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    Marvin X and son of Chicago's BPP Chairman, Fred Hampton, murdered in a police shootout.
    Black Panther Cub will host a reception for Black Liberation/Black Arts Movement Elder Marvin X in Chicago while he attends the University of Chicago celebration of Black Arts Movement Master Sun Ra. Marvin X had a long artistic association with Sun Ra and his Myth-Science Arkestra and will perform with surviving Arkestra members Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson, along with David Boykin and other Chicago musicians and poets.

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    Broken Systems, Broken Minds

    by Marvin X


    What we perceive as reality is most often a reflection of imagination, of mythology and ritual, or simply the mind of man is the macrocosm, reality the microcosm. Systems thus reflect the mind of man--did not someone say creations only reflect the mind of the creator. Broken systems, therefore, originate in broken minds. Yet we wonder why systems are broken, e.g., school system, political system, economic system, religious and moral systems.

    But systems are not the problem, rather it is the minds of men that are broken irreparably, suffering a mental atrophy, an anorexia, a paralysis of imagination. The causation is simple greed, selfishness and lust for power. It is augmented by the quest for the acquisition of things, the wanton addiction to materialism or the world of make believe, the illusion that the microcosm can satisfy the macrocosm, when the real deal holyfield is the inner rather than the outer. Yet men fear to go there, deep down into the metaphysical realm where the darkest mysteries lie seeking edification and recognition. Thus, we find ourselves at the precipice, about to be consumed by the wonder of life.

    Elijah told us, "The wisdom of this world is exhausted." And so it is--spent, obsolete, retarded, and yet we wonder why we are immobile, transfixed--stuck on stupid! Why no systems work.
    How is it possible for the great Toyota to need recalling, a consummate machine suddenly dysfunctional. What caused this sudden breakdown-- some internal defect in the machine or in the mind of man?

    Look at the educational system, confounded by the ideological foundation of white supremacy capitalism that continues to prepare students for a world of work when there is none, especially with living wages in an economic system that demands cheap labor and resources, a socalled free market system that will transcend the national needs for the wants and desires of global finance gangs, connected with, supported and defended by the military, i.e., the Christian Crusaders, soon to be supplanted by Communists from China, India and Russia.

    The teachers were long ago taught to teach a new way--back in Egypt they were told to teach with compassion and love. Yet what we see today is the pedagogy of hate. It is a system that rewards ignorance and punishes wisdom and creativity, especially of the thinking variety. Any original thought is suppressed or deemed antisocial thought and behavior, often resulting in the student diagnosed to require psycho drugs that turn him into the zombie required by the society of the walking dead.

    The religious system is the same. It is in full blown denial about the meaning of the cross and the lynching tree, about the mission of the prince of peace. For the most part, the religious community is Silent Night about the trillion dollar military budget that allows mass murder to take place across the planet. Along with Silent Night, it sings Onward Christian Soldiers as its sons and daughters crisscross the planet to secure labor and natural resources for the pleasure of the walking dead, and most especially the miserable few who enjoy the high life.

    It is all about the glorification of Pharaoh and his magicians. God, in the minds of men, is a business, big business. There is no desire for spirituality, only prosperity, minus compassion for the poor, homeless, jobless and broken hearted, crushed to earth like the pot in the hands of Jeremiah at the gates of his city.

    In the minds of politicians, there is no compromise, only preparation for the next election, or the assumption or resumption of power at any and all costs, no lie is exempt, "Vote for me, I'll set you free!" All bribes are acceptable--politicians are thus loyal to lobbyists, not the people who are expendable.

    The lips of politicians do not say let us reason together for the sake of the people, for the love of the people, for the consent of the governed. These men and women of the political realm only know the language of no, no, no. As the people starve, become homeless, jobless, we yet hear the mantra of no, no, no, late into the night. No compromise, no reconciliation, only recalcitrance and niggardliness. They are fast to reward the robber barons, the blood suckers of the poor. Eventually, a few crumbs, kibble and bits reach the poor, if ever, unless there is revolt. And then Pharaoh sees the light, suddenly, but he will send his magicians to placate the poor with more crumbs, kibbles and bits.

