18th annual National Black Business Month tm
Mother Zion Church dates back to 1796.
Samuel Fraunces, owner of Fraunces Tavern, the oldest building the city, hosted the first offices of the federal government in 1789.
He had been Gen George Washington's chef since the Revolutionary War and moved with him to Philadelphia to run the Presidential Mansion for Washington's two terms.
New York No. 4: New leverage in Albany, New York City
Decades of frustration over minority business policy and implementation changed overnight in 2018 as Attorney General Leticia James became the first Black woman elected statewide and Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie signaled a new agenda in the New York state legislature. Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams is on a path to become New York City's second Black mayor and House Foreign Affairs Committee Chair Rep. Gregory Meeks, D-Queens, brings a new sensibility to global affairs for the most diverse city in the world.
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