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supertodd5000 Let's get this out of the way. Like you, I've been burned by Ramsey Lewis records. But let's face it, those came out in the 70s and have stupid covers. This one from '63 was recorded by Rudy Van Gelder. It's a deep groove and it's real jazz. Not some phony, poppy waste of time. Besides, LeRoi Jones (aka Amiri Baraka) digs it. And you should too. #ramseylewistrio #barefootsunday blues #argorecords #rudyvangelder #deepgroove #leroijones #amiribaraka 2h

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8bitcaffeinated It's not like I was trying to read or anything... 3d

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melaninoverdose But the black musician, he picks up his horn and starts blowing some sounds that be never thought of before. He improvises, he creates, it comes from within. It's his soul, it's that soul music. ... Well, likewise he can do the same thing if given intellectual independence.... He can invent a society, a social system, an economic system, a political system that is different from anything that exists on this earth. He will improvise, he will bring it from within himself. And this is what you and I want. --#MalcolmX

On February 15, 1961, Adiai E. Stevenson Jr., Kennedy's new ambassador to the #UnitedNations , rose to defend the Security Council's handling of the crisis in the #Congo, less than forty-eight hours after the news of #PatriceLumumba' s #execution was made public. Since independence in 1960, ethnic strife, neocolonial machinations, and political turmoil had devastated the former Belgian Congo. Lumumba appealed to the United Nations for help; however, the world organization was unable to persuade the Belgian forces to disarm and evacuate. Lumumba then turned to the Soviets for assistance. Rebel forces, with the aid of the Central Intelligence Agency, captured Lumumba and assassinated him in January of 1961 (his death was kept #secret until the following month). As Stevenson began his remarks, a group of between fifty and sixty #AfricanAmericans , clad in all black in testament to the slain leader, stood in the gallery in silent protest. A #fight ("riot") ensued as security personnel attempted to #suppress the protestors, setting off "the most violent demonstration" in U.N. history (Walker and Gosset 1961).
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  •   melaninoverdose The demonstration at the United Nations represented a significant shift in #blackactivism from passive nonviolence to a more aggressive militancy, an ideological shift that demonstrated the increasing internationalization of the black liberation movement. As John Henrik Clarke (1961, 285) bluntly put it, "Lumumba became Emmett Till." The composition of the demonstrators was also significant. The protestors in the gallery included #DanielWatts , activist and publisher of the Liberator (the publication of the Committee on the Liberation of Africa), #RosaGuy of the Harlem Writers Guild, writer/ poet #MayaAngelou , poet, #LeRoiJones ( #AmiriBaraka ), percussionist #MaxRoach , and singer #AbbeyLincoln : a configuration made up of activists, artists and musicians that also revealed the broadening political front of the #blackliberationmovement of the 1960s. As James Baldwin (1961) put it, "The negroes who rioted in the United Nations are but a very small echo of the black discontent now abroad in the world." (2) In the early 1960s, the slackening pace of civil rights reform at home and the foreign policy failures and misadventures abroad coincided with the spread of anticolonial struggles in Asia, Africa, and Latin America, and marked a decisive shift in black liberation politics. Baldwin continued: "The power of the white world to control [black] identities was crumbling as these young Negroes were born; and by the time they were able to react to the world, Africa was already on the stage of history." 1w
  •   melaninoverdose It was not just a matter of chance that the Negro movement caught fire in America at just that moment when the nations of Africa were gaining their freedom. Nor is it merely incidental that the world should have fastened its attention on events in the United States at a time when the possibility that the nations of the world will divide along color lines seems suddenly not only possible, but even imminent.... It is clear that what happens in America is being taken as a sign of what can, or must, happen in the world at large. The course of world events will be profoundly affected by the success or failure of the Negro American Revolution in seeking the peaceful assimilation of races in the United States.

    The Moynihan Report

    In the late 1950s and early 1960s, musicians strove to realize the artistic potential and creative possibilities that were emerging in tandem with anti-colonial efforts and the civil rights movement. โ€ฆ 1w
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musiqal1 I'm a big #audiobook freak and lately catch myself at work listening. If it's not music that I'm listening to, it's wisdom of some sort. My mentor advised me to read "Black Music" by Leroi Jones and I had a free book available at Audible, downloaded and voila; to know some of the historical value of these clubs and venues around NYC and the history of jazz and the struggles of some of our favorite jazz musicians and singers is truly eye opening. I mean; wow! "Thought is more important than art. To revere art and have no understanding of the process that forces it into existence, is finally not even to understand what art is." โ€” Amiri Baraka #capturinglifelaughterlove #leroijones #amiribaraka #jazzpioneers #greatbook #music #jazzmusic #musiclover 2w

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raeack Started a new book today. #LeroiJones #BluesPeople #AmiriBaraka 2w

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_sunflower_sutra In a fateful opening of my portable beat reader this morning I was blessed with this poem by Amiri Baraka. What a way to WAKE UP! #blessings #amiribaraka #wayoutwest #furthur #wakeup #marxist #leninist #thirdworldsocialist #leroijones #junkies #sheridansquare #natkingcole #intricatedisorder #incense #insidiousweight 2w

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phillip0330 ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋กœ์„œ์˜ ์‚ถ์— ๋„ˆ๋ฌด ์ต์ˆ™ํ•ด์ง€๋ฉด ๋†€๋ž๊ฒŒ๋„ ์ž์‹ ์˜ ๋‹ค๋ฆฌ๋ฅผ ๋ฌถ์—ฌ์žˆ๋Š” ์‡ ์‚ฌ์Šฌ์„ ์„œ๋กœ ์ž๋ž‘ํ•˜๊ธฐ ์‹œ์ž‘ํ•œ๋‹ค.
์–ด๋Š ์ชฝ์˜ ์‡ ์‚ฌ์Šฌ์ด ๋น›๋‚˜๋Š”๊ฐ€, ๋” ๋ฌด๊ฑฐ์šด๊ฐ€ ๋“ฑ.

๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ์‡ ์‚ฌ์Šฌ์— ๋ฌถ์—ฌ์žˆ์ง€ ์•Š์€ ์ž์œ ์ธ์„ ๋น„์›ƒ๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ•œ๋‹ค.
ํ•˜์ง€๋งŒ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋“ค์„ ๋ฌถ๊ณ  ์žˆ๋Š” ๊ฒƒ์€ ์‚ฌ์‹ค ํ•œ ์ค„์— ์‡ ์‚ฌ์Šฌ์— ๋ถˆ๊ณผํ•˜๋‹ค ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋Š” ์–ด๋””๊นŒ์ง€๋‚˜ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ์— ์ง€๋‚˜์ง€ ์•Š๋Š”๋‹ค.

๊ณผ๊ฑฐ์˜ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋Š”, ์ž์œ ์ธ์ด ํž˜์— ์˜ํ•˜์—ฌ ์ •๋ณต๋‹นํ•ด ์–ด์ฉ” ์ˆ˜ ์—†์ด ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋˜์–ด๋ฒ„๋ ธ๋‹ค.
๊ทธ๋“ค์€ ์ผ๋ถ€ ํŠนํ˜œ๋ฅผ ๋ฐ›๊ฑฐ๋‚˜ ํ•œ ์ž๋ฅผ ์ œ์™ธํ•˜๋ฉด ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๊ฐ€ ๋˜๋”๋ผ๋„ ๊ฒฐ์ฝ” ๊ทธ ์ •์‹ ์˜ ์ž์œ ๊นŒ์ง€๋„ ์–‘๋„ํ•˜์ง€๋Š” ์•Š์•˜๋‹ค.

๊ทธ ํ˜ˆํ†ต์„ ์ž๋ž‘ํ•˜๊ณ  ์„ ์กฐ๋“ค์ด ๊ตฌ์ถ•ํ•œ ๋ฌธ๋ช…์˜ ์œ„๋Œ€ํ•จ์„ ์žŠ์ง€ ์•Š์€ ์ฑ„, ๋นˆํ‹ˆ๋งŒ ์ƒ๊ธฐ๋ฉด ๋„๋ง์ณค๋‹ค.
ํ˜น์€ ๋ฐ˜๋ž€์„ ์ผ์œผํ‚ค๊ฑฐ๋‚˜, ๋…ธ๋™์œผ๋กœ ๋‹จ๋ จ๋œ ๊ฐ•์ธํ•œ ์œก์ฒด๋กœ ์‚ด์ฐ ์ฃผ์ธ์„ ํฌ์ƒ์˜ ์ œ๋ฌผ๋กœ ์‚ผ์•˜๋‹ค.

๊ทธ๋Ÿฌ๋‚˜ ํ˜„๋Œ€์˜ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋Š”, ์Šค์Šค๋กœ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ์˜ ์˜ท์„ ์ž…๊ณ  ๋ชฉ์— ๊ตด์š•์˜ ๋ˆ์„ ํœ˜๊ฐ๋Š”๋‹ค ๊ทธ๋ฆฌ๊ณ  ๋ฌด์—‡๋ณด๋‹ค ๋†€๋ž๊ฒŒ๋„, ํ˜„๋Œ€์˜ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋Š” ์Šค์Šค๋กœ๊ฐ€ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ๋ผ๋Š” ์ž๊ฐ์ด ์—†๋‹ค.
๋ฟ๋งŒ ์•„๋‹ˆ๋ผ ๊ทธ๋“ค์€ ๋…ธ์˜ˆ์ธ ๊ฒƒ์„ ์Šค์Šค๋กœ์˜ ์œ ์ผํ•œ ์ž๋ž‘๊ฑฐ๋ฆฌ๋กœ ์‚ผ๊ธฐ๊นŒ์ง€ ํ•œ๋‹ค.

๋ฆฌ๋กœ์ด ์กด์Šค / 1968๋…„ NYํ• ๋ ˜์—์„œ

#LeRoiJones aka #AmiriBaraka #legacy#inspiration
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nachoumostachou Una de mis metas para este aรฑo es leer todos los libros @cajanegraedit que trajimos de las argentinas con la @geraniobicolor. Y voy a empezar con este.

#blackmusic #leroijones
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anitramichelle Today's journey led to Brooklyn Museum and this image of Amiri Baraka. Enclosed but the boundaries set upon him could not contain his mind. #2015 #artislove #CREATE #inspired #imhigher 4w

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iam_kingcausey Dutchman opens tonight! Come check us out at The Underground Collaborative in the lower level of the Grand Ave Mall at 7:30pm. #theatre #amiribaraka #leroijones #Dutchman #art #race 2mon

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chuckmonsey LeRoi Jones (Amiri Baraka). Photo: Carl Van Vechten #LeroiJones #AmiriBaraka #poet #Baraka #CarlVanVechten 2mon

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wags_wagner Poet Laureate
Housing Project His Blank Page
Inspired by Neglect

#NOLA_Haiku #Haiku
#ExhibitBE #NOLAArt
#AmiriBaraka #LeRoiJones
#NOLAProblems
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johnhenryaillon #AmiriBaraka / #LeRoiJones looks so cool in this picture. Apparently he was born in Newark. #beatgeneration 3mon

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