This February 6, 2024, Mayor Carol Jean Doyle, proudly proclaims Black History Month, honoring the remarkable contributions of African Americans to our society. This year’s theme, ‘African Americans and the Arts,’ not only honors the historic contributions of African Americans but also shines a light on the vibrant tapestry of culture and creativity. With the theme ‘African Americans and the Arts,’ Kearny acknowledges the power of art in advancing dialogue and understanding. Let’s come together to honor these contributions and continue building a world of equality for all. The original Proclamation, signifying this commitment, is on its way to the Association for the Study of African American Life and History in Washington, D.C.