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Naturi Naughton Honored With A Day In NYC!

06/23/2021 12:00 AM EDT by WBLS Staff
Well deserved!Power star, Naturi Naughton was honored with her very own day in New York City. She received the proclamation from Mayor Bill de Blasio and his wife, Chirlane McCray, officially making June 18th, 'Naturi Naughton Day.'Naturi shared the big news on social media:“I’m still in AWE! To be recognized by @nycmayor & @nycfirstlady with this proclamation made my YEAR! The city of NY has officially made June 18th, #NaturiNaughtonDay what an honor especially on #Juneteenth weekend.”https://www.instagram.com/p/CQZoshNjbSH/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_linkDuring her speech she says:
“Sometimes, I pinch myself and I think, ‘How did I get here?’ I’m—like I said—just a young Black girl from Jersey who grew up in the inner city and I think how did I get here. Juneteenth is that reminder for me and it’s that reminder for all of us.America should be asking, ‘How did we get here?’ My ancestors are whispering in the background, saying on our backs, ‘Let’s not forget how this country got here.’ And I think about my vow, my vow as an actress, as an entertainer. I am more than that. I am a living example of my ancestors’ wildest dreams. I am an example of hope, endurance, inspiration, a girl who rarely takes no for an answer. And those who know me, know how I get down. So I want you guys to know that my spirit is really in this.”
Congratulations to Naturi!!