Imhotep's guide to black events 11/29/12-12/5/12
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 11/29/2012, 4:55 p.m.
NJ PAC also presents "FunkFest," featuring George Clinton with Parliament-Funkadelic and special guest Morris Day and the Time. Saturday at NJ PAC, Dec. 8, at 7:30 p.m. A one-of-a-kind night dedicated to all things funk. NJ PAC, One Center St., Newark, N.J. For more info, visit www.njpac.org.
WBLS welcomes the "Sounds of Reggae" concert to the Barclays Center in Brooklyn on Wednesday, Dec. 12. Featuring Ali Campbell's UB40, Beres Hammond, Maxi Priest and Shaggy all performing as part of Jamaica's 50th year of independence celebration. For more info, www.wbls.com.
"Gordon Parks: 100 Moments," curated by Deborah Willis, New York University. Through Dec. 1, Thu.-Sat., 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Latimer/Edison Gallery. Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd. For more info, call 212-491-2200 or visit www.schomburg center.org.
"The Central Park Five," a new documentary from David McMahon and Sarah and Ken Burns, explores the still unaddressed miscarriage of injustice involving five young New York City African-American teenagers (Antron McCray, Kevin Richardson, Yusef Salaam, Raymond Santana and Korey Wise). The film puts a spotlight on their conviction in 1989 for the brutal rape and beating of a female jogger in Central Park, a crime they did not commit. Now, years later, their story is a major film. Appearing at the IFC Center, located at Sixth Avenue and West 3rd Street; Lincoln Plaza Cinema, 1886 Broadway, between 62nd and 63rd streets on Broadway; and Maysles Cinema in Harlem, 343 Lenox Ave. (Malcolm X Boulevard).
The World African Diaspora Union presents a health forum. Want to learn how to get rid of your cancer, diabetes and hypertension? There will be a screening of "Food Matters," examining solutions for overcoming illnesses naturally. Saturday, Dec. 1, from 2-6 p.m. Afrikan Poetry Theatre, 176-03 Jamaica Ave., Queens. For more info, call 718-523-3312 or visit www.afrikanpoetrytheatre.org.
Dr. Lenora Fulani will interview Roy Ayers, a music legend and one of the most sampled artists in history. Always innovating, he has enjoyed a long and accomplished career as a soul, funk and jazz composer and the No. 1 vibraphone player. Fulani will interview Ayers on Thursday, Dec. 13 at 6 p.m. at the Adam Clayton Powell Jr. State Office Building, 163 W. 125th St., Second Floor. The event is free and open to the public. RSVP by calling 212-962-1699.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, find Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.