SCNY & Western Union Foundation Give Grant To Red Cross For PR Hurricane Relief

The Financial Service Centers of New York (FSCNY), the trade organization that represents the check-cashing industry in the State of New York, has joined forces with the Western Union Foundation to donate $30,000 to the American Red Cross for hurricane disaster relief and recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio, Speaker Mark-Viverito Announce Aid For Hurricane Maria Residents

Mayor Bill de Blasio and Harlem Speaker Melissa Mark-Viverito today announced a public-private partnership to provide over $1.5 million worth of supplies… Continue Reading →

Puerto Ricans Who Moved To Harlem After Hurricane Maria Are Living In Uncertainity

Buzzfeed reports that Puerto Ricans who fled the storm-ravaged island for New York City in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria are living in a state of uncertainty. Continue Reading →

Public Testimony From Puerto Ricans Impacted By Hurricanes Irma And Maria In Harlem

A Town Hall meeting featuring first-hand eyewitness accounts of the devastation and reports in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria in Puerto Rico will be held Monday, December 11, 2017 at 6pm at the MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center, co hosted by Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Rep. Adriano Espaillat Discusses Hurricane Recovery Efforts In Puerto Rico

Today, Harlem Representative Adriano Espaillat joined C-SPAN’s Washington Journal to discuss the ongoing hurricane recovery efforts in Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Mayor de Blasio Announces Support To Individuals & Families From The Hurricanes

Mayor de Blasio announced today that a service center will open next week to support displaced individuals and families from Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida, the U.S. Virgin Islands and other Caribbean islands following recent hurricanes. Continue Reading →

Hundreds Raise Money For Puerto Rico In Harlem

PX11 reports that the night was called Boricuas United. Hundreds gathered in East Harlem for a Puerto Rican relief fund raiser with lots of style, Salsa and substance. Continue Reading →

Harlem Doctor And Others Respond To FEMA’s Absence Deep In Puerto Rico’s Countryside

NY Daily News reports on a great story of New York-based physicians are answering desperate calls to bring aid to Puerto Rico, sending teams of medical professionals to hard-to-access parts of the hurricane-battered island that have been largely neglected by the federal government’s relief effort. Continue Reading →

Diddy Just Pledged $100,000 To Puerto Rico

Miami.com reports that when Harlem ‘s Diddy comes to town he usually brings an entourage of industry friends, but this time he’s also bringing bags of cash. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Espaillat Pushes For $20B Hurricane Relief

NY Daily News reports that the U.S. Rep. Adriano Espaillat said he’ll push for Congress to sign off this week on $20 billion in emergency aid for Puerto Rico. Continue Reading →

Harlem Fave Brandy To Be Honored At LGBT Arts & Cultural Music Festival 2017

Celebrity ambassadors will turn the heat up in Puerto Rico, as they grace the island again, for Xscape Puerto Rico Arts & Cultural Music Festival at the official hotel partner, Wyndam Grand Rio Mar Beach Resort & Spa, from May 26th – May 29th, 2017. Continue Reading →

Harlem’s Melo Man And More At Puerto Rican Day Parade

CarmeloAnthonyNBA All Star and philanthropist and Harlem resident Carmelo Anthony will join Latin Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter Ednita Nazario, Grand Marshal of the upcoming 59th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade. Continue Reading →