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Breaking: Parkchester Leader Sarah Alleyne dies at 80

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Popular Bronx activist and Parchester community leader, Sarah Alleyne, has died at the age of 80, leaving 5 children, 4 grand children and 1 great grandchild behind, according to her family.

Activist Sarah Alleyne died at Calvary Hospital in the Bronx on July 16 2022, according to a family member.

Sarah Alleyne, born February 20 1942, was a local Bronx trailblazer, parent and labor advocate, human rights activist, and one of the rarest Black American female plantation owner in the United States. She was the co-founder of Parchester Police Athletic League and the School Advisory Board Leadership Team. Also, Sarah Alleyne was the founder of the New Parkchester Democratic Club. She spent her entire life fighting against racial, socio-political and economic discrimination. Sarah also headed several socio-political leadership positions in Parkchester, The Bronx and beyond and laid solid positive foundation and landmark. Sheikh Musa Drammeh, publisher of Parkchester Times, described her as “Madam Parkchester Diversity”, as she tirelessly fought for the voice of minority and immigrant to be heard, particular in the today’s diverse Parkchester.

Burial arrangement is yet to be announced by the family.

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