Thursday, January 16, 2014
BAY AREA BLACKS SEND MARVIN X EAST TO CELEBRATE AMIRI BARAKA'S JOURNEY HOME
The poet is grateful for the assistance of the following persons: Dr. Nathan Hare and Dr. Julia Hare, Paul Cobb, Publisher of the Oakland Post Newspaper; Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Dr. J.Vern Cromartie,
Suzzette Celeste, MSW, MPA; Mrs. and Mrs. Leon Teasley, Geoffery Grier, SF Recovery Theatre,
Marvin X will report of the funeral proceedings for KPOO radio on the Donald Lacey Show, Saturday morning.
He will remain on the east coast for the February 4 tribute for poet Jayne Cortez at New York University, an event organized by Amiri Baraka. This will also be a tribute to the chief architect of the Black Arts Movement.
Marvin X returns to the west coast in late February to co-produce (with Kim McMillan) the Black Arts Movement Conference at University of California, Merced, February 28, March 1-2, 2014. Invited participants include Sonia Sanchez, James Smethurst, Askia Toure, Umar bin Hasan of the Last Poets,
Eugene Redman, Ishmael Reed, Al Young, Adilah Barnes, Mrs. Amina Baraka, Emory Douglas, et al.
Call 510-200-4164 for more information. email Marvin X at firstname.lastname@example.org.