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This right here 🔥 from 1968.... As history repeats itself! 💯 #thinkaboutit Leroi Jones Young Spirit House Movers and Players, from Inside Bed-Stuy, 1968 The young players embody the activist spirit of their driving force, poet and Black Arts Movement originator LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). Using synched movements and poetry, the kids address various issues from inequality to the lack of a well-rounded black history curriculum in the schools. One girl states affectingly: “We are taught to hate ourselves…America, why did you bring us here?” But the underlying message from Jones through these kids is the importance of pride and self-empowerment. As one of the children says near the end: “Today is ours/Let’s take it.” . . . ➡Shared videos from @olmektheancient . . . ➡Watch full video on YouTube 📲 https://youtu.be/fD42WWi6xgM #leroijones #amiribaraka #insidebedstuy #youngplayers #blackarts #blackhistory #blackinamerica #blackamerica #africanamericanculture #africanamericanhistory

Highlights from the “Living Out Loud: Patriarchy, Civility and the New Reality” talk in context with “Lest We Forget: Black Americana and Cultural Memory in the Age of the Hyperreal” exhibition @augustwilsoncenter ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Thank you Samuel Black, Martha Richards Conley, Arif Jamal, and James Kidd for giving of your time and sharing your knowledge. ✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨✨ Thanks to all who were able to attend. It was a wonderful turnout and the discussions were informative and lively to say the least! #LestWeForget #JamesKidd #SamuelWBlack #MarthaRichardsConley #ArifJamal #AugustWilsonCenter #LeRoiJones #HabariBaruaNewsletterMay1968 #LenaHorne #NewGranadaTheatrePittsburgh #PittsburghCourier1916 #NationalAntiSlaveryStandard ❤️

Because you asked: Here are some theater books from Karens Book Row! Feel.free to query me about any details. #karensbookrow #mailorder #bookshop #bookstagram #plays #drama #AmericanTheater #augustwilson #albertcamus #carylchurchill #leroijones #lorrainehansberry #brucenorris #andrewupton

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I may be a senior lecturer, but Im not going to take this personally. #thriftstorefinds #47cents #poetry #leroijones #amiribaraka #1964

Amiri Baraka - New Music - New Poetry (India Navigation, 1981) As much as I tend to enjoy the poetry-with-sparse-instrumentation idea, the lack of a bass worried me, because with Steve McCall on drums and David Murray on tenor sax, there would be no connecting factor. Of course, Barakas voice fills that gap perfectly. It is not particularly low, but he reads his work in a deliberate and rhythmic manner which makes the whole sound package work nicely together. Im not so sure about the new music part of the title, though. At two separate points, Murray is clearly playing Nows the Time and at two other points he is clearly playing Amazing Grace, but fluidly and languidly. Both he and McCall work in lock step with Baraka, reacting to his words and ideas in obvious and not-so-obvious ways, and helping to accent, almost telepathically, the ends of stanzas or whole pieces. My opinion of Baraka as an activist has changed wildly many times over the years. I very much enjoy the passion and message of his poetry, as well as the dedication to organic black jazz that he displays, but his dismissiveness of people who dont perfectly fit his ideologies is sometimes grating. This could be excused as dedication to principal, but his embrace of the bouregious nonsense of the Marsalis school in later years makes pieces like Against Bourgeois Art seem hollow and overly contrarian in retrospect. The pieces message is something I agree with, though, no matter how much Baraka himself may have turned his back on it later, and other pieces, especially Dope and In the Tradition are astonishingly good poetic performances of astonishingly good poems. Overall, this package is excellent, and highly recommended. As so much political writing by minds like Barakas is, the messages here are soberingly topical, despite being performed 37 years ago. #vinyligclub #jazz #vinyl #vinylcommunity #instavinyl #vinyljunkie #vinylclub #igvinylclub #igvinyl #cratediggers #cratedigging #vinylcollector #vinylcollection #vinylrecords #jazzrecords #jazzvinyl #recordcollector #recordcollection #recordlover #vinyllover #indianavigation #amiribaraka #leroijones #davidmurray #stevemccall

the only book I took with me when escaping Czechoslovakia after the Soviet invasion of 1968 - an anthology of beat poetry #book #poetry #czech #anthology #beat #beatnik #1968 #refugee #exile #translation #allenginsberg #jackkerouac #ferlinghetti #leroijones #treasure

