Harlem seniors celebrated Black History Month at A. Philip Randolph Older Adult Center in Harlem over three weeks. Events covered (1) African Dance and the meaning of the dancers; (2) a Senior Fashion Show and Talent Show with singers and dancers; (3) music by a jazz band honoring February birthdays. The center’s oldest guest is Mr Bennie Kyle. His 101st birthday was celebrated with his family and friends, all with the love of jazz music.
New York teens speak at rally on policy New York teens tried to get the attention of elected officials at City Hall. Joining them were Borough President Mark Levine, Comptroller Brad Lander, and City Council Member Nantasha Williams.
One of the great Black History Month events was the Kwanzaa Film Fest – “Short Film Versus” film showing and discussion on domestic violence. Media proclamation awards were given to Skip Dillard (WBLS), Ade Williams (Apollo Theater), Veronica Keitt, “People’s Film Fest” and our very own AmNews photographer Bill Moore. The event was well attended at the Maysles Cinema on West Harlem’s Malcolm X Blvd. The event was hosted by founder Ina Norris/A Woman Productions.