Local Celebrities, Bands, Performers and Marchers Fill the Streets at Black History Parade

first_imgCommunity News Local Celebrities, Bands, Performers and Marchers Fill the Streets at Black History Parade On Saturday, February 21, 2015 JAMES MACPHERSON Published on Sunday, February 22, 2015 | 4:59 am Community News Top of the News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy Subscribe 9 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it First Heatwave Expected Next Week Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Hundreds lined Fair Oaks Avenue as one the Southland’s biggest celebrations of black history, culture and achievements — Pasadena’s 33rd annual Black History Parade and Festival — rolled down Fair Oaks Avenue from Altadena all the way to the Jackie Robinson Center in Pasadena on Saturday.More than 70 entries were featured in the parade, including the Wilson Middle School Marching Band, New Buffalo Soldiers, local dance and drill teams, car and motorcycle clubs, musicians, community dignitaries and City officials.Celebrity Grand Marshalswere award-winning NBC4 Southern California General Assignment Reporter Beverly White and actor-comedian Jason Echols. Community Grand Marshals Bill and Brenda Galloway showed up with their beautifully restored 1958 Jaguar convertible (filled with grandchildren).  White and other members of the NBC4 news team manned an NBC4 booth on Hammond Street during the festival for a special meet and greet with the community.Other parade honorees were Pasadena Mayor Bill Bogaard;  Tournament of Roses Association Secretary Gerald K. Freeny who is slated to become the first black Tournament of Roses Association president in 2019; Pasadena Journal publishers Joe and Ruthie Hopkins; longtime Pasadena resident Pastor Emeritus John Burch; Pasadena Water and Power General Manager Phyllis Currie; retired Pasadena Fire Chief Calvin E. Wells; Pasadena Human Relations Commission staff member Sonya Amos; 2015 Rose Queen Madison Triplett; and Kristina Smith, who became Pasadena’s first black Rose Queen in 1985. Business News Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *center_img faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Donald CommunityPCC- COMMUNITYVirtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes More Cool Stuff HerbeautyHere Is What Scientists Say Will Happen When You Eat AvocadosHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty6 Lies You Should Stop Telling Yourself Right NowHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty8 Celebrities Who’ve Lost Their FandomsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty5 Things To Avoid If You Want To Have Whiter TeethHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWomen Love These Great Tips To Making Your Teeth Look WhiterHerbeautyHerbeauty Community News EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. Make a comment Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadenalast_img

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