Entries by Dr. Dennie Beach

The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie, Chairman, Arts & Culture Committee, Manhattan Community Board 10

The Honorable Professor Michael John Downie is an Education Consultant specializing in performance improvement and growth strategy through curriculum development and global educational programs.  He served as Assistant Professor of English at Stevens Institute of Technology, where he instituted CAL 103, “The Freshmen Experience”, and was Assistant Professor of English & African American Literature at […]

Pastor Michael A. Walrond, JR. Senior Pastor of First Corinthian Baptist Church

Rev. Walrond, who is also affectionately known by the congregation as Pastor Mike, serves as the leader, pastor and teacher to the “ever evolving community of visionaries & dreamers” at First Corinthian Baptist Church. Within two years of his leadership at FCBC, the church experienced a tremendous amount of growth, inevitably necessitating the addition of […]

Mamadi Touré, Ambassador of the Republic of Guinea

Mr. Touré previously has held several high-ranking positions within the United Nations. Such as: the Permanent Representative of Guinea to the United Nations; Senior Political Affairs Officer in charge of the Horn of Africa Team in the Department of Political Affairs; Chief of Staff at the United Nations Operations in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI); Senior Political […]

NYS Senator Bill Perkins

Senator Bill Perkins, a Democrat was Elected to the New York State Senate in November 2006. Senator Perkins dealer to the 30th Senate District Which is part of New York County and encompasses Harlem, the Upper West Side and Washington Heights. A life long resident of Harlem, Bill Perkins His political career started as a […]

Athena B. Moore, Director, Northern Manhattan Office

Ms. Athena B. Moore’s office manages a broad portfolio which includes the work of the MBPO African Immigrant Task Force. Ms. Athena Moore brings a wealth of expertise in policy advocacy, health and human services, and strategic planning – as well as a deep commitment to public service and broad experience working collaboratively – and […]

Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer

Gale A. Brewer is the 27th Manhattan Borough President, responsible for advising the Mayor and City Council on borough concerns, commenting on all land-use matters in the borough, advocating for the borough in the municipal budget process, and appointing members of Manhattan’s 12 Community Boards. The Borough President also chairs the Borough Board, made up […]

NY State Assemblyman Micheal Blake

When describing the path his life has taken, Michael Blake humbly refers to the words of his mother who remarked that the family had gone “from no house to the White House.” Blake has committed himself to public service and to the empowerment of others like him, who may not have direct access to opportunities […]

State Assemblyman Kieth Wright

In 1992, Assemblyman Keith L.T. Wright, a lifelong resident of Harlem, was elected to represent the 70th Assembly District. Since then, he has earned a reputation for getting results for his constituents and for improving the quality of life for new Yorkers all across the state. Over the years, he has chaired several standing committees […]

Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.

Ruben Diaz Jr. first entered public office as a member of the New York State Assembly in 1997, and is currently serving his second full term as Bronx Borough President, having been reelected in November 2013 with more than 89 percent of the vote. As borough president, Ruben Diaz Jr. has led the implementation of […]