Our prayers go out to Amiri Baraka who is hospitalized in Newark, NJ. He entered the hospital over the weekend suffering from diabetes, then a mild heart attack, then pneumonia, according to his beloved wife Amina. Godfather of the Black Arts Movement, Baraka invited Marvin X to read at New York University on Feb. 4, 2014, in honor of poet Jayne Cortez who has joined the ancestors.
Baraka was invited by Kim McMillan and Marvin X to address the Black Arts Movement Conference, Feb. 28, March 1-2, 2014, at the University of California, Merced. We pray AB will attend both events. We ask all of you to hold him up in your prayers. We consider him our greatest living revolutionary writer/activist.
We also ask you to pray for another dear and precious friend, Dr. Julia Hare. We visited Nathan and Julia today. Dr. Nathan Hare says there is no recovery from the condition of his wife of 57 years.