I have the pleasure of experiencing the incredible African American Day Parade (the largest Black Parade in America) outside my window on Adam Clayton Powell, Jr Blvd every September. Since 1969 this Parade has been– and still is –a kinetic feast for the senses. It’s color, sound, movement, scent and spirit. It brings together young and old, rich and poor, gay and straight, nerdy and cool, drums and horns, black , white, yellow, red — heck, even purple, royal blue and silver. It puts pride and dignity in everyone’s heart and a smile on everyone’s face.