Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Marvin X at Sacramento Black Book Fair, June 5-7, 2015

In 2015 the Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF) is introducing two new innovative “literary community participatory projects” highlighting books by authors of African descent. We are seeking the community’s participation with the following fun projects below.
2015 National African American Read-In sponsored by the Black Caucus of National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE). During the month of February, schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens are urged to make literacy a significant part of Black History Month by hosting an African American Read-In. Hosting an event can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings and media presentations that feature professional African American writers. For more information please visit http://www.ncte.org/aari.

2015 Community Read–In March through May sponsored by the Sacramento Black Book Fair (SBBF). Our sub- themes for 2015 “Reading, a Pathway to Freedom” 50th Anniversary of the Voting Rights Act.” Therefore we are encouraging schools, churches, libraries, bookstores, community and professional organizations, and interested citizens to read and discuss at least one book selected by the SBBF planning committee based on our theme. You can purchase the books at underground bookstore, 2814 35th Street, Sacramento, CA 95817 (916) 737-3333. Tuesday through Saturday.
  • I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings by Dr. Maya Angelou (For adults and college students)
  • Child of the Civil Rights Movement by Paula Young Shelton and Raul Colon (For Preschool-2nd grade)
  • The Watsons Go to Birmingham—1963, by Christopher Paul Curtis (For elementary school age)
  • A Guide for using The Watsons Go To Birmingham—1963 in the Classroom
  • Warriors Don’t Cry: The Searing Memoir of the Battle to Integrate Little Rock’s Central High by: Melba Pattillo Beals. (For middle and high school age students)
The Community Read–In will kick-off in March and run through May 2015. Hosting a Community Read-In event can be as simple as bringing together friends to share a book, or as elaborate as arranging public readings. We are calling on parents, grandparents, students, youth groups, schools, colleges, children’s programs, and places of worship, book clubs, libraries, literary groups, bookstores, and the general public to read with us in 2015. For more information please visit our website at: http://www.sacramentoblackbookfair.com.
For more information please contact: Faye Wilson Kennedy at (916) 484-3750 or by e-mail: faye@bluenilepress.com

Marvin X Poem: Let A Million Men March

                  Powerful Poetry
The New Black Panther Party in Texas at the state capitol

 Black Arts Movement artistic freedom fighters at University of California, Merced, BAM Conference, 2014, produced by Kim McMillan and Marvin X

 BAM/Black Power freedom fighters Angela Davis, Marvin X and Sonia Sanchez

 BAM/Black Power freedom fighters Amiri Baraka (RIP), Black Panther co-founder Bobby Seale, BAM baby Dr. Ayodele Nzinga, BAM baby Ahi Baraka and Marvin X at Academy of da Corner, downtown Oakland, 14th and Broadway, renamed the Black Arts Movement District.

 Free Imam Jamil Al Amin, H. Rap Brown--free all the Black Liberation Army freedom fighters!

 Marvin X fought to teach Black Studies at Fresno State University, 1969, but was removed on orders of Gov. Ronald Reagan. He also had Angela Davis removed from teaching at UCLA the same year because she was a Black Communist. Marvin X was a Black Muslim. photo Fresno Bee

 Marvin X and Danny Glover were students at San Francisco State University, 1964-66. Danny was an actor in Marvin's Black Arts West Theatre on Fillmore Street, 1966.
photo South Park Kenny Johnson

Amiri Baraka's Black Arts Repertory Theatre/School, Harlem NY 1965

 UC Berkeley Black Revolutionary students Black Out!

 General Sun Ra, artistic freedom fighter

Ancestor  Revolutionary scholars Dr. John Henry Clarke and Dr. Ben

 Bay Area Black artistic freedom fighters outside Joyce Gordon Gallery, in the Black Arts District, 14th and Franklin, downtown Oakland.
 photo Gene Hazzard and Adam Turner

 Black Arts Movement generals, Amiri Baraka and Marvin X

 Black Airmen in World War II

 The Black Arts Repertory Theatre/school in Harlem, NY, founded by Amiri Baraka, Askia Toure, Larry Neal, Sun Ra, et al., 1965

 Student Menhuaim at Academy of da Corner, 14th and Broadway, downtown Oakland, renamed the Black Arts Movement District, celebrating the return of Master Teacher Marvin X.