    Between good and evil, evil is the choice, with greed the foundation stone in the minds of men. Amazingly, the people see clearly. They feel change in the wind, not the change in the educational system or the political or religious, but in the wind. They smell the rotten hearts of men who lead into nothingness and dread, with their pitiful strut of the peacock, the one legged dance of the flamingo.

    Pharaoh magicians gather in dens of iniquity to share blood money. Teachers, preachers, politicians, all there to party on the backs of the poor. The military stand post at the door of the den, ready to club the wretched into submission, even death, if they dare enter the den of thieves, robbers, murderers, and those who perpetuate the world of make believe.

    Inside the den we hear a symphony of sick sounds, giggles, wails, grunts emanating from putrid minds exhausted from wickedness. The result is systematic gridlock--it is 5pm and the freeway is jammed with drivers full of road rage, ready to kill in an instant. It is thus a destruction of self by self, internal combustion.

    Unlike the car, there is no forward motion or backward, or perhaps it goes both ways simultaneously, if such is possible in the world of physics, but after all, the minds of men defy all laws, except the law of the jungle and the devil.

    But there shall be no forward motion with the present mind-set. Jack must jump out the box of his own making. He must take wings and fly away into a world beyond his imagination.
    This is the only way out the morass of his mind. All the technology is to no avail, for he talks, but more often says nothing, he listens but hears nothing, deaf, dumb and blind.
    --Marvin X
    2/17/10

    Poet/playwright/educator/philosopher/planner Marvin X travels to Chicago on May 22 to participate in the Sun Ra Conference at the University of Chicago. He will perform with Sun Ra musicians Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson, also with David Boykin, conference  planner.




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    Friday, July 15, 2011



    What did Sun Ra teach?

    He taught me the need for discipline in the artistic life, not freedom. He told me to stop teaching my actors freedom when discipline was needed. He demonstrated discipline by keeping his band together for over twenty years. When I got him to take a young actor of mine on European tour, he sent the very talented singer/musician home because he lacked discipline. He taught me not to be so moral, especially when I took a scene out of my musical with a sex scene. He was horrified that I had done so. He said, "Marvin you so right you wrong. That scene was the best one in the play. That's what people want, a little dirt. They don't want to truth, they want the low down dirty truth."

    Most importantly, he taught the importance of mythology and ritual theatre, breaking down that fourth wall and merging with the audience, becoming one and indivisible, thus reaching the level of African communal theatre wherein there is no audience, only the community. His Arkestra, including poets, singers, dancers, and mixed media, expanded the potential of black theatre. It was a great experience performing with an Arkestra as opposed to simply reading solo or even with a small band. This is no doubt why I can only conceive of theatre as extravaganza in terms of performance, space and time.

    Imagine being able to work with some of the greatest musicians in the world, aside from Sun Ra himself, there was John Gilmore, Danny Thompson, June Tyson, and Marshall Allen. See my DVD Live in Philly at Warmdaddy's, which I call 39 minutes of Jazz history. The set included Marshall Allen and Danny Thompson, along with bagpipe legend Rufus Harley and myself reading poetry. Also Elliott Bey, Ancestor Goldsky and Alexander El.

    We can say that Sun Ra had a profound influence on the Black Arts Movement coast to coast. He was a founding member of Amiri Baraka's Black Arts Theatre in Harlem as well as a worker at my Black Educational Theatre in the Fillmore.
    --Marvin X
    Thursday, July 14, 2011

    Marvin X and his Chief Mentor, Sun Ra, 1972



    Those who have a problem understanding the complexity of Marvin X need only understand he was a student and colleague of Sun Ra, the bandleader of the Arkestra that Marvin X performed with on the east coast and west coast. Sun Ra worked with Marvin X at his Black Educational Thearte in the Fillmore, 1972. Sun Ra did the musical version of his play Flowers for the Trashaman, retitled Take Care of Business.

    Sun Ra and Marvin X did a five hour production of Take Care of Business at the Harding Theatre on Divisadero Street in San Francisco, 1972. Sun Ra also told Marvin X he would be hired to lecture in the Black Studies Department at the University of California, Berkeley. Marvin X doubted Sun Ra since Gov. Ronald Reagan had banned him from teaching at Fresno State College in 1969, the same year he banned Angela Davis from teaching at UCLA. Marvin X did indeed teach at UCB and his off campus class was at his Black Educational Theatre in the Fillmore. Sun Rn worked with him and the Harding Theatre concert was a five hour show without intermission, that consisted of a fifty member cast, including the Sun Ra Arkestra, the Ellendar Barnes dancers, along with the Raymond Saywer dancers and the Marvin X actors.

