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Amiri Baraka’s ‘Dutchman’ Turns 50 [REVIEW]

The late Amiri Baraka was more than an acclaimed poet and author; he was an…

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The Gift of Amiri Baraka

If you are lucky, or blessed, you will meet someone of such wisdom, courage, creativity…

Amiri Baraka, ‘Why Is We Americans?’

Amiri Baraka, in season 1, episode 4 of Def Poetry Jam.

[REMEMBERING AMIRI BARAKA] “Notes for a Speech”

African blues does not know me. Their steps, in sands of their own land. A…

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Amiri Baraka Passes

Amiri Baraka, the longtime activist and former poet laureate of New Jersey died today, officials…

Amiri Baraka, Our ‘Griot’ 1934-2014

Amiri Baraka—author, cultural critic, revolutionary, professor and intellectual—passed away today in New York City after…

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Amiri Amour: Baraka in Memorium

I think about a time when I will be relaxed. When flames and non-specific passions…

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Ras Baraka: Newark’s Next Mayor? [INTERVIEW]

On a frigid afternoon days before Super Bowl XLVII, crowds of football fans and reporters…

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[VINTAGE VISION] Baraka and the Black Arts Movement

Many young writers, no matter how independent they are as thinkers, want to be down…

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Historic Johnson Publishing Building Being Considered for Chicago Landmark Status

The former Johnson Publishing Co. building, an 11-story tower that was an icon in architecture,…

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[In My Lifetime] Rev. Jesse Jackson Remembers the First National Black Political Convention

After the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, the Civil Rights movement had to…

Kevin Powell Shares His ‘Education’ [INTERVIEW]

“I had a lot of nightmares writing this book,” 49-year-old author Kevin Powell says of…

jessica Care moore Mixes Art + Activism to a ‘Tea’ [INTERVIEW]

Detroit is famous for its music, from Motown to techno and house, to Eminem and…