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July 2012 Blog Posts (71)


West
Jazz and Blackness

Sunday evening we attended an onstage conversation between poet Amiri Baraka and bassist Reggie Workman at Oakland's Eastside Arts Center. Actually it wasn't onstage but the esteemed gentlemen were part of the circle of artists, intellectuals and community people who turned out for the event.



Since I declined to speak at the event, I am posting my comments now. Since the age of fourteen or fifteen, I have listened…
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Added by Marvin X on July 30, 2012 at 12:30pm — No Comments


NYMetro
Holding back the flood



What can one drop do?

Just one drop. Not a lot.

Added up to you and you -Two and two.

Thank you for hold this drop.

What could one drop do?

The one that's that tipping point for the flood.

 

 

By Kwasi Akyeampong

May …

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Added by KWASI Akyeampong on July 29, 2012 at 1:42am — No Comments


West
FASTING DURING RAMADAN IS SPIRITUAL BUT WHAT HAPPENS TO THE BODY DURING A FAST PHYSICALLY?





The body enters into a fasting state eight or so hours after the last meal......this help to reduce your cholesterol levels and blood pressure as well as your weight....

During a fast, your body generates its own energy by burning stored resources made from excess fats, carbohydrates and sugars to produce energy. The liver is the most significant organ in this economical process; it converts the fats into chemicals called…
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Added by hakim on July 28, 2012 at 7:00pm — No Comments


West
Save the Date, Marvin X Reading/book signing, Saturday, September 1, Joyce Gordon Gallery, Oakland

Save the Date: Saturday, September 1, 3-6pm

Marvin X Reading and Book signing at Joyce Gordon Gallery, 14th and Franklin Streets, downtown Oakland, Saturday, September 1, 2012, 3-6pm.





The living legend, the myth, the ritual, the human earthquake, the sledge hammer,…
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Added by Marvin X on July 28, 2012 at 9:55am — No Comments


NYMetro
Thank you for trusting me.

 

Thank you for trusting me.

Thank

You…

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Added by KWASI Akyeampong on July 27, 2012 at 6:00pm — 11 Comments


West
Rare Moments in the Life and Times of Marvin X



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Added by Marvin X on July 26, 2012 at 5:00pm — No Comments


NYMetro
Criminal Ressurection! A Stop The Violence-Man Up Dub Poetry Song!

You're introduced to the illegal hustle

by a demon who don't trust you

just pimpin you

ready to bust some lead in your temple

If you don't follow out the commands of initiation

Do you know where your going to?

In this dark situation?

and across the nation

innocent black boys and girls are getting shot now

we're an…

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Added by Kamal Imani on July 25, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments


Africa
THE GEOGRAPHY OF EGYPT ( Kemet Land )

THE GEOGRAPHY OF EGYPT

IF IT can be said that nature plays favorites, then EGYPT was her favorite Child. There are several geographical features which combine to make this a unique land.

1-An isolated land

Ancient Egypt was isolated from the rest of the world by its Topography. To the west was a vast desert. To the north was the Mediterranean. To the east was the red sea. There were only two points of entry into Egypt aside from sea…

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Added by Kemet Travel on July 25, 2012 at 11:32am — No Comments


NYMetro
Progressives have Hobbled the Democratic Party

by Michael Phillips  ~  

    

  Progressives have hobbled the Democratic Party and have played a big role in its drift to conservatism. Yes all the progressive allies of the Democratic Party, such as Move-on, the unions, the peace movements, the NAACP, the ACLU, environmental groups, human and civil rights groups, civil liberties groups….you name it, are all guilty.

This realization came to me after I attended a Democratic club meeting…

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Added by TheBlackList News on July 23, 2012 at 7:00pm — 1 Comment


NYMetro
Farewell to Sylvia Queen of Soul Food and Harlem

By Gloria Dulan-Wilson ~

  For me Sylvia's passing was like losing a member of my family. I've known and admired her and her family since my first eating at her then humble restaurant in 1968. Thanks to a friend, Sam Anderson, who took me there because I was homesick for home cooking, I became a regular diner of Sylvia's over the years.…

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Added by Gloria Dulan-Wilson on July 23, 2012 at 4:00pm — 1 Comment


West
Ma Rainey's Black Bottom, A Review of Oakland's Lower Bottom Playaz

Review of August Wilson's Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

Ma Rainey's Black Bottom

a play by August Wilson

Produced and directed by

Ayodele Nzinga

Performed by the Lower Bottom Playaz

at the Prescott Joseph Center



review by Marvin X



Down in the heart of West Oakland, in the so called…
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Added by Marvin X on July 22, 2012 at 1:15pm — No Comments


Chicago-Midwest
SLAVE MAN, WHERE IS YOUR GOD?

