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Imhotep Gary Byrd

Stories by Imhotep Gary

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Community Calendar April19 - April 25

Community, Calendar, Maxwell, Set It Off, Gospelfest

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Community Calendar April 12 - April 18

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Community Calendar: March 29 - April 4

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Community Calendar: March 22- March 28

Greetings! As GBE Women’s Herstory Month moves into its last week, two our greatest soulful divas are reporting health problems on the road

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With the backdrop of Women’s History Month, the Academy Awards 2018 saw a trifecta of amazing Black women—Mary J. Blige, Dee Rees and Octavia Spencer—nominated and, although they didn’t win, make Oscar history.

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Community Calendar: March 1 - March 7

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Community Calendar February 22 - February 28

Greetings! Black History goes Hollywood as Marvel-Disney’s “Black Panther” scored a stunning debut of $235 million over the four-day President’s Day weekend at its North American locations.

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Community Calendar February 8 - February 14

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Community Calendar January 25 - January 31

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Community Calendar January 18 - January 25

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Community Calendar January 11 - January 17

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Community Calendar: December 28 - January 3

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Community Calendar: December 21 - December 27

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Community Calendar December 14 - December 20

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Community Calendar: November 23 - November 29

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Community Calendar November 16 - November 22

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Community Calendar November 2 - November 8

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Community Calendar October 26 - November 1

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Community Calendar October 18 - October 25

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Community Calendar October 12 - October 18

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Community Calendar: October 5 - October 11

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Community Calendar: September 28 - October 4

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Community Calendar September 21 - September 27

Greetings! Grammy-winning, living legend Stevie Wonder opened up the recent Hurricane Relief Telethon for Texas and Florida live from Los Angeles.

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Community Calendar: September 14 - September 20

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GBE Guide to Black Events

Greetings! Congratulations to a true living legend, Woody King Jr., the legendary “Godfather of Black Theater,” founder and producing director of New Federal Theatre.

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Community Calendar August 31 - September 6

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Community Calendar August 17 - August 23

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Community Calendar August 10 - August 16

The legendary Stevie Wonder is one of the headliners at the Sept. 23 Global Citizen Festival, the annual concert in Central Park blending music and social activism, joined by Pharrell Williams, Big Sean, Andra Day, Alessia Cara and a blend of eclectic artists.

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Community Calendar August 3 - August 9th

With the release of the motion picture “Detroit” and the AmNews’ Herb Boyd’s opus “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self Determination” all eyes are on the Motor City.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events July 20 - July 26, 2017

In the aftermath of “Mandela Day” (July 18), the worldwide acknowledgment of Nelson “Madiba” Mandela, we join the world in celebrating this “world champion of human rights,” whose light continues to shine around the planet.

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Community Calendar: July 13 - July 20

Our July 2017 GBE Black Media Month highlights the Motor City, beginning with our own Herb Boyd, whose new book “Black Detroit: A People’s History of Self-Determination” is drawing critical raves.

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Imhoteps Guide to Black Events: July 6-July12, 2017

In our GBE 2017 Black Music-Black Media Month Spotlight, Charlie Wilson, Dionne Warwick and Catherine Russell will join the list of previously announced acts for this year’s Grammy Salute to Music Legends event, celebrating the recording academy’s 2017 Special Merit Awards winners.

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Community Calendar: June 29 - July 5, 2017

I had the opportunity to attend a screening of “Marshall,” based on a true incident in the life of Thurgood Marshall, when he was a young lawyer, long before his appointment to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Community Calendar June 22 - June 28

Greetings! A major Black music month 2017 highlight happened when Berry Gordy Jr., Jay Z, Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds, Jimmy Jam and Terry Lewis were inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame. President Obama recorded a special message to Jay Z, the first rapper inducted into the Songwriters Hall of Fame, noting, “I’m pretty sure I’m still the only president to listen to Jay Z’s music in the Oval Office.”

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Community Calendar: June 15 - June 22

Greetings! In celebrating Black Music Month 2017, a reminder to all that we are also celebrating National Caribbean Heritage Month 2017 in which we highlighted the anniversary passing of Pan-African giant, Marcus Garvey, noting the legacy of his global contribution in our Sunday broadcast with Milton Allimadi.

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IMHOTEP'S GUIDE TO BLACK EVENTS

Greetings! Our GBE Black Music Month 2017 opens with a salute to the gentle genius Curtis Mayfield, who would have been 75 this year. Mayfield’s talent created the soundtrack of the Civil Rights Movement in the 1960s, climaxing with his critically acclaimed “New World Order,” recorded while he was paralyzed.

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Community Calendar: June 1 - June 7

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Community Calendar: May 25 - May 31

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Community Calendar: May 18 - May 24

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Community Calendar: May 4 - May 10

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Community Calendar: April 27 - May 3

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Community Calendar: April 13-April 19

Greetings! Our GBE “Living in the Spirit Month 2017” rolls on through April, setting the stage for a Mother’s Day weekend tradition at the Prudential Center in Newark this year, Saturday, May 13, with the annual McDonald’s Gospelfest concert.

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Community Calendar: March 30- April 5

Greetings! In the final week of Women’s History Month 2017, sister and elder Betty Dobson, activist, author and co-founder with Dr. James McIntosh of C.E.M.O.T.A.P, appeared on my “Express Yourself” radio simulcast, highlighting their 30th anniversary this weekend.

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Community Calendar 03/23 - 03/29

Greetings! We bring the news heard round the world of the passing of the “Father of Rock ‘n Roll,” brilliant singer, songwriter, guitarist Chuck Berry, who died at his home in Missouri at age 90.

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Community Calendar: March 16 - March 27

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Community Calendar 3/9 - 3/15

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Community Calendar: March 2- March 8

Greetings! The 89th annual Academy Awards ceremony was an evening of some diversity, with wins by Denzel Washington-directed “Fences” star Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress and Mahershala Ali becoming the first Muslim Oscar winner for Best Supporting Actor in “Moonlight.”

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Community Calendar: February 23 - March 1

On Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, the anniversary of the assassination of Malcolm X, December 12th Movement presented “Malcolm X Speaks in the Era of Trump” at Sistas’ Place, in Brooklyn.

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Community Calendar: February 16 - February 22

Imhotep's Guide to Black Events

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Community Calendar: February 9 - February 15

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