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Shows featuring Amiri Baraka

  • Manning Marable’s Controversial New Biography Refuels Debate on Life and Legacy of Malcolm X Malcolm
    After two decades of work, Dr. Manning Marable completed a new biography, Malcolm X: A Life of Reinvention. Dr. Marable used material for his book that was recently made available, thus providing a new insight into the famed civil rights leader. His biography, however, has also refueled the debate on many controversial...
    May 19, 2011 | Story
  • "Max is the Highest, the Outtest, the Largest, the Greatest, the Fastest the Hippest"–Poet Amiri Baraka Eulogizes Jazz Legend Max Roach Baraka20070827
    Amiri Baraka–Max Roach’s biographer and acclaimed poet and playwright–delivered the eulogy at Roach’s funeral at Riverside Church. Baraka read the poem, "Digging Max," that he wrote for Roach’s 75th birthday. [includes rush transcript]
    August 27, 2007 | Story
  • On 40th Anniversary of Newark Rebellion, a Look Back at Historic Unrest that Changed the Nation Newark67_7-13
    Forty years ago, Newark erupted. Followed by Detroit, then city after city across the United States, spontaneous uprisings by disaffected African-American communities who were met with brutal violence by police and National Guardsmen. In Newark, 26 people were killed, and 43 in Detroit. Thousands more were injured. A presidential commission into the unrest later famously concluded that the...
    July 13, 2007 | Story
  • MUMIA ABU - JAMAL
    Pennsylvania death row inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal appeared in a Philadelphia court yesterday. This time it was to hear the testimony of Pamela Jenkins, who says that Philadelphia police coerced her to falsely testify against Abu Jamal at his trial.
    June 27, 1997 | Story
  • AMAZON DESTRUCTION CONTINUES
    Spanning over seven million square kilometers throughout nine countries, the Amazon Basin, the world’s largest tropical rainforest, is home to nearly half of the earth’s species and holds one-fifth of all its fresh water. It is estimated that somewhere between 10 and 20 percent of the Amazon rainforest has already been destroyed.
    June 26, 1997 | Story
  • Pacifica West Bank Reporter Daoud Kuttab Jailed by the Palestinian Authority.
    Daoud Kuttab, a United States citizen and Pacifica journalist based in the West Bank has been jailed by Yasser Arafat’s Palestinian Authority. Amy is joined by Daoud’s brother Sam Kuttab to speak about the jailing of his brother. Daoud Kuttab has been jailed for broadcasting reports considered too critical of the Palestinian government. Sam speaks about the need for rule of law...
    May 22, 1997 | Story