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Tuesday, Aug. 15, 2017

Businesswoman opens Harlem’s first 24-hour dog care service

Manhattan: It’s a round-the-clock place for doggies. A Harlem entrepreneur is opening upper Manhattan’s first and only 24-hour dog care facility on Aug. 26. The owner of the soon to be state of the art dog space, Melissa Mitchner, decided to reopen her pet grooming store “The Bark Shoppe,” as an all day care spot for local pet owners and provide a service that is rare to find in upper Manhattan. Comment

Monday, Aug. 14, 2017

Actor Alejandro Santoni tapped in new television projects

Arts & Theater: He’s riding the main stage. Puerto-Rican American actor Alejandro Santoni came to New York almost a decade ago to pursue his acting career. He was met with some early struggles, but now the actor is on his way to create an even bigger name for himself and is celebrating his three new roles on television and in film, including popular city-based web series and Emmy Award winning show, “We Are New York.” Comment

Conversations about women’s sexuality in carnival culture

Brooklyn: Tackling the culture of carnival. The Brooklyn Museum and the Caribbean cultural center Caribbeing, are teaming up to address the autonomy of women in carnival at a roundtable discussion on Aug. 17. Comment

Thursday, Aug. 10, 2017

NY law enforcement officials want feds to stop raids in state courts

New York: Acting Brooklyn District Attorney Eric Gonzalez and New York State Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman have called for the United States Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency to stop conducting raids on undocumented Caribbean and other immigrants in New York State courts. Comments (1)


Arts & Theater: They’re making their big apple debut. The Dominican National Company of Contemporary Dance is going to perform their first New York performance at the Battery Dance Festival on Aug. 14 and 16. Comment

New festival to debut in Queens

Music: Uniting together for a musical cause. A new festival is trying to bring the diverse communities of Queens together for a day of music. The inaugural ECIPS Music Festival will debut at Roy Wilkins Park on Aug. 20, showcasing a lineup of artists from varying genres and cultures. It will be the first time that the park — long considered a stronghold of Caribbean-centric events — will feature a multi-genre concert to including the once barred genre of hip-hop. The addition of it to the event will attract music fans that were never catered to the parks many concert, said organizers. Comment

Medgar Evers college races to raise money and awareness

Brooklyn: Come run, come all. A Crown Heights senior college is hosting its first ever race on Aug. 19. Medgar Evers college is going to have a 5K race to help raise health awareness in the neighborhood and support the school’s scholarship fund. Comment