A month-long international multidisciplined cultural festival in August 2021 in celebration of the Black Arts Movement Business District presented by BAMBD CDC and produced by Lower Bottom Playaz, Inc.
An ongoing. discussion and performance space hosted by Ayodele Nzinga, Oakland CA Inaugural Poet Laureate. The format is literary guest, a palate cleanser, work from the laureate, and the consideration of a "Big Question." Airs every other month on the first Wednesday.
A multi-generational Poet Laureate Program offering free workshops, and poetic performances in nontraditional spaces. The program comes to you at no cost for groups of 10 - 25. Contact for larger groups, more information/schedule.
A book based on the life of Glenn Bailey who spent 52 years incarcerated; 42 for a double homicide he admits to. This is the story of an extraordinary man, a look behind the scenes of the prison system, and a complex cautionary tale. Turned into a play LIFER in 2017.
SorrrowLand Oracle by Ayodele Nzinga is a compendium of spells, incantations, prayers, and their translations into the event of being Black in modernity while standing at the crossroads of revolutionary transformation and the birthing of a new paradigm on the eve of an apocalypse
An Anthology of Writers on Black Liberation
Ayodele clings to a metaphor with the same force that makes diamonds of sand. E. Arnold - Journalist
Black Apes presents WordSlanger- the wickedest mouth in the West with no
This fiery book of poetry, so lovingly crafted, is red-hot in its urgency. It cries out for justice, freedom, and the right to exist and thrive.