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    Study accuses psychologists group of complicity in CIA torture program

    April 30, 2015 

    Washington, DC, American Psychological Association (Image from wikipedia.org)
    Washington, DC, American Psychological Association (Image from wikipedia.org)
    The American Psychologists Association, the largest professional scientific organization of its kind, was secretly complicit in the adoption of torturous interrogation tactics used by the United States against detainees, a new report suggests.
    A study released this week by noteable anti-torture critics reveals that an analysis of emails from the inbox of a deceased US government contractor demonstrates compliance on behalf of the APA with regards to the drafting of so-called enhanced interrogation techniques, or EITs, developed under President George W. Bush.

    APA officials was in cahoots with members of the Bush administration, including Central Intelligence Agency employees and contractors, when the government struggled to codify policies for its torture program following the terrorist attacks of September 11, 200, according to the report – an effort led by psychoanalyst and anti-war activist Stephen Soldz as well as Nathaniel Raymond and Steven Reisner – two members of the group Physicians for Human Rights.

    “The APA secretly coordinated with officials from the CIA, White House and the Department of Defense to create an APA ethics policy on national security interrogations which comported with then-classified legal guidance authorizing the CIA torture program,” the authors say.


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    The ghost towns of China, Ireland and Spain - full of large empty house estates - may be a phenomenon that is on its way to Africa.
    Built for people who never move in, they leave those who did with a worthless property they cannot sell.
    Perched in an isolated spot some 30km (18 miles) outside Angola's capital, Luanda, Nova Cidade de Kilamba is a brand-new mixed residential development of 750 eight-storey apartment buildings, a dozen schools and more than 100 retail units.
    Designed to house up to half a million people when complete, Kilamba has been built by the state-owned China International Trust and Investment Corporation (CITIC) in under three years at a reported cost of $3.5bn (£2.2bn).
    Spanning 5,000 hectares (12,355 acres), the development is the largest of several new "satellite cities" being constructed by Chinese firms around Angola, and it is believed to be one of the largest new-build projects on the continent.

    The jewel in Angola's post-war reconstruction crown, Kilamba is the star of glossy government promotional videos which show smiling families enjoying a new style of living away from the dust and confusion of central Luanda where millions live in sprawling slums.
    But the people in these films are only actors, and despite all the hype, nearly a year since the first batch of 2,800 apartments went on sale, only 220 have been sold.

    Eerily quiet

    When you visit Kilamba, you cannot help but wonder if even a third of those buyers have moved in yet.
    The place is eerily quiet, voices bouncing off all the fresh concrete and wide-open tarred roads.
    There are hardly any cars and even fewer people, just dozens of repetitive rows of multi-coloured apartment buildings, their shutters sealed and their balconies empty.
    Only a handful of the commercial units are occupied, mostly by utility companies, but there are no actual shops on site, and so - with the exception of a new hypermarket located at one entrance - there is nowhere to buy food.
    After driving around for nearly 15 minutes and seeing no-one apart from Chinese labourers, many of whom appear to live in containers next to the site, I came across a tiny pocket of life at a school.



    The people looking after the lawns cannot afford to stay here
    It opened six months ago, bussing in its pupils in from outlying areas because there are no children living on site to attend.
    One student, a 17-year-old called Sebastiao Antonio - who spends nearly three hours a day in traffic getting to and from classes from his home 15km away - told me how much he liked the city.
    "I really like this place - it's got car parking, places for us to have games like football, basketball and handball," he said.
    "It's very quiet, much calmer than the other city, there's no criminality."
    But when I asked if he and his family would move there, he just laughed.
    "No way, we can't afford this. It's impossible. And there is no work for my parents here," he said.
    His sentiments were echoed by Jack Franciso, 32, who started work at Kilamba as a street sweeper four months ago.
    "Yes, it's a nice place for sure," he said.
    But then he sighed: "To live here, you need a lot of money. People like us don't have money like that to be able to live here."

