African American Abrazo in NY hosted by elected officials

(l-r) District 17 City Council candidate Rafael Salamanca, Assemblyman Crespo, Darcel Clark, District Attorney, Senator Diaz and Assemblyman Sepulveda.
Photo by Laura Stone

On Friday, February 19, Senator Ruben Diaz, along with Assembly members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake, hosted and celebrated the fourth annual African American Abrazo in New York at Maestro’s Caterers. The event honored African Americans who have contributed to the city and state of New York and was attended by more than 500 people. The elected officials who hosted the event presented proclamations to distinguished members of the Bronx.

Above. Honoree Alice Johnson, Concourse Village Special Adults Community Center, with her husband, (), Councilwoman Vanessa Gibson, Assemblyman Blake, Borough President Ruben Diaz, Jr., Assemblyman Crespo and Assemblyman Sepulveda.

Right, The Renaissance Youth Center sang the American and Negro national anthems.

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