Bedford-Stuyvesant's Jacqueline Berrien was named on Thursday by President Barack Obama to be chair of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
Berrien's husband is the activist and social policy guy Peter Williams, a Brooklynite to his heart and graduate of Bishop Loughlin High School.
Berrien has been an Associate Director and Counsel with the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, based here in New York City.
According to the White House, President Obama had this to say about this newest appointment:
"Jacqueline Berrien has spent her entire career fighting to give voice to underrepresented communities and protect our most basic rights. Each of us deserves a fair chance to succeed in our workplace and make a contribution to this nation, and I’m confident that Jacqueline’s passion and leadership will ensure that the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission is living up to that mission. I look forward to undertaking this important work with Jacqueline in the months and years ahead."