Happy 30th Anniversary to Pasadena’s Black History Parade.
The bands played…
The politicians waved and smiled…
Mayor Bill Bogaard
Pasadena’s City Council District 1 Representative Jacquie Robinson
I was busy talking to Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Pasadena) when he went by—more on that later
State Assembly Member Anthony Portantino, with a bold wardrobe choice—a John Muir HS cap
There were smiles all around
Lady Edna Bluain, honored by the Jackie Robinson Seniors.
Denise Jones of the Pasadena Deltas
There were drummers…
and the Pasadena Cowgirls…
There were celebrities…
Willard Pugh, who played Harpo in The Color Purple
Walter Richards on the right. Didn’t catch the name of the young man on the left (but if you know, please leave it in the comments)
The Buffalo Soldiers
the Real Ryda’z
and the Way of Life Car Club
Back to Rep. Adam Schiff—-I said hello and then pointed out that he had a hard act to follow, since his car was right behind the one carrying the Los Angeles County Foster Mother of the Year.
She is a real hero.
Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to make the parade a successful one.