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Imhotep Gary Byrd

Stories by Imhotep Gary

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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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Community Calendar 1/26 - 2/1

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Community Calendar 1/19 - 1/25

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Community Calendar 1/12 - 1/18

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Community Calendar: 12/29 - 1/5

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Community Calendar 12/15 - 12/21

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Community Calendar 12/1 - 12/7

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Community Calendar 11/24 - 11/29

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Community Calendar 10/17 - 10/23

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Community Calendar 10/10 - 10/16

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Community Calendar 11/3 - 11/9

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Community Calendar 10/27 - 11/2

Greetings! Emmy Award-winning personality Steve Harvey will host “Showtime at the Apollo,” a two-hour event and reimagining of the classic talent showcase series, in which Harvey will celebrate his return to the famed theater, where he launched his own career, and where he’ll be joined by some of the biggest stars in comedy and music. The star-studded special will air Monday, Dec. 5, (8 p.m.-10 p.m., ET/PT) on FOX. An additional one-hour special, also hosted by Harvey, will air in early 2017.

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Community Calendar 10/26 - 11/2

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Community Calendar: October 20 - October 26, 2016

Greetings! To celebrate Zora Neale Hurston’s 125th birthday, Woodie King Jr.’s New Federal Theatre, in association with Castillo Theatre, presents “Zora Neale Hurston: A Theatrical Biography” by Laurence Holder.

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Community Calendar 10/20 - 10/26

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Community Calendar 10/13 - 10/19

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Community Calendar 9/29 - 10/5

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Community Calendar: September 22 - September 28 2016

Greetings! Remember September is Sickle Cell Awareness Month. In the United States, 90,000 to 100,000 people­—mainly Blacks or African-American—are affected.

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Community Calendar 9/22 - 9/28

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Community Calendar 9/15 - 9/21

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Community Calendar 9/8 - 9/14

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Community Calendar: 9/1 - 9/7

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Community Calendar: August 25- August 31, 2016

Greetings! A wall-to-wall crowd gathered uptown for the Harlem Week 2016 “Summer in the City” salute to the late Vaughn Harper, brilliant captain of the Quiet Storm for decades over WBLS-FM.

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Community Calendar 8/25 - 8/31

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Community Calendar: August 18- August 24 2016

Greetings! Our congratulations to our brother Ron Bobb Semple “The Voice and Spirit of Garvey” on receiving the Marcus Garvey Award for the Arts on Garvey’s Earthday on Aug. 17, in his homeland Jamaica,W.I. Harlem Week 2016 continues with “Summer in the City,” plus a special salute to WBLS Quiet Storm legend, the late Vaughn Harper.

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Community Calendar 7/21 - 7/27

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Community Calendar 7/14 - 7/20

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