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Greetings! 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. Herb’s book also sets the stage for the new film “Detroit” coming to theaters this summer.

We were joined in Express Yourself by Larry Hamm of the People Organization for Progress to discuss the Detroit rebellion commemoration and the 50th anniversary commemoration of the Newark rebellion this month.

THEATER

“Black Angels Over Tuskegee,” now in its eighth year off-Broadway. St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues. For more information, call 212-246-8140 or visit telecharge.com.

“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St. between Eighth and Ninth avenues, running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit telecharge.com.

MUSIC

Jill Scott, Thursday, July 13, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800- 200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Jill Scott, Saturday, July 15, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888- 466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths & Third World, Saturday, July 15, at 9 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Beres Hammond, Marcia Griffiths & Third World, Saturday, July 22, at 8 p.m., New Jersey Performing Arts Center, 1 Center St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 888-466-5722 or visit njpac.org.

John Legend, Thursday, July 27, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Diana Ross, Sunday, July 30, at 7 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, call 800-200-2882 or visit ticketmaster.com.

R. Kelly’s After-Party Tour, Sunday, July 30, at 8:30 p.m., Westchester County Center, 198 Central Ave., White Plains, N.Y. For information, call 914-995-4050 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Fantasia and Kenny “Babyface” Edmonds, Friday, Aug. 4, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Dru Hill, Thursday, Aug. 17, at 7:30 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with very special guest Mariah Carey, Friday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, call 973-757-6600 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mary Jane Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour, Friday, Aug. 18, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

Lionel Richie: All the Hits, with Very Special Guest Mariah Carey, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 7 p.m., Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 (6741) or 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Mary Jane Blige: Strength of a Woman Tour, Saturday, Aug. 19, at 8 p.m., The Theater at Madison Square Garden, Seventh Avenue and 32nd Street, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-465-MSG1 or visit ticketmaster.com.

The Temptations and the Four Tops with Mary Wilson and Martha Reeves, Thursday, Aug. 24, at 8 p.m., Ford Amphitheater at Coney Island Boardwalk, 3052 W. 21st St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit ticketmaster.com.

COMEDY

Adele Givens, Friday, July 28, at 7:30 p.m. and 9:45, Saturday, July 29, at 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m., Sunday, July 30, 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 ticketmaster.com.

Dave Chappelle and The Roots: Live from Radio City Music Hall, Tuesday, Aug. 1, Wednesday, Aug. 2, Thursday, Aug. 3, and Friday, Aug 4, at 8 p.m. 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212- 247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Dave Chappelle and Chris Rock: Live from Radio City Music Hall, Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6, at 8 p.m. 1260 Sixth Ave., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Dave Chappelle and Eryka Badu: Live from Radio City Music Hall, Wednesday, Aug. 9, at 8 p.m., 1260 Sixth Avenue, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

Dave Chappelle and very special guest, Tuesday, Aug. 15, at 8 p.m., 1260 Sixth Avenue, New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-247-4777 or visit ticketmaster.com.

COMMUNITY

Het Heru Healing Dance Circle Presents the Healing Power of Joy, Saturday, July 15, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m., debuting the “Het Heru Line Dance,” 982 Clarkson Ave. between Remsen Avenue and 91st Street, Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 917-865-0531.

“Assata Is Always Welcome Here!” Honoring 70 years of a committed life. Music, poetry, dance, testimony, Sunday, July 16, at the Refal Center, 271 S. 9th St., Newark, N.J. Doors open at 4:30 p.m. Hosted by the NJ Black Panther Party Commemoration Committee. For information, call 973-202-0745 or visit njbpp50@gmail.com.

Board of the Education of People of African Ancestry presents their 19th annual Dr. John Henrik Clarke Tribute, “The Vision of Dr. John Henrik Clarke.” Keynote speaker is Dr. Ron Daniels. Saturday, July 30, at 3 p.m., Mt. Pisgah Baptist Church, 212 Thompkins Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, call 347-907-0629.

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 WBLS.com., WLIB.com, and iHeartRadio. IGB is also heard on WBAI-FM 99.5 with Radio GBE: “The Global Black Experience” and “The Global Beat Experience,” Fridays 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Archived online at www.wbai.org. For bookings or to reach us about your GBEvent or for comments, email co-editor Nyerere Shannon @ nyerere1@aol.com, find us at Imhotep Gary Byrd on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @GBELIFE or call 212-592-3279.