Poet Playwright Activist

Amiri Baraka

Ras Baraka is one of the most courageous, consistent and insightful activists representing his generation. Work in his entire life is a commitment to the empowerment of people that makes his passion and principle evident for the cause. Currently he is contesting the elections for being New Jersey's 39th Mayor and is a part of a number of political events.

With intent to influence the younger generation with his political ideas, Ras Baraka has featured in Hip-Hop Speaks which is a celebration of poetry with a beat. It acts as a platform to discuss the political and social ideas related to the youth and hip-hop nation and are led by the well known political activists. Other than this, he has appeared in many poetry readings, conferences and documentaries as a speaker and a guest.