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A journal dedicated to truth, freedom of speech and radical spiritual consciousness. Our mission is the liberation of men and women from oppression, violence and abuse of any kind, interpersonal, political, religious, economic, psychosexual. We believe as Fidel Castro said, "The weapon of today is not guns but consciousness."

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    Lest We Forget: 
    This Philadelphia Police Helicopter Dropped A Bomb & Murdered (5) Children & (6) Adults- No Cop Was Ever Charged
    of the MOVE bombing MOVE bombing since the bombing
    GETTING TO PHILADELPHIA FROM NEW YORK CITY
    BUSES WILL BE LEAVING NYC On Wednesday, May, 13th at 8:30 am 
    FROM: RIVERSIDE CHURCH, 120th and Claremont Avenue
    and
    FROM: 
    SEIU LOCAL 1199
    W. 43RD STREET
    (between 8th and 9th Avenues) 

    Bus tickets for MAY 13 for the full day of activities in Philadelphia can be obtained by contacting the HOTLINE at 212.330.8029 (leave a message with your name, phone number, and mention your interest in a bus ticket).


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    Yes, they say I have a unique point of view. One day I was hustling my books on Fulton Street in Brooklyn, NY. A brother ran up to me for books because he'd just heard a bout me at another conscious book stand. They told him I'd just come through and had a different point of view. He spent about 30 dollars with me because he said he wanted a different point of view. At the African Village in South Caroline, a young brother came up to me. He said, "Marvin X, I know who you are. I'm not your friend on face book but my friend sends your stuff to me. You definitely have a different point of view."

    Now Available from Black Bird Press: the Marvin X classic How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy, a 13 step manual based on the AA 12-Step model with a Pan African Perspective. $19.95, Black Bird Press, 339 Lester Ave. #10, Oakland CA 94606. We have the Square for credit cards: call 510-200-4164, add $5.00 for priority mailing.







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    Flowing River of Words
    Annual Tribute Event for Louis Reyes Rivera

    Saturday, May 16
    The Nuyorican Poets Cafe
    236 Third Avenue, Manhattan
    6:30 - 8:30 PM


    Every year, the National Writers Union features four emerging poets who were personally selected by close associates of Louis Reyes Rivera. These four artists are given the extraordinary opportunity to read their original works to the accompaniment of professional jazz musicians in a prominent venue. This year, the poets are Cesilie Anandi, Cypress Preston Jackson, Nkosi Nkululeko, and Meriam Rodriguez. Carolyn Butts and Layding Kaliba will also be honored with the 2015 Louis Reyes Rivera Excellence Award for Educator Artists. We're thrilled to announce that UpSurge! Jazz will be performing too! This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

    Tickets: $15 in advance/ $20 at the door. Event tickets are available for sale through The Nuyorican Poets Cafe Box Office.
    Call 212‐780‐9386 or visit
    nuyorican.org.


    Can't attend? Please consider making a donation so this event can continue.
    http://louis2015tribute.eventbrite.com. Thank you!

    About Louis Reyes Rivera
    Known as the Janitor of History, poet/essayist Louis Reyes Rivera began studying his craft in 1960 and teaching in 1969 after co-founding The Paper, an institution brought forth as a result of the 1969 Student Takeover of City College. Rivera was born May 19, 1945, in Brooklyn, the oldest of 12 children. Considered by many as a necessary bridge between the African and Latino American communities, he was a professor of Pan-African, African-American, Caribbean and Puerto Rican literature and history whose essays and poems appeared in numerous publications, including his own Scattered Scripture. Before his passing on March 2, 2012, he completed an epic poem, Jazz in Jail (unpublished) and translated Clemente Soto Velez's Broomstick Stallion. The recipient of over 20 awards, Rivera assisted in the publication of well over 200 books and frequently performed with his own band, The Jazzoets.

    Learn more!
    Article by award-winning journalist Herb Boyd
    "Inside the River of Poetry" essay
    Fascinating Interview



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    HiMarvin,


    Dateline May 13th 2015: Philadelphia, PA

    A SCI Mahanoy prison nurse called Wadiya Jamal Mumia's wife at 8:50 pm last night May 12th and told her that Mumia had been moved to the hospital.  This is a disturbing development and is cause for grave concern.  There are reports that he had a fever, and that he has open wounds and sores on his legs.  HIs attorney Bret Grote visited him on Friday.  He was engaged, alert, yet he was in pain in his knees and leg.

    We will be working to gather more information as the day goes on.  His hospital conditions will be abhorrent: he will be chained to the bed.  He could, as they did before, be arbitrarily and systematically denied visitors. The last time we were in the ICU they did not let his familly or lawyers see him, or give them any information for 24hrs. Even though they were the ICU waiting room just a few feet from Mumia's bed..