    No mortgages

    And therein lies the problem.
    Apartments at Kilamba are being advertised online costing between $120,000 and $200,000 - well out of reach of the estimated two-thirds of Angolans who live on less than $2 a day.
    However, Paulo Cascao, general Manager at Delta Imobiliaria, the real estate agency handling the sales, told the BBC that the problem was not the price, but difficulty in accessing bank credit.
    "The prices are correct for the quality of the apartments and for all the conditions that the city can offer," he said.

    "The sales are going slowly due to the difficulty in obtaining mortgages."
    A new legal frame work has recently been introduced to allow local banks to give mortgages, but for the majority of Angolans, even the few with well-paid office jobs, just finding enough cash for a deposit would be a struggle.
    "The government needs to start giving priority to building low-cost housing because great majority of the population live in shacks with no water, electricity or sanitation," Elias Isaac, country director at the Angolan Office of the Open Society Initiative of Southern Africa (OSISA), told the BBC.
    "There is no middle class in Angola, just the very poor and the very rich, and so there is no-one to buy these sorts of houses."
    According to Mr Cascao, the government has recently announced a portion of the apartments at Kilamba will be designated social housing, which people on low incomes can rent long-term at low prices.
    No-one is quite sure how that scheme will work or who will be eligible, and cynics have dismissed it as a vote-winning stunt ahead of parliamentary elections scheduled to take place on 31 August.
    There is also the issue of what will happen to all the full-cost apartments if they do not sell.
    Kilamba was financed by a Chinese credit line - which Angola is repaying with oil - so it has technically been paid for.
    But if the houses go unsold, then the Angolan government will be left with stock on their hands and a potentially wasted investment.

    Election pledge

    Manuel Clemente Junior, Angola's deputy construction minister, staunchly defended the scheme and said it would definitely be a success - although he seemed convinced it was possible to purchase a flat for $80,000, much cheaper than is advertised.
    "It is with absolute certainty, an excellent project," he told the BBC.
    Responding to the complaints about Kilamba's isolated location, he said: "There are always people who criticise but thanks to the new highways which are being built, as a location it is only going to be about 15 to 20 minutes from the city centre."
    The city of Kilamba is a government flagship project that goes some way to helping President Jose Eduardo dos Santos fulfil his famous 2008 election pledge to build one million homes in four years.
    Allan Cain, head of Angolan non-government organisation Development Workshop that specialises in urban poverty alleviation, has welcomed the investment, but has some reservations.
    "What we have been advocating for is a programme of upgrading in situ where people are living now, something which is considered to be international best practice," he said.
    "I don't think many places in the world can afford actually to displace and re-house whole populations of cities."





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  • 05/07/15--07:08: Weather patterns on the Sun
  • The Sun's seasonal weather patterns

    Tuesday, April 7, 2015
    Scott McIntosh details the Sun's seasonal weather patterns and demonstrates how understanding the formation, interaction and instability of the Sun's activity bands will considerably improve forecast capability in space weather and solar activity over a range of timescales.
    Magnetic variability image
    Magnetic variability over the last three decades.
    According to Scott McIntosh's recent article published in "Nature Communications," and in the "Daily Camera Boulder News," solar magnetism displays a host of variational timescales of which the enigmatic 11-year sunspot cycle is most prominent. This research demonstrates that Earth isn't the only planet that has a kind-of seasonal variability in its weather patterns. Bands of strong magnetic fields in the Sun's northern and southern hemispheres appear to drive variations in the Sun's solar cycle. Dr. McIntosh explains, "A good analogy for this phenomena is the Gulf Stream, these (magnetic fields) are like big, magnetized Gulf Streams that attract or repel one another." He believes that a more holistic approach to space weather can be gained by changing the focus from a singular sunspot cycle to the individual magnetic bands that comprise the cycle.
    Daily Camera Boulder News: New study from Boulder's NCAR details Sun's seasonal weather patterns
    Nature Communications Article: The solar magnetic activity band interaction and instabilities that shape quasi-periodic variability
    What Is Solar Activity?

