Let's not let reports of gunfire and alleged racial profiling overshadow what was, despite a few bad apples, a festive and colorful West Indian-American Day Carnival and parade in Brooklyn yesterday. New Yorkers of Caribbean heritage celebrated their roots with elaborate costumes, food, dancing, calypso music, steel drumming, and gospel music. Here are some photos from yesterday's revelry, and here's some, uh, festive video:
Photos: Celebrating The Non-Violent Aspects Of West Indian-American Day Carnival 2011
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