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Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture

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Amiri Baraka (1934-2014): Poet-Playwright-Activist Who Shaped Revolutionary Politics, Black Culture

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Amiri Baraka: Evolution of a Revolutionary Poet

After coming off the bench this season, Andre Iguodala cemented what an integral role that was for the Warriors this year, by capping it off as the 2015 NBA Finals MVP.
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Booker T. Washington Poem

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5 Poems by Langston Hughes

The 2011 Haitian presidential election of was full of surprises. Grammy Award-winning artist Pras Michel had convinced his good friend and well-known Haitian singer Michel “Sweet Mickey” Martelly to run for office, then he heard that another famous Haitian musician had thrown his hat into the ring — his former Fugees bandmate Wyclef Jean.
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Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) – Clay

February 3, 2010.
Amiri Baraka originally published poetry under his birth name, LeRoi Jones. He was born in 1934 and in 1957 he moved to New York where he got heavily involved in the Beat movement in Greenwich Village. He currently teaches at the State University of New York at Stony Brook.
Clay
Killed

by a white woman

on a subway
in 1964.
he rose
to be first negroRead more…

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15. Langston Hughes

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