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Amiri Baraka, the legendary African-American playwright and former Poet Laureate of New Jersey, has been hospitalized, according to a broadcast report by Roland Martin. The radio and television host of NewsOne Now announced the news on his Twitter handle as well as his radio program. 

https://twitter.com/newsone/status/415491702720167936

Not much is known about the condition of the poet who is reportedly receiving treatment at Newark Beth Israel Medical Center. NewsOne will update this post as we get more information on Baraka’s health.

Over the last eight hours, an outpouring of support wishing the playwright a speedy recover is dominating Twitter:

https://twitter.com/bessieakuba/status/415504343530766336

https://twitter.com/cbate2020/status/415500928377434112

https://twitter.com/Photoham/status/415497512636518400

https://twitter.com/QuentinTalley/status/415494985052459008

https://twitter.com/jelani9/status/415305404495958017

https://twitter.com/RebelDiaz/status/415358621212762112

BREAKING: Amiri Baraka Hospitalized, In ICU  was originally published on newsone.com

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