Electeds Celebrate African American Abrazo

District Attorney Clark (c) was honored by (l-r) assembly members Sepulveda and Pichardo, Senator Diaz, Assemblyman Crespo, Councilman Salamanca, Borough President Diaz and 83rd Assembly District leader Kevin Riley.
Photo by Laura Stone

In honor of Black History Month, Senator Ruben Diaz, Sr.; assembly members Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda, Michael Blake and Victor Pichardo and Councilman Rafael Salamanca celebrated the annual African American Abrazo on Friday, February 24 at Maestro’s Caterers.

Concourse Village Board member Chantel Jackson graciously accepted her citation and proclamation from the elected officials.
Photo by Laura Stone

This year’s honorees included District Attorney Darcel Clark, Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, Concourse Village Board member Chantel Jackson, Union Grove Baptist Church pastor Rev. Frederick Crawford, community advocate Minister Kwame Thompson and 86th Assembly District State Committee Woman Bernice Williams.

Kevin Riley (2nd from l) accepted awards on behalf of honoree Assembly Speaker Heastie.
Photo by Laura Stone

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