Rev. Jesse Jackson and Pastor Solomon Dees.

Rev. Jesse Jackson and Pastor Solomon Dees.

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at the annual awards ceremony.

Rev. Jesse Jackson speaks at the annual awards ceremony.

Assemblyman Denny Farrell speaking at a reception in his honor hosted by Governor Andrew Cuomo at the Executive Mansion.

Assemblyman Denny Farrell speaking at a reception in his honor hosted by Governor Andrew Cuomo at the Executive Mansion.

Mayor David Dinkins has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Percy Sutton Empire State Nation Builder Award.

Mayor David Dinkins has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Percy Sutton Empire State Nation Builder Award.

Rep. Maxine Waters will be delivering the keynote address at the 2013 annual Scholarship Dinner Gala.

Rep. Maxine Waters will be delivering the keynote address at the 2013 annual Scholarship Dinner Gala.

Thank you for visiting the official website of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.

Thank you for visiting the official website of the New York State Association of Black and Puerto Rican Legislators, Inc.

Former Assemblyman Arthur Eve accepts the inaugural Percy Sutton Empire State Nation Builder Award at the 2010 Scholarship Gala.

Former Assemblyman Arthur Eve accepts the inaugural Percy Sutton Empire State Nation Builder Award at the 2010 Scholarship Gala.

2011 Keynote Speaker former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson speaks at the New York State Executive Mansion as Governor Andrew Cuomo looks on.

2011 Keynote Speaker former New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson speaks at the New York State Executive Mansion as Governor Andrew Cuomo looks on.

Chairman Assemblyman N. Nick Perry and colleagues gather at the 2011 Chairman's Reception to bid farewell to former Assemblyman Darryl Towns.

Chairman Assemblyman N. Nick Perry and colleagues gather at the 2011 Chairman's Reception to bid farewell to former Assemblyman Darryl Towns.

Governor Andrew Cuomo addresses the crowd at the 2011 Scholarship Gala

Governor Andrew Cuomo addresses the crowd at the 2011 Scholarship Gala

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and 2011 keynote Speaker Governor Bill Richardson

Assemblyman Felix Ortiz and 2011 keynote Speaker Governor Bill Richardson

Assemblywoman Titus is joined by Senator Malcolm Smith, Senator Huntley, and Assemblyman Scarborough and Councilman Weprin in awarding Barbara Brown, President of the Eastern Queens Alliance, the NYSABPRL Assemblywoman Cummings 2008 Award in Albany.

Assemblywoman Titus is joined by Senator Malcolm Smith, Senator Huntley, and Assemblyman Scarborough and Councilman Weprin in awarding Barbara Brown, President of the Eastern Queens Alliance, the NYSABPRL Assemblywoman Cummings 2008 Award in Albany.

Andre Huff receives “Distinguished Services Award” presented to him by the Black & Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus. Huff receives his award from Senator Martin Malave Dilan, 17th SD, and Assemblywoman Hooper.

Andre Huff receives “Distinguished Services Award” presented to him by the Black & Puerto Rican Legislative Caucus. Huff receives his award from Senator Martin Malave Dilan, 17th SD, and Assemblywoman Hooper.

DC 37 officers and staff at the 2010 Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

DC 37 officers and staff at the 2010 Black and Puerto Rican Caucus

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. greets member of the NYSABPRL

Henry Louis Gates, Jr. greets member of the NYSABPRL

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Legislative Conference Weekend

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton speaks at the Legislative Conference Weekend

Senator Charles Schumer, Assemblyman Karim Camara, President Bill Clinton, and Speaker Sheldon Silver (L to R)

Senator Charles Schumer, Assemblyman Karim Camara, President Bill Clinton, and Speaker Sheldon Silver (L to R)

Hon. Darryl Towns, President Bill Clinton, Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Hon. Gary Pretlow (L to R)

Hon. Darryl Towns, President Bill Clinton, Speaker Sheldon Silver, and Hon. Gary Pretlow (L to R)

President Bill Clinton greets members of the NYSABPRL

President Bill Clinton greets members of the NYSABPRL

Assemblyman Herman Farrell speaks with Governor Andrew Cuomo.

Assemblyman Herman Farrell speaks with Governor Andrew Cuomo.