NY-Senator Rev. Rubén Díaz, in conjunction with New York State Assemblymen Marcos Crespo, Luis Sepulveda and Michael Blake, and Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. celebrated the 4th Annual “African American Abrazo in New York.” This event honored the contributions of the African-Americans to the State and City of New York. Over 500 people were in attendance, and the photos below will tell the rest of the story.
Above - Reverend Morais Quissico of the Epworth United Methodist Church gives the invocation.
Below - The Pledge of Allegiance
Above - The veterans in attendance pledge their allegiance.
Below - The Renaissance Youth Center sing the National Anthem of America and the Negro National Anthem.
Above - Assemblyman Michael Blake comes in with his Honoree Mr. Yohannes Abraham.
Below - Assemblyman Marcos Crespo comes in with his Honoree Bronx DA Darcel Clark.
Above - State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr. comes in with his Honoree Ms. Alice Johnson.
Below - Bronx DA is center of Assemblyman Marcos Crespo, State Senator Ruben Diaz Sr., Assemblyman Michael Blake, and Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda.
Above - The elected officials are with some of the Veterans that were in attendance.
Below - Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda with one of his constituents who was in attendance.