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Working with the police is one of the many responsibilities of Newark Mayor Ras Baraka, and he has some interesting insights on possible solutions to the nation’s racial tensions. The election of the son of poet-activist Amiri Baraka sent chills through the city’s establishment, but Baraka has since won over most of his critics despite what…

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The Office of Student Life and Associated Student Body honored legendary poet and social activist Amiri Baraka with a special program titled “A Tribute to Amiri Baraka: A Major Dramatic, Poet, Essayist & Revolutionary of the 20th Century” at El Camino College Compton Center, previously Compton Community College, on Saturday, March 8, 2014. The kodi…

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The latimes.com reports that Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokesperson confirmed. He was 79. A playwright, poet, critic and activist, Baraka was one of the most prominent and controversial African American voices in the world of American letters. He was born Everett LeRoi Jones on Oct. 7, 1934, in…

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