photo Don J. Usner
May 30, 2013
The Best of Marvin X
on KPOO Radio, San Francisco
He also participated in the Black Love Lives Conference (produced by Nisa Ra), University of Penn, reading with Philly's living legend, pianist Alfie Pollitt, at the Cleft Jazz Club.
Eldridge Cleaver: My friend the Devil,
a memoir by Marvin X
Black Bird Press, Berkeley CA 2009
President is now at Howard University, Reginald at UC Berkeley. Pictured at Sankofa Books, Washington DC.
is a groundbreaking collection, capturing the best new work from the poets who have brought fresh energy, life, and relevance to American poetry.
“Here is a democratic orchestration of voices and visions, poets of all ages, ethnicities, and geographic locations coming together to create a dialogue and to jam–not slam. This is our mouth on paper, our hearts on our sleeves, our refusal to shut up and swallow our silence. These poems are tough, honest, astute, perceptive, lyrical, blunt, sad, funny, heartbreaking, and true. They shout, they curse, they whisper, and sing. But most of all, they tell it like it is.”
–Tony Medina, from the Introduction
Marvin X, aka Plato Negro, at Academy of da Corner, seated beside him is Prof of Legal Affairs, Gregory Fields.
Academy student Jermaine Marsh, Civil Rights attorney Walter Riley, Blues living legend Sugarpie de Santo and Marvin X at Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland.
Oakland Post Newspaper publisher Paul Cobb and Marvin X. Paul and Marvin are childhood friends from West Oakland. Pictured at Academy of da Corner. "Paul knows more stories about my father than I do."
photo Attorney Walter Riley
Bobbly Seale, Huey Newton and Marvin X attended Merritt College
where they engaged in self study to gain revolutionary Black consciousness, 1962
New York City, 2013