Maestro Michael Morgan, Oakland Symphony Orchestra
BAMBD Art by James Gayles
From time to time we hear tales from the eloquent politician representing our district. We heard she was giving technical support to the Uptown District where the hipsters congregate. We wonder what rite of passage informed her she should totally neglect the BAMBD to assist another district?
Juneteenth happened because the whites in Texas wanted to continue slavery. We hope our eloquent politician doesn't feel the same, but there is a history of Black slave masters who resisted emancipation.
In spite of sloth, Janteenth will be celebrated on January 19, 2017. We will have a Marcus Garvey syle parade along the 14th Street corridor with vendors, music and speakers in Oscar Grant Plaza.
If you are willing to participate and/or support BAMBD's JANTEENTH Celebration, email: firstname.lastname@example.org