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News :: Politics
Amiri Baraka at Askia Toure Tribute, Wed Feb 25, RCC
25 Feb 2004
You all know about this by now of course, but just in case...
Celebrating Peace and Justice: a black history tribute to Askia Toure, an architect of the Black Power and Black Arts Movements. Wednesday, February 25, 6 30pm, Media Arts Center at Roxbury Community College, 1234 Columbus Avenue, Roxbury Crossing on the Orange Line.
Featuring Amiri Baraka, live music, and all sorts of black radicals from around the country.
Sponsored by the Community Coalition for Peace and Justice- 617 290 0636 for more info.

[hope IMC is planning to cover this...]

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Re: Amiri Baraka at Askia Toure Tribute, Wed Feb 25, RCC
26 Feb 2004
I saw Baraka at an Adderley lecture at MassArt shortly before this event. He was great! He read poetry, talked politics and gave some really moving advice. At one point in his talk he told the crowd something along these lines:

Enjoy learning while you can! When you're young. When you get older, you ladies are gonna start to have babies, and you men are gonna go to work for big brother, and you're not gonna have the free time to read, or study, anymore. Take the time, when you're young, to read! Study! Educate yourself! So that you can make a difference with your life, instead of just working to pay the bills. What's the most important thing in life? Working for the bosses, or living a real, meaningful, interesting experience?!

The answer seems pretty simple, doesn't it?