. Plenty of newly acquired classic Mass Markets will be hitting the streets this weekend. See you in the east village. Part 1 #leroijones #georgecain #ishmaelreed #baldwin #juliuslester #usedbookstore #themoreyouknow🌈

Amiri Baraka’s poems will change your life. You’re welcome. #LeRoiJones #Poet #Writer #AmiriBaraka #BlackWriters #Legend #WritersofInstagram #AuthorsofInstagram #Writers #Authors

Taken on this day in 1977: Portrait of American writer Amiri Baraka, born LeRoi Jones, while he was a professor at @thenewschool in Manhattan. Along with James Baldwin, Baraka is considered the most respected black writer of the 20th century. His influence spread from the Beat poets in Kerouac and Ginsberg, to Harvard academics, to even collaborating an album with the music group @theroots in 2002. Amiri Baraka died in 2014. He was 79. To own your own McPhoto: https://www.photos.com/prints/photographers/fred-w-mcdarrah.html • #fredwmcdarrah #gettyimages #stevenkashergallery #leroijones #amiribaraka #newschool #jamesbaldwin #jackkerouac #allenginsberg #nyc #theroots #activism #writer #harvard #photography

Farewell Beatniks, we did that. ~ ~ ~ ~ #beatniks #musicaltheatre #hollywoodfringe #amiribaraka #leroijones #acting

This book changed my life forever. There was no better tribute for me other than to express what master #amiribaraka wrote via notes. We can’t wait to present the #bluesPEOPLE project @imaginejazz in coordination with our fall tour in #october. Full tour schedule coming shortly. #bluesPEOPLE #leroijones #brainchildworld🎷 @ropeadope #stretchmusic #SHIFT #loganrichardson🎷 #igorosypov🎸 #justuswest🎸 #deandremanning🎸 #ryanjlee🥁 👑

LeRoi Jones cat is getting excited that Adam Giannelli is in town and giving a reading tomorrow. . . . Reading info: The Word Works presents poets Doritt Carroll and Adam Giannelli on Sunday, June 24, 2018, 3:00 p.m. at Rock Creek Nature Center, 5200 Glover Road, NW, Washington, DC 20015. The public is invited to this free event. . . . . . . . #acreativedc #adamgiannelli #tremuloushinge #iowapoetryprize #wordworks #rockcreeknaturecenter #catsagram #catsofinstagram #leroijonescat #leroijones #bibliophile #bookstagram #booksofinstagram #poetry #catsandbooks #uipress #vcca #currentlyreading

The Washington Calligraphers Guild is celebrating 40 years at the Mansion at Strathmore. The exhibition dates: Saturday, June 16 - Sunday, July 29, 2018 and theme is “SURREALISM.” - . . . Through styles and composition, the artists in this exhibition interpret the spirit of surrealist writers and poets. My submission is celebrating Amiri Baraka. Baraka defines “ART”. . .the way it should be USED and RESPECTED. Here is part of his surrealism writing that I used as my submission to this judged and invitational only exhibition. R.I.P. LeRoi Jones aka Amiri Baraka. (1934-2014) #amiribaraka #leroijones #calligraphy #handlettering #blackownedbusiness #handwriting #blackbusinesses #blackwallstreet #blackbiz #supportblackbusiness #blackentrepreneur #blackbusinessdirectory #blackpride #melanin #blackownedbusinesses #blackboyjoy #blackart #wcguild #supportblackart #Art #fohtagallery #GOD #thepowerindetermination

