As the 106th Mayor of New York City and the first African American to hold that office, our patriarch’s place in history is secure. He was a trailblazer who forged a path for others to follow. He will live on as today’s and future leaders trace and advance from those footsteps.
David N Dinkins transitioned peacefully from this life, at home on November 23, 2020. Joyce B Dinkins peacefully transitioned from this life, at home in the company of her family, on October 11, 2020. A memorial service will be held sometime after the COVID-19 pandemic ends.
If there is a photo of the former New York City mayor David Dinkins campaigning, or walking up or down the City Hall steps, it is a good bet that Arnie Segarra is in the picture, usually close on Dinkins’s heels.
The great question when it comes to David Dinkins, who died at 93, was and always will be: Should he get more credit? The city is now more than ever the gorgeous mosaic he championed.
Tributes poured in to mourn the death of David Dinkins, who made history when he was elected New York City’s first black mayor in 1989. He showed us to serve other people with humanity.
An assessment of the former mayor, who passed away, reveals how he nourished innovation and laid founding stones for a modern city.
New York City officials and community members gathered in Harlem to pay tribute and celebrate the legacy of David Dinkins, the city's first Black mayor.
The former mayor was remembered as a mentor who inspired Black leaders to run for office and began to bring down the crime rate.
Joyce B. Dinkins fulfilled her role as first lady of New York City with grace and dignity as she promoted programs that encouraged literacy and education and guarded against child abuse
Whenever former Mayor David Dinkins mentioned his wife, Joyce, he referred to her as his beautiful bride, and she was indeed beautiful and bountiful. That beauty and bounty is part of her enduring legacy
Joy Reid, MSNBC, remembers the life and legacy of David Dinkins
David Dinkins is remembered for being a healer. Less appreciated is he pulled the city’s economy back from the brink.
In writing of accomplishments, many have neglected to highlight his incredible record as a champion of people living with HIV.
David Dinkins often said that “service is the price of admission to heaven.” Well, his ticket is marked “paid in full.”
More than any other Mayor, Dinkins stepped into the helm when NYC was at a moral crossroads.
Professor Dinkins presented students with a comprehensive and nuanced view of urban policymaking, in context of New York City.
I’m floored at the extent to which the politics of New York City foreshadowed the national politics of today.
Mayor's death evoked encomia describing him a class act deserved better. We would all been better off appreciating that in his time.
Mayor Dinkins respected science and, perhaps even more importantly, he changed his mind.
Friends, politicians, employees and journalists – and asked to hear their favorite stories and memories of the man.
Thanks to his commitment and tireless efforts while mayor, he ensured that the US Open would long have a home in New York.
Mayor Dinkins was an avid player, Jennifer Capriati said, “The mayor is one cool dude” an advocate for African-Americans & youth.
“Whatever your feelings about city performance, I think any fair and reasonable Staten Islander realizes the care is there”
Arnie Segarra shared memories of Mayor Dinkins, his friend.
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