From left, Dr. Wilhelmina Perry, Hector Ramos, Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr., the mistress of ceremony Denisse Oller, and Teresa Santiago, from Comité Noviembre.

On Wednesday, November 18, Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. and Comité Noviembre, joined but dozens of Bronxites, celebrated Puerto Rican Heritage Month honoring an important group of Puerto Rican leaders.

This year honorees were Hector Ramos, journalist with more than 70 years of career in Puerto Rico and New York; and Dr. Antonia Pantoja, educator, social worker, feminist, civil rights leader and founder of ASPIRA, the Puerto Rican Forum, Boricua College and Producir, who was honored posthumously with a brief viewing of a documentary based on her life work.