Amiri Baraka – (1934 – 2014)

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    Amiri Baraka (LA times)

    Amiri Baraka, controversial author and activist, dies at 79

    The Guardian obit

    Baraka was the subject of a 1983 documentary, In Motion, and holds a minor place in Hollywood history. In Bulworth, Warren Beatty’s 1998 satire about a senator’s break from the political establishment, Baraka plays a homeless poet who cheers on the title character. “You got to be a spirit,” the poet tells him. “You got to sing – don’t be no ghost.”

    Amiri Baraka Homepage

    12 great quotes by Amiri Baraka (buzzfeed) .