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David Norman Dinkins (July 10, 1927 – November 23, 2020) was an American politician, lawyer, and author. A member of the Democratic Party, he notably served as the 106th Mayor of New York City, the first African American to hold the position, from 1990 to 1993. Born in Trenton, New Jersey, he was raised there and in Harlem, graduating from Trenton Central High School before enlisting in the United States Marine Corps. After his service, Dinkins graduated cum laude from Howard University with ...
Edward Irving Koch (December 12, 1924 – February 1, 2013) was an American politician, lawyer, political commentator, film critic, and television personality. He served in the United States House of Representatives from 1969 to 1977 and was mayor of New York City from 1978 to 1989. Koch was a lifelong Democrat who described himself as a "liberal with sanity". The author of an ambitious public housing renewal program in his later years as mayor, he began by cutting spending and taxes and cuttin...
José Enrique Serrano (born October 24, 1943) is an American politician. He notably served as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives representing New York's 18th, 16th, and 15th congressional districts from 1990 until his retirement in 2021. Born in Mayagüez, Puerto Rico. he was taken by his family to The Bronx at the age of seven, where he was raised in the Millbrook Houses. Serrano went to Grace Dodge Vocational High School in the Bronx and briefly attended Lehman College in 1961. He ...
Nydia Margarita Velázquez Serrano (born March 28, 1953) is an American politician. A member of the Democratic Party, she has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1993. Her district was numbered the 12th district from 1993 to 2013; it has been numbered the 7th district since 2013. Velázquez is the first Puerto Rican woman to serve in the United States Congress. Born in the town of Limones in the municipality of Yabucoa, Puerto Rico, she became the first in her family to graduate f...
An activist and educator, Reyes has been at the forefront of the struggle for bilingual, multicultural education and for improving educational opportunities for Puerto Ricans and other Latinos in New York City. He was the Director of Research for ASPIRA of New York from 1986-1990 and was a member of the Board of Education of the City of New York from 1990-1998. Born December 18, 1944 in Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico, he came to Brooklyn New York in 1946. In ASPIRA of New York, Inc. he served as Direc...
Originating as a concept and subsequent proposal titled "New Leaders in New York," ASPIRA of New York, Inc. was founded in 1961 (as ASPIRA, Inc.) by Antonia Pantoja and five colleagues from the Puerto Rican Association for Community Affairs (PRACA). The first private Puerto Rican organization to receive foundation monies, ASPIRA was posed as an alternative to the growing influence of street gangs in the lives of Puerto Rican youth and was conceived to address the severe lack of educational attai...