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Congratulations are in order for rapper A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie and his longtime girlfriend, beauty entrepreneur Ella Bands. The couple announced the exciting news on social media on Sunday, June 28, 2020. In a sweet post, they showed off photos of their first moments after welcoming their son and bringing the newborn home. They captioned…

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Yachin Parham is a New York-based photographer and photojournalist. Parham focuses his lens on highlighting expression, supporting vulnerability, and revealing character. He recently ventured out to capture images from protests across New York. We spoke with Parham about his creativity behind the lens and capturing these moments in history. What inspired you to become a…

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New York-based rapper Fred the Godson has passed from COVID-19. For several weeks, the 35-year-old rapper battled the novel virus which has devastated New York. Fred the Godson revealed his diagnosis during an Instagram post where he showed a photo of himself attached to a ventilator. “I’m in here with this Covid-19 s—! Please keep…

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Since 1928, Benta’s Funeral Home has serviced Harlem, New York. But throughout the decades, the family business has yet to experience what has occurred during the global pandemic. At press time, New York has 142,432 cases of COVID-19 and 10,977 deaths. As the president and co-owner of Benta’s Funeral Home, Jason A. Benta has witnessed how…

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COVID-19 continues to affect social norms. This past weekend, governors from Florida, Texas and Rhode Island announced that more restrictions will be placed on travelers from New York and other states, according to The Wall Street Journal. Travelers who fly to Florida, Texas or Rhode Island from Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and Connecticut must…

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Rihanna has donated personal protective equipment to New York medical professionals. The “Work” hitmaker has offered assistance to the state, which has a high number of COVID-19 cases, leading to hospitals and workers being stretched for supplies. In a tweet, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wrote: “I want to thank @rihanna and the Rihanna Foundation for donating…

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