“Slavery is back. In fact, it was never abolished. In 1865, the 13th Amendment to the US constitution abolished slavery except in prison. At the current rate of incarceration, by the year 2010 the majority of all African-American men between the ages of 18 and 40 will be in prison—the state their captor and their labor on the auction block.” - Dr. Howard Zinn photo by Robin Holland
“Mumia’s voice threatens the smooth and orderly function of both state-sanctioned murder and modern slavery.”
- Ronald Hampton, 23 year veteran retired police officer & Executive Director National Black Police Association
"... an incisive critic of our criminal justice system. ...[a] rare and courageous voice" - Martin Sheen
“The voice of Black political journalism in the struggle for the liberation of African-American people has always proved to be decisive throughout Black history. From David Walker’s appeal in 1829, to the political journalism of Frederick Douglass, to the Black Panther newspaper. When you listen to Mumia you hear the echoes of David Walker, Frederick Douglass, W.E.B. DuBois, Paul Robeson, and the sisters and brothers who kept the faith with struggle, who kept the faith with resistance.
“Will we ever listen to, and learn from, our bloodstained prophets? Mumia Abu-Jamal speaks to us of the institutional injustice and spiritual impoverishment of our culture.” - Dr. Cornel West