    The Sun is always active. It has weather. It has storms. And its storms can affect Earth's weather.
    • Sunspots are magnetic storms on the surface of the Sun.
    • Solar flares are intense blooms of radiation that come from the release of the magnetic energy associated with sunspots. The NOAA ranks solar flares using five categories from weakest to stongest: A, B, C, M, and X. Each category is 10 times stronger than the one before it. Within each category, a flare is ranked from 1 to 9, according to strength, although X-class flares can go higher than 9. According to NASA, the most powerful solar flare recorded was an X28 (in 2003).
    • Coronal mass ejections (CMEs) are bursts of solar material (clouds of plasma and magnetic fields) that shoot off the sun's surface. Other solar events include solar wind streams that come from the coronal holes on the Sun and solar energetic particles that are primarily released by CMEs.

    Solar Flare. Credit: jpl.nasa.gov

    What is a Solar Cycle?

    The number of sunspots increase and decrease over time in a regular, approximately 11-year cycle, called the solar or sunspot cycle. The exact length of the cycle can vary. More sunspots mean increased solar activity—flares and CMEs. The highest number of sun spots in any given cycle is designated "solar maximum," while the lowest number is designated "solar minimum."

    Eleven years in the life of the Sun, spanning most of solar cycle 23, as it progressed from solar minimum (upper left) to maximum conditions and back to minimum (upper right) again, seen as a collage of ten full-disk images of the lower corona. Credit: NASA

    How Does Solar Activity Affect Weather and Earth?

    Solar activity affects the Earth in many ways, some which we are still coming to understand.
    • Damage to 21st-century satellites and other high-tech systems in space can be caused by an active Sun which generates geomagnetic storms.
      Even in inactive solar cycles, the Sun emits large solar flares—which could cause billions of dollars in damage to the world's high-tech infrastructure—from GPS navigation to power grids to air travel to financial services.
    • Radiation hazards for astronauts and satellites can be caused by a quiet Sun. Weak solar winds allow more galactic cosmic rays into the inner solar system. 
    • Weather on Earth can also be affected. According to Bob Berman, astronomer for The Old Farmer's Almanac: Recently, NOAA scientists concluded that four factors determined global temperatures: carbon dioxide levels, volcanic eruptions, Pacific El Niño pattern, and the Sun's activity. 
    • Global climate change including long-term periods of global cold, rainfall, drought, and other weather shifts may also be influenced by solar cycle activity, based on historical evidence:
    Times of depressed solar activity seem to correspond with times of global cold. For example, during the 70-year period from 1645 to 1715, few, if any, sunspots were seen, even during expected sunspot maximums. Western Europe entered a climate period known as the "Maunder Minimum" or "Little Ice Age." Temperatures dropped by 1.8 to 2.7 degrees Fahrenheit.
    Conversely, times of increased solar activity have corresponded with global warning. During the 12th and 13th centuries, the Sun was active, and the European climate was quite mild.

    Yearly-averaged sunspot numbers from 1610 to 2008. Researchers believe upcoming Solar Cycle 24 will be similar to the cycle that peaked in 1928, marked by a red arrow. Credit: NASA/MSFC

    Solar Cycle 24

    As of January 15, 2015, we are over six years into Cycle 24.
    • The solar minimum occured in 2008 and 2009; during those two years, there were almost NO sunspots, a very unusual situation that had not happened for almost a century. Due to the weak solar activity, galactic cosmic rays were at record levels.
    • Solar Maximum: The Sun's record-breaking sleep ended in 2010. In 2011, sunspot counts jumped up.  In February of 2012, the sunpot numbers reached a peak of 66.9.

      In late 2013, NASA reported, "The sun's global magnetic field is about to reverse polarity." The sunspot number climbed into the 70s. This is still very low. By February of 2014, sunspots averaged 102.8 spots a day, which is the first time the cycle broke 100. 
    • In April, 2014, the sunspot number peaked a second time, reaching 81.9. This is likely the solar maximum.  Many cycles are double peaked, however, this is the first time the second peak was larger than the first peak (in February, 2012).
    • Cycle 24 has been a weak solar cycle—the smallest since Cycle 14 (which had a maximum of 64.2 in February of 1906). What will happen next?  Stay tuned!
    What does all this mean?
    • Quiet-to-average cycles mean a cooling pattern over the next few decades. Temperatures have been colder than it would have been otherwise. Sunspots are similar to a bathtub of lukewarm water; if you trickle in cold or hot water, it may take a while to notice the difference. If this cooling phase on Earth, however, is offset by any warming caused by increasing greenhouse gases, they also raise the question of whether an eventual warming cycle could lead to more rapid warming on Earth than expected.
    Would you like a call the next time the Sun erupts? X-flare alerts are available from http://spaceweathertext.com (text) and http://spaceweatherphone.com (voice).
     

