Brooklyn coalition honors Jeffries, Clarke on rise to senior congressional leadership


A newly-formed coalition of Caribbean American leaders in Brooklyn, known as Caribbean Americans Globally United, Inc. (CAGU), on Friday honored Congressman Hakeem Jeffries on his election as Democratic Leader in the United States House of Representatives and Congresswoman Yvette D. Clarke on her election as first vice chair of the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) during an Award Ceremony and Reception at the Bethesda Healing Center in Brownsville, Brooklyn.

CAGU said Jeffries, who represents the 8th Congressional District that encompasses parts of Brooklyn and Queens, is the first person of color to be elected leader of a party in Congress.