Free Jazz Friday continues for one more on Saturday! This was a very cool find yesterday at the Jazz Collectors Bash in Edison. NEW YORK ART QUARTET/ ESP Disk 1004, Paste On Wrap Around Artwork 1965. #RoswellRudd trombone; #JohnTchicai saxophone; #MilfordGraves percussion; #LewisWorrell bass with #LeRoiJones #AmiriBaraka. Recorded 26th November 1964 at Bell Sound Studio, NYC #NewYorkArtQuartet #esprecords #ESPDisk #freejazz #improvisation #avantgarde #jazz #jazzvinyl #jazzcollector #jazzcollection #jazzcommunity #vinyl #vinylfetish #vinyladdict #vinyljunkie #vinylporn #NowPlaying

@fugitations shared his #rarebook find with us #LeRoiJones ‘Preface To A Twenty Volume Suicide Note...’ #1961 #TotemPress #CorinthBooks #justwow

Gregory Corso & Amiri Baraka, pre poetry reading,  Naropa Institute, Boulder Colorado, July 1985 (photo: Allen Ginsberg, courtesy Stanford University Libraries/Allen Ginsberg Estate) #gregorycorso #amiribaraka #leroijones #beatgeneration #yugen #naropauniversity #kerouacschool #poets #poetrycommunity #bouldercolorado #literature #beatpoetry @kerouacschool

Happy Fathers Day to my dad: Amiri Baraka AKA LeRoi Jones Thank you for all you gave to us and to the world ...Love you for always! #HappyFathersDay #Dad #Baba #AmiriBaraka #LeRoiJones

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as a possible lover. by leroi jones (later Amiri Baraka) #leroijones #amiribaraka

It’s Monday and I’d rather be back in 1959, the East Village playing the bongos and reading poetry, then reading the 50th email of the day.😒😎. #poetry #beatnik #the50s #farout #canyoudigit #blackturtleneck #guitars #folksinger #leroijones #bobdylan #jackkerouac #herberthuncke #thebeats #ginsberg #williamburroughs #bongos #likefarout

Such an honor to be playing poet/activist Leroi Jones (Amiri Baraka) in Beatniks! at the Hollywood Fringe Festival. It explores the friendship dynamic of the poets that provided the foundation for the Beat Generation. It especially focuses on the remarkable, unsung female poets of the clique. And its a musical! Researching for the role has legitimately changed my life, what a human. Tickets are free!: http://www.hollywoodfringe.org/projects/5013?tab=tickets ~ ~ ~ ~ #hollywoodfringe #musicaltheatre #leroijones #amiribaraka #beatniks #poetry

但丁的地獄的系統 The System of Dante’s Hell by @_mcyw & @shealwaysappears / 這本書節錄了部份 LeRoi Jones 的小說 The System of Dante’s Hell。兩人把不假思索、非常個人化的字面解讀圖像化,做成了這本扮貼紙簿的書(但貼紙是真的)。 #leroijones

One of the most important books ever written on Black Music. #blackmusic #leroijones #amiribaraka #blackliterature

Day 7: I have accepted a challenge from mo_like_the_stooge to post the cover of 7 books I love: no explanation, no review, just the covers. I nominate anyone who wants to play. I love seeing what my friends love...books, music and movies. #leroijones #amiribaraka

The infamous Mad Motherfucker issue of Fuck You, with the rare thermofax print by Andy Warhol from his infamous fim Couch detached but still present. New York, 1965. #andywarhol #mimeographrevolution #fuckyou #edsanders #littlemagazine #print #rarebooks #allenginsberg #leroijones #lawrenceferlinghetti #michaelmcclure #gregorycorso #whauden

“The Star Spangled Banner is just so much trash.” 🇺🇸 . . Cover of 1965 January-February fact: Magazine Volume Two, Issue 1 #paperpusher

Si les gusta la música tienen que leer si o si “Black Music” del maestro Amiri Baraka aka Leroi Jones, un hermoso libro que habla de un montón de cosas de las que se van a enterar haciendo click en el enlace de mi bio! Edición en español de @cajanegraeditora 📚🎶♥️👆🏻 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . #cajanegraeditora #blackmusic #amiribaraka #leroijones #books #book #libros #libro #music #musica #jazz #culture #cultura #historia #history #read #leer #youtube

Fresh from the poets lot at Alice’s.

