The annual Kwanzaa parade will take place along Crenshaw Boulevard Sunday to mark the start of the seven-day African American festival.

The theme of the 34th annual Kwanzaa Gwaride Parade and Festival will be Improving Ourselves Naturally, emphasizing lowering obesity, reducing hypertension and stopping diabetes, according to Tammy Lee of People of Color, the parade’s organizers.

Eve Allen, a doctor of alternative healing practices, will be the Iyaba (queen) of the parade and the herbalist and record producer Doctah B Sirius will be the oba (king).

The parade is set to begin at noon at the corner of Crenshaw and Adams boulevards, then head south along Crenshaw to Leimert Park, where it will conclude. A festival will be held at the park from 2 to 6 p.m., including musical and spoken word entertainment.

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