Black History Month is an annual observance originating in the United States, where it is also known as African-American History Month. It has received official recognition from governments in the United States and Canada, and more recently has been observed in Ireland, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom. It began as a way of remembering important people and events in the history of the African diaspora. It is celebrated in February in United States and Canada, while in Ireland, the Netherlands, and United Kingdom it is observed in October.
Charles Valentino is a Broadway actor, ballet dancer, teacher, songwriter, and choreographer. He has appeared on the television show "CSI" (CBS), and he has worked with Joni Mitchell, Anjelica Huston, Barbra Streisand, Steve Tyrell, and Barry Mann.
Gerald Alston is an American R&B singer, and the lead singer with The Manhattans. Between 1988 and 1995, he left the group to record five albums (later recording his tribute to Sam Cooke in 2008) and ten solo singles.