Imhotep's guide to black events 1/10-16/13

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 1/11/2013, 4:54 p.m.
Imhotep's guide to black events 1/10-16/13


  • Schomburg Junior Scholars and Jonathan Gayles, Ph.D., celebrate the rich tradition of Black superheroes with the Black Comic Book Festival, Saturday, Jan. 12, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Featuring a screening of "White Scripts and Black Supermen: Black Masculinities in Comic Books," a pop-up art exhibition of "Black Kirby," panel discussions, hands-on workshops and exhibit tables with leading Black comic book artists from across the country. Free. All ages welcome. Registration required. Contact schomburged@nypl.org.
  • Minister Dr. Khallid Abdul Muhammed's 12th annual Earth Day Tribute, "Revolution 2012," takes place Saturday, Jan. 12, from 6 to 10 p.m. at the Brooklyn Christian Center. Come gather with grassroots organizations for an open town hall meeting that will address various fronts of the "The Black Agenda." Features attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz, Dr. Leonard Jeffries and hosts Yaa Asantewaa and Bro Obalewa. 1061 Atlantic Ave. (between Franklin and Classon) in Brooklyn. For more info, contact AIMA at 347-876-0123 or 347- 876-0122 or email buyblackcampaign@yahoo.com.
  • Milton Allimadi will be honored with the James Baldwin Award at a gala reception and fundraiser for the Law and Policy Group, recognizing him as a leading journalist, author and educator, empowering the community with his free weekly "guerrilla journalism" workshop. Thursday, Jan. 17, from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Rush Arts Gallery, 526 W. 26th St., Suite No. 311. (Take the E or C trains to 23rd.) For more info, call 212-946-6339 or visit www.lawandpolicygroup.org
  • The Malcolm X Commemoration Committee and the 1199 SEIU Activists present their dinner tribute to Black political prisoners and their families, Saturday, Jan. 19, at the Martin Luther King Jr. Labor Center, 1199 Union Headquarters, 310 W. 43rd St. (near 8th Avenue), in Manhattan from 3-7 p.m. with dinner at 4 p.m. Proceeds go to the commissary accounts of the political prisoners. The theme is "Transforming Solidarity: Working Together to End Political Imprisonment and Mass Incarceration." For reservations and more info, call 718-512-5008. Like them on Facebook at Facebook.com/Malcolm X Commemoration Committee.

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