Gianaris, Constantinides, Nolan Host Black History Celebration
State Senator Michael Gianaris, Councilmember Costa Constantinides and Assemblymember Cathy Nolan hosted a celebration of Black History Month in collaboration with the Astoria Houses Tenants Association (TA) at Reality House in Astoria. The event celebrated community leaders TA President Claudia Coger, Bishop Mitchell Taylor, TA Vice President Renee Edwards, Pastor Dwayne Jackson, Detective Darryl Johnson, Minor Miracles Vice President Eric Mathews and Minor Miracles Executive Director of Public Programs Aiysha Mayfield.
“It is an honor to celebrate Black History Month with such distinguished leaders, each of whom does so much to make our neighborhood a better place to live,” said Gianaris. “I am inspired by the words of our young essay contestants, who give me confidence that our future will continue to improve our community.”