Monthly Archives: March 2014

Woman (from That New Millennium Dime)

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
it dont mean nothing w/o a woman… …dont mean nothing… God wrapped velvet/over tempered steel &made a woman/in the image of the creator /creators of life/ godly metaphors/virgin mothers mothers of godz/or/monster makers /creators/ /deep…

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Race ( from That New Millennium Dime)

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
Granny said/ “you will lie in the pit/you dig for ‘an-other’ ” /how you sleep/?/ here in the pit/where we lie/side by side/ in the same open grave/pitted against one another/ cain &…

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That Millennium Dime: Blue Ball, DRAFT 3

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
Blue Ball one ocean/one tree/one/u lookin for water/on the moon/on mars/yet u the one that poisoned the earths rivers/ fish in the lake/the ocean/full of antidepressants/ fantastic/ya dumb ass invented plastic spray more/harvest more clone…

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The Builder

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
If we all become planters we will all have gardens. There was once a builder who had a great desire to create. The builder longed for a space that could be called his…

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Two Trains Running: Lower Bottom Playaz Next Stop

Originally posted on A.Nzinga's Blog:
Season 14 for the Lower Bottom Playaz starts with Two Trains Running by August Wilson. Wilson is one of America’s finest playwrights, his work The American Century Cycle is his signature writ large…

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BAM: The Movement That Moved the World

The sixties, a time of social upheaval punctuated by the struggle of North American Africans to create Black political and social institutions, that advanced Black values, and promoted Black collective interest birthed, an affirmation, “Black is Beautiful”. It was a … Continue reading

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Sedi Bo: A West Oakland Tale of Art and Transformation

Sedi Bo’s image is memorialized in a mural on the corner of 14th and Campbell. Sedi’s name was Cedric, people also called him Country. He was a musical artist. He grew up in West Oakland. His sister’s runs a hair … Continue reading

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