Community Calendar: February 23 - March 1

Imhotep Gary Byrd | 2/23/2017, 10:27 a.m.
On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, December 12th Movement presented “Malcolm X Speaks ...
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Charlie Wilson’s In It to Win It Tour with Fantasia and Johnny Gill, Wednesday, March 29, at 7:30 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Ave), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-618-6700 or visit


D.L. Hughley, Friday, March 3 at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45 p.m., Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, March 5 at 7 p.m., Nyack Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr. A-401, West Nyack, N.Y. For information, call 845-353-5400 or visit


“Fences,” directed by Denzel Washington and written by August Wilson, based on Wilson’s Pulitzer Prize winning play of the same name. The film stars Washington, Viola Davis, Stephen Henderson, Jovan Adepo, Russell Hornsby, Mykelti Williamson and Saniyya Sidney. Check your movie listings.

“Hidden Figures” is based on the lives of mathematicians Katherine Goble-Johnson (Taraji P. Henson), Dorothy Vaughan (Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (Janelle Monae). Check your movie listings.


Apollo Uptown Hall presents “Trial by Jury: The Case of the N-Word,” an interactive community conversation investigating one of the most debated words in America, Sunday, Feb. 26, at 3 p.m. Radio personality EMEZ, psychologist Dr. Jeff Gardere, comedienne Stephanie McRae, CCNY Black Studies Director Dr. Cheryl Sterling, filmmaker Darryl Stith and writer, TV host and podcaster Touré join the discussion to explore the word’s historic and current day resonance.

The Schomburg Center, in partnership with AfroCROWD, hosts “Black Power! Wikipedia Edit-a-thon,” our third-year initiative inviting members of the community and public to contribute content related to Black history on Wikipedia for the national Black WikiHistory Month outreach campaign. For the first time, via video satellite, we’ll unite with Wikipedia editors in Africa who will edit alongside us. Saturday, Feb. 25 at noon, Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, N.Y. Visit

Join Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams and Deputy President Diana Teyna and the Deputy Consul General of the Dominican Republic in New York to celebrate Dominican Republic Independence Day, Monday, Feb. 28, at Brooklyn Borough Hall, 209 Joralemon St. Call 718-802-3809 for information.

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