    Clearly Mumia's chronic conditions remain undiagnosed and unsuccessfully treated.  Mumia was given a skin biopsy on Monday of this week, and had been in the infirmary following that procedure.

    Mumia's legal team of Bret Grote of the Abolitionist Law Center, has been augmented with the addition of attorney Bob Boyle.   Mumia's doctor has been speaking directly with Mumia, even though the time he has been allowed for the phone in the infirmary was limited.  There is no phone at the hospital.   Mumia's expert medical team has been advising Mumia on the tests and the medications that have been done. This advice has been critical, and is now not possible.


    As we noted in our last update oversight and close monitoring of any tests, especially the diagnostic tests are crucial.  The prison is preventing Mumia and Mumia's doctors from adequate oversight and input. Because communication is being limited by prison officials Mumia does not have access quickly enough to information he needs to advocate for his own care.   We are clear that Inadequate testing, delays, and any deviation from the medically necessary course of treatment, will be challenged.

    Obtaining a diagnosis is of paramount importance at this moment.

    Mumia remains seriously ill. Public pressure has been key every step of the way, and remains extremely important.  Please keep up the calls, emails and faxes. Demand that (1) Adequate diagnostic testing be done (2) That Mumia's doctor is able to communicate freely and regularly with the prison infirmary physicians who are delivering Mumia's medical care (3) His doctor has meaningful and regular phone access with Mumia. (There are no phones in the hospital, in the infirmary, his calls are limited to 15 mins and and he has limited access to the day room where the phones are). (4) And allow Mumia's chosen doctor to conduct an onsite medical examination. And as many have said, it is past time for Mumia to be released from prison.   

    Noelle Hanrahan, P.I. Director Prison Radio

    p.s. May 13th is the 30th Anniversary of the MOVE bombing in Philadelphia.  Please see Mumia's commentary "May 13th at Thirty" (2:37) recorded (4/26/2015) for this event.  Prison Radio has recorded other U.S. political prisoners for this occasion as well.


    Thank you to everyone who is making Mumia's legal and medical Care possible!  With 783 supporters from around the world, so far we have raised $46,039! 

    Your gift is making sure that we are
    Keeping Our Eyes on Mumia;
    obtaining all medical records, preparing litigation;
    & getting expert Medical Advice!

    bit.ly/rise4mumia

    Call, write, fax continue to keep the pressure on demand freedom & medical care for Mumia:


    John Wetzel, PA Secretary of Corrections: 717-728-4109
    Governor Tom Wolf: 717-787-2500
    SCI Mahanoy: 570-787-2500
    For a full list of addresses and faxes, visit www.freemumia.com and 
    prisonradio.org

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    Young Oakland continues their interview with artistic freedom fighter Marvin X this week as part of their "Talking To The Elders" series. In this segment Marvin X talks about the Black Arts Movement, of which he is one of the founders, along with Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Nikki Giovanni, the Last Poets, Haki Madhubuti, Larry Neal, Sun Ra, Barbara Ann Teer, Milford Graves, Askia Toure, Ed Bullins, et al.

    West Coast BAM members include Emory Douglas, Judy Juanita, Halifu Osumare, Danny Glover, Jose Goncalves, et. al. This was a national movement of socially conscious artists/activists aligned with the Black Liberation Movement: east coast, west coast, mid west, dirty south!

    Emory Douglas, Black Panther Minister of Culture is the best example of the Black Arts Movement artist who was a member of a political organization as well. He was a member of the BPP. See his comments on his role as BAM/BPP?BLM artist/activist in the Stanley Nelson documentary film The Black Panthers: Vanguard of the Revolution.

    To best understand the importance of BAM in the Black Liberation Movement, check out what co-founder of the BPP Dr. Huey P. Newton said, "Marvin X was my teacher. Many of our comrades came through his Black Arts Theatre: Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Emory Douglas, Samuel Napier, Judy Juanita, et. al." Larry Neal said BAM was the sister of the Black Liberation Movement. Marvin X says, "BAM was the mother! BAM gave cultural consciousness to those students, intellectuals and grass roots people who went into the political movement. We awakened the people with our poetry, plays, songs, chants, raps, paintings, dance, music, literature, journals, and all other genres of the Black Esthetic."