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    In the Spirit of Marcus Garvey, Support IBW’s Reparations Initiative



    Dr. Ron Daniels, President of IBWDear Friend in the Struggle:
    As predicated, the National/International Reparations Summit convened April 9th – 11th in New York by the Institute of the Black World 21st Century was truly historic, a potential game-changer that will fuel the global Reparations Movement for years to come. All across the Pan African world, heads of government, activists and scholars are stridently and effectively demanding repair of African people for the damages inflicted during the holocaust of enslavement, the trans-Atlantic slave trade and for enslavement during the colonial era. As a veteran proponent of reparations, I have never witnessed such energy, enthusiasm, optimism and momentum as was evident at the Reparations Summit.
    I strongly urge you to take time to review the Final Communique, videos and photos in the multi-media package incorporated into this message [link below]. It’s the next best thing to being an eyewitness to history!
    As stated in previous appeals, IBW urgently needs your financial support to expand the Reparations Movement in the U.S. in the months and years ahead. To reiterate, this is not an Initiative for which we had a budget, nor is it an Initiative that mainstream foundations and corporations are going to fund. The expenses for the Summit were just under $40,000 and through various fundraising appeals and contributions for individuals and organizations, we raised $34,000, leaving a deficit of $6,000.
    In the spirit of Marcus Garvey, I am asking you to make a sacrificial, tax-deductible contribution/donation to erase the deficit and contribute toward the $150,000 needed to finance the follow-up to the Reparations Summit through the work of the National African American Reparations Commission over the next 12-18 months. We really NEED your support. If you have donated before, consider donating again and signing-up to make a monthly contribution. Thanks for considering this appeal. God and the Ancestors will surely bless you!
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    Black Bird Press News & Review: Academy of Da Corner Episode #2: Broken Systems, Broken Minds: Pharaoh magicians gather in dens of iniquity to share blood money. Teachers, preachers, politicians, all there to party on the backs of the poor. The military stand post at the door of the den, ready to club the wretched into submission, even death, if they dare enter the den of thieves, robbers, murderers, and those who perpetuate the world of make believe.

    Inside the den we hear a symphony of sick sounds, giggles, wails, grunts emanating from putrid minds exhausted from wickedness. The result is systematic gridlock--it is 5pm and the freeway is jammed with drivers full of road rage, ready to kill in an instant. It is thus a destruction of self by self, internal combustion.

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    Diasporic Music

     

    host picturePodcast Link:feedfeedProducer/Host Norman (Otis) Richmond aka Jalali provides an All-African mix of music and politics. "Diasporic Music" is made in the West but is not of the West."
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    2015-05-10 Marvin X was born Marvin Ellis Jackmon on May 29, 1944, in Fowler, California. Formerly known as El Muhajir, Marvin X was a key poet and playwright of the Black Arts Movement (BAM) in the 1960s and early 1970s. At Merritt College, he became friends with Huey Newton and Bobby Seale, co-founders of the Black Panther Party. Filmmaker and social activist Malinda Francis a.k.a. Docuvixen has just returned from Haiti. Music by Archie Shepp, Buffy Sainte Marie, Solomon Burke, 2Pac and more. Also, the song 'Baltimore' by Prince. Songs that U can trust, news that U can use. Visit Norman's blog. Norman O. Richmond aka Jalali on Facebook.

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     BAM MASTER POET ASKIA TOURE, MENTOR OF AMIRI BARAKA, MARVIN X, ET AL. WE GIVE ALL PRAISE TO ASKIA TOURE, BAM MASTER POET, CO-FOUNDER

    PARENTS OF MARVIN X, ATTENDING THE PEACE CONFERENCE IN SAN FRANCISCO, CERCA 1945, AT THE FOUNDING OF THE UNITED NATIONS: MARIAN M. JACKMON AND OWENDELL JACKMON I, WORLD WAR ONE VETERAN.
    ARIES JORDAN AND PROSPERITY, STUDENTS OF MARVIN X; THEY HAVE ENDURED HIS ORDEAL BY FIRE OR THE WILD CRAZY RIDE CALLED THE MARVIN X EXPERIENCE. THESE BRAVE LADIES WILL PERFORM WITH THE POET AT THE SACRAMENTO BLACK BOOK FAIR.

