This week Third
World Press in Chicago released The Classroom
and the Cell, Conversations on Black Life in America by Marc Lamont
Hill and Mumia Abu-Jamal. Here are what folks are saying
"This poignant book gives voice to what is rarely
heard: African American men speaking for themselves, without barriers
or filters, about the many forces impacting their lives. From their
discussions about love to those about the state of emergency of our
educational is in, Marc Lamont Hill and Mumia Abu-Jamal offer us an
important gift of insight and analysis and we must treasure it."
L. Taylor Editor-in-Chief Emeritus, Essence Magazine Founder,
National CARES Mentoring Movement
"Mumia Abu-Jamal and Marc Lamont Hill have
consistently challenged and inspired me. Now, with this book of
conversations, the entire world can see their brilliance, courage and
deep love for Black people. This book will change your life!" - Talib Kweli
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Now, it is even more important to keep aware and become
The decision whether to try Mumia again in
Philadelphia only on the sentence - life or death - will be made any
day now. Politicians, The Fraternal Order of Police and the
Philadelphia DA Seth Williams are in the process of deciding whether
Prison Radio commentator Mumia Abu-Jamal will live or die.
They are figuring out “how to best to bury” Mumia.
They believe that if they give him life, people will stop listening,
the urgency will fade. I think that they failed to have heard the
messages of resistance contained in both his words and in the words
of his supporters. And surely they have failed to listen to his
commentaries. We will not let them bury him.
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