An excellent story on WCBS shining a spotlight on the rich, complex, and still deeply relevant history of New Rochelle’s Black community, centered on an outstanding exhibit at the New Rochelle Public Library.  Part of our City’s broader observance of Black History Month.  It is impossible to understand New Rochelle today without recognizing both the achievements and the injustices that defined our past and continue to shape our present.  In Leslie Demus’ words: “we can talk about our differences when we each come from a place of pride . . . a place of respect for our heritage and the heritage of others.”