photo Gene Hazzard and Adam Turner
Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement Poets Choir and Arkestra were a hit at the May 17 Malcolm X Jazz/Arts Festival. Pictured here are percussionist Tacuma King, right, Val Serrant, center, and David Murray, right. photo Kamau Amen Ra
Marvin X and the BAM Poets Choir and Arkestra are planning a 27 city tour in honor of Amiri Baraka.
The indefatigable, peripatetic Marvin X has the Community Archives Project. He was agent for the acquisition of the Drs. Nathan and Julia Hare archives. Part of the archives were obtained by the Bancroft Library, University of California, Berkeley.
Academy of da Corner is a holistic and sacred space at the crossroads of Oakland, 14th and Broadway. Aside from being an intellectual and spiritual counselor directly accessible to the masses, Marvin's classroom gives out free literature to those without funds. They can also obtain books on credit and layaway. "One of the most beautiful things I've experienced at my outdoor classroom is that 95% of the people who get books on credit return to pay me and I keep no accounting of their bill."
If you support Academy of da Corner, send Marvin X a letter of support. Send a copy to Mayor Jean Quan.