Community Calendar Sept 5-11, 2013
Imhotep Gary Byrd | 9/5/2013, 1:30 p.m. | Updated on 9/5/2013, 1:30 p.m.
Award-winning filmmaker Stacey Muhammad’s highly anticipated dramatic web series “For Colored Boys,” about a father’s attempt to repair his broken family after being released from prison, is running on YouTube. Watch it every Sunday at 7 p.m. EST on YouTube at www.youtube.com/staceymfilms.
“Lee Daniels’ The Butler,” based on the true story of White House butler Eugene Allen, who served seven successive presidents, is out in theaters now. The film features Oscar winner Forest Whitaker and Oprah Winfrey, among others. Check your local listings.
The Rev. Al Sharpton’s “Politics Nation” and MSNBC present “Advancing the Dream” on Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m., live from the famous Apollo Theatre, 253 W. 125th St. The event will feature special guests including Stevie Wonder, Cathy Hughes, Condoleezza Rice, Tyler Perry Magic Johnson and more! For more information, visit www.facebook.com/PoliticsNation. Follow TV by the Numbers on Twitter, Facebook or RSS for all the latest. Also, call 877-626-4651 and visit www.nationalaction network.net.
Attorney Malik Zulu Shabazz and activists from various organizations announce the upcoming 15th anniversary rally off the Million Youth March taking place in Harlem on Sept. 7 in front of the Adam Clayton Powell State Office Building on Adam Clayton Powell Boulevard and 125th Street.
Also being organized during this time is the “Black Family Convention 2013,” which will take place at the same location on Sept. 5-8. The theme of the march is “Millions For Travon,” in honor of Trayvon Martin, the 17-year-old Black man who was horrifically and unjustly slain by George Zimmerman, whose recent acquittal is being referred to as a “travesty of justice.” For more information, visit www.millionyouthmarch2013.com.
The New York Chapter of the National Association of Kawaids Organizations, in conjunction with the International African Arts Festival and the Skylight Gallery, will present a community education forum. There will be a showing of the documentary “Emmett Till” and a follow-up discussion called “The Murders of Emmett Till & Trayvon Martin: Responding to the Long History of Racist Violence with Long Hard Resistance and Struggle” on Sunday, Sept. 8 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Restoration Plaza in the Skylight Gallery, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. Restoration Plaza is located in the Bedford-Stuyvesant section of Brooklyn between New York and Brooklyn avenues. Admission is free, but a $5 suggested minimum donation is requested. For further information, call 718-523-3312 or 718-789-3264 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The KOMEN Greater NYC Race For The Cure, a 5K run/walk through Central Park, will be held on Sept. 8. Register at www.komennyc.org/race.
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