Councilman King Honors Local African-American Trailblazers

North East Bronx Democratic Club founding member Al De Castro applauded the honorees.
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In honor of Black History Month, Councilman Andy King toasted several African American leaders at his annual Celebrating Our History event on Thursday, February 1 at Evander Childs High School’s library. This year’s event paid tribute to such distinguished honorees as Tamika Mallory, Mallory Consulting founder, Women’s March national co-chairwoman and activist; Hazel Dukes, Civil Rights activist and former NAACP national president; Michael Gardner, One Hundred Black Men, Inc. of New York president and Al De Castro, North East Bronx Democratic Club founding member and North East Bronx Community Coalition founder.

Honoree Tamika Mallory (l) and Senator Jamaal Bailey listened attentively to everyone’s speeches.
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The day’s honorees, elected officials, community leaders, activists and Evander Childs High School students enjoyed the cultural celebration.
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Honoree Michael Gardner (c) proudly accepted his award from Councilman King (l) and Evander Childs High School students.
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Councilman King (l), District Attorney Darcel Clark (2nd from l) and Evander Childs High School students congratulated the honorees on their incredible accomplishments.
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An ecstatic Tamika Mallory cheered on her fellow honorees.
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Evander Childs High School student Jhanaiya Smith-Butler (l) was delighted to share the podium with Councilman King.
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