Black Panther Party; to her right: Judy Juanita, BAM/BPP member, editor of the
BPP newspaper, Portia Anderson, author, Kujichagulia, Author, Aries Jordan,
author, BAM baby 2.0. Standing, Marvin X, BAM co-founder and producer.
It still has some of the old features, like my publications and an updated bio, but
it has a new BLOG, in which you might want to participate. You know I have
always been interested in the African disapora, and Gene and I recently took
a couple of trips to some interesting places: BRAZIL AND NEW ORLEANS!
Brazilian Researchers Conference, and our always-exciting trip to Salvador
Bahia in Northeast Brazil. Gene and I also went in April 2015 to New Orleans
where I presented my same research paper at the Annual Popular Culture
Association Conference. While there, we had a great ancestral time at Congo
Square in Louis Armstrong Park. New Orleans is a true testament to African
American culture. It's easy to put in your comments on the Blog, and I would
love to hear from you.
DANCE! I am writing a memoir that will chronicle my dance career in Oakland-SF
Bay Area, New York, Boston, Copenhagen and Stockholm, Ghana, East St. Louis
with Katherine Dunham, Hawaii, and so many other places over 47 years. If you
know me, you know I have been there and have done it. I'm hoping it will be in print
in 2016. I will post some blog entries about the process soon. So check it out, and
follow along my life's journey, as I collect a life that I am still living.
African American & African Studies
University of California, Davis