Martin Luther King Celebration at North Central Bronx Hospital

In the morning Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr.gave the opening remarks at the Annual Trinity Baptist Church in Wakefield. BP Diaz Jr. acknowledged  the throng of elected or party officials in the audience, while calling up a select few who were not mentioned to speak. They included Congressman Eliot Engel and New York Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie. 

The Life Up Guns Down Team , not necessary in order – Maria Lopez, Alexis Harris Lopez, Kabreyia Lee Torres, Kenneth Lee Torres, Shadell Jones, Ericka Lee, Victoria Scott, and Carlos Torres.

While there were many Martin Luther King celebrations Freedom Youth and Miss Abbie’s Kids had their celebration at North Central Bronx Hospital in the seventeenth floor community room. This event was co-hosted by Ms. Monique Riley, and Ms. Shanequa Charles.There were over a dozen youth performers, and the goal of this Martin Luther King day event was to include the young school children who need to know about the struggles their grandparents had over fifty years ago. 

The organizers gather around Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez.

Wile all the performers were excellent, to me one really stood out reminding me of a very similar child, (about the same age) who stood out at the office of Councilman Andy King’s Martin Luther King Day celebration in his district office. 

Lil Lexi doing here Anti-Bullying rap after telling her story of being bullied in her old school.

Lil Lexi (as she is known as) was bullied in her school before her mother stepped in to begin an Anti bulling campaign. Also on hand at North Central Bronx Hospital was Assemblywoman Nathalia Fernandez. 

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