Saturday, March 21, 2015

Marvin X returns to his academy of da Corner on 14th and Broadway, renamed the Black Arts Movement District.

Menhuaim, Academy of da Corner student, celebrates the return of Master Teacher Marvin X to 14th and Broadway, renamed the Black Arts Movement District. Menhuaim says, "Marvin X has a way of translating grand philosophical ideas into language a brother on the street can understand, e.g., pay your pussy bill!"
After an absence of many months, Marvin was mobbed by street people who sincerely missed him. When it was time to depart, a student begged him, "Oh, Master Teacher, please do not leave me here with these ignut nigguhs, please don't go, please. Don't leave me in darkness!" Another brother had missed him so much he bowed before the Master Teacher and got down on his knees in respect and honor. photo Adam Turner

 Marvin X at Harlem NY reception in his honor at the home of Rashidah Ismaili, 2014. Marvin X was in New York to participate in the memorial service for poets Jayne Cortez and Amiri Baraka at New York University, 2014.

 BAM ancestor Amiri Baraka, Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale, BAM baby Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Ahi Baraka and Marvin X at Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, renamed the BAM District. photo Gene Hazzard

 The writings of Marvin X appear in the BAM Reader: SOS

 Dr. Cornel West and Marvin X
Cornel will participate in the BAM 27 City Tour

 Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf at Laney College reception for the BAM 50th Anniversary Celebration

 Left to Right: Paul Cobb, Dr. Leslee Stradford, Rt. Col. Conway Jones, Jr., Marvin X, granddaughter Naima Joy, grandson Jah Amiel, Mayor Libby Schaaf, Dr. Elnora T. Webb, President of Laney College, Dr. Nathan Hare, Lynette McElhaney, President of the Oakland City Council
photo South Park Kenny Johnson

 Laney College BAM celebration, panel on BAM/Black Power Babies: Kujichagulia and daughter Taiwo
 Marvin X and daughter Nefertiti on BAM/Black Power Babies panel at Laney College

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