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Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 9/22- 9/27/11

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/22/2011, 12:13 a.m.
Imhotep's Guide to Black Events 9/22- 9/27/11

MUSIC

  • The Ravi Coltrane Quartet brings jazz artistry now through Sept. 25 to the Village Vanguard, 178 Seventh Ave. at 11th Street. For more information, call (212) 255-4037.
  • The "Watch the Throne" tour starring Jay-Z and Kanye West comes to the Garden State, Wed., Sept. 28 at the IZOD Center in East Rutherford, N.J. For more information, call (201) 935-3900 or visit www.izodcenter.com.
  • Jazz at Lincoln Center presents "An Evening with Jimmy Heath and Jon Hendricks" plus free pre-concert music at 6:30 p.m. and a lecture at 7 p.m., Sat., Sept. 24. Also coming to the Rose Theatre is Grammy winner Cassandra Wilson, Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. For more information, visit www.jalc.org.

FILM

  • "The Black Power Mixtape 1967-1975." Racial activism in reel time captured by Swedish film crews. Check your local listings for showtimes.

COMMUNITY

  • St Luke's Medical Group will be offering free screenings, workshops and giveaways during their Community Health Day. Screenings will be done for asthma, blood pressure and blood glucose levels, as well as rapid HIV tests and tests for kidney disease. Workshops will be held on hypertension at noon and HIV/AIDS at 2 p.m. Come meet the doctors on Sat., Sept. 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at 2771 Frederick Douglass Blvd. at 147th Street. For more information and any questions, call (212) 523-7317.
  • Community health fair and blood drive on Sat., Sept. 24 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Macedonia AME Church Community Center, 37-22 Union St. in Flushing, Queens. Free health screenings, workshops on the care and prevention of diabetes, long-term health care planning and HIV/AIDS testing will be provided. This event is free and open to the public.
  • Minister Abdul Hafeez Muhammed will pay tribute to the Black women of the world at the CEMOTAP Center, 135-05 Roackaway Blvd. in South Ozone Park, Sat., Sept. 24 at 2 p.m. Speaking on "The Divine Nature of Women," Muhammed will review the purpose and focus of Minister Louis Farrakhan's recent message to thousands of women in Chicago. The speech will affirm the strength, intelligence and contributions of women in the human race. Admission is free. For more information, call (212) 322-8454.
  • "Think Outside the Cell: A New Day, a New Way," a national symposium and call to action on issues affecting the incarcerated, the formerly incarcerated and their families will be held Sat., Sept. 24 from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. at the Riverside Church, West 120th Street and Riverside Drive. Free and open to the public; breakfast and lunch will be provided. For more information, visit www.thinkoutsidethecell.org.
  • The NYU Cancer Institute at NYU Langone Medical Center hosts "Breast Cancer in Women of Color." Learn about the latest screening techniques, risk reduction and treatment options, as well as complementary medicine, such as acupuncture. At Club 101, 101 Park Ave. For more information, call (212) 263-2266 or visit www.nyuc.org/rsvp.
  • The eighth annual Harlem Business Economic Summit, "Small Business, Big Ideas," presented by the Harlem Business Alliance is Mon., Sept. 26. At the Adam Clayton Powell Jr State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St. Keynote Speaker will be William Thompson Jr, chairman of Battery Park City, chair of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's Minority & Women Owned Business Enterprise Task Force and former NYC comptroller. Plus other exciting guest speakers and panel discussions. Register online at www.hbany.org or call (347) 851-7741.

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM daily with "Imhotep's On-Air Guide to Black Events" and "Express Yourself," Sunday evenings from 6 to 8 p.m., and on WLIB-AM with "The GBE Mind Flight," Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to midnight (simulcast on WLIB-AM/WBLS-FM from 7-8 p.m.). The full show can be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with the GBE 2.0 "Global Black Experience" and "Global Beat Experience," Saturdays from 5 to 7 p.m. We are archived online with both shows at www.wbai.org. To reach us about your event, email gbemail2@yahoo.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE.