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Black Biography

Biography of Amiri Baraka the American Poet

Amiri Baraka is an African American poet, activist, and academic. He was an influential black nationalist, then became a Marxist. Synopsis Amiri Baraka (formerly LeRoi Jones) was born in Newark, New Jersey, on October 7, 1934. After three years in...

Black Biography

Edward Brooke Life And Biography

Edward Brooke, III, was born in Washington, DC, on October 26, 1919. His father, Edward Brooke, Jr., was a lawyer with the Veterans Administration for over fifty years, and his mother, Helen, later worked for the campaigns Brooke's policies. Brooke...