Human Events is a conservative publication that has influenced and reflected Republican Party ideas for over 70 years. In the mid 1960s, the paper dedicated lots of column space to denouncing any move toward civil rights for African-Americans. All protest was smeared as “riots and looting” or “militancy” while pretending that “individual hard work” is all that’s necessary for Black citizens to prosper. They were also obsessed with not allowing “taxpayer money” to benefit anything remotely supportive of African-American identity. We can read these same racist codes in modern conservative media, underlying narratives that have been passed down to newer generations. . . . #blackpower #stokelycarmichael #mlkjr #leroijones

Shipment one of two of my Amazon order of plays using my holiday Amazon gift card came today and Im super excited! Half sci-fi plays, some ones Ive been wanting personal copies of, some ones Ive been wanting to read forever. Back L-R: Dutchman & The Slave dual print by LeRoi Jones, For colored girls who have considered suicide//when the rainbow is enuf by Ntozake Shange, and Sixty Miles to Silver Lake by Dan LeFranc. Front L-R: The {curious case of the} Watson Intelligence by Madeleine George, Cardboard Piano by Hansol Jung, X by Alastair McDowell, and R.U.R. (Rossums Universal Robots) by Karen Čapek in translation. So excited to read these, and just waiting on the Geek Theater anthology I purchased! #scifi #scifiplays #femaleplaywrights #playwrightsofcolor #plays #sixtymilestosilverlake #danlefranc #dutchman #theslave #leroijones #cardboardpiano #hansoljung #karelčapek #rossumsuniversalrobots #rur #thecuriouscaseofthewatsonintelligence #madeleinegeorge #forcoloredgirls #forcoloredgirlswhohaveconsideredsuicidewhentherainbowisenuf #ntozakeshange #scriptlibrary #theater #theatre

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Do you know about The Floating Bear? It was a poetry newsletter distributed by Diane DiPrima & LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka) from 1961-1971. Well have copies of this facsimile of the first issue with poems from Michael McClure, Charles Olson, Max Finstein, and Robin Blaser. Like the original, this will be available free, though donations to continue printing this and further issues will be gladly accepted. . . . . . #asseenincolumbus #usedbooks #booksforsale #poetry #thefloatingbear #amiribaraka #leroijones #dianediprima #michaelmcclure #charlesolson #maxfinstein #robinblaser #beatpoetry #facsimile #newsletter #zine #bookseller #lifeincbus #popupshop #popup #books #rarebooks

✨✨✨ Today is the last day of #NationalPoetryMonth, so I leave you with this gem from the late, great poet, writer, and activist #AmiriBaraka. #Money #LeRoiJones #BlackPoetsMatter #BlackPoet #BlackWriters #BlackActivist #BlackLikeVanilla

I decided to participate in this tag after reading a great post by a cool book lover @hayinas7! The tag #DiversiFiveBooks was started by book lover @thestackspod! All my books except the last one on the bottom. ————— A book that you loved before you joined #bookstagram. Temple of My Familiar- Alice Walker (It’s my favorite book by her.) * * A book you loved by an author from a different ethnicity than you. Memoirs of a Geisha- Arthur Golden (Epic book) * * A book you are excited to read by or about people of color. Great Sky Woman- Steven Barnes (I just started reading this book! Loving it so far!) * * A book you love but rarely see on #bookstagram. What You Owe Me- BeBe Moore Campbell (My favorite book by the late author!) * * A book in a genre that you don’t normally read, but ended up loving. The Dutchman and The Slave-LeRoi Jones aka Amiri Baraka The genre it comes from-Play (Love! Love Amiri Baraka but generally don’t read plays! Because he wrote it...I needed to read it!-:)