     

    This young lady videos an interview with  Marvin X at his Academy of da Corner for her Youth Speak with the Elders Project. After she and her colleague exhausted Marvin X with questions about the Black Arts Movement District, there was more drama in Oakland's BAM District. Marvin X was too absorbed in the action to use his cell phone camera to document the events that soon followed the interview with youth, but down the block from him at 14th and Franklin, two lesbians got into a fight and a short time later two men scuffled in front of the Chase Bank across from Academy of da Corner. When one pulled out a knife, the security guard at the boarded up Chase Bank pulled his gun to stop the fight. The OPD arrived to arrest the man with the knife. They handcuffed him but later released him. After being released, the man broke down emotionally  as he road off on his bike.

    Marvin X says while we appreciate the videographers who come through to interview me, we think we need our own camera to document the action taking place in "the most dangerous classroom in the world". Would you like to donate a video camera to Academy of da Corner? Your donation can be tax-deductible. Call 510-200-4164.










    On May 21, 22, Marvin X will be at the University of Chicago conference on Ancestor Sun Ra, his mentor and colleague in the Black Arts Movement.  On June 5,6,7, he will be one of the featured authors at the Second Annual Sacramento Black Book Fair.



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  • 05/14/15--20:19: Mother Blues

  •  Oba/king of the Yoruba African Village, Sheldon, South Carolina
    We thank the Oba for attempting to transform us back from nigguhs to Africans! 
    Thank you, Oba!--Marvin X

    Don't make me tell the tales I know
    dreadful
    grand kids say
    Gpaw what is wretched?
    wretched of the earth I say
    in the manner of Fanon
    terrible grandchild
    pitiful grandson
    don't be wretched
    say this to your mother
    Mother, heaven is at your feet
    Mother says don't just say it do it
    Naeema say Heaven is at the feet of your, Mother
    Daughter says, Oh, Father, Naeema puts on the worst show on earth at bedtime!
    What?
    Oh, Father, she puts on the greatest show on earth every night at 8pm, at bedtime!
    Grandson Jah Amiel, also a terrorizer of his mother!
    I made him declare before his mother, "Oh, Mother, heaven is at your feet!" At first he looked up to heaven to praise his mother. I said, no, Jah Amiel, the Prophet Muhammad said, Heaven is at the feet of your mother.
    Jah Amiel declared to his mother, "Mother, heave is at your feet."
    Mother was not convinced.
    Mother said, Oh, Father, please take them with you!
    She showed me a video of a Mother on Strike.
    Also check out the mother who beat her son's ass in the Baltimore rebellion.
    As father and grandfather, as lover of mothers with children, I praise the mothers who must care for their children 24/7, who watch out for them feed them wash them get them to school visit them in jail and prison yes praise the Mother Goddess forever and forever and forever!
    --Marvin X
    5/14/15




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     Four young brothers at the Academy of da Corner reading the Oakland Post Newspaper.
    photo Gene Hazzard

     West Oakland childhood friends Paul Cobb and Marvin X, both writers and publishers
    photo Walter Riley, Esq.

     Oakland Black Writers/activists honor slain journalist Chauncey Bailey at the Joyce Gordon Gallery, downtown Oakland, Black Arts Movement District, 14th and Franklin
    photo Gene Hazzard and Adam Turner for the Oakland Post Newspaper





     Black Arts Movement/Black Power Babies, an inter-generational discussion in Brooklyn, NY, produced by Muhammida El Muhajir

     I love you because I love you because I love you because I love you.
    Revolutionary love!



    Marvin X Poem



    I loved grandmother's hands
    grandfather's too
    Johnny Murrill
    drunk at El Gato Negro in Chinatown
    go with uncle stand to pick him up
    grandfather stuck on stupid in El Gato Negro
    In Chinatown
    drunk in the gambling shack
    drunk broke
    sittin in the car for hours
    outside El Gato Negro
    the Black Cat
    Uncle Stan went inside
    Uncle Stan please come back soon
    gpaw stuck on stupid
    broke
    all week workin in da field
    pickin cotton in the valley
    fresno dos palos los banos
    grandfather do take my girlfriend
    you drunk on gin
    runnin through the house calling girlie girlie girlie
    grandpaw
    did ma girl
    please.

    And now I am grandfather. Dirty old man. Filthy McNasty
    Somebody hep me but you can't hep dirty old man.
    Ase.
    Please don't come with square ass bullshit. Spare me square ass bitches.
    Square motherfucker will get ya killed,
    hustling padner taught me.
    fuck a square ass bitch
    saw them in the crack house
    freak of the week
    give up BMW for a rock
    suck every cock fa a rock
    nigguh please
    we saw it all
    no Miller Lite here
    we all gave it all in the game of slavery
    don't have no shame today
    --mx


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    Ishmael Reed calls him "Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland." Bob Holman says,  "He is the USA's Rumi!--the wisdom of Saadi, the ecstasy of Hafiz." Rudolph Lewis says, "A master teacher in many fields of thought. One of America's great story tellers. I'd put him ahead of Mark Twain!" James G. Spady writes, "When you listen to Tupac Shakur, E-40, Too Short, Master P or any other rappers out of the Bay Area of Cali, think of Marvin X. He laid the foundation and gave us the language to express black male urban experiences in a lyrical way." 

