Jan. 31, 2012
-- Artist, writer and actress, Kobina Wright, will be co-announcing with comedian, Lester Barrie, at The 32nd Annual County Black History Parade held Saturday, Feb. 4, 2012, in Anaheim, California. Anaheim Mayor Tom Tait is the grand marshal.
The parade begins on Anaheim Boulevard at 10 a.m. and concludes with the cultural fair at the Center Street Promenade. The event is sponsored by the Orange County Heritage Council commemorating African American contributions to the fabric of Orange County.
Spectators of the parade will have prime viewing on Anaheim Boulevard, between Lincoln Avenue and Broadway and may enjoy the vendors and entertainment through the Cultural Fair that follows.
Entertainment includes musician, Phil Gates; actress and television host, Kiki Shepard; comedian Lester Barrie; singer, Oscar Snow; singer, Leeah D (Miss Expo); singer, Venson Quarles, and many more.
Recently, Wright has allowed the G.R.E.E.N. Foundation to use her art work titled “Deree en Tventik” to promote mammography screenings and breast health education for African American women in Orange County, California. The Foundation will also be a vendor at the Cultural Fair.
Wright is a California native who earned her degree in Communications from CSUF. She has created several art series, including, “Fractured,”
“Cali Free” and most recently, “Eleven Twenty-Three Girl.” Wright has also written several books, including, “50” and “A Crime And A Simplification Of Something Sublime,” the latter includes several of her sketches. She has performed in theater productions, independent films and commercials and is currently working on a series of short films.