Senator Jeff Klein, in partnership with Assemblyman Mark Gjonaj and Assemblyman Michael Benedetto hosted his 22nd annual Black History Month breakfast at Villa Barone Manor. Representing Congressman Joe Crowley was Bronx Associate Tom Messina.Bronx District Attorney Darcel Clark was the keynote speaker. Hundreds of people from all over Senator Klein's district attended the breakfast.
The honorees were -
Sergeant William Jean Baptiste, 43rd Precinct
Dolores Biggs, Community Activist, Clason Point Gardens
Lieutenant Quathisha Epps, 47th Precinct
Lorna Kirwan, President of Mount Vernon PTA Council
Patricia Manning, Former District Manager Bronx Community Board 8
Martin Prince, Chairman of Bronx Community Board 11
Above - The Reverend Nathanial Tyler Lloyd Legacy Choir of Trinity Baptist Church gave the musical performance.
Below - Ms. Cheryl Willis of New York One TV who also spoke, is below with Senator Klein, Assemblymen Benedetto and Gjonaj.
Above - Senator Klein, Assemblymen Benedetto and Gjonaj, and Tom Messina with Bronx DA Clark.
Below - Senator Klein with Honoree and friend Ms. Patricia Manning.
The honorees and elected officials.