    Sponsors of his Chicago tour include Paul Cobb, Publisher of the Oakland Post News Group, and Leon Teasley, childhood friends and patrons of the poet.












































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  • 05/18/15--06:08: Comments on Marvin X
  •   
    Ishmael Reed calls him "Plato teaching on the streets of Oakland." Bob Holman says,  "He is the USA's Rumi!--the wisdom of Saadi, the ecstasy of Hafiz." Rudolph Lewis says, "A master teacher in many fields of thought. One of America's great story tellers. I'd put him ahead of Mark Twain!" James G. Spady writes, "When you listen to Tupac Shakur, E-40, Too Short, Master P or any other rappers out of the Bay Area of Cali, think of Marvin X. He laid the foundation and gave us the language to express black male urban experiences in a lyrical way." 
    Co-founder of the Black Panther Party, Ancestor Dr. Huey P. Newton, said, "Marvin X was my teacher. Many of our comrades came through his Black Arts Theatre, i.e., Bobby Seale, Eldridge Cleaver, Emory Douglas, Samuel Napier!"

    Sponsors of his Chicago tour include Paul Cobb, Publisher of the Oakland Post News Group, and Leon Teasley, childhood friends and patrons of the poet. 





    Marvin X is available for speaking/readings coast to coast. 510-200-4164/jmarvinx@yahoo.com. www.blackbirdpressnews.blogspot.com

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    Commandos took out a top ISIS moneyman, captured his wife and freed one of his slaves in a dramatic nighttime raid in Syria, officials said Saturday.

    Abu Sayyaf — who ran ISIS’s lucrative black-market oil and gas sales operation and had a hand in the terror group’s military operations — died in the daring commando attack in al Omar, Syria’s largest oil field.

    No US personnel were injured in the paratrooper raid, which killed 19 ISIS militants, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.

    The elite Army commandos set out early Saturday to al Omar, located 80 highway miles from the Iraqi border, aboard V-22 Osprey aircraft and Black Hawk helicopters. They intended to capture Sayyaf but encountered stiff resistance at a heavily guarded multi-story building, where fighting took place “at very close quarters, and there was hand-to-hand combat,” a US official told AFP.
    Abu Sayyaf was killed “when he engaged US forces,” Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in a statement.

    Besides taking down Abu Sayyaf and capturing his wife, the commandos also grabbed documents, computers and other materials.

    The raid departed from the usual US strategy of fighting ISIS with air raids and drone strikes. US ground forces are known to have deployed against ISIS in Syria just once before, in an unsuccessful hostage-rescue effort last summer.

    Abu Sayyaf, a Tunisian citizen, was ISIS’s “emir of oil and gas,” a US official said. Iraqi officials believe he was also in charge of ISIS finances.

    He had associations with top ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, who claims the grandiose title of “caliph” and purports to be the world leader of all Muslims.

    Earlier in his terror career, Abu Sayyaf was a follower of Osama bin Laden. He was among a number of bin Laden and al Qaeda followers who have switched allegiance to ISIS.

    Abu Sayyaf’s wife, Umm Sayyaf, was flown to a location in Iraq. A US official said she was being debriefed in hope of learning more about ISIS’s operations.

    Umm Sayyaf also “may have been complicit” in the enslavement of a Yazidi woman rescued in the raid, Carter said. ISIS captured members of the Yazidi religious minority last summer as they rampaged across Iraq.

    Elsewhere in Syria, ISIS pushed Saturday toward the historic city of Palmyra, raising fears it would destroy its elegant columns and other architecturally significant ruins. Last week, UNESCO chief Irina Bokova pleaded with fighters to spare the city, saying “it represents an irreplaceable treasure for the Syrian people and the world.”
    RAMADI taken by ISIS

    (CNN)Now that the key Iraqi city of Ramadi has fallen into the hands of ISIS militants, what happens next?
    It depends who you ask.
    Iraqi and U.S. officials are maintaining that the tide will soon turn back against ISIS, whose fighters seized control of Ramadi on Sunday after a prolonged offensive using explosive-laden bulldozers and other vehicles driven by suicide bombers.
    But many observers say that recovering from the loss of the strategic city -- the capital of Anbar province, Iraq's Sunni heartland -- will take a long time.
    "This is a huge setback to Iraqi forces and to the U.S. strategy to degrade and ultimately defeat ISIS," said Peter Mansoor, a CNN military analyst who was a colonel in the U.S. Army.
    The ISIS victory in Ramadi, after more than a year of fighting, shows the Sunni militant group's broader resilience in the face of sustained airstrikes from the U.S.-led coalition and pressure from Kurdish forces in the north.

    Backup forces bring their own challenges

    The Iraqi government says reinforcements for the security forces that pulled out of Anbar on Sunday are already on their way. Ramadi is just 110 kilometers (70 miles) west of Baghdad, the heavily fortified capital.

    But the nature of the forces believed to be heading to Anbar to take on ISIS there could present challenges.
    Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi has ordered the Hashd Al-Shaabi paramilitary force -- also known as the Popular Mobilization Units -- to prepare for deployment. It will be joined by Iraqi security forces and Sunni tribal volunteers.
    The decision to mobilize the paramilitary force, which is Iranian-backed and predominantly Shiite, follows a request for help from Anbar provincial officials, tribal leaders and religious clerics.

    Concerns about role of Shiite forces

    The Shiite forces that are part of the Popular Mobilization Units helped the Iraqi army retake the city of Tikrit from ISIS in March. But their involvement prompted fears that it could inflame sectarian tensions, and their ties to Iran complicated the use of airstrikes by the U.S. coalition.
    Analyst: Iraq is a lost cause

    Analyst: Iraq is a lost cause 

    Sending Shiite forces to fight ISIS in the heart of Sunni Iraq raised concerns among some observers.
    "That would be a different bloodbath on its own. It would be Sunni against Shia. Who knows what that would provoke?" said Robert Baer, a CNN intelligence and security analyst.
    Muhannad Haimour, a spokesman for the governor of Anbar, said the Popular Mobilization Units were no longer Shiite militias but an official body governed by law.
    "The governor made the position very clear that any Iraqi who wishes to defend Iraq is welcome to do so, provided that they are fighting under the Iraqi banner and under the command and control of the Iraqi official security forces," he told CNN.

    'Hugely symbolic' city

    But the arrival of predominantly Shiite forces is likely to do little to soothe the grievances of the beleaguered Sunni tribes that have been fighting ISIS for control of Ramadi since the first half of last year.
    Officials in the city have repeatedly called for more support and weapons from the Shiite-dominated government in Baghdad and for more airstrikes by the U.S.-led coalition.
    But despite their warnings, one of the cities for which U.S. forces fought bitterly in 2005 and 2006 eventually fell to ISIS.
    "Ramadi is hugely symbolic," said Mansoor, a former aide to Gen. David Petraeus, who led U.S. forces in Iraq. "It's the birthplace of the Awakening, the tribal rebellion against al Qaeda in Iraq, the forerunner to ISIS -- a tribal rebellion that did so much to defeat that group back during the surge of 2007 and 2008."
    On Friday, the United States announced that it was "expediting" weapon shipments to Iraq because of the fighting in Ramadi.
    Speaking from Seoul, South Korea, on Monday, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said that "large numbers" of ISIS fighters had been killed in the past few days, and that more would be killed in the coming days "because that seems to be the only thing they understand."
    "It is possible to see the kind of attack we have in Ramadi, but I am absolutely confident in the days ahead that will be reversed," he said.

    Fears of 'bloodbath' under ISIS

    Now that the city is back in the hands of terrorists, officials are "extremely concerned about massacres that we think will be committed by ISIS," said Haimour, the Anbar governor's spokesman.
    "On the first day that ISIS took over the city, they executed a 3-year-old girl whose father was fighting against ISIS. And he later died in battle," he told CNN.
    ISIS has a grim track record of ruthlessly slaughtering opponents it captures.
    "Anybody who supported the government will probably be executed within the next 24 hours," said Baer. "Their families will be driven out. It will be a bloodbath over the next couple of days. All the soldiers who were captured will be executed."
    A flood of residents has been pouring out of Ramadi toward safer parts of Anbar and Baghdad in recent days.
    "We are witnessing a humanitarian crisis," said Haimour, estimating that as many as 8,000 people had left the city Sunday.
    As civilians fled, the heavy fighting continued.
    Officials estimate that more than 500 people have been killed in the most recent clashes in Ramadi, he said, noting that some pockets of resistance against ISIS remained inside the city.

