Bring ‘Em to New York City – Mayor Bill De Blasio

by KOFI AYIM

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has reiterated his stand of the city he superintends as all-inclusive. He decried as sad the politically fashionable view of blaming the ills of the U.S. on immigrants.

De Blasio made this comment at the first African Heritage reception at Gracie Mansion September 26, 2018, for representatives of the African community in New York City.

He told the gorgeously multiethnic and multicultural African-attired revelers that it is sad and unfortunate for some leaders in the country to denigrate immigrants, who are an integral part of the communities in which they live.

The Mayor described such leaders as “confused and dividers” and charged the crowd to bring such leaders to New York City “to be straightened up.” The Mayor pointed out that recent African immigrants from several dozen countries constitute one of the fastest-growing communities in New York City.

The Bronx in New York City has one of the largest African populations in the U.S.

He challenged fellow U.S. indigenes to follow his steps and visit Africa. Prior to his becoming mayor, De Blasio and his family visited Ghana.

Mayor De Blasio took the opportunity to recognize some contemporary Africans in the city.

He praised Charles Fall, originally from Guinea, for his resolve and resiliency in winning the Democratic primary for the New York State Assembly District 61 in Staten Island.

If elected in November, Fall will be the first African Muslim elected to the NYS Assembly.

The Mayor also paid glowing honor and tribute to Tsidi Le Loka, from the Kingdom of Lesotho, for her humanitarian services. A proclamation read by the Mayor pronounced September 26 as Tsidi Le Loka Day.

 

 

 

A minute’s silence was observed in memory of Oluwadurotimi Joseph Oyebola, a 16-year old academically gifted Nigerian, shot September 21, 2018 in Brownsville, Brooklyn for yet- to-be-known reasons.

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