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The Urban League of Palm Beach County hosts Heritage Day Breakfast

Posted at 7:42 PM, Feb 27, 2017
and last updated 2019-03-27 07:01:04-04

Now that Black History Month is coming to a close, the Urban League of Palm Beach County is celebrating some major milestones in their efforts to empower the black community.

The organization hosted a Heritage Day breakfast this Monday morning to highlight the contributions of African Americans in Palm Beach County and across the country.

Patrick Franklin, the President and CEO of The Urban League of Palm Beach, also took a moment to recognize Mack Bernard, the first black male commissioner of Palm Beach County.

Our own Tania Rogers joined the conversation, but Commissioner Bernard said there's plenty of room for more voices to be heard.

"We want to let people know that, you know, you can always contribute and we don't want people to stay in silence," he added.

Commissioner Bernard, who represents District 7 in Palm Beach County, shares the Urban League's vision to promote equality by creating economic opportunities for African Americans and other minorities.