We welcome the support of Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr. for the Go Africa Carnival on 7/13/2019

ruben-diaz-jr-head-shot-1200We again welcome  the support of Bronx Borough President, Ruben Diaz Jr.

The Go Africa Carnival 2019 will take place on  7/13/2019

from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

self-register via @Eventbrite https://goafricacarnival2019.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricacarnival.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

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About 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 a robust agenda—on economic development, housing, education, and public safety—in every corner of the borough. The Bronx has seen over $7 billion in new development of all kinds since Borough President Diaz took office in 2009. This includes more than $600 million in housing, building nearly 13,000 new units, and the creation of more than 15,000 new jobs.
More than 14,000 new jobs have been created in The Bronx since 2009, thanks in large part to the continued partnership between Borough President Diaz, the Bronx Overall Economic Development Corporation and those seeking to do business in the borough. Major projects such as FreshDirect, the Kingsbridge National Ice Center, new retail developments in every corner of the borough and the Cary Leeds Tennis Center in Crotona Park are among the major contributors to the “New Bronx” renaissance, led by Borough President Diaz.
Borough President Diaz has also put forward a robust legislative agenda, having led the charge for a new “living wage” law in New York City, which passed in May 2012 and requires developers that receive heavy taxpayer funding for their project to pay the employees of that development a “living wage.” Borough President Diaz has also put forward legislation to create a public registry of felony gun offenders and curb illegal dirt bikes and ATV’s on our streets.
The borough president has also implemented several bold health initiatives, including the Bronx CAN—Changing Attitudes Now—program, which aims to make small changes in the lives of Bronxites, leading to greater health improvements in the long term. Borough President Diaz has also sponsored the creation of the Community Board Athletic Leadership League, or C-BALL. The goal of C-BALL is to promote physical activity through basketball while facilitating engagement within our community boards and with city agencies, such as the NYPD. Sponsoring partners include The Coca-Cola Foundation, Montefiore Medical Center and Healthfirst.
Since taking office in 2009 Borough President Diaz has provided millions in funding to projects of all types in every Bronx neighborhood, including new technology upgrades to borough schools, green roofs and boiler upgrades, park improvements and more. Borough President Diaz has also created a Public Housing Advisory Council, which meets to discuss and find answers to the issues faced by the residents of the borough’s public housing buildings; and an African Advisory Council, which works with the Bronx African community to resolve its emerging issues and make recommendations on strategies to improve the quality of life of this growing population.
Throughout his seven terms in the State Legislature, Ruben Diaz Jr. was a champion for working families in the Bronx. He demonstrated a passion for constituent service, social advocacy and community empowerment balanced with support for sensible, green economic development and job creation programs. He sponsored and secured passage of important and innovative laws to address the consequences of the intolerable levels of asthma in the South Bronx, healthcare insurance fraud, and quality of life concerns.
Borough President Diaz has proven himself to be a fearless and tireless advocate for justice and equality for all. A staunch defender of the environment, he is a leading voice against environmental racism and injustice and helped lead the fight to restore the Bronx River. Due to his tireless and relentless advocacy in the case of his constituent, Amadou Diallo – a law-abiding young African Bronx resident who was wrongly killed by four NYPD officers in a hail of 41 bullets – Ruben Diaz Jr. became known around the world for his advocacy for civil and human rights.
In the State Assembly, Ruben Diaz Jr. served as Chair of the Committee on Election Law and on the Assembly’s Standing Committees on Education, Ways & Means, Children and Families, Environmental Conservation and Transportation. He was also a member of the Assembly’s Puerto Rican and Hispanic Task Force and the Black/Puerto Rican and Asian Legislative Caucus.
A lifelong resident of the Bronx, Borough President Diaz lives in the Southeast Bronx with his wife Hilda Gerena Diaz and their two sons, Ruben Diaz III and Ryan Isaiah Diaz. He graduated from Lehman College, City University of New York, with a Bachelors degree in political theory. Borough President Diaz is also the recipient of honorary doctoral degrees in civil law from Berkeley College and Mercy College, and a doctoral degree in humane letters from the Metropolitan College of New York.

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Visit UWP Books @ the Go Africa Carnival on 7/13/2019

The Go Africa Carnival 2019 will take place on  7/13/2019

from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

self-register via @Eventbrite https://goafricacarnival2019.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricacarnival.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

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UWP Books has a publishing purpose to produce social, anthropological, and ethnographical scholarship, histories that dignify the culturally diverse peoples who make up our society. We also promote the writing of urban histories that give centrality to the places we love. We want to strengthen the voices of the diaspora, though pioneering works that blend the fundamental need for peer-reviewed publications with the intricate interweaving of creativity through which Griots tell stories, be it biographies, cultural heritage, math, social sciences, medical, the environment and visual arts. Our books are well researched and richly illustrated, appealing to general readers as well as academic researchers.

 

UNIVERSAL WRITE PUBLICATIONS, LLC came about as a basic idea with one purpose: To write. The idea is that it is a Universal Right to Write, and it is with that tenacity, commitment, and deep resolve, that the CEO and publisher created this publication. Founded in 2002, UWP BOOKS has grown into a niche publisher based on the principle of Afrocentricity and African Centered ideology.

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UWP Books has a publishing purpose to produce social, anthological, and ethnographical scholarship that dignifies the rich histories of the culturally diverse peoples who make up our society. We want to strengthen the voices of the diaspora through pioneering works that blend the creativity through which Griots tell stories with the necessity of peer-reviewed publications. Be it pieces on cultural heritage, education, the environment, visual arts, or innovators, our books are well researched and richly illustrated, appealing to general readers as well as academic researchers.

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See the 2020 U.S. Census team @ the Go Africa Carnival on 7/13/2019

In times such as these, it is important to stand up and be counted.  the U.S 2020 Census team will be on hand to provide factual information for the community and assist your efforts toward fair representation.

The Go Africa Carnival 2019 will take place on  7/13/2019

from 10am – 6pm on 116th Street btw. 7th & 8th Aves.

self-register via @Eventbrite https://goafricacarnival2019.eventbrite.com

or email Info@GoAfricacarnival.org or phone 646-502-9778 Ext. 8001

About the U.S. Census Bureau

What We Do

Our Mission

The Census Bureau’s mission is to serve as the nation’s leading provider of quality data about its people and economy.

Our Authority

The Census Bureau operates under Title 13 and Title 26 of the U.S. Code.

Our Goal

Our goal is to provide the best mix of timeliness, relevancy, quality and cost for the data we collect and services we provide.

 

 

Sarah

Sarah Malaika

Partnership Specialist

New York Regional Office

Field Division

U.S. Census Bureau

 

Cell: 929-318-7276

sarah.malaika@2020census.gov

 

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