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July 2012 Blog Posts (58)


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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


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


Africa
Egypt Land of Blacks

Kemet (Egypt) is the oldest country in the world as it has at least 6000 years of recorded history - Kemet (Egypt) is centrally located in relation to other concentrated population centers in Europe, Asia and Africa for that Kemet (Egypt) set in the middle of commercial, invasion and migration routes . When we look at the map of the world we can say that Kemet (Egypt) occupies the northeast corner of Africa or the land between the Red sea and The Mediterranean Sea.…

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Added by Kemet Travel on July 16, 2012 at 11:00am — No Comments

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A Covenant With Ourselves: Choosing Life, Rejecting Death -- Dr. Maulana Karenga

Started by SendMeYourNews in CURRENT EVENTS AND TOPICAL ISSUES on Thursday. 0 Replies

Dr. Maulana Karenga |  Although National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day is February 7th, it is important to pause in remembrance and respect for those who have died from this devastating disease, to recommit ourselves to assist and support those who…Continue

Tips for Making a Relocation More Enjoyable in Mumbai

Started by Soni Kumari in Politics on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Relocation is a really a stressful event which gives you lots of stress, tension and anxiety. Everyone who has already gone through the process will know about the tedious task that they have to do and also know how to deal with them but for a…Continue

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Tips for Hassle-Free Shifting with Trusted Movers and Packers in Pune

Started by Soni Kumari in Politics on Wednesday. 0 Replies

Something that we importantly needed while relocating somewhere is packers and movers services. We all know that packers and movers…Continue

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Tips for Safe and Damage-Free Household Shifting

Started by Soni Kumari in Politics on Wednesday. 0 Replies

A lot of people shift from one place to other for betterment in life or grabbing some good opportunities. Relocation is a process we never look forward to. You have to contact utility companies, clean your entire home before you leave, and much…Continue

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Maintain Safest Household Shifting in Pune with These Tips

Started by Soni Kumari in Politics Dec 8. 0 Replies

Household goods relocation is tough. For those who are living in Pune, this is the most…Continue

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The GroovaLottos Say "Ask Yo' Mama" For a Holiday Gift Idea

Started by Mwalim *7) DaPhunkeeProfessor in Politics Dec 6. 0 Replies

With the holiday season upon us, give the gift of Grammy nominated Phunk to your loved ones!!! For a Christmas, Kwanzaa, or Hanukkah gift idea, "Ask Yo' Mama"!!!Looking for that perfect stocking stuffer, gift for the office pool, holiday "I'm…Continue

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