Greetings! After Hurricane Sandy, it's the presidential election. I hope all of you voted.
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/12/2012, 1:17 p.m.
- "Long Distance Revolutionary: A Journey With Mumia Abu-Jamal," will be screened once only on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2:30 p.m. Unlike any other film about Abu-Jamal, "Long Distance Revolutionary" focuses on his dynamic career as a writer, journalist, public intellectual and revolutionary, from Pennsylvania's Death Row. SVA Theater (School of Visual Arts) 333 W. 23rd St. (between Eighth & Ninth avenues). Q&A to follow with Stephen Vittoria, writer, director and editor; and Noelle Hanrahan, producer. To purchase tickets, go to the IFC box office, 323 Sixth Ave., at West 3rd Street from 10:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Open daily. For online purchase, visit www.docnyc.net/buy-tickets or call 212-924-7771.
- New York University's Institute of African American Affairs will host its second conference on literature for children of African descent: "A is for Anansi: Africa, the Future and the Urban Landscape," Nov. 9 and 10. Events are free and open to the public. It will include such notable authors as Nancy Tolson, Ashley Bryan and Eloise Greenfield. Anansi Awards will be presented to Ashley Bryan, Pat Cummings, William Loren Katz and Eloise Greenfield. Keynote by Dr. Michelle H. Martin. Panels include "Fantasy: The Final Frontier," "Urban Landscapes" and "Africa Imagined." Space is limited; please RSVP at 212-998-IAAA (4222). For more information, visit: www.africanastudies.as.nyu.edu/ object/ IAAA-Anansi-2012.html.
- Cemotap presents its 25th anniversary and a victory celebration for President Barack Obama on Saturday, Nov. 10, at Majority Baptist Church,115-21 Farmers Blvd. (off Linden). Keynote speaker is Gloria J. Browne-Marshall, brilliant educator, playwright and author of "Race Law and American Society: 1607-Present." Commentary from yours truly, Imhotep Gary Byrd, "The Radio Griot." Admission is free. For more information, call 718-398-1766.
- Kamit Fest 2012: A Celebration of Kamitic (Ancient African) Culture on Saturday, Nov. 17, from noon to 10 p.m. and Sunday, Nov. 18, from noon to 8 p.m. This annual, festive event will take place at 626 Flatbush Ave. in Brooklyn. There will be activities for the whole family, health workshops, spiritual readings, entertainment, and fun! Admission is free! For more information, contact the Ausar Auset Society, located at 626 Flatbush Ave. at Fenimore Street, by calling 718-469-3199, emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or visiting www.taui.biz or www.facebook.com/KamitFestNYC.
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 email@example.com, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at GBELIFE, or call 212-592-3279.