Mayor Eric Adams traveled to a Brooklyn church on Sunday to address disparities within New York’s Black and Brown communities — specifically with regard to nutrition.
Adams highlighted on June 5 the inequities that still exist in underprivileged neighborhoods throughout the Five Boroughs, zeroing in on food insecurity and dietary habits.
Taking the pulpit at Cornerstone Baptist Church on 574 Madison St. in Bedford-Stuyvesant, the mayor recalled his late mother as an example of the way in which Black New Yorkers face a higher rate of diseases such as diabetes.
“Mommy was diabetic for 15 years–seven years on insulin,” Adams told the parishioners. “She just got tired of those injections. And every time I watched her face grimace, I realized that she never got used to the insulin.”