After winning a hard-fought mayoral race, Ras Baraka prepares to take the helm of Newark.
Ras Baraka, the son of the late iconic African American writer Amiri Baraka, beat law professor Shavar Jeffries to become the mayor of Newark, New Jersey after elections on Tuesday.
Black writers have made major contributions to the poetry world. In celebration of National Poetry Month in April, take a look at Black poetry movements through the years.
The Rev. Jesse Jackson will be among those honoring activist poet-playwright Amiri Baraka at a wake in New Jersey on Friday night.
Poet and playwright Amiri Baraka has died at age 79, his booking agent said.