BOROUGH PRESIDENT GIBSON AND HER AFRICAN ADVISORY COUNCIL HOST HISTORIC AFRICAN UNION FLAG RAISING AT BRONX BOROUGH HALL

 On Tuesday, May 28, Borough President Vanessa L. Gibson and her African Advisory Council hosted a historic event at Borough Hall – the first-ever African Union flag-raising in the Bronx. With the Bronx being home to the largest concentration of African immigrants in the entire nation, this event held immense significance and pride for our vibrant community.

The Bronx Borough President and Several African Consul Generals

Dr. Andrise Bass, PhD, Global Peace Ambassador and Founder of the Institute of Public Policy and Diplomacy Research, emceed the event, and the Consul General of the Kingdom of Morocco; Chair of NYC African Consul Generals, H.E. Abdelkader Jamoussi, was the keynote speaker.

African Advisory Council team

Several African Consul Generals, President of the New Bronx Chamber of Commerce, Lisa Sorin, and Executive Director of 161st BID, Trey Jenkins were amongst those in attendance

This year’s honorees were:

Jerry Kwabena Kansis Adinkra – Brooklyn Ambassador, Founder, Ghanaian Heritage and Culture organization in New York

Christian Ruart – Owner, Ruart Fashion Group and Consulting

Mr. Leroy Freeman Jr., (Coach Freeman) – Founder, Bronx Colts Youth Foundation, Inc.

 

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