At the Afri-ware Bookstore
in Oak Park IL "BLACK AGE XI"
presented a panel discussion
, signings, vending, and a raffle of a Black Panther and Dreadlocks tee shirt. Tim Jackson
was set to go
and folks loved it. Afri-ware
will be offering a DVD of the presentation in the near future. Nzingah Nommo and Yaounde Olu
were having a moment of appreciation. Nzingah
is the owner of the store which is over ten years old. She regularly
features programs there to explore and
promote the positive aspects of Black and African culture to
the wider community. Yaounde
is a former gallery owner, artist, and pioneer publisher creator of Black Age materials. She gave Turtel Onli
his first exhibition in 1971 and co-published a 'zine in 1980 called "PAPERS"
moderated the panel. Here we have Tim Jackson
holding up one of Yaounde Olu's
publications with Andre Batts
of "Dreadlocks" fame outta Detroit checking it out. Folks
were amazed to learn about
how much has been going on in the Black Age movement
since 1980. They promised to
spread the word.
Andre, Tim and LaMorris
circulated to mix with folks and families who were there. It was all so very positive. This scattered site approach of "BLACK AGE XI"
worked well to take us and our products out to the people. No admission charges. No single physical plant to promote. No travel complications. Just the Black Age appearing at a place near you. BAMN!!!!!
This is the main reason why we do it!!!!!!!
The day before "Los Ninos Mesarinas"
were with us at the South Side
YMCA in Chicago all day. Nino
has been rolling with us for a few years now and folks love his work on the incredible "Laundry Detergent Man"
. His son sold a few drawings of his own too.
This mother brought her son in to meet us since he is very creative. He later explained that he would later hit us up looking for a deal since we were publishers. He felt that meeting us made his efforts that much easier.
worked the panel well. He even explained the creation of "Jigaboo Devil!!!!
BLACK AGE FOREVER!!!!!! It was all a great day in the Black Age.