Let A Million Men March

Black American soldiers in World War I. Marvin X's father fought in World War I
Let A Million Men March
let them march
one million strong
march their fears out the sands of time
march four hundred years of
american slime and mud off their feet
march chains off their brains
march insane to sane
march for ancestors of middle passage and triangular trade
for nat turner, vesey, prosser, tubman
for the living and the yet unborn
for wives and children forgotten, abused, abandoned
for the joy of reconciliation and reunion
for brotherhood sorely lacking and urgently requested
march for a new community of respect, peace and unconditional love
transcending hate and violence
violence in the streets and violence in the home
march against drive-by killings and turf wars
yu want turf my brother?
march for land and reparations
let them march, let them parade
for spiritual and material satisfaction
for sober thoughts and sober actions
march to end mind altered states
march to the White House gates
announce the new man has arrived
the slave died an unnatural death
the clown is dead
tom is dead
we have de cupped the beggars, tying their hands
those who oppose us, get back in the alley, shut up your chatter
let them march home refreshed by the waterfall of unity
the sun of brotherhood
the river of responsibility.

 from Love and War Poems by Marvin X
Blackbird Press. 1995
 Cover art by Emory Douglas, Black Panther Party Minister of Culture

“There comes a time,” Marvin X wrote, “when a man’s conscience will no longer allow him to participate in the absurd!” (Black Scholar. April-May 1971)

Monday, March 23, 2015

Black Bird Press News & Review: Dr. Nathan Hare's Foreword to How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy

Black Bird Press News & Review: Dr. Nathan Hare's Foreword to How to Recover from the Addiction to White Supremacy

Malcolm X Audio Collection



Malcolm X was one of the most powerful and uncompromising human rights leaders the world has ever known. An incredibly articulate speaker, he explained the reality of race relations in America as nobody had ever done before. This new collection contains over 36 hours of Malcolm X speeches, debates and interviews from 1960 to 1965, both during his time in the Nation of Islam and after he split with Elijah Muhammad. In addition to well-known speeches such as "The Ballot or The Bullet" and "A Message to the Grassroots" you'll hear speeches from the last year of his life that shed light on the involvement of the FBI, the NYPD and the NOI in his assassination. The Malcolm X Audio Collection contains 44 MP3 files, easily downloaded to your computer, tablet, iPhone or iPod.


1. Barry Gray Interview (March 10, 1960) - 41:09
2. Lecture in Atlantic City, NJ (1960) - 25:19
3. Lecture in Atlanta, GA (1960) - 28:00
4. The Embassy in Los Angeles (April 16, 1961) - 1:17:39
5. Open Mind Discussion (April 23, 1961) - 56:33
6. Eleanor Fischer Interview (1961) - 31:03
7. Malcolm X on the History of Africa (1962) - 2:25:32
8. Bayard Rustin Debate (February 15, 1962) - 33:28
9. Dick Elman Interview (May 1, 1962) - 12:27
10. The Crisis of Racism (May 1, 1962) - 14:30
11. Ronald Stokes Memorial Service (May 5, 1962) - 39:43
12. Black Man's History (December 12, 1962) - 1:29:01
13. Michigan State University (January 23, 1963) - 47:12
14. City Desk Interview (March 17, 1963) - 28:15
15. Race Relations In Crisis (June 12, 1963) - 1:39:29
16. Abyssinian Baptist Church (June 12, 1963) - 26:50
17. Kenneth Clark Interview (June 30, 1963) - 13:06
18. Harlem Unity Rally (August 10, 1963) - 2:05:23
19. James Baldwin Debate (September 5, 1963) - 27:44
20. Ford Hall Speech (October 10, 1963) - 54:16
21. Malcolm X at UC Berkeley (October 11, 1963) - 39:53
22. UC Berkeley Speech (October 11, 1963) - 46:40
23. Austin Clarke Interview (October 13, 1963) - 1:04:50
24. A Message to the Grassroots (November 10, 1963) - 43:31
25. A Visit From the FBI (February 4, 1964) - 8:30
26. Declaration of Independence (March 12, 1964) - 7:22
27. The Black Revolution (April 8, 1964) - 45:13
28. The Ballot or the Bullet (April 12, 1964) - 52:48
29. Return from Mecca Press Conference (May 21, 1964) - 14:52
30. Militant Labor Forum (May 29, 1964) - 1:04:56
31. Bob Kennedy Interview (June 25, 1964) - 21:42
32. Robert Penn Warren Interview (June 2, 1964) - 1:00:40
33. John Nebel Interview (June 20, 1964) - 3:37:59
34. Comments in Paris (November 23, 1964) - 13:38
35. Oxford Union Debate (December 3, 1964) - 31:30
36. HARYOU - ACT Forum (December 12, 1964) - 49:37
37. Abdulrahman Mohamed Babu Introduction (December 13, 1964) - 1:09:44
38. Harvard Law School Forum (December 16, 1964) - 48:27
39. Fannie Lou Hamer Introduction (December 20, 1964) - 25:37
40. SNCC Civil Rights Workers (January 1, 1965) - 14:13
41. Front Page Challenge (January 5, 1965) - 13:05
42. Prospects for Freedom in 1965 (January 7, 1965) - 1:15:24
43. On Afro - American History (January 24, 1965) - 45:10
44. After the Firebombing (February 14, 1965) - 1:23:54


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