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Mama Phife Represents Book Reading

Sep 29, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM
Graduate Roosevelt Island, New York, NY
Event Summary
Award-winning poet Cheryl Boyce-Taylor pays tribute to her departed son Malik ‘Phife Dawg’ Taylor of the legendary hip-hop trio A Tribe Called Quest in this intimate collection.

Mama Phife Represents is a hybrid-story that follows the journey of a mother’s grieving heart through her first two years of public and private mourning. Told through a tapestry of narrative poems, dreams, anecdotes, journal entries, and letters, these treasured fragments of their lives show a great love between mother and son. Artist and artist, teacher and friend. Cheryl Boyce-Taylor’s gift includes drawings, emails, hip-hop lyrics, and notes Malik wrote to his parents beginning at age eight. Both elegy and praise song, there is joy and sorrow, healing, and a mother’s triumphant heart that rises and blooms again. 
Mama Phife Represents can be purchased through as well as copies for sale will  be on site.

Photo credit to: Dominique Sindayiganza
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Music by Dj Talib Kweli, Talib Kweli (@talibkweli) • Instagram photos and videosTalib Kweli

Moderated by Anita Kopacz, Goddess Anita Kopacz: African Goddess Initiation Fest Guru (


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Sheryl Wesley and 'Litro' are The Sonic Café, The Sonic-Cafe (@thesoniccafe) • Instagram photos and videos


Sheryl & 'Lite' are childhood friends of Malik 'Phife Dawg' Taylor and forever fans of Mama Phife. We're doing this for the love of the 5 Foot Freak and for the Culture.



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About Anita Kopacz

Anita Kopacz is the author of the Simon & Schuster fiction novel, Shallow Waters. Shallow Waters: A Novel: 9781982179663: Kopacz, Anita: Books It is the second title that Charlemagne tha God released on his imprint, Black Privilege Publishing. Anita is the former Editor-in-Chief of Heart & Soul Magazine and Managing Editor of BeautyCents Magazine.

She is an award winning writer, a Spiritual Psychologist and a certified Tantra coach with a passion to see people thrive. Anita also created the nonprofit, Zero F's Given to raise awareness and help victimized and disenfranchised populations heal from sexual trauma, find their voice, and reclaim their power.

She has helped thousands of victims through her work with Zero F’s Given and being on the board for the Center for Safety and Change. Through leading retreats around the world, working with private clients and storytelling, Anita fulfills her intention to awaken the divine simplicity, pleasure and joy in her life and others

When & Where
Sep 29, 2021 from 6:30 PM to 11:00 PM EDT
Graduate Roosevelt Island
22 North Loop Road
Panaroma Room
New York, NY 10044
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