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Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79
L.A. Times ^ | 1/9/2014 | Carolyn Kellogg

Posted on 01/09/2014 1:56:42 PM PST by Borges

Amiri Baraka died Thursday after weeks of failing health, a family spokeperson 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 Newark, N.J. A gifted student, he graduated from high school two years early and went to college at New York University and Howard University. After serving in the Air Force for more than two years, Baraka -- then Jones -- was dishonorably discharged for reading communist texts.

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1 posted on 01/09/2014 1:56:42 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges

Obama prolly read this guys stuff in college and loved it


2 posted on 01/09/2014 1:58:13 PM PST by dennisw (The first principle is to find out who you are then you can achieve anything -- Buddhist monk)
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To: Borges

No comment.....Mandela and now this. Happy Happy Happy.


3 posted on 01/09/2014 1:58:57 PM PST by DCBryan1 (No realli, moose bytes can be quite nasti!!)
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To: Borges

LeRoi Jones is dead?
I will surely miss him!


4 posted on 01/09/2014 2:01:34 PM PST by certrtwngnut (')
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To: dennisw

Another leftist communist who attended Columbia. That’s where THE FOREIGNER never went also, right. Never heard of him and don’t care to.


5 posted on 01/09/2014 2:02:22 PM PST by spawn44 ( moo)
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To: Borges

At a time, the sixties, of tremendous societal upheaval and race riots, this jerk did a lot to stir things up and get more people killed. He was a racist, anti-semitic bigot but of course, celebrated by the left for his ahem “honesty.”


6 posted on 01/09/2014 2:02:41 PM PST by driftless2
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To: Borges

All hail the dead commie. /s


7 posted on 01/09/2014 2:04:21 PM PST by Ray76
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To: Borges
Baraka -- then Jones -- was dishonorably discharged for reading communist texts.

I believe you get a medal for that in Obama's new, improved military.

8 posted on 01/09/2014 2:06:36 PM PST by madprof98
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To: Borges

Good riddance and rot in hell, LeRoi!


9 posted on 01/09/2014 2:07:03 PM PST by carriage_hill (Peace is that brief glorious moment in history, when everybody stands around reloading.)
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To: Borges
dagger poems
in the slimy bellies
of the owner-jews.

("Black Art," 1969)

Why, it's Byron reborn.

10 posted on 01/09/2014 2:14:09 PM PST by denydenydeny (Admiration of absolute government is proportionate to the contempt one has for others.-Tocqueville)
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To: Borges

Prayers for a deeply misguided soul.


11 posted on 01/09/2014 2:15:31 PM PST by fieldmarshaldj (Resist We Much)
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To: Borges; Revolting cat!

I recall seeing this liberal bigot in the first episode of the music documentary “All You Need Is Love”.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt1560510/

The program itself is pretty good throughout its 17 episodes but some of the talking heads are full of mush like this guy.

I ran across a reference to him in something I’ve read in the past couple of years (may have been about American blues musicians going to play in England in the 1960s, it may have been something else).


12 posted on 01/09/2014 2:15:49 PM PST by a fool in paradise ("Health care is too important to be left to the government.")
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To: denydenydeny
He's no Tyrone Green.

Images by Tyrone Greene ...

Dark and lonely on the summer night.
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Watchdog barking - Do he bite?
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
Slip in his window,
Break his neck!
Then his house
I start to wreck!
Got no reason --
What the heck!
Kill my landlord, kill my landlord.
C-I-L-L ...
My land - lord ...

13 posted on 01/09/2014 2:16:24 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Borges

I remember this slithering snake, - - only because he was so PATHETIC. Talk about a smokin’-token. The gates of Hell will clang loud . . .


14 posted on 01/09/2014 2:19:45 PM PST by trailz
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To: Borges

Klaatu Barada Nikto


15 posted on 01/09/2014 2:20:08 PM PST by x
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To: Borges

An America hating communist who won’t be able to spew hate any more.


16 posted on 01/09/2014 2:23:27 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: All

The comments on this thread are awesome.


17 posted on 01/09/2014 2:23:31 PM PST by Borges
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To: dfwgator

LOL!


18 posted on 01/09/2014 2:23:50 PM PST by Borges
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To: Borges
Amiri Baraka, activist poet and playwright, dies at 79

I admit I don't know who this person is, but as soon as I saw the word "activist", I knew it had to be a leftie (if he were conservative, the word "extremist" would have been used instead.)

19 posted on 01/09/2014 2:34:40 PM PST by GreenHornet
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To: Borges

LeRoi Baccala will not be missed.


20 posted on 01/09/2014 2:59:58 PM PST by JimRed (Excise the cancer before it kills us; feed & water the Tree of Liberty! TERM LIMITS NOW & FOREVER!)
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To: certrtwngnut

“LeRoi Jones is dead?”

Thanks for reminding me of his original name.

