<p>Amiri Baraka at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn<br /></p>

Amiri Baraka at Shapeshifter Lab in Brooklyn

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Amiri Baraka remembered

Amiri Baraka, a riveting force armed with words that scurried the battle fields of life and pierced the curtains of falsehoods with hard-hitting truth, died on Jan. 9 at Beth Israel Medical Center, confirmed his son Ras Baraka, a member of the Newark Municipal Council.