The Post Newspaper group purchased books from twelve local authors: Ayodele Nzinga, Phavia Kujichagulia, Aries Jordan, Ptah Allah El, Charles Blackwell, devorah major, Renaldo Manuel Ricketts, Paradise Jah Love, Jerri Lange, Tureadah Mikell, Itibari M. Zulu, and Marvin X. "We thank Paul Cobb of the PNG for suggesting this project," says BABA organizer Marvin X. Paul says, "Crack a book before ya booked for Crack!"
Ptah Allah El, organizer of the Hug A Thug Book Club, authored of two books, says, "Our best minds are behind bars. But if they elevate their minds while locked down, their world is full of infinite possibilities."
Rev. Reems regularly visits Juvenile Hall and was joyful he can take in authors and their books for our incarcerated children.
The group will present For the Women, a womanhood rites of passage, Questions and Answers follow. Refreshments. The event is free but donations accepted. Please attend to purchase books from local authors. Send a book basket to the incarcerated. www.blackbirdpressnews.blogspot.com at the Joyce Gordon Gallery, . The Women Poets will read, plus drama: monologue from Vagina Monologues, performed by Aries Jordan, scene from For Colored Girls, Jasmin Conner actress; Woman on the Cell Phone, Mechelle LaChaux, and Bathroom Grafitti Queen, performed by Ayodele Nzinga. A panel discussion follows the dramatic pieces, facilitated by journalist emeritus, author, Jerri Lange.
photo by Gene Hazard, Post Newspaper Group