Black History Month event at Bronx Borough Hall honors 14 individuals, Bronx Times

Originally published on Feb. 26, 2024 via

On Feb. 22, “The Renaissance: A Celebration of Black History ” event was held at Bronx Borough Hall, where attendees enjoyed community, music, food and more.

The event was held in partnership with the Bronx Community Justice Center, Assemblymember Chantel Jackson, City Council Member Althea Stevens, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres, Sen. Luis Sepulveda, Sen. Jose Serrano and Bronx Borough President Vanessa Gibson.

Honorees were Shaheim Harrison, creative director for the VIP School Empowerment Coalition and founder of Surplus NYC; Tanya Pedler, president of Morrisania Air Rights Tenant Association; Marisol Rivera, hospital responder coordinator community liaison program manager of community relations; Nicole Perkins, PS 294; Dwayne Brown, Phipps Neighborhood; Jimi Orekoya, New Settlement Community Center; Billy Filmore, Y Men; Ronald Laurent, PS 146 Edward Collins Principle; Kadiatu Sow, Dr. Richard Izquierdo Health and Science Charter School; Marlon Gamboa, Samara Community School; Ali Siba, District 16 Youth Advisory Board member; Darien Holloman, SOS; Isaiah Hunter, SOS; and Sherlisely Vining, SOS.