Thursday, February 12, 2015

BAM 27 City Tour Update: San Francisco and Sacramento, Get ready for the BAM Thang!

We are happy to announce that Marvin X will be meeting with members of the BAM San Francisco planning comitttee to plan the San Francisco BAM tour of Hunters Point/Bayview, Fillmore, Tenderloin and Lakeview, areas with significant populations of North American Africans. BAM is considering a possible partnership with the San Francisco Juneteenth Committee. The planners (Geoffery Grier, Michael Bennett and Marvin X) will meet with their mentor Rev. Cecil Williams of Glide Church at the earliest, along with his wife Janic
e Mirikitani, a poet who once said, "Through the poetry of Marvin X, I became conscious of my own ethnicity."

Congresswoman to Marvin X and The Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration

FYI, Marvin X received a call today from Congresswoman Barbara Lee's office, who will be sending Marvin X and the Black Arts Movement a commendation for 50 years as artistic freedom fighters. Marvin X was approached at Laney College by a member of her staff. The poet is contemplating what he wants Congresswoman Lee to do as per BAM. The spirit tells Marvin X to tell Congresswoman Lee, "When you become US Ambassador to Cuba, I want you to fly out my family and all BAM members who want to relocate to Cuba."

Assata Shakur, Revolutionary Black Nationalist, BLA, exiled in Cuba

BAM ona move to Sacramento 

The Black Arts Movement 27 City Tour is establishing a partnership with the Sacramento Black Book Fair.  We are working on participating in the Sacramento Black Book Fair with our physical and wellness boot camps, BAM women authors panel, BAM Black Arts Babies panel and a performance by the BAM Poet's Choir and Arkestra. June, 2015. Stay tuned for more information. 510-200-4164;

Marvin X on Pacifica Radio, Houston, Texas, Sunday, 8:30pm

Marvin X will be interviewed on Pacifica Radio's sister station in Houston, Texas, Sunday, 8:30pm. Sister Akua will interview the brother who is a frequent visistor to Houston, often speaking at Texas Southern University and University of Houston, as well as SHAPE Community Center and elsewhere. 

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