Community Calendar 8/11 - 8/17

8/11/2016, midnight
Check out what's going on around the city this week!

Aretha Franklin, Friday, Sept. 23 at 8 p.m., Radio City Music Hall, 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y., For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit

Gladys Knight, Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit

The Whispers, Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. and 10 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

R. Kelly: The Buffet Tour 2016, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit

The O’Jays, Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m., NYCB Theatre at Westbury, 960 Brush Hollow Rd., Westbury, N.Y. For information, call 516-334-0800 or visit


In the wake of Eric Garner, Sandra Bland and Philando Castille, the Rev. Dr. Calvin Butts is holding a “No Justice, No Profits” community forum on “The Economy of Injustice,” Thursday, Aug. 11 at 7 p.m. at Abyssinian Baptist Church, 132 Odell Clark Place in Harlem. Dr. Butts is requesting each pastor or leader of a civic organization attend this gathering and bring at least 20 people from your congregation/organization. the agenda includes (1)planning of a mass rally at the African Holocaust Memorial downtown at Foley Square, (2) politics, changing our political narrative and (3) economics, imposing economic sanctions, saving our money. Call 212- 862-7474.

The Maat Communiversity Dr. John Henrik Clarke-Dr. Ben Jochannon, 10-week lecture series features more than 40 brilliant African-Americans. Thursdays, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. now through Aug. 18 at the Rev. Johnny Ray Youngblood’s Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Tompkins Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For more information, call 302-465-3787 or visit

Hear Imhotep Gary Byrd on 107.5 WBLS-FM weekly with “Express Yourself,” Sunday evenings from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. and simulcast over WLIB 1190AM. The full show can also be heard on HD radio at WBLS-HD2 and at, and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The GlobalBlack Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Archived online at For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.