Nefertiti urges her father to pass the baton at the BAM 50th Anniversary Celebration, Laney College. They participated on the panel BAM/Black Power Babies, an inter-generational discussion.
Two grandsons of Marvin X, left to right, Jah Amiel and James, participating in the Physical wellness boot camp at the Black Arts Movement 50th Anniversary Celebration at Oakland's Laney College, Feb. 7, 2015.
photo South Park Kenny Johnson
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Dr. Franz Fanon, author, Wretched of the Earth. He studied the psychology of those suffering from the addiction to white supremacy. See his Black Skins/White Masks. We are all indebted to Dr. Fanon for breaking down the psychopathology of oppression and how to recover. Fanon says only by engaging in revolution can the oppressed regain their mental equilibrium or mental health. Only when the entire community engages in radical change can we become whole or holy.
There are North Americans in Mexico, Central America, Belize, Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador, South Americans in Brazil, Columbia, Guyana, and all those in the Caribbean.
Biblotherapy or healing from reading books works, if you work it! Two young brothers passed my stand on Oakland's Lakeshore. They turned around to ask to shake my hand. They said, "Brother Marvin X, we found half of your book on the AC Transit bus and it changed our lives. We just want to shake your hand." Ache'! What greater honor can an author receive than to know his books changed lives!
My greatest writing that has changed lives in da hood is the controversial 18 page pamphlet Mythology of Pussy and Dick. I am deeply honored to know this little pamphlet has destroyed the patriarchal mentality. It has taught brothers to respect women and all aspects of the woman's body, including her pussy; that no matter how much the brother pays the cost to be the boss, he doesn't own the woman's body, especially her pussy, i.e., vagina. She is not his chattel slave but owns her body just as he owns his body, his dick in particular. In Islam they say marriage is a contract between two people, so whatever two people agree to is binding. If a man can have four marriages or a woman can have four husbands, it is by agreement. Sign on the dotted line! In my life of 71 years, I have been the other man and have had other women. I have loved sex workers and square women, but love was the key factor. All is fair in love and war! I have written elsewhere that when you love you love and you don't care what baby is doing when she ain't wit you. All you care about is the moment you spend with baby! Somebody better say Ache'!
And so I say to my children and grandchildren, let us go into the new spirituality, the new age, the new consciousness. We are Divine Beings in Human Form. Let us then agree on the life we live. It is all about agreement. If you agree to have four wives, so it is. If you agree to have four husbands, so it is! And if you love da one ya wit, ain't no problem. If it ain't about love, you might have a problem up in here! Guess what, the problem is back to pussy and dick. Sun Ra taught me, "Maavin, this music is all P and D music, pussy and dick music. That's all this music is about, pussy and dick."