Wednesday, November 4, 2015

Prez Obama and Ras Baraka, Mayor of Newark, New Jersey. Ras is a Black Arts Movement/Black Power Baby

Thank you Mr President for recognizing our great efforts in the City of Newark. We love you and stand with you. --Mayor Ras Baraka, Newark NJ

BAM founders Ancestor Amiri Baraka, Father of Newark NJ Mayor, Ras Baraka, and Marvin X. AB and MX enjoyed a 47 year friendship in the Black Arts Movement. Marvin observed Ras growing up in the artistic and politically charged atmosphere of the Baraka house.

Amina and Amiri Baraka, parents of Mayor Ras Baraka

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