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Amiri Baraka 1934 - 2014
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Amiri Baraka

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May 09, 2014
Condolences for your loss My you have under serve kindness and peace from God our Father and The Lord Jesus Christ Romans 1:7
April 30, 2014
God will remember us in his book of remembrance.so may we endure until then.
April 28, 2014
This was truly an amazing person with so much talent the loss is clearly ours. Prayers fill our hearts and burst forth from our mouths to God asking him to let us remember clearly the love we have for this wonderful person gone from our lives never forgetting the joy we shared. Hebrews 6:10.
April 23, 2014
I am so sorry to hear this. My thoughts are with Amiri's family. Your poetry is and will always be influential in my writing.
February 26, 2014
The loss of a loved one is one of the hardest pains to deal with. Please take comfort in the bibles message of a new world without sickness and death.
February 18, 2014
My deepest sympathies to the family and friends of Mr. Baraka's. May God comfort and sustain you during this time of sadness.
February 12, 2014
Draw close to God and he will draw close to you. James 4:8.
February 11, 2014
Dear Baraka Family know that you are surrounded with love and light in this say time. Thanks for sharing brother Amiri with us. We are are all enriched by his voice and wisdom.
February 09, 2014
Brother Amiri Baraka, a prolific writer, poet, playwright, who was once a poet laureate for the state of New Jersey, is best known for his dedication and devotion to the people. His leadership and activism in this country and in the world had wide and deep influence on arts and culture as well as the quality of life.

Baraka was the architect leading political activism especially in Newark, New Jersey. He engineered historic and dramatic changes in the schools, founding a school himself with his wife, Amina.

Baraka was the guest at Malcolm X Shabazz High School which his movement renamed in 1972. On one occasion he artfully and skillfully delivered his famous poem "Somebody Blew Up America" which awed the students and teachers.

Condolences to the Baraka family and to the community on his passing.

The South Side/Malcolm X Shabazz High School Alumni Association
80 Johnson Avenue, Newark, New Jersey
January 30, 2014
May God. Continue. To. Bless. You. All. I. Want. To. Thank. You. For. Helping. Me. Be. Myself. Imamu Amiri. Baraka!

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