Guerrilla. Free Newspaper of the Streets. Vol. 2 No. 1 [1968]. 🖤 “These are the words of lovers. Of dancers, of dynamite singers. These are the songs if you have the music.” - LeRoi Jones 🖤 A paper produced by Allen Van Newkirk, in Detroit from 1967 to 1968. 🖤 #newspaper #revolution #detroit #allenvannewkirk #leroijones #poetry #guerrilla #civilrights #whitepanther #poetryisrevolution #1960s #nypl #library #newyork #nyc

In my bag preparing to drop some knowledge on “Get Out.” I keep going back to the OG version. “Dutchman” was “Get Out” before “Get Out.” And LeRoi Jones was indeed that dude. Get your mind right! . . . . . #getout #dutchman #jordanpeele #leroijones #books #film #race #blackexcellence #og #knowledge #knowledgeispower #bookstagram #bookphotography #booklover #ilovebooks #theater #booknerd #bookstagrammer #bookish #booksofinstagram #bookaddict #bookstagramfeature #actors #actor #movies #cinema #conquer_la #discoverla #losangelesgrammers #conquer_ca

Soul aparentemente perfecto que escondía contenido políticamente agresivo y que representó una de las más radicales inmersiones del género en la reivindicación de la comunidad afroamericana. . 🖍 #amiribaraka #leroijones #jihadsingers #soul #diggin #raregroove #yofrankaraps

The Slave #leroijones

Today’s poet is Amiri Baraka, Black Arts Movement pioneer and provocateur. #amiribaraka #blackartsmovement #leroijones

Photo 1: Frank O’Hara reading (w/ Ray Bremser, LeRoi Jones, & Allen Ginsberg) . . Photo 2: John Ashbery, Frank O’Hara, Patsy Southgate, Bill Berkson, Kenneth Koch . . #newyorkschool #frankohara #thelivingtheatre #johnashbery #leroijones #billberkson #kennethkoch #patsysouthgate #raybremser #allenginsberg #americanpoetry #1950snyc #poesy #poetrydaily #napomo #napomo2018 #nationalpoetrymonth #nationalpoetrymonth2018 #bearthelight

Just a few gems as I continue to build my library of Black Works. I have a few more that are in PDF/script form that arent shown in the picture. Im slowly but surely tryna build that #PittsburgCycle tho. 4 down, 6 to go! 💪🏾 🎭 🎭 🎭 #BlackWorks #BlackTheatre #AugustWilson #LorraineHansberry #LeRoiJones #AmiriBaraka #BruceNorris #TarellAlvinMccraney #BrandenJacobsJenkins

Newark, NJ. 1959. Leroi Jones, one of the original Beat poets and controversial for his extreme political views, at his home in Newark. Now known as Amiri Baraka, he was named Poet Laureate of New Jersey in 2000 and has come under harsh criticism for his September 11th poem titled, Somebody Blew Up America. :::: Stay tuned for the new @reelartpress book ‘The Beat Scene’ ....coming July 2018 #beatgeneration #poet #amiribaraka #leroijones #beatnik #burtglinn #poetry

Regrann from @herukhuti_heru_behutet - The National Black Political Convention Collection. #BlackHistoryYouShouldKnow On 10–12 March 1972, several thousand African Americans gathered in Gary, Indiana, for the #NationalBlackPoliticalConvention. The convention pulled together a cross section of people representing a wide range of political philosophies. Held at Westside High School, the event brought together Republicans, Democrats, nationalists, Socialists, and independents. The steering committee consisted of Gary mayor, #RichardGHatcher, U.S. representative #CharlesC.Diggs, and #ImamuBaraka (also known as poet #LeRoiJones). The convention was a culmination of a series of earlier meetings, mostly held in 1971. The purpose of the meetings was to develop a unified political strategy for African Americans from 1972 forward. Convened by Diggs, the first planning session for the 1972 convention was held in Washington, D.C., 30 January 1972. A convenor was identified for every participating state. Delegates were selected from statewide political caucuses. (All blacks holding elective office in a state automatically qualified as state delegates.) In addition to the steering committee, participants listed on the program for the three-day conference included #CarlStokes, #LouisStokes, #YvonneBraithwaite, #JesseJackson, #WalterEFauntroy, #RonaldVDellums, #RichardRoundtree, #BobbySeale, #LouisFarrakhan, #VincentHarding, #PatriciaPatterson, #KimWeston, #BarbaraJordan, and #JulianBond. An ambitious agenda included numerous issues, most of which did not and have not materialized. Several of these issues have resurfaced and continue to be part of political discussions of other groups. Issues listed on the agenda of the National Black Political Convention included: Home rule for the District of Columbia; Establishment of national network of community health centers; Establishment of system of national health insurance; Elimination of capital punishment; Creation of a new urban-based Homestead Act; Government guarantee of minimum annual income of $5200 for fam.. #WeLoveBlackLeadership #WeLoveBlackActivist #WeLoveBlackRevolutionaries #BlackHistoryofMarc

