Amiri Baraka, Former N.J. Poet Laureate & Prolific Author, Dead at 79 (PHOTOS)

Amiri Baraka, former N.J. poet laureate and prolific author, dead at 79 (via NJ.com)

NEWARK — Amiri Baraka, the longtime activist and former poet laureate of New Jersey died today, a family member confirmed. He was 79 years old. Baraka was placed in intensive care at Beth Israel Medical Center last month for an unknown reason, but…