STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. — On Saturday a festive parade, complete with drums, dancing and colorful floats, made its way down Bay Street to the Staten Island Yankees baseball stadium. The event was sponsored by the Island Voice – a progressive community organization that works to promote cultural awareness.
A number of civic groups sent contingents and NLN spotted Ed Josey, President of the local branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People. Ed served as this year’s grand marshall.
Politicians also took advantage of the opportunity to show their support for the African-American community. There was an Obama contingent, a McMahon (D, NY-13) for Congress contingent and candidate for City Council Debi Rose marched with friends from the College of Staten Island.