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Mumia Abu Jamal

Putting Our Children First: Teacher Marylin Zuniga Should Be Back in Her Classroom

Donna Nevel | Posted 06.22.2015 | Education
Donna Nevel

This past week, I attended an Orange Township public school board meeting in New Jersey in support of first-year teacher, Marylin Zuniga, who has been suspended from her teaching position at Forest Street Elementary School.

A Slow Death for Mumia Abu-Jamal and Thousands of Prisoners in America

Heidi Boghosian | Posted 06.16.2015 | Crime
Heidi Boghosian

What does it mean for hundreds of thousands of prisoners in the United States when the world's most famous prisoner faces possible death from medical neglect in a Pennsylvania prison?

Rebecca Klein

Support And Opposition Pour In For Teacher Who Had Students Write Letters To Jailed Activist | Rebecca Klein | Posted 04.15.2015 | Black Voices

A third-grade teacher who was suspended without pay last week after asking her students to write letters to a man in prison has received both support...

Mumia Abu-Jamal Moved From Prison to Intensive Care, Supporters Seek Access and Answers

Democracy Now! | Posted 05.31.2015 | Politics
Democracy Now!

Imprisoned journalist and former Black Panther Mumia Abu-Jamal has been taken to the Intensive Care Unit of Schuylkill Medical Center in Pottsville, Pennsylvania, after he was removed from prison for a medical emergency without any notification to his family, friends or lawyers. Prison officials told his supporters he is in diabetic shock.

First Amendment Under Fire: Pennsylvania's 'Silencing Act' Puts Society at Risk

Christopher Zoukis | Posted 04.21.2015 | Politics
Christopher Zoukis

This past October, a startling bill was fast-tracked through the Pennsylvania legislature that should make every one of us take pause and think about what those documents really mean.

Mumia Abu-Jamal: A Black Radical Who Matters For Our Time

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 04.07.2015 | Black Voices
Johanna Fernandez

Because they speak uncomfortable truths, black prophetic voices, while they are alive, are vilified and violently persecuted by repressive agents of the state.

New Pennsylvania Bill Sets A Precedent For ‘The Erosion Of Free Speech'

HuffPost Live | Rahel Gebreyes | Posted 10.28.2014 | Black Voices

Pennsylvania’s Revictimization Relief Act was signed last week to prevent criminal offenders from causing their victims “mental anguish,” but ma...

Lawmakers Pass Bill To Stifle Inmates' Public Speech

Reuters | Posted 12.17.2014 | Crime

By Daniel Kelley PHILADELPHIA, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The Pennsylvania Senate on Thursday sent to Governor Tom Corbett a bill that allows ...

Lacking Leadership, Pennsylvania Backs Prisons Over Pupils

David A. Love | Posted 12.15.2014 | Politics
David A. Love

Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.

Cop-Killer Commencement Invite Is 'How Freedom Of Expression Works'

HuffPost Live | Chris Branch | Posted 10.01.2014 | Black Voices

Goddard College made waves when it announced this week the invite of alumnus and convicted cop-killer Mumia Abu-Jamal to give its commencement speech....

Ryan J. Reilly

Former DOJ Civil Rights Nominee: Principles More Important Than A Job Title | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 09.15.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's former nominee to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division said Monday that he hopes young lawyers w...

Yoga Activism At Work

Rob Schware | Posted 08.12.2014 | Impact
Rob Schware

One day, Sheena plans to establish a healing justice community center -- a studio that will include yoga classes, a vegetarian restaurant, healing studio, and serve as a workshop space for communities to gather and organize.

When Nudity Is Contraband

Greg Ruggiero | Posted 08.11.2014 | Politics
Greg Ruggiero

Every three months for over 20 years, legendary NYC literary agent and activist Frances Goldin would take a two-day trip to a maximum security prison in Pennsylvania to visit her client and friend on death row -- black scholar, author and freedom fighter, Mumia Abu-Jamal.

Lost in the U.S. Senate

Diann Rust-Tierney | Posted 05.21.2014 | Black Voices
Diann Rust-Tierney

The Senate's deliberations on Debo Adgebile to head the Justice Department's civil rights division nomination is not about whether you support or oppose the death penalty. It is about whether we believe in due process.

Friday Talking Points -- CPAC Follies and More

Chris Weigant | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Chris Weigant

Ukraine erupted in crisis during the past week, as Russia's Vladimir Putin essentially grabbed Crimea in his own hissy fit. President Obama, of course, has very limited options for dealing with Russia.

Debo Adegbile and the Toxic Influence of Big Money

Marge Baker | Posted 05.07.2014 | Politics
Marge Baker

Earlier this week, the Senate refused to end the filibuster of the nomination of Debo Adegbile to become the head of the Justice Department's Civil Ri...

Democrats Disgrace Themselves on Adegbile Vote

Earl Ofari Hutchinson | Posted 05.06.2014 | Politics
Earl Ofari Hutchinson

Someone, such as Adegbile, would have thoughtfully and aggressively enforced the nation's civil rights and voting rights which are exactly the very thing that the GOP has done everything possible to undermine. Now we can add a troop of timid and self-serving Democrats to that shameful list.

Ryan J. Reilly

Dem Senator Says Obama Civil Rights Nominee Would Have Been Confirmed If He Was White | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.06.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) took to the Senate floor Wednesday night to slam fellow senators for what he called their "shameful" vote to bl...

Ryan J. Reilly

Chris Coons, Up For Reelection, Caves To Pressure On Civil Rights Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Sen. Chris Coons (D-Del.) says he helped block Debo Adegbile's nomination to head the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division in part...

Ryan J. Reilly

Senate Blocks Obama Civil Rights Nominee For Representing Death Row Inmate Mumia Abu-Jamal | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 03.05.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The Senate on Wednesday blocked the confirmation of Debo Adegbile, the former head of the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, to lead the Justice ...

Ryan J. Reilly

Civil Rights Group Condemns 'Race-Baiting' Cartoon Of Justice Department Nominee | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 01.30.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- A prominent civil rights group has condemned a Washington Times political cartoon attacking President Barack Obama's nominee to head the...

What Fox News and Hannity Blocked Me From Saying: Mumia as Fuel for Right-Wing Agenda

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 03.13.2014 | Politics
Johanna Fernandez

In classic Fox form, the interview with me would not be about the case nor about the appointment of Adegbile. Hannity gave ample time to Katie Pavlich who was representing the views of the prosecution, and who was clearly committed to simply echoing its conclusions.

The Ballsiness of the Long Distance Runner: A Chat With Mumia Abu-Jamal

Alex Simon | Posted 04.28.2013 | Entertainment
Alex Simon


Rue-ing the Day: The Death Penalty, France and the Case of Mumia Abu-Jamal

Johanna Fernandez | Posted 01.23.2014 | Politics
Johanna Fernandez

After 30 years on death row -- which the State formally acknowledges was imposed unconstitutionally -- Mumia Abu-Jamal, the prolific writer and radio journalist, should be immediately released from prison.

From Cell to Screen: The Story of Mumia Abu-Jamal -- Part II

Alex Simon | Posted 05.14.2012 | Entertainment
Alex Simon

2012-03-13-MUMIA.jpg Long Distance Revolutionary tells the story of Mumia Abu-Jamal and his case, which remains one of the most controversial and heatedly debated in American legal history.