photo Ras Ceylon
photo Kareem Muhammad
www.nathanielturner.com. The book was literally written in cyberspace. BAM playwright Jimmy Garrett said it was the funniest book of 2009. People asked him why he called Cleaver the devil? He replied, "Didn't you call him the devil?"
Usually there is stone silence.
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photo Ken Johnson
Nefertiti's Thanksgiving Message on her father, 2016
I love this man who is forever optimistic in a world filled with daily tragedies, myths and lies. He is not delusional about the existence of such filth which causes the weak to walk bent over and on a jagged path. He just continues to insist on pushing forward, walking upright and going higher, rising above the fray and the frivolity that causes lesser beings to collapse, breakdown and give in.
Malcolm X Jazz Festival, Oakland CA
Contributors to the anthology Black Hollywood unchained, edited by Ishmael Reed. Panel discussion at San Francisco Main Library, July 3,2016. L to R: Justin Desmangles, Jesse Allen Taylor, Dr. Halifu Osumare, Marvin X and Ishmael Reed.
Marvin X, grandson Jah Amiel, film director Stanley Nelson, MX's daughter Attorney Amira Jackmon and granddaughter Naeema Joy at Berkeley screening of Nelson's Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution. Marvin made a brief appearance.
From his Academy of da Corner,, Marvin helped plan the Black Arts Movement Business District. The BAMBD newspaper The Movement is edited on da corner with designer Standing Rock.
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photo Gene Hazzard
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For speaking, readings and performance, contact Marvin X @ firstname.lastname@example.org,