Coumo Announces “Bridge” Loans

Andrew_Cuomo_by_Pat_ArnowShort-Term Loans Now Available Through Participating Lenders

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the launch of the Bridge to Success loan program, now available through participating lenders committing at least $20 million to expand access to short-term bridge loans for Minority and Women-Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs). Continue Reading →

Incarcerated Harlemites Can Earn A College Degree

FRONTLINE "Dropout Nation"Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced a new statewide initiative to give incarcerated individuals the opportunity to earn a college degree through funding college classes in prisons across New York. Continue Reading →

HW Pick: ‘Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne’ By James Gavin

lena-horneHere’s a great pick by HW contributor Todd Roulette. It’s James Gavin, author and journalist most recent book, Stormy Weather: The Life of Lena Horne (Atria Books/Simon & Schuster, 2009). Continue Reading →

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Launches Business Mentor NY

coumo mentor programGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the official launch of Business Mentor NY, the State’s first, large scale, hands-on mentoring program geared to help entrepreneurs and small businesses across New York State overcome challenges and spur growth. Continue Reading →

Gov Cuomo’s Tips To Prevent Identity Theft

Prevent Identity TheftGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today issued a consumer alert to urge Harlemites and New Yorkers to protect themselves against identity theft during the busy holiday shopping season when that risk is especially high. Continue Reading →

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo Releases Minority and Women-Owned Businesses Report

redcawardsGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today released an end of the year progress report on New York State’s commitment to connecting minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) showing the state had surpassed its goal of providing 20 percent of state contracts MWBEs. Continue Reading →

Here’s How to Vote on Election Day in Harlem, NY & NJ

Vote_here1. Who can vote?

You must have registered to vote by October 11th to vote in the New York general election on November 5th. Check the New York Board of Elections page to see if you are registered. Continue Reading →