVID-19 battle

"Our hearts are broken by the passing of Keith Grayson, professionally known as DJ Kay Slay," his family said in a statement. "A dominant figure in Hip Hop culture with millions of fans worldwide, DJ Kay Slay will be remembered for his passion and excellence with a legacy that will transcend generat...

‘Summer of Soul’ Festival Returns to Harlem in 2023
04/14/2022
‘Summer of Soul’ Festival Returns to Harlem in 2023

‘Summer of Soul’ Festival Returns to Harlem in 2023

On the heels of winning an Oscar for best documentary feature and a Grammy for best music film, Questlove’s “Summer of Soul (… Or When the Revolution Could Not Be Televised)” cont…

Early this month, iconic bassist Christian McBride won his 8th Grammy at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. His winning reco...
04/12/2022

Early this month, iconic bassist Christian McBride won his 8th Grammy at the 64th Annual Grammy Awards. His winning record “For Jimmy, Wes, And Oliver” earned him an award under the Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album category. To celebrate his win, feel free to check out our interview with him from February of 2020. On our show 2 years ago, he weighed in on his composition “The Movement Revisited: A Musical Portrait of Four Icons” which pays tribute to the civil rights icons: Martin Luther King Junior, Malcolm X, Rosa Parks, and Muhammad Ali.
https://7ny.tv/3uo7nH9

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors has banned Will Smith from attending any academy eve...
04/08/2022
Academy bans Will Smith from attending Oscars for 10 years

The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences' Board of Governors has banned Will Smith from attending any academy event or program, including the Oscars, for 10 years.

The punishment was handed down after Will Smith slapped Chris Rock at the 2022 Oscars.

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Coming up this Sunday on Here and Now, the Bronx Borough President on the challenges facing her community and drug king pins turned community activists!
While it started on May 5th, there are still many Bronx Week events left to attend! Bronx Week offers various events to bring the Bronx community together. Events feature every sector of the community including senior activities, small business networking, family, health, finance, and more. Some of the highlighted events include the Annual Bronx Ball, Saturday, May 14th and the Annual Bronx Week Parade on Sunday, May 15th. Get more information at ilovethebronx.com. #bronxweek2022
Grammy-winning rapper Young Thug, whose real name is Jeffrey Lamar Williams, was named in a 56-count gang indictment. He was one of 28 people to be indicted on street gang charges as well as for conspiracy to violate Georgia’s RICO act. He was arrested from his home in Atlanta and is currently being held at the Fulton County Jail.
The Atlanta rapper Young Thug was one of 28 people indicted Monday in Georgia on conspiracy to violate the state's RICO act and street gang charges, according to jail records.
Francesca Harper recently made her New York City debut as the artistic director at Alvin Ailey II. She is a trailblazer in the world of ballet who is now heading up the next generation of performers at a dance theater in New York City.
Karine Jean-Pierre breaks glass ceilings again as she is soon to replace Jen Psaki as the new White House Press Secretary.  #karinejeanpierre
According to the American Stroke Association, every 40 seconds (on average), someone in the United States has a stroke. African Americans not only have a higher prevalence of strokes, but they also have the highest stroke death rate compared to other racial groups. Over two-thirds of Black Americans have at least one of the following risk factors: high blood pressure, diabetes, overweight and obesity, high cholesterol, sickle cell anemia, eating too much salt, stress, and smoking. In order to reduce these risk factors, people should change diet habits by eating more fruits and vegetables and by reducing salt consumption. Also, increased physical activity, losing excess body weight, quitting smoking, and managing stress are great steps as well. For more information, visit the American Stroke Association website and talk to your doctor. #stroke #strokeawareness
While many fashion fans are aware that the star studded Met Gala took place a few days ago, most are left curious about what takes place inside the museum. Within the “In America” exhibition titled “An Anthology of Fashion”, 10 dresses from Ann Lowe can be found, and this feature is long overdue. Ann Lowe was an African American dress designer known for designing Jaqueline Kennedy’s wedding dress. While the iconic dress made headlines at the time of its reveal, Ann Lowe’s name remained non-existent in the coverage. Instead, press clippings referred to her as “a colored designer”. Ann Lowe remains an inspiration to the American fashion community and people can learn more about her designs at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. #metgala #annlowe
Did you know the woman who will become the next White House press secretary, and who will be first Black woman and openly LGBTQ person to serve in the role, grew up on Long Island after moving from Queens? Read more below!
Rapper Kidd Creole has been sentenced to 16 years in prison for stabbing a homeless man to death in 2017.
Comedian Dave Chappelle was rushed and tackled by a man while on stage at the Hollywood Bowl during the Netflix Is A Joke Fest.
Beginning tomorrow May 5th through May 8th at Pier 36 in NYC @worthlessstudios will preview its upcoming exhibition 1-800-Happy Birthday, a voicemail project to honor Black and Brown victims of police killings and systemic racism. The project exists online at 1800HappyBirthday.com