Friday, March 28, 2014
Elder Marvin X needs volunteers, young and old, to help organize the 27 City Black Arts Movement Tour
On May 29, 2014, Marvin X will turn 70 years old. No matter how youthful he looks, he has lived many lifetimes fighting oppression, jailed, exiled, "white" listed, virtual house arrest, yet he has persisted to be one of the most prolific writers in America and the world, some 30 books penned. He has organized Black Men (Oakland Auditorium, 1981), Melvin Black Human Rights Conference to Stop the Police Killing of Black Men (Oakland Auditorium, 1979), Kings and Queens of Black Consciousness (San Francisco State University, 2001), Tenderloin Black Radical Book Fair (San Francisco, 2004), Black Arts Movement Conference, University of California, Merced, 2014, et al.
To make the 27 City Black Arts Movement a success, Marvin X needs your assistance, young and old. Rats need not apply, only the sincere are needed. As Ancestor Amiri Baraka taught us, the Black Arts Movement is about beauty and truth. It is about a radical restructuring of society, and this begins with the cultural revolution, the uprooting of reactionary consciousness replaced with revolutionary consciousness--the total restructuring of society, not nit picking or cherry picking, but out with the old and in with the new. Somebody say Ase!
Our mission is to address all sectors of society, men, women, youth, children, seniors. Only when all sectors are involved can revolution be successful. We know this from a study of the North American African revolution and all other revolutions throughout the world.
Amiri Baraka talked constantly and endlessly about a united front of all progressive groups. We are in that tradition. The cultural revolution will benefit all because it will bring in the new and cast out the old into the dustbin of history.
If truth be told, all ethnic groups benefited from the Black Arts Movement. All have acknowledged this,
Native Americans, Asians, Latinos, Women, Gay, Lesbian and Transgender.
If you hear this message, let me hear from you at the earliest, again, young and old.
Love you madly, in the name of the Black Arts Movement's cultural revolution.
Thanks to all of you who have said you are Down with the BAM revolution! We must say this: the cultural revolution involves detoxing and recovering from the addiction to White Supremacy as prescribed in Dr. M's manual How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy. Please note that Dr. Nathan Hare said in his foreword to this manual, North American Africans suffer from Addiction to White Supremacy type II, i.e., self hatred.
Marvin X, Producer
Black Arts Movement 27 City Tour