State Senator Jeff Klein hosted his annual Black History Month Breakfast at Villa Barone Manor this past Saturday, honoring local black leaders and featuring a keynote address from Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Nearly 300 constituents attended the breakfast.
Senator Klein said "Black History Month provides an opportunity to not just reflect and recognize the achievements of civil rights leaders like Martin Luther King Jr. and Nelson Mandela, but also the contributions made by black leaders in their local communities. At my annual Black History Month breakfast, we do just that - honor the invaluable work of African-Americans here in the Bronx and across New York, while celebrating the rich diversity of our local community."
However during his keynote speech Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams mentioned that he would be looking to run for mayor after his 8 years in office are up due to term limits. This could pur the Brooklyn Borough President and our Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. on a collision course if both decide to run for mayor in 8 years. Bronx BP Diaz Jr. has 8 more years to serve as Bronx Borough President, and has expressed desires to be the first Latino mayor of New York City. below are some photos of Senator Klein's Black History Month Breakfast, and the choir singers children and adult.
Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams announcing that he wants to run for mayor in 8 years.
Tiana Von Johnson, President/CEO Gold Star Properties, Barbara Moye, President Harbour Pointe at Shorehaven Condos III, Senator Klein and Cheray E. Diggs, granddaughter of Estella Diggs, the first female African American NYS Assembly Member from the Bronx, who received her award posthumously.
Senator Klein with former Brooklyn State Senator now Brooklyn BP Eric Adams.