Thursday, December 25, 2014

Queen Mother of the Black Arts Movement, Mrs. Amina Baraka speaks on the 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement

Everybody who say they in the Black Arts Movement ain't in the Black Arts Movement. BAM is a revolutionary movement!--Mrs. Amina Baraka

 Mrs. Amina Baraka and Amiri Baraka

 Nisa Ra, Amina Baraka, Muhammida El Muhajir

 Marvin X and Sun Ra

In my conversation with widow of BAM chief architect, Ancestor Amiri Baraka, as per her participation in the Bay Area Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration at Laney College on February, 7, 2015, Mrs. Amina Baraka said the proper thing would be for the Mayor elect Libby Shaaf to invite Mayor of Newark, NJ, Ras Baraka, to attend the Laney College 50th Anniversary of the Black Arts Movement, Feb, 7, 2015, Noon til 10pm. Mayor Ras Baraka will be allowed time to speak on Newark as well as the Black Arts Movement and any issues he feels are of critical importance. 
He will be able to participate in the panel Black Arts/Black Power Babies, moderated by Davey D of KPFA Hardknocks Radio. Other invited panelist: Danny Glover and son, Phavia Kujichagulia and daughter, Emory Douglas and daughter, Ayodele Nizinga and son; Marvin X and daughter; Walter Riley and son, et al. 
Exhibits will include art work from community artists expressing the BAM theme of liberation and from inmates at San Quentin Prison, Open Mike, Speakers on Critical Issues, and performance by Marvin X with the Poet's Choir & Arkestra and Special Guests from the Black Arts Movement, the most radical literary and artistic movement in American history.For more information or if you would like to make a generous donation to the Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration, call 510-200-4164. Or go to Indiegogo, Black Arts Movement.

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