2/25/2012, 12:25 p.m.

Amnesty international kicks off Death Penalty Awareness

Week on Mon., Feb. 27 at 6:30 p.m. with a screening of the documentary "borrowed Time," spotlighting death row inmate Reggie clemons, and a panel discussion. Panelists include vera Thomas, clemons' mother; lawrence Hayes, a death row exoneree and founder of FACE; and Tanya Greene, an AClU lawyer. In the ballroom of the city college of New York's North Academic building. Free. For more information, emailfreereggieclemons-


"Freedom's Sisters," a dynamic multimedia exhibition, celebrates 20 African-American women, including historic 19th-century figures and contemporary leaders. "Freedom's Sisters" includes an essay-writing contest, in which an award of $10,000 in scholarships is given to local students. Among those included in the exhibit are Ella J. baker, constance baker Motley, Shirley chisholm, Kathleen cleaver, Myrlie Evers-Williams,

Fannie lou Hamer, Dorothy Height, charlayne Hunter-Gault, barbara Jordan, Mary Mcleod bethune, Rosa Parks, Sonia Sanchez, coretta Scott King, betty Shabazz, Harriet Tubman, c. Delores Tucker, ida b. Wells and more. For more information on the exhibition, visit the Malcolm X & Dr. betty Shabazz Memorial & Educational center, located at 3940 broadway, or visit

Her Word as Witness: Portraits of Women Writers of the African Diaspora," created and photographed by Laylah Amatullah barrayn. On view now through March 31 at the Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St., between brooklyn and New York avenues in bedStuy. For more information, call (718) 636-6949 or (646) 573-2422 or visit

"Malcolm X: A Search for Truth" contains speeches, sermons, radio broadcasts, diaries, correspondence and other documents handwritten by

Malcolm X or typed and edited under his direction. At the Schomberg center, 515 Malcolm X blvd. For more information, call (212) 491-2200 or visit www.


The second annual urban health conference "Urban Ecology and its impact on Our communities," saluting the late Dr. Muriel Petioni, is coming Feb. 23-26. Register to attend today by calling (212) 862-7200 or visiting

Join imhotep Gary byrd and Herb Boyd, noted author, journalist and lecturer, Sat., Feb. 25 from 1-4 p.m. at the Hollis Presbyterian church, 100-50 196th St., Hollis, Queens. imhotep will engage Boyd in a thought-provoking interview for black History Month, analyzing the life and times of our beloved and controversial Malcolm X as detailed in boyd's latest book,

"by Any Means Necessary: Malcolm X: Real Not invented." The discussion will be followed by a book signing by boyd. Free. For travel information, contact the church office Tues.-Fri, at (718) 776- 4646.

Manning Marable's controversial book on the life and legacy of Malcolm X will receive another knockout blow at CEMOTAP's Sat., Feb. 25 at 2 p.m. at a forum where Malcolm's former secretary, Abdullah Razaaq, will help set the record straight. Popular educator and WbAi radio host bashir M'chawi will interview him.

Admission is free. The CEMOTAP center is located at 135-05 Rockaway blvd. in South Ozone Park. call (718) 322-8454 for additional information.

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 WlibAM 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 To reach us about your event, email, find imhotep Gary byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at GbEliFE.