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Imhotep Gary Byrd

Stories by Imhotep Gary

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Community Calendar July 18 - July 24

Greetings! Our GBE Black Media Month 2019 opens up with historic news that the legendary Black newspaper, The Chicago Defender, has become an online-only publication. Is it a sign of the times? Join us to talk about it this weekend in Radio GBE and Express Yourself. (see schedule below)

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events

Greetings! Our GBE Black Media Month 2019 opens up with a global sigh of relief, now that word has it that my longtime friend, beloved collaborator, brilliant multi Grammy Award winner and Motown icon, Steveland Morris aka Stevie Wonder, is successfully managing an apparent health challenge with his kidneys.

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Community Calendar: July 4 - July 10

Greetings! As we open up GBE “Black Media Month” 2019, we sadly note the passing of New Jersey media commentator/activist, Kae Thompson Payne, former talk show host at WLIB.

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Community Calendar: June 27 - July 4

In NYC that means an amazing array of free music and events, from SummerStage to The Charlie Parker Jazz Festival, Harlem Week and more. SummerStage events will feature LED screens, a new sound system, and a higher, larger, and stronger stage canopy will complement the bigger stage. T

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Community Calendar: June 20 - June 26

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IMHOTEP'S GUIDE TO BLACK EVENTS

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Community Calendar: June 6 - June 12

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Community Calendar: May 23 - May 29

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Community Calendar May 16 - May 22

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Community Calendar May 9 - May 15

Greetings! The “Tony’s” are coming and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” The Temptations on Broadway musical has 20 nominations for the upcoming 73rd Tony Awards, scheduled for June 9, 2019.

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Community Calendar: May 2 - May 8

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Community Calendar: April 25 - May 1

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Community Calendar: April 18 - April 24

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Community Calendar: April 11- April 17

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Community Calendar: April 4 - April 10

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Community Calendar: March 28 - April 3

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Community Calendar: March 21 - March 27

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Community Calendar: March 14 - March 20

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Community Calendar: March 7 - March 13

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Community Calendar: February 28 - March 6

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Community Calendar February 21 - February 27

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Community Calendar February 14 - February 20

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Community Calendar: February 7 - February 13

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Community Calendar: January 31 - February 6

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Community Calendar: January 24 - January 30

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Community Calendar January 17 - January 23

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Community Calendar (Jan. 10 - Jan. 17)

"It will be a day “on” not a day 'off'...."

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Community Calendar January 3 - January 9

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Community Calendar December 27 - January 2

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Community Calendar December 20 - December 26

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Community Calendar December 11 - December 19

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Community Calendar December 6 - December 12

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 29 - Dec. 5

Greetings! Our weekly “Express Yourself” simulcast over WLIB-AM and WBLS-FM welcomed Voza Rivers and the newly University of West Indies honored “Dr.” Lloyd Williams of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce for our monthly “Spotlight on Harlem.” One of the many highlights was the announcement of “A Night of Inspiration” at Carnegie Hall, Saturday, Dec. 15, featuring Ray Chew, music director, and artists such as Regina Belle, Shirley Caesar, J.J. Hairston, Israel Houghton, Kenny Lattimore, Ledisi, Richard Smallwood, Iyanla Vanzant, Bishop Hezekiah Walker, BeBe Winans and many more. Tickets available at www.CarnegieHall.org (See “COMMUNITY’).

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Community Calendar: November 22 - November 28

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 15 - Nov. 21

Greetings! As we come out of the excitement of the 2018 midterm elections, we point toward a powerful exhibition, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” presented by the New York Historical Society Museum and Library through March 3, 2019. Visit nyhistory.org/black citizenship.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 15 - Nov. 21

Greetings! As we come out of the excitement of the 2018 midterm elections, we point toward a powerful exhibition, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” presented by the New York Historical Society Museum and Library through March 3, 2019. Visit nyhistory.org/black citizenship.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 15 - Nov. 21

Greetings! As we come out of the excitement of the 2018 midterm elections, we point toward a powerful exhibition, “Black Citizenship in the Age of Jim Crow,” presented by the New York Historical Society Museum and Library through March 3, 2019. Visit nyhistory.org/black citizenship.

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GBE Guide to Black Events

Greetings! The “Tony’s” are coming and “Ain’t Too Proud to Beg” The Temptations on Broadway musical has 20 nominations for the upcoming 73rd Tony Awards, scheduled for June 9, 2019.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 8 - Nov. 14

Greetings! With the hate in the air across the USA and right here in NYC, our own NY Assemblyman Charles Barron, Councilwoman Inez Barron, Operation Power and community members held a news conference at the African Burial Ground National Historic Monument in lower Manhattan, where a racial epithet was written on its memorial.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events Nov. 1 - Nov. 7

Greetings! As we approach the historic midterm elections and Black Solidarity Day, we continue to urge you and your entire family and extended family to vote in the upcoming midterm elections. Remember, every vote counts. (See “COMMUNITY”)

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Community Calendar (Oct. 25-Oct. 31)

Greetings! We dedicate this week’s column to the memory of the late Dr. Carlos Russell, beloved activist-scholar-educator-playwright, broadcaster-host of “Thinking It Through” and creator of Black Solidarity Day based on the play “Day of Absence” by Douglass Turner Ward. With the midterm elections here, let us make our presence and our vote count in the spirit of solidarity. (See “Community”)

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events

Greetings! Back from my hometown, the Queen City of the Great Lakes, Buffalo, N.Y., as a newly inducted member of the 36th annual Buffalo Music Hall of Fame, Class of 2018.

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Imhotep's Guide To Black Events

Greetings! As we opened our GBE Black Arts Month, Lloyd Williams and Voza Rivers of the Greater Harlem Chamber of Commerce joined us, and Rivers set the stage for the month with what he and the Harlem Arts Alliance are calling “Art-ivism,” i.e., activism in the arts. We are sending out appreciation to all our artistically gifted ones this month but especially to those who choose to use their art to make a difference in the world. Onward to the “Art-ivists” among us!

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Community Calendar (Sept. 27 - Oct. 3)

Greetings! A true giant, pioneer and iconic figure in the field of modern dance culture has passed.

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Community Calendar September 20 - September 26

Greetings! The 49th annual African-American Day Parade lit up the Big Apple this weekend.

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Community Calendar September 13 - September 19

Greetings! This year’s Emmy Awards made history with all four guest actor categories going to African-American artists.

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Community Calendar September 6 - September 12

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Community Calendar: August 30 - September 5

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Community Calendar August 23 - August 29

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Imhotep's Guide to Black Events: August 9 - August 15

Our prayers are with Queen Aretha, an artistic giant whose spirit and talent have set a gold standard of excellence that will perhaps never be equaled.

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