Essentials.

My kids are getting interested in my shelves. Might be time to read my way back through my youth. #heinnemann #orangespines #bessiehead #achebe #aminattasowfall ##leroijones #mariendiaye #ngugi #wolesoyinka #tonicadebambara #sembeneousmane #the blackwoman #catherinemckinley #indigo #thebookofsarahs #novioletbulawayo

#WalkThroughLife .... #MarchOn its #March ... #WomensHistory .... #Poetry #AnswersInProgress by #ImamuAmeerBarak #LeRoiJones (( with Desy 🦄 ))

#Repost @blacklikevanilla ・・・ ✨✨✨ (Swipe 👈🏾) #Message This is #AminaBaraka, poet, singer, actor, activist and wife to the late teacher/poet/producer/activist #AmiriBaraka (formerly known as #LeRoiJones). This is from 1970s “ #TheBlackWoman”, a special episode of “ #BlackJournal” that featured discussions between the beautiful, black minds of #JoanHarris, #VertamaeGrosvenor, #MarthaDavis, #MarianWatson, #JeanFairfax, Amina Baraka, #NikkiGiovanni, #LenaHorne, #SoniaSanchez, #Kali, and performances by #RobertaFlack, #LotettaAbbott, and #NovellaNelson. The show was directed by #StanLathan. #WeNeedMoreOfThis. (The full video of “The Black Woman” is posted in the comments section on This post on FB page. Link in Bio) Listen to their words. Take heed to their calls for action. Black women are the alpha and omega, where everything begins and ends. Appreciate black women. Respect black women. Encourage black women. Support black women. It will trickle down to our men and children. It always has. It always will. #BlackWomenArePoppin #AlphaAndOmega #BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackWomenMatter #WCW #BlackResilience #BlackExcellence #BlackLikeVanilla

For those not in the know: the namesake of our weekly residency The Changing Same is derived from the writings of the late poet Amiri Baraka. Although music as we know it is (and always has been) constantly changing, we seek to document the varying sounds it’s spun off toward and reconcile them, if momentarily, to highlight their shared roots. More than just a residency, The Changing Same is a movement that embodies this way of seeing music, and it’s something we invite you to be at the forefront of. ——— #amiribaraka #leroijones #thechangingsame #futurejazz #futuresoul #futurernb #futurebeats . . . . . #culture #musicculture #movement #408creates #bayareamusic #sanjosemusic #sanjosenightlife #bayareanightlife #sanjosescene #sjscene #sanjoseca #southbay #siliconvalley

