Creative Commons License

This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.  If you broadcast our audio commentaries please consider a recurring donation to Black Agenda Report.

Amiri Baraka

  • Sharebar

    Redouble our efforts…

    by BAR Poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

    When our giants go down, our spines must straighten up and create new beginnings.

    Reinstate Dr Anthony Monteiro And Reclaim Our Spirit of Resistance

    by Lemah R. Bonnick

    The American Studies project cannot “continue without an energetic scholarship that aims to inform a commitment to social justice,” says the author, a Black educator teaching in London. Dr. Anthony Monteiro’s battle for truth in Black scholarship reminds us that every generation must “build upon the magnificent legacy of the history of struggle waged by the African American people.”

    Quit haunting me, Amiriman

    by BAR poet-in-Residence Raymond Nat Turner

    Put an APB out, forthwith, posthaste on

    Dem Nuremberg Negroz, assets in alligator combat boots,

    Armani flak jackets, suede suicide vests and Louis Vuitton

    Saddlebags packed with C-4, impostors posing as peoples’ servants,

    Amiri made me think…

    by Raymond Nat Turner

    What muthafracker would

    Bomb the Motherland and

    Call it humanitarian? Mc Cain?

    A Tale of Three Cities: Newark, Jackson, Seattle

    A Black Agenda Radio commentary by executive editor Glen Ford

    The electoral scenery must be quite depressing to those who think change must come through the ballot. The system disgorges “a multiracial cast of scoundrels from both major parties coiled up incestuously under the same corporate tent.” However, something different may be afoot in at least three points on the map.

    Your browser doesn't support flash. Click the mic instead to download.

    Amiri Baraka Has Died: Long Live Baraka

    by Anthony Monteiro

    To truly honor Amiri Baraka, one must examine his travels, the political journeys he undertook in search of paths to self-determination for his people and all humanity. He sought a liberatory synthesis of culture and politics. “We need a Cultural Revolution in the US and internationally, to reorient the world and ultimately transform it where we and everybody else is self-determining.”


    by BAR poet-in-residence Raymond Nat Turner

    Still the syn-tactical surgeon

    With precision pen, atomic tenor,

    Suturing my severed tongue

    Syndicate content