    ISIS resilience, Iraqi difficulties

    Some analysts said ISIS' advances in Ramadi showed the extremist group's tenacity.
    "What's clear to me is ISIS is enduring and will continue to endure," said Baer.
    Others said the situation reflected long-standing issues with Iraqi security forces and Western efforts to strengthen them.
    "This is not about ISIS. This is about whether the Iraqi military has the capability and, more importantly, the will to face up with ISIS," he said. "They've had some successes, the military has. This is a setback. It's going to take years to figure out who will prevail."
    Baer said he thinks the fall of Ramadi rules out the likelihood of an Iraqi offensive this summer to kick ISIS out of Mosul, the northern city where government security forces fled from the militants last year.
    "I think Ramadi's probably lost for a long time, and other parts of Al-Anbar province, as well," he said.
    Haimour said it's unfair to portray Iraqi forces as unwilling to battle ISIS. Iraqi forces fought hard in Ramadi, he said, but faced well-trained ISIS fighters with heavy weaponry who were on a suicide mission.
    "They come to Anbar and Iraq to die. It's very difficult to stop a bulldozer that's been armored, driven by a suicide bomber, with tons of explosives," he said. "And dealing with these fighters has been extremely difficult. It's not a conventional war by any stretch of the imagination."

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    Yes, Chicago, get ready for the Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience. When Marvin X returned underground from self-imposed exile in Toronto, Canada as a resister of the US war against the peace loving people of Vietnam, 1967, he arrived in Chicago to join the Black Arts Movement Chicago people, i.e., Don L. Lee (Haki Madhudubuti), Carolyn Rogers, Queen Mother Gwen Brooks, Hoyt Fuller, Phil Choran of the AFro Arts Theatre (check correct title, mx). Marvin X had already had the Chicago Arts Ensemble perform at his Black House political/cultural center in San Francisco, 1967 (co-founded by Eldridge Cleaver, playwright Ed Bullins and Ethna Wyatt of Chicago, aka Hurriyah Asar).

    In 1968, Chicago and America was giving Marvin X and the North American Africans  a wild crazy ride! When he came underground to Chicago, after discovering "racism is as Canadian as hockey", along with other facts provided him by Canada's angriest Negro Austin Clake, novelist, along with conversations with the great Pan-African Jan Carew who was also in Toronto at the time. Imagine, a young black man mentored by Austin Clarke and Jan Carew! We talked about many things such as his novel Moscow is not my Mecca, i.e., Pan Africans and Communism; about those North American Africans in Ghana during the Nkrumah regime. How suspect they were as C.I.A. agents. From Barbados, Austin Clarke worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Company, but primarily a novelist. His novels and short stories talked of white people with private libraries full of "Negro Literature", they are experts on us, yes, they know more about us than we know about ourselves. Alas, they know you are God and Goddess but you know it not!

    Let me get to the wild crazy ride Chicago gave me in 1968. Under a fake name, I did temporary office work in the Loop, the downtown business district; had no problem getting hired under a false name, especially since I could type 80wpm.

    Initially, I lived on the North side. As the subway train goes from the Loop to the North, the passengers become whiter and whiter, until there are no blacks except myself. But my Chicago contact lived in the North, so I had no choice.

    It was Hurriya's sister, my partner Ethna X. Wyatt, Chicago girl who came to the Bay Area in the 1960s, who co-founded Black Arts West and Black House, who  joined me in exile in Toronto, then went home to Chicago and wrote me about the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, i.e., a poet named Don. L. Lee.

    Hurriyah induced me to Chicago, even though our time in Toronto, Canada had been stressful to say the least, mainly because I had no money, i.e., see my Mythology of Pussy and Dick: I couldn't pay my pussy bill! but we can talk about life in exile. Ah, let me tell you, no matter how much you hate these niggers, they yo nigguhs, like no other tribe in the world, Nigguhs is yo tribe, aka Tribe of Shabazz, a Persian term suggesting our history beyond Africa to the World, The World and Africa by W.E.B. DuBois, a must read. If you haven't read The World and Africa, don't say shit to me; also. the complete works of J.A. Rogers, Destruction of African Civilization, Stolen Legacy, The Cultural Unity of Africa, The Black Anglo Saxons, How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy, Message to the Black Man in America. If you have not read these basic texts for Black Culture 101, get out my Academy of the Corner. Don't say shit to me!

    Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar, Queen Mother of the West Coast Black Arts Movement under the leadership of Marvin X, e.g., Black Arts West Theatre, Fillmore District, San Francisco, 1966, the Black House political and cultural center, San Francisco, 1967, co-founded by Marvin X, Eldridge, Ed Bullins, Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar. Hurriyah's relationship has endured, e.g., he has visited her land on the islands of Beaufort, South Carolina, to write his autobiography Somethin Proper, his docudrama One Day in the Life and his manual How To Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy.

