While attending the Sacramento Black Book Fair, Marvin X was blessed to have dinner with his longtime friend, student and muse, Fahizah Alim, editor emeritus at the Sacramento Bee. The two had dinner along with two current students of Mr. X, Aries Jordan and Prosperity Carter. Fahizah gave us a rare reading of her poetry, astounding Marvin and the budding writers. She gave many words of wisdom to the young women, including her analysis of the political personalities she's encountered in Sacramento. Gov. Jerry Brown recently appointed her Communications Director of a State Civil Rights Agency.
Thank you for coming to the Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair. You were the fire. It was delightful meeting you, seeing you, and hearing you in action. You have quite a fan contingent in Sacramento.... But you were a great presence. I"m so glad you came, and again, thank you.