mumia abu-jamal

Education
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.
Crime
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?
Black Voices
#ISupportMarylin because, the American Genocide and Columbus himself are still "heroic", while politcal prisoners rot pic.twitter.com
Politics
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.
Politics
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.
Black Voices
Because they speak uncomfortable truths, black prophetic voices, while they are alive, are vilified and violently persecuted by repressive agents of the state.
Crime
Corbett, a Republican, has said he would sign the bill, which allows the state's attorney general, local district attorneys
Politics
Misplaced priorities and a profit motive are starving the schools, in the midst of the state's impressive prison expansion.
Politics
"I was considered to be AAG for Civil Rights because of the work that I've done in my life, and not in spite of it. Every
Impact
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.
Politics
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.
Black Voices
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.
Politics
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.
Politics
First is the ugly willingness of the Right and the GOP to engage in outright character assassination and play to racial fears
Politics
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.
Politics
Watch Harkin's full floor speech above. "Here's the message we sent today," Harkin said. "You young people listen up. If
Politics
In his statement, Coons suggested that the efforts of others, not Adegbile, to make Abu-Jamal into somewhat of a celebrity
Politics
The story has been updated with comment from President Obama. "The Senate’s failure to confirm Debo Adegbile to lead the
Videos
Debo Adegbile's nomination to the Justice Department has angered police groups.
Politics
The cartoon, which only ran in the print edition of The Washington Times this week, "is reminiscent of the racist iconography