May 17 – 60th Anniversary of the Brown vs. Board of Education
May 19 –Malcolm X 89th Birthday
May 26 – Miles Davis Birthday Anniversary
May 31 –Michael Dyson at Medgar Evers College Commencement
Friday, May 16 at 6:30 PM Sharp. Veteran organizer Larry Hamm will speak for The Black Alliance for Progressive Media at John Henrik Clarke House located at 286 Convent Avenue, Harlem, NY 10031. Admission is Free. Call 347-907-0629 to RSVP.
Saturday, May 17: 10:00a-4:00p
The Savvy Senior Expo/BSDC & Quincy Senior Residence, 625 Quincy Street. Information-sharing, free health screenings, mini-flea market, entertainment/ Special Guests: Borough President Eric Adams. Www.bsdc.org or call 718-636-7596, ext. 214.
This May 17-18 Weekend
“The Ed Bullins Project” continues. Woodie King, Jr.’s New Federal Theatre continues its 44th season with the second play of “The Ed Bullins Project”, dedicated to the pioneer of the Black Arts Movement and one of America’s most important and influential playwrights. The Fabulous Miss Marie, first produced in 1971 at the New Lafayette Theatre in Harlem, began performances last month and continues through May 18th. King directs a cast that features Tony and Drama Desk Award-winner Tonya Pinkins and Roscoe Orman (“Sesame Street”), along with Toccarra Cash, Michael Chenevert, Ugo Chukwu, Aaliyah Habeeb, Beethovan Oden, G. Alverez Reid, Ashley C. Turner and Brittany N. Williams. (See OTP review, this page. Not for children!)
Sunday, May 18, 2014 3:00 PM (BEPAA) Board for the Education of People of African Ancestry Presents A Panel Discussion on “The Role of the School Guidance Counselor In Controlling and Contributing to Your Child’s Future College Admission and Career.” Panelists include: Dr. Adelaide L. Sanford, Vice Chancellor Emerita, NYS Board of Regents and Sister Jan McCray, Retired Guidance Counselor, NYC Public School System. The event will be held at Dr. John Henrik Clarke House located at 286 Convent Avenue in Harlem, New York. ADMISSION IS FREE. Call 347-907-0629 to RSVP and for further information.
Monday, May 19: 6:30p
Schomburg: Malcolm X and Education for Liberation in the Digital Age
The Malcolm X Museum celebrates the Birthday of Malcolm X (El-Hajj Malik El-Shabazz) with an examination of what would Malcolm say and do about the deepening racist mis-education of our youth? Join the Malcolm X Museum for a panel of educators and open forum featuring Principal Baruti Kafele & Son, Harlem Educator Tersa Willis and Principal Carmen Badaguez-Brown. First Come-First Seated for all free events. The Schomburg generally overbooks to ensure a full house. All registered seats are released 15 to 30 minutes! Arrive early! 135 Malcolm X Blvd. at 135th Street.
Wednesday, May 21, 5:00pm
At House of Art Gallery, THRIVE-Community WOW! 408 Marcus Garvey Blvd. Hosts: Genisis Starbourne & Will Ellis.
Monday, May 26: 12:30p
“Miles Davis Way” to be unveiled in celebration of the jazz musician’s May 22 birthday. A NYC block party will take place at the unveiling of Miles Davis Way on West 77th St. between Riverside Drive and West End Ave. in Manhattan. In attendance: Cheryl Davis, Miles’ daughter, and Erin Davis, Miles’ son, and Vince Wilburn, Jr., Miles’ nephew. Miles’ “Kind of Blue” and “Bitches Brew” were composed at this location when he lived there.
Saturday, May 31: 10:00a
Dr. Michael Eric Dyson, nationally acclaimed writer, author and radio host, delivers the 2014 Medgar Evers College commencement address at the Barclays Center, Downtown Brooklyn – See more at: www.ourtimepress.com.
Saturday, May 31: 1:00p
Randy Weston’s “African Rhythms” & Carolyn Harding perform at an Afternoon of Jazz & Blues. The Rev. Gary V. Simpson, Sr. Pastor. Tickets-$35. Scholarship Fundraiser. 718-574-6934
Ongoing thru May 23
Leroi Jones ( Amiri Baraka) “Dutchman” in presentations sponsored by The National Black Theatre and Classical Theatre of Harlem, marking the 50th Anniversary of Amiri’s groundbreaking classic. Location: The National Black Theatre, 2031 Fifth Avenue, NYC. Tickets on sale: 212-722-3800.
-For more information on the above events, go to www.ourtimepress.com (Bernice Green/Lauren Cullins)-