Thursday, July 3, 2014

Photos by Carl Donaldson: Marvin X and Felipe Luciano (The Last Poets) at Ras Baraka Inauguration, Newark NJ

Felipe Luciano and Marvin X have been friends since the Black Arts Movement in Harlem, NY., 1968.

Marvin X escaped Newark NJ just in time before the coming hurricane. Every time I come to the East coast, shit happens: 9/11, Sandy, Ice storm, etc. Even then, the plane spent two hours on the runway during the rain, thunder and lightning on Wednesday afternoon. 

He returns home to take up Paul Cobb's (publisher of the Oakland Post News Group) offer to help him produce the Black Arts Movement festival in Oakland. In Newark, Dr. Tony Montiero and Pam Africa urged him to set up a BAM headquarters in Philly. They vowed to help him with the Philly leg of the 27 City Tour of the Black Arts Movement Poets Choir and Arkestra. Now we know the Mayor of 
Newark, Ras Baraka, will bring the tour to his city, In sha Allah!

Marvin X will be in Seattle WA. next Saturday, July 12, 3pm, reading and signing books at the Life Enrichment Bookstore 5023 Rainer Ave. S., hosted by Hakeem Trotter.

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