Sad to have to report the news today (Thursday January 9) of the death of the great African-American poet, playwright, and social activist Imamu Amiri Baraka. He had been hospitalized since December 21. He was 79 years old.
Here’s his New York Times obituary
More, many more tributes and reviews of his extraordinary career to follow. America has lost one of its great men of letters and a powerful, necessary, unintimidated voice.