    As per recent events in North Charleston, Marvin X knows the area since he came with his host Hurriyah on many occasion while she handled her business as an entrepreneur.

    Marvin X and Fred Hampton, Jr.







    Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar, Queen Mother of the West Coast Black Arts Movement under the leadership of Marvin X, e.g., Black Arts West Theatre, Fillmore District, San Francisco, 1966, the Black House political and cultural center, San Francisco, 1967, co-founded by Marvin X, Eldridge, Ed Bullins, Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar. Hurriyah's relationship has endured, e.g., he has visited her land on the islands of Beaufort, South Carolina, to write his autobiography Somethin Proper, his docudrama One Day in the Life and his manual How To Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy.

    As per recent events in North Charleston, Marvin X knows the area since he came with his host Hurriyah on many occasion while she handled her business as an entrepreneur. We recall North Charleston as a depressed area. We are not sure those outside the South can understand the term depressed. In a visit to Atlanta, GA, we were told, "Marvin X, these people were poor before Crack, now they are beyond poor, they are destitute!




















































    Yes, Chicago, get ready for the Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience. When Marvin X returned underground from self-imposed exile in Toronto, Canada as a resister of the US war against the peace loving people of Vietnam, 1967, he arrived in Chicago to join the Black Arts Movement Chicago people, i.e., Don L. Lee (Haki Madhudubuti), Carolyn Rogers, Queen Mother Gwen Brooks, Hoyt Fuller, Phil Choran of the AFro Arts Theatre (check correct title, mx). Marvin X had already had the Chicago Arts Ensemble perform at his Black House political/cultural center in San Francisco, 1967 (co-founded by Eldridge Cleaver, playwright Ed Bullins and Ethna Wyatt of Chicago, aka Hurriyah Asar).

    In 1968, Chicago and America was giving Marvin X a wild crazy ride! When he came underground to Chicago, after discovering "racism is as Canadian as hockey", along with other facts provided to him by Canada's angriest Negro Austin Clake, novelist, along with conversations with the great Pan-African Jan Carew who was also in Toronto at the time. Imagine, a young black man mentored by Austin Clarke and Jan Carew! We talked about many things such as his novel Moscow is not my Mecca; about those North American Africans in Ghana during the Nkrumah regime. How suspect they were as C.I.A. agents. From Barbados, Austin Clarke worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Company, but primarily a novelist. His novels and short stories talked of white people with private libraries full of "Negro Literature", they are experts on us, yes, they know more about us than we know about ourselves. Alas, they know you are God and Goddess but you know it not!

    Let me get to the wild crazy ride Chicago gave me in 1968. Under a fake name, I did temporary office work in the Loop, the downtown business district; had no problem getting hired under a false name, especially since I could type 80wpm.
    Initially, I lived out North. As subway train goes from the Loop to the North, the passengers become whiter and whiter, until there are no blacks except myself. But my Chicago contact lived in the North, so I had no choice. It was Hurriya's sister. Ethna X. Wyatt, Chicago girl who came to the Bay Area in the 1960s, who joined me in exile in Toronto, then went home to Chicago and wrote me about the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, i.e., a poet named Don. L. Lee.

    Hurriyah induced me to Chicago, even though our time in Toronto, Canada had been stressful to say the least, mainly because I had no money, i.e., see my Mythology of Pussy and Dick: I couldn't pay my pussy bill! but we can talk about life in exile. Ah, let me tell you, no matter how much you hate these niggers, they yo nigguhs, like no other tribe in the world, Nigguhs is yo tribe, aka Tribe of Shabazz, a Persian term suggesting our history beyond Africa to the World, The World and Africa by W.E.B. DuBois, a must read. If you haven't read The World and Africa, don't say shit to me; also. the complete works of J.A. Rogers, Destruction of African Civilization, Stolen Legacy, The Cultural Unity of Africa, The Black Anglo Saxons, How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy, Message to the Black Man in America. If you have not read these basic texts for Black Culture 101, get out my Academy of the Corner. Don't say shit to me!

    Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar, Queen Mother of the West Coast Black Arts Movement under the leadership of Marvin X, e.g., Black Arts West Theatre, Fillmore District, San Francisco, 1966, the Black House political and cultural center, San Francisco, 1967, co-founded by Marvin X, Eldridge, Ed Bullins, Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar. Hurriyah's relationship has endured, e.g., he has visited her land on the islands of Beaufort, South Carolina, to write his autobiography Somethin Proper, his docudrama One Day in the Life and his manual How To Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy.

