African American History month is coming to an end, however I would like to take time to show my deepest gratitude for those who work endlessly to help keep the African American dreams alive here in Hoboken thanks to the wonderful people like Mr.Leo Pellegrini, Mr. Carmelo Garcia, and Mr. Aacevedo just to mention a few of our great leaders here in Hoboken with a good heart and a positive motive to help make Hoboken a diverse city. Let’s give these great people recognition for the “Black Youth Empowerment Luncheon” it was a great success with almost two hundred people. Director Leo Pellegrini and mayor Dawn Zimmer has done so much this month for African American history month to give the African Americans hope, strengthen, and the positive reinforcement they need to set their goals high and keep the faith to archive them. I think it’s only fair to mention some residents and their accomplishments, they achieved here in Hoboken.
Nonetheless I was not mention this month but my children and my older son in college, consider me to be their hero and role model for February because (according to Google) I was the first African American female candidate in Hoboken to be placed on a ballot for mayor. However I did not claim victory but I did win the respect and trust from my supporters here in Hoboken. I hope that my attempt to run for council at large and mayor with integrity and a clean campaign will inspire others to run for office because we need good government not corrupt poison politicians. Therefore I will continue to work hard for the people in Hoboken as their strong activist, their voice and strength, and work hard on bringing integrity back in Hoboken.
I look forward to every February because African American history gives children positive reinforcements when they have lost hope. My children and I invited the residents down town to Hoboken city hall to join them on Martin Luther King’s Jr. Birthday to sign their poster with a purpose which contained pictures of Dr. King and his favor I Had A Dream Speech, nonetheless some negative people tried to make it political as usual but we still had a wonderful turn out. I would like to thank the wonderful people of Hoboken who came out on Dr. King’s birthday to sign the poster with a purpose.
Because I teach my children to respect people even if they don’t agree with their opinion because I also had a dream, that one day Hoboken will except and treat everyone equal regardless of their race, creed, or color of their skin and or if their rich or poor. And give all the holidays the same attention regardless of what other’s peoples religions are. Let’s keep hope alive because I know!!! Dreams do come true.