Greetings! The Women’s March 2018 featured hundreds of thousands of activists who marched in New York City, Los Angeles, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, Las Vegas and cities around the world, promoting women’s rights and equality as well as protesting against President Donald Trump’s policies on the anniversary of his presidency. Lupita Nyong’o, Viola Davis and Whoopi Goldberg were among the many lifting the #TimesUp movement and the demand for equal rights. Several speakers urged women to channel their energy into helping Democrats win in the upcoming midterm elections. The rallying cry is “Power to the Polls.”

The NAACP Image Awards presented a two-hour special on King Day hosted by Anthony Anderson on TV One from the Pasadena Civic Auditorium in Los Angeles. The live special opened with a solidarity moment in support of #TimesUp, featuring Angela Robinson, Kerry Washington, Jurnee Smollett-Bell, Laverne Cox, Lena Waithe and Tracee Ellis Ross. Ava DuVernay was honored as the NAACP Entertainer of the Year. For a full list of winners, visit


“Josh” tells the story of “The Black Babe Ruth,” Josh Gibson, a Negro League baseball player who some say died of a broken heart. Gibson was determined to make it into major league baseball, despite the odds. Set in the 1940s and based on real events. Jan. 25-Jan. 28, Thursday 3:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday 8 p.m., and Sunday 4 p.m. Black Spectrum Theatre Co., Roy Wilkens Park,177th Street and Baisley Boulevard, Jamaica, Queens, N.Y.

“An Adam Experiment” provides a rare glimpse into the life of Adam Clayton Powell Jr., who fought for social justice and equality during the Civil Rights Movement while also wrestling with his own demons. Billie Holiday Theatre,1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, N.Y. For tickets, call 718-636-6995 or visit

“X or Betty Shabazz & the Nation,” written by Marcus Gardley, directed by Ian Belknap, five weeks only. The Theatre at St. Clement’s, 423 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Call 866-811-4111 or visit

“Sistas: The Musical,” St. Luke’s Theatre, 308 W. 46th St., New York, N.Y. Running through January 2018. For information, call 212-239-6200 or visit

“The Lion King,” Minskoff Theatre, 200 W. 45th St., New York, N.Y. For information, visit


Regina Belle, Friday, Feb. 2, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

A Night of Love, featuring Anthony Hamilton, Kesha Cole, Avant, Tamia, Eric Benet and Donell Jones, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., Prudential Center, 25 Lafayette St., Newark, N.J. For information, visit

An Evening of Love, featuring Brian McKnight, K-C and JoJo, Christopher Williams and Al B. Sure, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., The Grand Theater at Foxwoods Resort Casino, 39 Norwich Westerly Rd., Mashantucket, Conn. For information, visit

Jeffrey Osborne, Friday, Feb. 9, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic: Funky Fat Tuesday Celebration, Tuesday, Feb. 13, at 8 p.m., B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W. 42nd St., New York, N.Y. For information, call 212-997-4144 or visit

Patti LaBelle, Friday, Feb. 16, at 8 p.m., St. George Theatre, 35 Hyatt Street, Staten Island, N.Y. For information, visit

Boyz II Men Live in Concert, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Bergen Performing Arts Center, 30 N. Van Brunt St., Englewood, N.J. For information, visit

Ladies Night R&B Super Jam, featuring Xscape, Bell Biv Devoe, K-Ci & JoJo, Tank, Faith Evans, Mint Condition and more, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Barclays Center, 620 Atlantic Ave. (at the corner of Atlantic Avenue and Flatbush Avenue), Brooklyn, N.Y. For information, visit

70s Soul Jam Valentines Concert, featuring The Stylistics, The Emotions, Bloodstone, Peaches and Herb and The Blue Notes, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 8 p.m., Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at 74th Street, New York, N.Y. For information, visit

George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Mardi Gras Madness Tour, Sunday, Feb. 18, at 8 p.m., The Paramount, 370 New York Ave., Huntington, N.Y. For information, visit


PBS TV American Masters documentary “Lorraine Hansberry: Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores the inner life and works of the activist, playwright and author of “A Raisin in the Sun.” Check listings.


“Mama Africa: Miriam Makeba” at the IFC Center, 323 Avenue of the Americas, New York, N.Y. A fitting tribute to a rare talent who dedicated her life to the liberation of oppressed people all over the world. For information, call 212-924-7771 or visit

“Color of Water,” featuring Academy Award winner and 2017 Golden Globe nominee Octavia Spencer. Check local listings.

Academy Award winner Denzel Washington is back in another iconic character portrayal in the film “Roman J. Israel, Esq.” Check your local Listings.

“Last Flag Flying,” starring Laurence Fishburne, is a film about three Vietnam War veterans taking an unexpected trip to accompany the coffin carrying the body of the slain Marine son of one of the friends to New Hampshire for burial. Check your local listings.


Noted political analyst Earl Ofari Hutchinson’s new book, “50 Years Later: Why the Murder of Dr. King Still Hurts” (Middle Passage Press), notes the tactics that Dr. King employed throughout his decade of struggle for civil rights and against war and poverty in America. Hutchinson takes an in-depth look at the still powerful impact and relevance of Dr. King’s struggles to the Trump era.


“King in New York” commemorates the 50th anniversary of the death of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. “King in New York” traces the civil rights leader’s encounters with New York from the 1950s until his assassination in 1968.The exhibition’s historic images chronicle King’s sermons in churches and speeches to the United Nations, his discussions about race relations with New York City’s mayor and his relationships with New York’s own network of activists. The images reveal a lesser known side of King’s work and demonstrate the importance of New York City in the national Civil Rights Movement. Now through June 1, 2018. Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Ave. at 103rd Street. Open daily 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Call 212-534-1672 or email info

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