Amiri Baraka, influential African American writer and firebrand, dies at 79 -
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Newark Says, Hey Amazon, Look Over Here

New York Times - 16 Oct 2017
“We have exactly what Amazon is looking for, in terms of expanding their company in a city that will help them grow and where it would have real social impact,” said Mayor Ras J. Baraka in an interview. “Newark is an opportunity to make a real ...
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An Art Scene Grows in Newark

Village Voice - 11 Oct 2017
Most of all, of course, he grew up ensconced in Newark's tradition of art and radical politics, as the son of poet, playwright, and activist Amiri Baraka, and of Amina Baraka, a poet and actress in her own right. If the mayor is worried about hordes of ...
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New Heritage, Music Japan, Ron Carter, Jazzmobile, Monk

Amsterdam News - 05 Oct 2017
As Amiri Baraka was developing the Black Art Repertory Theatre/School, the playwright/director Garland Thompson founded the Frank Silvera Writer's Workshop in Harlem (1973), along with Morgan Freeman, Billie Allen and journalist Clayton Riley. In 1964 ...
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North Toledo event celebrates the Beat Generation

Toledo Blade - 29 Sep 2017
Written by the late Amiri Baraka in 1964, the play is about a fictional encounter between a college-educated, twentysomething African-American man and a thirtysomething white woman on a New York subway. For the adaptation, the dialogue will be where ...
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Third World Press's 50 Years of Black Literature and Politics

Publishers Weekly - 01 Oct 2017
Amiri Baraka: Poetry, Plays and Politics for the People, edited by Madhubuti and others; Rise of the Phoenix: Chicago's Black Struggle 1960–1975, edited by Useni Eugene Perkins; and Honoring Genius: Gwendolyn Brooks: The Narrative of Craft, Art, ...
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Pitchfork - 27 Sep 2017
Sumney's cosmic embrace of aloneness and dissociation—his nihilismus, to borrow a phrase from writer and poet Amiri Baraka—has particular resonance in our current cultural moment in which the leader of the so-called free world sees no problem in ...
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Emory acquires letter to Jack Kerouac that inspired 'On the Road'

Emory News Center - 27 Sep 2017
Many of the items will be part of the exhibit, which includes a rich array of diverse authors, such as Helen Adam, Amiri Baraka, William S. Burroughs, Jack Gilbert, Allen Ginsberg, Ted Joans, Joanne Kyger, Lenore Kandel, Bob Kaufman, Diane di Prima ...

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