Borough President Diaz Black History Month Celebration

Borough President Diaz Black History Month Celebration
by Robert Press

Senator Bailey and Ms. Wills.

It was dancing and fun in Co-op City as NY1 news anchor Cheryl Wills was the Mistress of Ceremonies for Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.’s Annual Black History Month Celebration. Local elected officials on hand included Congressman Eliot Engel, State Senator Jamaal Bailey, Assemblyman Michael Benedetto, but missing was Councilman Andy King who was represented by one of his staffers.

The Bartow Swingers and Dancing Gents warmed up the crowd before the event began. Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark joined them to show off some of her own dancing moves.

After opening remarks by Ms. Wills, the Invocation, the American and African American national anthems, and a few more dances by the ageless Bartow Dancers, Borough President Diaz was introduced. BP Diaz apologized that one of the three honorees Mr. Shaun King was sick and could not attend on what turned into a cool rainy day. The other two honorees were ex-councilwoman, now Commissioner of the NYS Division of Human Rights, Hon. Helen Diane Foster, and Tamika Mallory, president, Mallory Consulting, and who was co-chair of the recently held Women’s March.

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