    THESE LADIES DESERVE THE NOBEL PEACE PRIZE FOR ENDURING THE WILD CRAZY RIDE CALLED THE MARVIN X EXPERIENCE. YES, MARVIN X LOVES THEM AND THEY LOVE HIM, NO MATTER HIS NEGROCITIES (AMIRI BARAKA TERM). NO ONE ON EARTH CAN ENDURE THE MARVIN X EXPERIENCE EXCEPT FOR A MOMENT! HIS COUSIN KEITH LEE SAID, "MARVIN YOU ARE BEYOND INSANE!"

    ELLIOT BEY, HIS SPECIAL MUSICIAN IN PHILLY SAYS,"YOU MUST TAKE MARVIN X LIKE YOU ARE AT A BUFFET, DON'T FILL UP YOUR PLATE AT ONE TIME. TAKE A LITTLE AT A TIME, THEN GO BACK FOR MORE. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY TO DIGEST MARVIN X. IF YOU TRY TO DIGEST HIM AT ONE TIME, YOU WILL SUFFER INDIGESTION, SO DO THE BUFFET MODEL.

     MARVIN X'S MENTOR
     HIS HOLINESS GURU BAWA
    "YOU ARE WITHIN GOD AND GOD IS WITHIN YOU."
     JAH AMIEL, GRANDSON OF MARVIN X. ON THE WAY TO LAKE MERRITT, TOLD HIS GRANDFATHER, "GRANDFATHER, YOU CAN'T SAVE THE WORLD, BUT I CAN!"

    Thank you Mother
    I came from your womb
    yet only you knew who I was
    your child
    special
    you knew my mission
    I knew nothing
    you said son
    you don't need a wife
    for you
    maid secretary mistress
    mama said
    does she know the fruit of her womb
    I had no clue
    mama said I was her special child
    siblings knew
    said nothing to me
    never thought I was special
    mama knew
    all her nine children
    two grand she rasied
    I was special
    mama said nothing to me
    how did my siblings know
    they told me
    Mama knew I was special
    Mama knew her son didn't need a wife
    no matter how many he married in the Islamic tradition
    she knew her son was artist supreme
    MAMA KNEW HER SON WAS ON A MISSION FROM GOD ALMIGHTY.
    just don't abuse mothers of your children, mama said
    Bad luck if you abuse mothers of your children.

    Poor son. Was he mentally retarted, mentally challenged
    he mistook his creativity for his sexuality
    His Muse called, he thought it was his penis talking
    Sun Ra told him discipline in all things
    Sun Ra SAID serve the Creator God
    don't commercialize like Coltrane, Sonny said
    A Love Supreme. A Love Supreme.
    On the day he joined ANCESTORS
    SONNY SENT A MESSAGE FROM
    BIRMINGHAM ALABAMA TO ME IN FRESNO CA
    COMING FROM CHURCH WITH COUSIN TANNY
    SHE SAID OUT OF THE BLUE
    MARVIN DIDN'T YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO DO WITH SUN RA
    OUT OF THE BLUE SHE SAID THIS ON SUNDAY FROM CHURCH
    TANNY, REMEMBER, I BROUGHT SUN RA TO FRESNO
    HE MET MY MOTHER THEN BROUGHT HIM DOWN THE BLOCK TO YOUR HOUSE TO MEET YOUR DJ HUSBAND KEVIN.
    SUN RA SPIRIT CAME FROM ALABAMA TO FRESNO THE DAY HE DIED OR JOINED ANCESTORS

    NEXT DAY FRESNO BEE HAD HALF PAGE ARTICLE ON SUN RA MAKING HIS TRANSITION THAT SUNDAY IN ALABAMA. DID HE SEND HIS SPIRIT TO ME IN FRESNO?
    SOMEBODY HEP ME. I NEED HEP! HOW DID HE GET TO ME ON HIS DEPARTURE FROM EARTH DAY?
    --MARVIN X
    5/10/15

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