Let the World Be A Black Poem: R.I.P. Amiri Baraka

by
Abby Zimet

Amiri Baraka, the poet, playwright, essayist, activist, music critic and ever-evolving firebrand formerly known as LeRoi Jones, has died at 79. More on his life and times and furious art at Democracy Now.

This is the world we live in. This is the world we cover.

Because of people like you, another world is possible. There are many battles to be won, but we will battle them together—all of us. Common Dreams is not your normal news site. We don't survive on clicks. We don't want advertising dollars. We want the world to be a better place. But we can't do it alone. It doesn't work that way. We need you. If you can help today—because every gift of every size matters—please do. Without Your Support We Simply Don't Exist.

Share This Article

More in: