Councilman Andy King hosted a Kwanzaa Celebration at the Bartow Mall Shopping Center. The event, which was attended by hundreds of Co-op City and 12th District residents, was sponsored by the Coalition of African American Churches and Community Organizations of Co-Op City. It featured songs, cultural performances and guest speakers, including Brother Bernard White, who received the Cultural/Political Leadership Award. The celebration was held on the second day of Kwanzaa, also known as Kujichagulia, which means self-determination.
Kwanzaa celebrated by Councilman Andy King
Photo courtesy of Councilman Andy King’s Office