    As per recent events in North Charleston, Marvin X knows the area since he came with his host Hurriyah on many occasion while she handled her business as an entrepreneur and she provided him with a refuge to write his books in a sacred space on her island land. All praise to the Goddess Hurriyah Asar!

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     Marvin X loves Angela Davis
     MARVIN X LOVES BOBBY SEALE AND HUEY NEWTON FOR TAKING HIM FROM THE FEAR ZONE! THANK YOU HUEY FOR TAKING BEYOND THE ZONE OF FEAR. ALL PRAISE IS DUE ALLAH, HUEY1











































    Yes, Chicago, get ready for the Wild Crazy Ride of the Marvin X Experience. When Marvin X returned underground from self-imposed exile in Toronto, Canada as a resister of the US war against the peace loving people of Vietnam, 1967, he arrived in Chicago to join the Black Arts Movement Chicago people, i.e., Don L. Lee (Haki Madhudubuti), Carolyn Rogers, Queen Mother Gwen Brooks, Hoyt Fuller, Phil Choran of the AFro Arts Theatre (check correct title, mx). Marvin X had already had the Chicago Arts Ensemble perform at his Black House political/cultural center in San Francisco, 1967 (co-founded by Eldridge Cleaver, playwright Ed Bullins and Ethna Wyatt of Chicago, aka Hurriyah Asar).

    In 1968, Chicago and America was giving Marvin X and the North American Africans  a wild crazy ride! When he came underground to Chicago, after discovering "racism is as Canadian as hockey", along with other facts provided him by Canada's angriest Negro Austin Clake, novelist, along with conversations with the great Pan-African Jan Carew who was also in Toronto at the time. Imagine, a young black man mentored by Austin Clarke and Jan Carew! We talked about many things such as his novel Moscow is not my Mecca, i.e., Pan Africans and Communism; about those North American Africans in Ghana during the Nkrumah regime. How suspect they were as C.I.A. agents. From Barbados, Austin Clarke worked at the Canadian Broadcasting Company, but primarily a novelist. His novels and short stories talked of white people with private libraries full of "Negro Literature", they are experts on us, yes, they know more about us than we know about ourselves. Alas, they know you are God and Goddess but you know it not!

    Let me get to the wild crazy ride Chicago gave me in 1968. Under a fake name, I did temporary office work in the Loop, the downtown business district; had no problem getting hired under a false name, especially since I could type 80wpm.

    Initially, I lived on the North side. As the subway train goes from the Loop to the North, the passengers become whiter and whiter, until there are no blacks except myself. But my Chicago contact lived in the North, so I had no choice.

    It was Hurriya's sister, my partner Ethna X. Wyatt, Chicago girl who came to the Bay Area in the 1960s, who co-founded Black Arts West and Black House, who  joined me in exile in Toronto, then went home to Chicago and wrote me about the Black Arts Movement in Chicago, i.e., a poet named Don. L. Lee.

    Hurriyah induced me to Chicago, even though our time in Toronto, Canada had been stressful to say the least, mainly because I had no money, i.e., see my Mythology of Pussy and Dick: I couldn't pay my pussy bill! but we can talk about life in exile. Ah, let me tell you, no matter how much you hate these niggers, they yo nigguhs, like no other tribe in the world, Nigguhs is yo tribe, aka Tribe of Shabazz, a Persian term suggesting our history beyond Africa to the World,

    The World and Africa by W.E.B. DuBois, a must read. If you haven't read The World and Africa, don't say shit to me; also. the complete works of J.A. Rogers, Destruction of African Civilization, Stolen Legacy, The Cultural Unity of Africa, The Black Anglo Saxons, How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy, Message to the Black Man in America. If you have not read these basic texts for Black Culture 101, get out my Academy of the Corner. Don't say shit to me!

    Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar, Queen Mother of the West Coast Black Arts Movement under the leadership of Marvin X, e.g., Black Arts West Theatre, Fillmore District, San Francisco, 1966, the Black House political and cultural center, San Francisco, 1967, co-founded by Marvin X, Eldridge, Ed Bullins, Ethna X. Wyatt, aka Hurriyah Asar. Hurriyah's relationship has endured, e.g., he has visited her land on the islands of Beaufort, South Carolina, where he wrote his autobiography Somethin Proper, revised his docudrama One Day in the Life and his manual How To Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy.

    As per recent events in North Charleston, Marvin X knows the area since he came with his host Hurriyah on many occasion while she handled her business as an entrepreneur. He recalls North Charleston as a depressed area, while Charleston is a 500 year old city, imagine its history, imagine why the hurricanes originate in West African and come directly to the Slave ports such as Charleston.

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