On January 19, the Oakland City Council passed legislation establishing the Black Arts Movement Business District. We thank them, especially City Council President Lynette McElhaney and Moveon.org. It is time for the BAM Poets Choir and Arkestra to hit the road to complete the 27 City BAM Tour ancestor Amiri Baraka suggested to continue our cultural revolution and united front of progressive people.
That's why I created a petition to Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf, which says:
"We call upon Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf to support a benefit concert for Straight Outta Oakland, The Black Arts Movement 27 City Tour, featuring the Black Arts Movement Poets Choir and Arkestra. We suggest the benefit concert happen at the Paramount Theatre with the Oakland Symphony performing with the BAM Poets Choir and Arkestra. "
Will you sign my petition? Click here to add your name:
Ancestor Amiri Baraka, BPP co-founder Bobby Seale, Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, Neo-BAM Director, Ahi Baraka, Marvin X