The following persons are requested to participate on the Black Arts Movement Business District National Advisory Board:
Mrs. Amina Baraka
Mayor Ras Baraka
Amiri Baraka, Jr.
The Last Poets
Dezie Woods Jones
Dr. Mona Scott
Dr. Nathan Hare
Kalamu Ya Salaam
Dr. Cornel West
BAM Master's Marvin X, Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson of Sun Ra's Arkestra particpated,
May 22, 2015.
Wanda is a Professor at College of Alameda and writer for the Bayview Newspaper, SF.
collage photo Adam Turner, Post News Group
At San Francisco State College/University, I experienced Nontizi Cayou, worked with her. Then Raymond Sawyer, Ed Mock, Debra Vaughn, Suzzette Celeste, Raynetta Rayzetta (no one interpreted my poetry better than Raynetta and Suzzette Celeste). But I can't exclude Debra Vaughn and Traci Bartlow.
Even as I write here in Oakland CA, even as the Oakland City Council just approved the Black Arts Movement Business District along the 14th Street corridor downtown, the rats are out and about. Even as we took the photo shoot before the City Council vote on the BAMBD, the rats were about, not only were they in the grass outside City Hall as many artists noticed, but they found their way into the group photo, one need only look at the last row on the left to see the rats. We had people on the East Coast check out the pic and they agreed they saw the rats in the pic.