Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, accompanied by 9th District Councilmember Jan Perry, celebrated the contributions of African American Angelenos during the city’s African American Heritage Month opening ceremonies at City Hall on Friday. Among those being feted were actor-director-producer-writer LeVar Burton, far left; actor-philanthropist Danny Glover, between Perry and Villaraigosa, and actor-rapper-philanthropist LL Cool J, right. The three artists received the city’s “Hope, Dream, and Spirit of Los Angeles Award.” Bernard and Shirley Kinsey were presented a special recognition for their commitment to the collection and preservation of African American art and artifacts. The ceremony, which was open to the public, was followed by food and live entertainment at Fletcher Bowron Square.