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A Review
Herb Boyd

This review of the James Baldwin symposium at Virginia State University weighs the insights presented by a number of Black and white scholars, only a few of whom might be considered deeply informed about his life and legacy. Even so, the emerging thinkers provide a wealth of new and interesting perspectives on Baldwin, and the event was highlighted by Molefi Kete Asante’s critical lecture. His comments are a veritable call to arms, an invitation to Baldwin devotees to contend with his conclusions, a process which this article will begin.

James Baldwin Review
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Amiri Baraka and Marxism-Leninism in the 1970s
David Grundy

thinker Maulana Ron Karenga: Karenga’s ‘black value system’, Kawaida , was a mode of thinking which borrowed from left-wing anti-imperialist thinkers such as Fanon and Mao, yet was explicitly hostile to Marxism. (It was around this time that he took on the ‘Bantuised’ Arabic name Imamu Amiri Baraka (literally, ‘blessed prince’, with the honorific ‘Imamu’ meaning ‘spiritual leader’). 10 Baraka soon became involved in political activism in his home town of Newark, New Jersey, with the United Brothers

in Revolutionary lives of the Red and Black Atlantic since 1917