photo Conway Jones, Jr.
Publisher Paul Cobb of the Post News Group at Geoffery's Inner Circle, celebrating the 10th anniversary of his ten newspapers. Paul Cobb is in partnership with Marvin X to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement. Paul and Marvin have established the BAM/Post Isaiah 61 Project to bring literature and literacy to the incarcerated. Paul says, "Crack a book before you are booked for Crack!"
He is working on expanding the San Quentin newspaper for distribution throughout the California Department of Corrections, the Post Newspaper as well. He's calling on religious institutions to provide subscriptions to inmates. Books will also be distributed to inmates, especially titles from Dr. Nathan Hare's Black Think Tank Books and Marvin X's Black Bird Press. Authors and publishers are invited to make their titles available for distribution to inmates. Mayor elect Libby Shaaf says "I agree with Post Publisher Paul Cobb that the BAM 50th Anniversary celebration should encompass all cultural genres: visual, literary, and performance. Age-appropriate books for African American students about the Black Arts Movement will literally bring the lesson home for families to share and aspire to.”