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Amiri Baraka Dead

Remembering Amiri Baraka

Van Gosse | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
Van Gosse

The belated hullaballoo over Norman Mailer is instructive when compared to the muted, quizzical response to the January 9 death of an equally prodigious, notorious man of letters, Amiri Baraka.

Details Released On Amiri Baraka's Wake

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Black Voices

NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be among those honoring activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at a wake in New Jersey. The wake wil...

Reflections on Amiri Baraka

Afaa Michael Weaver | Posted 03.16.2014 | Black Voices
Afaa Michael Weaver

The influence of reading him became the influence of knowing him. Baraka, the poet, playwright, essayist, and activist who died last week at the age of 79, embodied one of the most important periods in the evolution of American literature: Civil Rights.

Maya Angelou Tells Funny Story Behind This Touching Photo

The Huffington Post | Melissa Jeltsen | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices

A few days after poet Amiri Baraka died, Maya Angelou shared the humorous story behind a famous photo of the two friends dancing. According to her ...