By V. Sheree Williams
The month of February is always magical to me. Maybe it is because it is my birthday month. But also because it is Black History Month and a time when unity among African-Africans truly shines.
I received an invitation to attend a Black History program hosted by CBS Studios in San Francisco this past Thursday night. Not sure how they got my email address, I was happy to accept the invitation to join the celebration and to do a little bit of networking. I arrived on time as others started to crowd the lobby and an employee came to escort us upstairs five at a time. Upon arriving upstairs, we checked in, grab a name badge and headed toward the main studio.
Old school jams were playing, a buffet style dinner was in the middle of the room and the crowd was mingling. Miranda Wilson with Goodness Gracious Sweet Potato Pies spoiled everyone with sweet potato pie cupcakes. Next to her was Ray Smith, owner of Indigene Cellars. I definately love his wine.
An hour into the event, quick remarks were made by anchorman Robert Lyles followed by the singing of the Black National Anthem and dinner was served.
The usual subjects were there; collard greens, fried chicken, red beans and rice, grilled catfish and corn bread muffins. The food was great. The caterer was our DJ, The Funkstress herself.
What a great way to kick off the month and I will certainly be back next year upon receiving an invitation. Here’s to another wonderful year of celebrating all of the great accomplishments of our forefathers, those in the present and those to come. We salute you!
Photos by V. Sheree Williams