by TImothy Rutt
The 31st annual Black History Parade and Festival for Altadena and Pasadena kicked off this morning from Charles White Park, where 77 units marched down Fair Oaks to the festival site at Jackie Robinson Park in Pasadena.
Marching bands, fraternal organizations, first responders, and many community groups fielded marching units on a perfect parade day.
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The mighty John Muir Alumni Drum Corps showed these kids how it's supposed to be done.
The young men of MPYD (Mentoring and Partnership for Youth Development) wave to paradegoers.
The Brotherhood Community Youth Sports League remembered its director, Victor McClinton, who died in December, an innocent bystander slain in a drive-by shooting.
Tommy the Clown and his hip-hop crew perform in the video below.