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August 8th, 1978

Mumia Abu-Jamal

August has barely broken its first week, when police gunfire shattered the tense early morning air. It was West Philadelphia, 1978, just blocks from Drexel University. For over a year, Philadelphia police occupied the neighborhood… Full Transcript

A Silent War Being Waged on African Americans

Kerry “Shakaboona” Marshall

In the wake of the July 4th weekend, rogue police officers committed cold-blooded murder of three African American men in separate incidents in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, and St. Paul, Minnesota. The world… Full Transcript

A New Day

Mumia Abu-Jamal

The events of last week continue to reverberate throughout national consciousness. The unprovoked killings by cops in the streets of America’s Midwest, and the subsequent killings of cops in Texas, show us that a new… Full Transcript

Another One Gone

Mumia Abu-Jamal

And now, comes another. Alton Sterling, father, husband, beloved of his family and friends, joins a tragic train of death: Mike Brown, Rekiah Boyd, Eric Garner, Sandra Bland, Tamir Rice, and on; and on; and… Full Transcript

Obama vs. BLM: MLK vs. Obama

Mumia Abu-Jamal

On his latest trek to Britain, U.S… President Barack Obama took a slap at the youthful activists o the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement. They were “really effective” at bringing attention to serious issues, he… Full Transcript

The Fruit of a Poisonous Tree

Mumia Abu-Jamal

In legal theory there is something known as ‘the -fruit-of-the-poisonous-tree’ doctrine, which holds that an illegal search, arrest or interrogation ‘poisons’ -or taints – all that follows, and as such, it may not be used… Full Transcript

Sundiata Sadiq Gentle Warrior

Mumia Abu-Jamal

His name was Sundiata, and for over 40 years, he fought for the freedom of his people. Headquartered in Ossining, New York, Sundiata worked in, or led, a number of groups working for Black Liberation… Full Transcript

The MOVE Sisters: Freedom Now

Mumia Abu-Jamal

It’s a fact that the U.S. is an Ahistorical society. If we go more than 20 minutes down time’s road, most Americans will have forgotten all; in a few weeks; a month? Forget it. Americans… Full Transcript

Message for Black Radical Tradition Philly Conference

The Genius of Huey P. Newton

Mumia Abu-Jamal

To those of us who were alive – and sentient, the name Huey P. Newton evokes an era of mass resistance, of Black popular protest and of the rise of revolutionary organizations across the land.… Full Transcript