Articles by Rebecca Jefferis Williamson
“This is the annual Karamu Festival in celebration of Black History Month,” said Charlotte King-Mills, Branch Manager County of San Diego’s Spring Valley Library Branch. The Karamu Festival was held on Feb. 25.
The Karamu Festival’s schedule included the La Presa Jazz Band, the Martin Luther King Jr. Choir, henna by Natasha, crafts by Sabrina and Laura Mendez, face painting by Gigi and staff, Black Storytellers Association of San Diego, and ended with a raffle drawing.
“It’s special. I feel proud, grateful that he won,” said Shawn Williams, 15, of his grandfather, Richard “Dick” Nasif, for winning the 2016 El Cajon Citizen of the Year award. The awards luncheon was held Feb. 7 at the El Cajon Elks Lodge #1812.
Both an Elks and a Lions Club member, Christian Wille explained that “the winner, there were five nominees, is selected based on service to the community.”