The Martin Luther King, Jr. Democratic Club in Harlem held its annual holiday / Kwanzaa party at the Kennedy Center in Harlem with good food, good music and good cheer for all the guests. Everyone was so happy and full of the holiday spirit, laughing and dancing and having a great time. The women were dressed so refined, and the men were so proud of their African-American heritage.

The music was so good that the women could not stay off the dance floor. The admission was free, and the club requested for guests to bring a wrapped gift for a child.

The evening’s special guests were Rep. Charles Rangel; Councilwoman Inez Dickens; Councilwoman Gale A. Brewer; former New York Gov. David Paterson and his father, Basil Paterson; Assemblyman Keith Wright; Assemblyman Robert J. Rodriguez; Democratic Club President Londel Davis Jr.; Adam Clayton Powell IV; and four proud U.S. Marines Corps servicemen.

During the event, David Paterson asked for a moment of silence for the passing of Nelson Mandela, the first Black president of South Africa, who died at the age of 95.