SLAVE MAN,

WHERE IS YOUR GOD?

 

Slave Man, how did you get here, where are you from, and what is your heritage?

 

Your pain and suffering has gone on forever,

And I cannot remember when you were not here.

 

Slave…

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Added by Tziona Yisrael on July 22, 2012 at 12:24pm — No Comments


West
Level the Playing Field--Everybody Pack!

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Added by Marvin X on July 20, 2012 at 11:52pm — 6 Comments


NYMetro
WAR ON DETROIT CITY WORKERS CALLED “WRONG, DIRTY AND LOW-DOWN”

2500 lay-offs, department shutdowns, draconian “contract” imposition underway

By Diane Bukowski ~



In the world’s largest Black-majority city outside…

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Added by TheBlackList-Publisher on July 20, 2012 at 6:06pm — 1 Comment


Africa
Contact Kemet Travel for Egypt Escort tailor made Tours

Kemet Travel is an Egyptian tourism agency with a license number 2166, Class A with full approve from the Egyptian Tourism ministry and  we have many years of experience how to attended our clients.

Our travel company named Kemet , and Kemet is Egypt ,  as you know that through  the ancient Egypt Kingdom ( Old Kingdom , Middle Kingdom and New Kingdom ) , Pharaohs ( our brothers and sisters ) were commonly referred to there land by Kemet in  reference to the black Nile earth ( The name…

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Added by Kemet Travel on July 20, 2012 at 3:30pm — 1 Comment


Europe
Enjoy the Incredible History of the Most Exciting Sport in the World, Football

There is little doubt that the foremost vital soccer competition within the world is that the FIFA World Cup (often referred to as the globe Cup).



football live streaming

The globe Cup conjointly doubles because the sport event with the foremost representative…

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Added by Nicolas Besch on July 20, 2012 at 6:30am — No Comments


West
Call for Conscious Black Poems

Peace Brother Marvin,

Thank you for your submission to the anthology Stand Our Ground: Poems for Trayvon Martin and Marissa Alexander. It is an honor to include your work in this effort. 
I will be keep you updated as the project moves forward. At this time, we really need all the help we can get to encourage poets to contribute. I do hope you will share the call with all the poets in your global…
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Added by Marvin X on July 19, 2012 at 11:30pm — 6 Comments


West
Black Arts Poets Unite for Freedom and Justice



 
Amiri Baraka, Sonia Sanchez, Askia Toure, Marvin X and Everett Hoagland, some of the leading voices of the Black Arts Movement of the Sixties,…
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Added by Marvin X on July 19, 2012 at 8:30pm — 2 Comments


Europe
Enjoy the Unique Experience of Ice Hockey



hockey en direct

Hockey refers to a series of games that are normally played using curved picket hockey sticks and a puck. They involve maneuvering the puck to urge through the goal of the opponent. Hockey originates from the traditional games that were played using curved sticks. There are many sorts of hockey, together with field…

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Added by nelsonevens on July 19, 2012 at 6:44am — No Comments

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White Power v Black Power: Don’t Get it Twisted

Started by Dr. Kinaya C. Sokoya in Education 8 hours ago. 0 Replies

During the presidential campaign of Donald Trump, a number of radical groups, like the Ku Klux Klan (KKK), have risen from the shadows.  The American people are now calling this group “White Power” activists, the “alt-right,” White supremists and…Continue

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Dr. Maulana Karenga: Righteous Resistance - Upholding the Good, Uplifting the People, Upturning the World

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~ Dr. Maulana Karenga ~  There is an increasing sense among…Continue

Hispanic Homeownership Rate Increases for the Second Consecutive Year According to National Association of Hispanic Real Estate Professionals

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National homeownership rate drops for the 12th consecutive year, with lowest levels in almost 50 years. Hispanics were the only ethnic demographic with increase in homeownership rate.…Continue

Guadeloupe: C'est aujourd'hui que le Comité International pour les Peuples Noirs fête son 25ème anniversaire.

Started by SendMeYourNews in Bulletins Feb 4. 0 Replies

Petit rappel historique:Il y a 25 ans, le 4 février 1992, des afrodescendant(e)s parmi lesquels des militants ant-colonialistes occupèrent à Paris le parvis des Droits de l’Homme au Trocadéro pour contester les festivités officielles de…Continue

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