Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Academy of da Corner students perform Marvin X's Mythology of Pussy and Dick

Some so called Negroes, aka North American Africans,  are so sexually repressed, steeped in religiosity and suffering ideological dogmatism in the guise of political correctness,  they are mortally afraid to touch Mythology of Pussy and Dick, even if it would save their lives, literally, and at the very least, save their relationships. A Black nurse said how can that which gives life be nasty and dirty? A young mother pushing a baby carriage saw the sign promoting MPD and said oh, that's nasty! Plato Negro said to her, was it nasty how you got those two children? We call this problem a psycholinguistic crisis of a severe nature. A father raising two daughters by himself said what the hell am I going to tell my daughters about "the birds and bees"?

Aries Jordan and sister Toya perform in Marvin X's video The Mythology of Pussy and Dick. The sisters were mentored by Marvin X at his Academy of da Corner, both ladies were able to publish their books of poetry.

Marvin X has released a DVD of Mythology of Pussy and Dick. It is raw, unedited footage from a reading performed at Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland, during Occupy Oakland protests. Marvin X reads from his poetry on the theme of his best selling pamphlet Mythology of Pussy and Dick. He is accompanied by poets Aries Jordan and Toya Alreadyfamous. This raw footage was videoed by Adam Turner. The DVD is available from Black Bird Press, Oakland, $19.95, includes pamphlet version. To order, call 510-200-4164. Your donation supports Academy of da Corner.

This book empowered me. I didn't know I had that much power. I wish I'd read it when I was eight years old. --a female, 16 years old

It helped me step up my game.--A young brother

Marvin, thank you, thank you, thank you, for writing this. I'm going to make my son and daughter read it.--A Mother

Every 15 year old young man must read this.--Rashid Easley

"Mythology of Pussy and Dick is a compilation of everything Marvin X has written on sexuality in America and the world. There are those who will miss this opportunity to receive wisdom from our brother because of the language he uses to describe the male and female anatomy, and his perceived objectification of women and men, and this is a tragedy because this information is crucial for men and women who are suffering from a psycho-linguistic and psychosexual crisis, some are inflicting actual violence upon mates in their male/female and same gender loving relationships...."
--Delores Nochi, introduction

The message in this book is resonating on a grassroots level, like Eldridge Cleaver''s "Soul on Ice" did when it first came out, and has become a hit among urban youth who claim it helps them "step up their game" or realize that they have something - and are something - of value that deserves appreciation and respect. And the youth who otherwise don't read, do read this book and even squabble over ownership, as if it were black gold!

Brother and comrade Marvin,
Thank you for keeping me on the receivers list for your written works! I count myself among the privileged. As an artist i.e. truth teller-trail blazer, you have always been cutting edge both in what you lived
, experienced and the naked truth you bare in "emptying of Spirit out of itself" (as Hegel would put it) as did Trane's Offering. Very rare, and whether we all recognize it now or not we are fortunate to witness such openness and honesty, though it makes the smug uncomfortable in their fake comforts; show is the unessential masquerading as essential and therefore art as truth ripping off masks is often seen as dangerous expose....
--Lil Joe

The Mythology of Pussy and Dick
a manhood/womanhood rites of passage
by Marvin X

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