I will say RIP as I enjoyed some of his stuff back in the day.

Then he did something moronic, which made me hate him (I forget what precisely), but as my brother used to say “in death all is remembered”.

So, RIP Mr. Jones.


21 posted on 01/09/2014 3:17:33 PM PST by jocon307
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To: Borges
This dredges up long-repressed memories of living in Newark. LeRoi tried to build high rise tenements in my neighborhood which everyone rose to oppose lead by firebrand Italian leader Anthony Imperiale.

While I've always harbored nothing but contempt for LeRoi Jones, it's always been puzzling how this human drecht managed to obtain such aura of respectability as a Yale professor.

22 posted on 01/09/2014 3:23:36 PM PST by stormhill
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To: Borges
Baraka led the Black Arts Movement,

I hope he was better at poetry than he was at naming things.

(He wasn't.)

23 posted on 01/09/2014 3:40:47 PM PST by Slings and Arrows (You can't have Ingsoc without an Emmanuel Goldstein.)
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To: spawn44

Kerouac was right about Leroi Jones , Ginsberg and others in the beat movement in the 60’s when he called them all Communists .


24 posted on 01/09/2014 4:41:47 PM PST by sushiman
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To: Borges

Another dead red. Yippee! About time. The man was a walking talking hate machine and a Communist Party hack to boot (along with his daughter Amini).

At least he was semi-literate. That now leaves us with the academic blithering idiots of Michael Eric or Eric Michael Dyson, LaMont Hill (a nice red, but..), Al Sharpton (mister mushmouth), Jesse Jackson Sr (liar par excellent), and Sheila Lee Jackson (who continues to murder Mother English like the hordes of Ghengis Khan did the peasants of the Eurasian Steppes.

And now you know why ...!!!!


25 posted on 01/09/2014 4:43:04 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: Borges

Never heard of it/him/whatever. If what is written here is that he is another deadbeat liberal nut case, so I will not miss him.


26 posted on 01/09/2014 4:45:22 PM PST by RetiredArmy (I am proud to be a Christian and follower of my Lord Jesus Christ. Time is short for U to know Him!)
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To: Borges

Leeeeeeroiiiiiii Jones!!!


27 posted on 01/09/2014 4:46:03 PM PST by RichInOC (No! BAD Rich! (What'd I say?))
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To: Borges
Somebody Blew Up America

I can't say that America, indeed mankind, may not better off.

28 posted on 01/09/2014 5:42:43 PM PST by RobinOfKingston (Democrats--the party of Evil. Republicans--the party of Stupid.)
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To: Borges

Good riddance to bad rubbish!

Leroi Jones AKA Amiri Baraka ( At one time the official Poet Laureate of the state of New Jersey)

Quote:

“Rape the white girls.

Rape their fathers.

Cut the mothers’ throats.”

from “Black Dada Nihilismus.”

More quotes from Amiri Baraka, one time Poet Laureate of New Jersey and NY college professor.

Quote:

Most American white men are trained to be fags. For this reason it is no wonder their faces are weak and blank.

… The average ofay [white person] thinks of the black man as potentially raping every white lady in sight. Which is true, in the sense that the black man should want to rob the white man of everything he has.

But for most whites the guilt of the robbery is the guilt of rape. That is, they know in their deepest hearts that they should be robbed, and the white woman understands that only in the rape sequence is she likely to get cleanly, viciously popped.[21]

More race hatred from New Jersey’s former Poet Laureate:

Quote:

“You cant steal nothin from a white man.

He’s already stole it He owes you anything you want, even his life.
All the stores will open up if you will say the magic words.

The magic words are: Up against the wall motherf**ker this is a stick up!


29 posted on 01/09/2014 5:58:00 PM PST by Uncle Lonny
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To: Uncle Lonny

Thanks for posting that, you beat me to it! I’m certainly glad this hateful POS is dead. May he rot in hell.

Amiri Baraka (poet laureate of the state of New Jersey): “When I die, the consciousness I carry I will to black people. May they pick me apart and take the useful parts, the sweet meat of my feelings. And leave the bitter bullshit rotten white parts alone. (from his classic “Leroy”) [John McAlpin, “NJ Gov. Seeks Authority to Fire Poet,” AP, Oct. 6, 2002.]


30 posted on 01/09/2014 6:40:33 PM PST by Bon of Babble (Don't want to brag...but I can still fit into the earrings I wore in high school!!)
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To: denydenydeny

Lol.


31 posted on 01/09/2014 6:45:55 PM PST by pluvmantelo (Disqus seems to be taking longer than usual. Reload?)
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To: Uncle Lonny

Great quotes; after a life spent hating, what does he see around him before he meets his maker?

Good riddance...


32 posted on 01/10/2014 3:42:11 AM PST by kearnyirish2 (Affirmative action is economic war against white males (and therefore white families).)
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