✨✨✨ (Swipe 👈🏾) #Message This is #AminaBaraka (formerly known as Sylvia Robinson), poet, singer, actor, activist and wife to the late teacher/poet/producer/activist #AmiriBaraka (formerly known as #LeRoiJones). This is from 1970s “ #TheBlackWoman”, a special episode of “ #BlackJournal” that featured discussions between the beautiful, black minds of #JoanHarris, #VertamaeGrosvenor, #MarthaDavis, #MarianWatson, #JeanFairfax, Amina Baraka, #NikkiGiovanni, #LenaHorne, #SoniaSanchez, #Kali, and performances by #RobertaFlack, #LotettaAbbott, and #NovellaNelson. The show was directed by #StanLathan. #WeNeedMoreOfThis. (The full video of “The Black Woman” is posted in the comments section on This post on FB page. Link in Bio) Listen to their words. Take heed to their calls for action. Black women are the alpha and omega, where everything begins and ends. Appreciate black women. Respect black women. Encourage black women. Support black women. It will trickle down to our men and children. It always has. It always will. #BlackWomenArePoppin #AlphaAndOmega #BlackPride #BlackPower #BlackWomenMatter #WCW #BlackResilience #BlackExcellence #BlackLikeVanilla

LEROI JONES❌AMIRI BARAKA FATHER OF MY STYLE @retrosoul__ ・・・ One of my favorite poets, Amiri Baraka, performing “Wailers” — his ode to Bob Marley. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ [ from the film “Poetry in Motion”, 1982 ] ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Wailers. Subterranean night color Magis, working inside the soul of the world. [ Amiri Baraka, from “Wailers” ] - #amiribaraka #leroijones #wailers #bobmarley #couldyoubeloved #poetry #blackart #blackartmatters #blackpoets #revolution #blackculture #fortheculture * #Repost

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Because I need some #amiribaraka #leroijones #blackpoetry #poetry #art on my time line & Its the first day of spring and Im writing a paper on what is African American literature & is there a such thing that I know no matter what I write this instructor is going to have a problem with and give me a shity grade--as if i really didnt know what I was talking about--so Im just going to write and not trip because ill be done with his class and can go back to enjoying the University experience.

The National Black Political Convention Collection. #BlackHistoryYouShouldKnow On 10–12 March 1972, several thousand African Americans gathered in Gary, Indiana, for the #NationalBlackPoliticalConvention. The convention pulled together a cross section of people representing a wide range of political philosophies. Held at Westside High School, the event brought together Republicans, Democrats, nationalists, Socialists, and independents. The steering committee consisted of Gary mayor, #RichardGHatcher, U.S. representative #CharlesC.Diggs, and #ImamuBaraka (also known as poet #LeRoiJones). The convention was a culmination of a series of earlier meetings, mostly held in 1971. The purpose of the meetings was to develop a unified political strategy for African Americans from 1972 forward. Convened by Diggs, the first planning session for the 1972 convention was held in Washington, D.C., 30 January 1972. A convenor was identified for every participating state. Delegates were selected from statewide political caucuses. (All blacks holding elective office in a state automatically qualified as state delegates.) In addition to the steering committee, participants listed on the program for the three-day conference included #CarlStokes, #LouisStokes, #YvonneBraithwaite, #JesseJackson, #WalterEFauntroy, #RonaldVDellums, #RichardRoundtree, #BobbySeale, #LouisFarrakhan, #VincentHarding, #PatriciaPatterson, #KimWeston, #BarbaraJordan, and #JulianBond. An ambitious agenda included numerous issues, most of which did not and have not materialized. Several of these issues have resurfaced and continue to be part of political discussions of other groups. Issues listed on the agenda of the National Black Political Convention included: Home rule for the District of Columbia; Establishment of national network of community health centers; Establishment of system of national health insurance; Elimination of capital punishment; Creation of a new urban-based Homestead Act; Government guarantee of minimum annual income of $5200 for fam.. #WeLoveBlackLeadership #WeLoveBlackMusicians #WeLoveBlackActivist #WeLoveBlackRevolutionaries #BlackHistoryofMarch #TodayInBlackHistory #DayInBlackHistory

Diane Di Prima and the then #leroijones 1960. Diane di Prima wrote the poem #rant with the refrain The only war that matters is the war against the imagination , maintaining that all other wars are subsumed by this lack of imagination. Long poem that is complex, I hope not to simplify too much. Worthy of a read. #theonlywarthatmattersisthewaragainsttheimagination #beatnik #beatgeneration #dianediprima #amiribaraka

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