Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Plato Negro returns home to his Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland

After months away from his home base, Marvin X, aka Plato Negro, returned to his peripatetic Academy of da Corner at 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland. The people were happy to see him after so long. They told him things have gotten worse since he's been gone. They youth have gotten worse with shootings in the downtown area in broad daylight. Surely, your presence will make things better, we need you here, said one lady. 

Several people had never seen his booth before and asked what he was all about. I am about spirituality, healing, inspiration, grief counseling, micro loan bank, books on credit, the community archives project, mentoring young men/ women and writers, education, literature, etc.

A young lady asked how he writes his books? You gotta get off the cell phone, get the woman or partner off your shoulder reading what you wrote about some other woman, i.e., solitude. 

In solitude one can, especially in nature, transcend your own thoughts and arrive at thoughts from the Divine. The Holy Spirit will guide your hand, you need only hold the pen, Allah is the ink!

If you need to catch Marvin X, best to call for an appointment or get his schedule, please call

Save the date: March 1-2, 2014, University of California, Merced, presents a conference on the Black Arts Movement/Black Power Movement. 

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